Monday, October 27, 2014


You will enjoy this story about champion trees in England, shared by my friend Mary Jane.
I've been working on Palms for this study rotation. I do ten painting of each subject in small format. It really improves my technique.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

A rotation of tree studies

Notes From My Tree Painting Journal

I have been doing ten 8x10 studies of various subjects for the Daily Paintworks web site. I'm in the middle of a 10 day study of trees. I could paint trees for a hundred years and still be completely intrigued by them.  These studies keep me in study mode, which is the best place to be for a painter in my opinion. There are too many advanced painters who stop studying painting when they become established. I will always be a student of painting and these tree studies help me to advance my skill level. 
Live Oak 3 Study
8x10 inches
Acrylic on canvas panel