Pigment Project Unveiling – Five New Paintings One of the most exciting aspects of doing an historical pigment project is the unexpected discovery and this one is has been over the top fun! Initially, my plan was to investigate the location and type of pigments found in deposits and mines around Oregon. Right away, I [read more]
Oil Painting with Copper
Copper is one of the best substrates to use for oil painting because it is beautiful as well as rigid (meaning it will not flex). Oil paint can have a tendency to move and painting on a solid, flat surface helps prevent this movement. Since that can cause additional flexing, the rigid copper surface is even more splendid. Oil Painting on copper has also been used in altar pieces for centuries and experts confirm that even over a long period of time, very little change is visible in the oil paint itself.
Scorching temperatures are predicted for this coming weekend, but you can beat the heat on the splendid Oregon Coast at the Cannon Beach Art Fest. Plein Air and More is a city wide event and all the galleries will be participating with artists all around town and on the beach doing and talking about their [read more]
Randy Higbee Gallery is hosting the fifth annual 6″Squared Exhibition and Sale Through December 31, 2014 See images, exhibit, and purchase information here
This past week, I had the pleasure of participating in the Oil Painters of America Critique Program. For the nominal fee of $25.00 (which goes to OPA), artists have the opportunity to have a signature or master level member review their oil paintings and give instructional advice on how they might improve their technique. Because [read more]
Several years ago, I did a series of paintings on sheets of copper of various sizes, which was enormously fun. Here are two from that series. Well, now here it is 2013, and it’s time for another challenge with a new pigment series. This new project poking at my mad scientist self is [read more]