Creating Light and Atmosphere in Landscape Painting with the

Ascension, Winter, oil on panel, 18 x 18 inches. $1,800 USD.

“Sunlight & Snow”
on exhibit at Red Sky Gallery, June 1–30, 2022 

Snow covered mountains are the subject in each of the paintings in my Sunlight & Snow series. But from an artist’s perspective, the paintings are explorations of light, color, and atmosphere. In this post, I’ll examine

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How the Texture of a Painting Surface Affects Painterly

A painting is about many things — not the least of which is the paint itself. Painters may apply their paint in a variety of ways: thickly, in a bold and expressive way, or thinly, in a slow and deliberate manner. This is the painter’s artistic handwriting — but it is just one part of the mix. The painting surface

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Three Methods of Creating Abstraction in Landscape Painting

Mitchell Albala, Pacific Squall, oil on gold gesso ground, 8 x 10 inches.

Landscape painting is a genre that readily lends itself to abstraction. Consider nature’s many atmospheric personalities, its colors of light, and its many innately abstract forms, such as clouds, rocks, trees, and water.

What Makes a Painting Abstract?

We all know an abstract painting when we see 

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5 front door colors to avoid: don’t become a victim of curb

When curating your home’s color scheme, you would be forgiven for forgetting about your front door. Naturally, you spend less time looking at this canvas than almost all other spaces in your home, but despite its transitional nature, your front door is one of the most important features of your property.

Your front door is a mirror to your interior

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Unique First Date Ideas That Are Actually Fun

Us humans are predictable creatures of habit. When planning a first date, it often seems like the easiest, low-risk move to ask your match to meet you at 1) a coffee shop 2) a restaurant or 3) a bar. And while these are all acceptable — popular! — date locations, even the most amateur dater can admit they’re not always

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Kazumi Wilds at Sulfur Studios

When we think of 400-year-old art forms and 1,300-year-old mythologies, there is a quiet, a stillness, a reverent respect. We behave as if in a library or golf match, as if there’s no fun to be had or joy to indulge in.

But here’s the thing, we can have as much fun with ancient art forms as a toddler with

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Better Painting Techniques Ensure Better Results

Painting is considered an entry-level DIY project, but there’s a lot more to it than just picking a color and slapping it on the wall. It’s time to paint like a pro.

Although it may seem superficial, a new coat of paint has transformative powers.

Inside the home, light colors make a room seem bigger, bright colors make a room

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Art Barn Studio in Hanover is a creative haven for artists

HANOVER – A big barn at 674 Webster St. fulfilled the dreams of artist and educator Robyn Thompson-Duong, who founded The Art Barn Studio. The airy, wooden interior bustles with adult and children’s classes and monthly sip-and-paint parties.

“I was looking in Boston for a space to rent out for painting parties and classes, but when I saw the barn

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