How I Catalog my Paintings

As mentioned before, my paintings get painted in “batches” as I move from one to another over the course of time. I just finished a series of 8 small acrylics on canvas for my upcoming exhibition in Dallas. These have been in the works for about 6 weeks.

As a cycle ends, it gives me […]

Evaluating a Blogging Course

Since I’m so new at all this Blogging stuff, I’ve been looking online for a course. This is all so foreign to me that at times I’m just stumbling around in the dark. Your comments have been quite encouraging. Thank you all for being so patient.

I’m evaluating a multi-media course on blogging from […]

Glove Sources

Several people have emailed me to ask where they can buy those Nitrile gloves I wrote about. (See Sept 16, 2008).

Although I hesitate to endorse products as a rule, these truly are the best disposable work gloves out there. Not only do I use mine in the studio, but I also keep a box […]

Toronto Show Closes

Today is the first official day of fall. Where did the summer go ???

We’ve been blessed with absolutely gorgeous weather this month – sunny and 74°F almost every day. But summer always comes to an end, just as surely as Solo Art Exhibitions come to an end…………… Pretty good lead-in, huh?

My show ended […]

Science Proves Beautiful Art Eases Pain

There was a fascinating report in the newspaper this morning which I just had to share.

Research carried out at the University of Bari in Italy at the Neurophysiopathology Pain Unit has proven that looking at beautiful art measurably decreases the sensation of physical pain or discomfort. The report published in New Scientist this week […]

Hand Protection Solution

Painting is a messy process. Paint and mediums get under your nails and the constant washing of brushes and hands is brutal on the skin. I’ve tried just about every barrier cream on the market, but nothing really protects the way they say.

The absorption of paint chemicals into my skin concerns me also. Manufacturers […]

My New Web Guru

Several people have asked me about my website. Like most websites, it’s evolved over the past 5 years. Wow, have I learned a lot in that time !

The biggest and costliest mistake I made initially was to have a “state of the art” FLASH site built. For those of you who don’t know, Flash […]

In the Studio & Lovin’ It

Now that all my traveling has settled down for at least a month, I’m back in the studio and loving every minute. Each morning around 9:30, I grab an extra large take-out coffee and head out to the warehouse, eager to start painting.

We’ve had some glorious pre-fall weather the past few days with crisp […]

A Very Exciting Day

This past Thursday, Sept 4th, I was back in Toronto to attend the second reception for my Exhibition. That evening the Yorkville Art Walk began their gallery tour at Leonardo Gallery with a talk by “yours truly”.

What an interesting and exciting rush ! At around 6:30 pm the gallery’s stillness was suddenly altered as […]

In the Studio Again

August has been a non-stop month of exciting events. But it’s great to be back in the studio painting.

Alan Barnes Fine Art in Dallas has just confirmed my Solo Exhibition starting March 12, 2009 for a month. For this particular show, they’d like to focus on my smaller, more intimate canvases. These are always […]