My Favorite Books: Alla Prima by Richard Schmid

My Favorite Books: Alla Prima by Richard Schmid

About this time in 2011, I was taking an alla prima landscaping class with an incredible landscape painter and teacher, Paul Kratter, at the Academy of Art University. I was absolutely loving it, but I was still trying to figure out at the time why my MFA advisor was throwing me into all these fine arts classes….

All the Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Ivory Brushes

All the Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Ivory Brushes

So I finally got to use some of the Rosemary & Co brushes I got for Christmas! I will be reviewing just the Ivories this week, and for this first impression, I only ended up using two of the smaller brushes. I usually need more than that, but they were really easy to clean and with my limited palette, I just didn’t end up needing more…

All the Brushes: Blick’s Masterstroke Interlocking Bristle Brushes

All the Brushes: Blick’s Masterstroke Interlocking Bristle Brushes

So it’s been a little over a year of using Blick’s highly reviewed Masterstroke Interlocking Bristle Brushes – I bought a range of Blick’s Flat and Filbert brushes in December 2016. For me it has been a pretty heavy painting year, though for a full-time painter, it might be classified as “moderate”. I was so excited when I bought them…

Figure Drawing: May, 2015

Figure Drawing: May, 2015

Draw­ings from my last fig­ure draw­ing ses­sion — Again, a great model with a strong figure and sense of expression. As usual, we started out with fast poses for ges­ture draw­ing, and then the last hour and a half we had just one pose. I decided to do a portrait for the last session…