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“The Bee” Oil Painting on Canvas Materials: Masterpiece Portrait Smooth Canvas 16” x 16” Gamblin Gamsol, Gamblin Neo Megilp Winsor Yellow, Winsor Lemon, Winsor Blue (green shade) Gamblin Hansa Yellow Light and Medium, Gamblin Phthalo Blue, Gamblin Pink Brown, Gamblin Dioxazine Purple, Gamblin Radiant White, Gamblin Perylene I do a lot of reading about different… Read more »

Capturing Water Texture with Oil Paint

Capturing water texture with oil paint Recently I have been using variations of blues and greens for capturing water in my koi paintings. Since water is clear and reflects its surroundings you can use a variety of colors to create water and its reflections. Water also provides ever changing abstract shapes, which offers limitless ideas… Read more »

How to paint with transparent oils

Over the years of painting I have learned that I need a defined mission in mind before I start a new painting, especially a large one. Ideas come to me as I travel and visit certain sights. “The Water Garden” (36” x 48”) idea was discovered as I was visiting Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. Combining… Read more »