Learning by Learning about Paul Cézanne

Vivid colors applied with bold strokes that are often, but not always, contained by bold, dark lines are what help to distinguish Paul Cézanne’s paintings from the work of other Impressionists and Post-Impressionist painters. Cézanne was a contemporary of Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, and others. He was close friends with Camille Pissaro,Continue reading “Learning by Learning about Paul Cézanne”

Why I Paint on Canvas Panels

I do a lot of plein air painting and stretched canvases don’t fit the need. I carry everything I need to do a painting—paints, brushes, paper towels, brush cleaner, and panels to paint on—in a backpack. By necessity, plein air paintings are usually smaller than paintings done in a studio, because we also have toContinue reading “Why I Paint on Canvas Panels”

How Awareness has Helped Me Paint Better

I’m glad you’re here! I understand your presence here and now to mean that you’re generally interested in art and maybe interested in what artists think about the work of making art. My interests are somewhat narrower. I’m interested in painting and what painters think about the work of painting. When I was in gradContinue reading “How Awareness has Helped Me Paint Better”