Monthly Archives: January 2008

Van Gogh y Yo

By WR Jones        Vincent and I have a couple of things in common.  We both have some small mental issues that need resolving and neither of us can sell a painting.  From that commonality it goes even further … Continue reading

Posted in Painting, Still Life | 17 Comments

The Art of the Painting Demonstration

by Lisa Me doing a demo I have to do a painting demonstration this morning. I am always a bit on edge for this procedure although I have done it many many times. The key is careful preparation. I like … Continue reading

Posted in Art Instruction, Painting | 4 Comments

Not A Job, A Career

By W.R. Jones     I don’t have a job.   I have a career.  As one of America’s foremost fighter test pilots; just a sec … oh yeah, that’s only what I tell the ladies when I’ve been drinking.  Ok, well … Continue reading

Posted in Landscape, Painting, Plein Air | 12 Comments

A Painter’s Job

by Lisa  I love this question from people who mistake my life for one they would like to have: Do you paint every day? (Doubles over guffawing) Here is a list of things that I do as part of my … Continue reading

Posted in On Suffering, Painting, Rants | 5 Comments

Call the Wambulance

by Lisa  There are certain standard disclaimers that I just adore from my students. Here are a few: – I know. I was going to do that (translation: I screwed it up because I didn’t have a clue, but I … Continue reading

Posted in Art Instruction, Painting, Tips | 5 Comments

A Real Job

by Lisa        Bill is out of town AGAIN, leaving me to steer this blog ship AGAIN. He is out of town on business, for Bill has a real job. Wow. A real job. Imagine that. A job where one gets … Continue reading

Posted in About Us, On Suffering | 8 Comments

The Rock

By W. R. Jones     The track that circled my small town Iowa high school football field was covered in finely crushed cinder.  Most running tracks of that time were covered this way.  I’m not sure if cinder still exists. … Continue reading

Posted in Landscape, Painting, Plein Air | 15 Comments