Plein air clouds in oil

I headed back down to the coast today, hoping the heavy cloud would clear. It didn’t. I tossed up whether to paint a seascape despite the lack of sunlight but it just wasn’t inspiring. However, looking out  to the horizon, from a high vantage point...

Plein Air Magazine

Mid-last year I subscribed to Plein Air Magazine after seeing it mentioned on a couple of blogs written by respected artists. I didn’t want to mention it here until I’d received a few issues and determined if it was a product I’d want to recommend....

Vale Derna Johnson

I have just received the incredibly sad news that my artist friend Derna Johnson has passed away after a long battle with illness. Derna took me under her wing when I first decided to try my hand at fine art. She guided me toward exhibitions and galleries that she...