Vintage Walter T. Foster books

In November last year, I wrote about my first-ever visit to the local auction house. It was a serendipitous visit, as I explained back then, which resulted in me owning the much-coveted, but long-out-of-print “Richard Schmid Paints Landscapes” book. I also...

As an aside…

For years my wife, Janet, expressed her interest in “dome clocks”. We looked around from time to time but never saw any for sale in the places where we expected to find them. Then, a few months ago, I saw one at the local auction house. It was a genuine...

Retrospective

For much of the last week or so I’ve been sorting out my garage. The time had almost come where hard hats and climbing gear were recommended attire for anyone who dared enter. During the clear-out, I discovered a couple of boxes of illustration board that had...

Still Life Painting Stand

Happy new year blog reader! I haven’t had much chance to paint over the “festive season” but I did manage to find some time to build myself a stand for setting up still life arrangements. I’ve wanted to do still life for some time but I never...