Saturday, August 30, 2014

Edges and Brushwork

August 29, 2014

Edges and Big Brushwork - the two things I am always working to improve......

Blog radio featured an entire show on "Edges" interviewing Carolyn Anderson.  I've been studying a lot of different artists lately to learn more about what takes paintings to that higher level.  Edges are a big part of that especially according to David Leffel who says they are "the soul of a painting"

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Ann Blair Brown, someone I admire tremendously, just wrote on her blog some good exercises about achieving the brushwork that I like.  You paint three paintings.  In the first one, paint as you normally would, next cut that number in half, and finally cut the brushstrokes in half again.  Can't wait to try this.  She explains it much better that I can.  So here is link to her blog. 

Click here to get to Ann Blair Brown's blog.

My plan for the week is to continue to emphasize both brushwork and edges. 

This week I used a palette knife on this one to prevent myself from painting too tightly. 


  1. Very nice! I can imagine a wonderful warm sunny day on the water!

  2. You are welcome to join and/or follow my Pinterest board of all the artists participating in the Leslie Saeta "30 in 30" challenge. Just send me your email so that i can send you an invitation.

    Thank you!

    1. This is so nice of you to do. My email is: