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Blog - Beyond the Easel

Learning To Paint - Embracing the Struggle.

Learning To Paint - Embracing the Struggle.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to painting, there are experiences that we all have in common. One painting can be incredibly fun and gratifying, but the next a complete struggle. In this article I share some of the concepts that have given me clarity and a healthy perspective...

Perpetual Search Exhibition ~ One Year Of Painting Outside

What's it like to paint outside for a year? Here it is, by the numbers...

12 months
225 paintings
57 value sketches
26 paintings sold
120 minutes per painting
27,000 minutes spent painting =
450 hours spent painting =
19 straight days spent painting....read more

Painting On the Beach and the “Perpetual Search”

“Perpetual Search” is a mini-dream of mine; to learn from some of the best painters in the world and then go on a painting binge where you “find” your voice as an artist while crisscrossing the beautiful backroads of MN…

The Adventurous Life Of An Artist

The dream always was, and still is, to be an artist. 

If I think about what that ideal life looks like, I daydream and envision myself with my painting gear, set up next to a perfectly still pond on a beautiful fall day. My dog Ruby is by my side and my wife’s lounging in a camping chair reading a book. I’m so lost in the spirit of the place and busy capturing the amazing light that at first I don’t see...