How long should a painting take?

When people look at your art have you ever been asked, “how long did it take?” It makes me curious: what does the length of time spent on an artwork tell us? And what do the viewers asking about it feel they understand by learning the answer to this question? It can...

A Beginner’s Guide to Acrylic Paints

Mary asked some great questions about acrylics and specifically about use of brushes and blending for her portrait art. I talk about my step-by-step process for painting portraits in acrylic as well as the blending techniques that help me create softer transitions...