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My videos show how I use acrylic paints to create art from photos I take while out in nature.  I also write about art, science, & nature, as well as my personal journey to learn as much about these topics as I can.  My interests range from aardvarks to zymurgy, so I cover a lot of territory.  Join me for the adventure.

Recent Posts

Lemur catta digital collage Lemur Catta Digital Collage (5/17/2018) - Today I made available on my Fine Art America page a new digital collage artwork called "Lemur catta."  It's available as a greeting card, tote bags, pouchs, & much more.
Getting Fixed: Introversion Is Not Brokenness (5/1/2018) - A recent conversation I had: "You're quiet today," the woman said.  Like I've never heard that before.  This woman doesn't know me well, but our paths cross because we share … Continue reading "Getting Fixed: Introversion Is Not Brokenness"
Watercolor Paper Cutting Template How to Cut a Full Sheet of Watercolor Paper into Common Sizes (5/2/2018) - I often paint on Fabriano Artistico #300 Hot Press Watercolor Paper that I buy  in packs of ten sheets at a time. Yes, I paint acrylics on watercolor paper. Yes … Continue reading "How to Cut a Full Sheet of Watercolor Paper into Common Sizes"
My Paint Brushes What I’ve Learned about Brushes (4/28/2018) - If you’re reading this, I probably don’t have to tell you that there’s a huge array of brushes available for painting, matched only by the huge variety of paints.  So … Continue reading "What I’ve Learned about Brushes"
Eleven Turtles Painting Eleven Turtles Painting in Acrylics (4/28/2018) - I took this photo of turtles in February 2018, a couple months ago, in the middle of winter.  There were a LOT of turtles out basking that day.  Turtles are … Continue reading "Eleven Turtles Painting in Acrylics"