MORE PAINTING TIPS By John DeFrancesco

March 2014 MORE PAINTING TIPS  By John DeFrancesco The following painting tips are from a DVD by well-known artist Richard Schmid. The title is, “Richard Schmid Paints the Landscape – June.”    Brushes and Brush Work: To manipulate paint, a brush with very stiff bristles is harder to control than a slightly softer brush.A brush that is too soft can’t …

PAINTING TIPS By John DeFrancesco

February 2014 PAINTING TIPS  By John DeFrancesco Following are some tips gleaned from a three-hour DVD titled: “WHEN YOU CAN’T PAINT OUT –Painting Landscapes from Photos in the Studio,” by oil painter Jim Wilcox. You can see his work at www.wilcoxgallery.com. Tree shadows are strongest nearest the tree and become softer as they move outward from the tree. In doing …

TEN TRAITS FOR SUCCESS from John DeFrancesco

Jan 2014 TEN TRAITS FOR SUCCESS     …. and here a word to plan for your 2014 success from John DeFrancesco: What are your resolutions, if any, regarding your art for the new year? The following 10 traits are based on analysis (by professional researchers) of traits of successful business leaders. Keeping them in mind can help you in marketing your …