Thursday, June 25, 2009


One trick that Stan Miller uses to check
a possible change you wish to make to a
painting is to place a piece glass or
plexiglass over your painting and paint
on the glass to see if the changes will
work. You need to use thicker paint then
normal. The above painting needs darker
colors around the baby's head.

Here is the result of painting on top
of the plexiglass. Will make the changes
but will make it darker than in this photo.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Stan Miller Workshop

Attended the Stan Miller workshop on composition
and design this past weekend here in Missoula.
As painters we need to learn to be a good editor when
designing a painting, what to put in and what to
take out. He encouraged us to develop our instinctive
sense of good design and composition and showed us
some of his "editing skills". Will post some of this
knowledge in days to come.

Here are two demonstrations of Stan Miller

Some paintings of Stan Miller

My painting during the workshop
that is half way done during the
first day.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

More Power To Ya

fluid acrylic on paper 10 x 13

Finally got around to painting the
power pole that I had been planning,
but never had my camera with me. Each
power pole is different from one
another, things we never notice.