Episodes
In the conversation with Nino Yuniardi, you’ll learn how to create a foreground, middle ground and background in your non-representational work, how to get more depth when working with a single color, and why sometimes you just have to jump in and make a mess… plus a whole lot more.  Special Mini Episode: How to Find YOU in Your Art Process While there’s no Extended Cut with this episode, there is a special Mini Episode Bonus all about finding the YOU in your artwork. Knowing what your...
Published 03/19/24
Welcome to the conversation with Sandi Hester. In it, you’ll discover how to tackle a new medium, what to do if you want to paint plein air but can’t seem to find the right spots, and why it’s so so so important to create protected spaces in your art practice just for the creating part, plus a whole lot more.  Extended Cut Bonus [Podcast Art Club] In the Extended Cut Bonus, we talk about focal points and why you may or may not need one and Hester explains how she thinks through what she...
Published 02/20/24
Published 02/20/24
Welcome to the conversation with oil painter John MacDonald, you’ll discover what to do if you think you have a failed painting, how to assess your scene before you start  and how to take photos so that you actually have the information you NEED later when you start the painting. Plus a whole lot more. Extended Cut Bonus: Podcast Art Club, you’ve got a great Extended Cut Bonus coming your way. In it, you’ll dive even deeper into value, edges and contrast. It’s a good one. Listen here. Learn...
Published 01/23/24
In our final December Replay, I’m talking with artist Kim Smith. Smith paints in oil and she explains how she created an art practice that fit into her life, she’ll give you ideas on how to use warms and cools to create dynamic shadows and discusses  the value of sometimes not sharing your work. Plus a whole lot more. Learn about Kim Smith: WEBSITE / WORKSHOPS /  INSTAGRAM (weekly live sessions) / FACEBOOK / YOUTUBE ---Art Habit Membership---Doors close January 25th. Learn more or join by...
Published 12/26/23
Welcome to the conversation with Brian Miller! In the interview you’ll learn the difference between oil and acrylic and which you might want to use if you're just getting started plus a great breakdown of how to create stronger shadows in your work. And always a whole lot more.  Extended Cut Bonus If you get to the end of the conversation and you’re not ready to be done, join us in the Podcast Art Club on Patreon where you’ll have access to the Extended Cut Bonus. In it, Miller talks about...
Published 12/19/23
Welcome to my interview with artist Shari Blaukopf. In the conversation, you’ll learn which materials you’ll need to get started in urban sketching, ideas for places to draw, and ideas for overcoming that sketchbook stage fright. Plus a whole lot more. Extended Cut Bonus Your bonus episode is jam packed with a great color discussion plus you’ll discover what makes a good value pattern and what to do if you live in an area of the world or are in a season where there IS no strong light....
Published 12/12/23
Today we’re talking with artist Lisa Daria Kennedy. Kennedy works many different ways across several media but today we’re focusing on her daily painting work.    In the conversation, you’ll discover how she overcomes frustrations and keeps her paintings loose.  And you’ll learn how she has streamlined her approach so that showing up is as easy as possible.  Plus a whole lot more. For show notes, head here. Learn more about Lisa Daria Kennedy here: WEBSITE / WORKSHOPS /  INSTAGRAM /...
Published 12/05/23
Feature Conversation In the conversation, you’ll discover how to know when it’s time to shake up your process, some great advice for layering with yellows and ideas for how to get more familiar with your tools. Plus a whole lot more. Extended Cut Bonus [Podcast Art Club] In the Extended Cut Bonus, you’ll explore compositional formats and how to take your mind off what you're doing and why it's so important. Learn more about Jacqueline Sullivan: WEBSITE / WORKSHOPS / INTAGRAM --- #20for20...
Published 11/21/23
Welcome to the interview with Erin Gregory! In the conversation, you’ll learn how to build a process with a lot of room for the unknown, what you’ll need from your references if that's the case and how to paint with loads of color. Extended Cut Bonus [Podcast Art Club] In the Extended Cut Bonus, discover the importance of keeping protected space in your practice and why it’s so important to spend time LOOKING at your work.  Plus get access to over 40 additional Extended Cuts with...
Published 11/07/23
Welcome to the interview with Jerry Fresia! Feature Conversation In the conversation, you’ll discover a way of working that goes back to the masters, how to think about painting atmosphere, and why it all comes down to feelings. Plus a whole lot more. See Fresia’s palette here.Ad Free  available here. [Art Club]Show notes with Fresia's work here.Extended Cut Bonus -   Available in the podcast art club, you’ll get a new way to think about black and how to create protected space around you when...
Published 10/17/23
In the conversation with Jeannie McGuire, you’ll discover a way of working with watercolor that is much more similar to oil and acrylic, how to keep moving forward even when you’re not totally sure what to do next and some great ideas for getting your viewers where you WANT them. Plus a whole lot more. Podcast Art Club: Ad Free here. Extended Cut Bonus [Podcast Art Club] In the Extended Cut Bonus, you’ll get practical ideas for how to push through fear , what to do if you fall in love with an...
Published 10/03/23
In the conversation with Ingrid Christensen, you’ll discover how your artistic heroes  can help you solve problems in your own work, the benefits of working with a split primary palette and why it’s so important to have a plan but then also STICK to the plan.  Plus a whole lot more. Extended Cut Bonus [Podcast Art Club] In the Extended Cut Bonus available to Podcast Art Club September 19th, you’ll get a great strategy for dealing with saturation and ideas for how to build a painting process...
Published 09/19/23
Learn more about Ali Kay here: WEBSITE / CLASSES / YOUTUBE / INSTAGRAM / FACEBOOK Welcome to Ep. 61 where I’m talking with artist Ali Kay. In the conversation you’ll discover some planning options if you’re not keen on thumbnail drawings, new ways to approach your underpainting and a great combination of colors to mix a whole array of skin tones.  In the bonus conversation available in the Podcast Art Club on Patreon, we talk more about how Kay creates her bold, colorful work.  ---Each...
Published 09/05/23
Welcome to the conversation with Melanie Morris. You’ll discover the benefits of painting a reference photo multiple times, how your first steps don’t start with paint, and why a timer may be your key to staying present while you work. Plus a whole lot more. Ad Free Podcast Art Club Version here. Extended Cut Bonus [Podcast Art Club] Morris talks about how to create sky holes in your trees and a really inventive idea for how to get great references when you travel.  Available next week in...
Published 08/29/23
Feature Episode: In the conversation you’ll discover a strategy to ensure all your college papers goes together, reasons to build pieces on paper not more expensive surfaces and some great ideas for how to stay organized in your studio so that you can create work you love. Extended Cut Bonus [Art Club]: In the Extended Cut available in the Podcast Art Club, we talk about how to make art for the process and not the product, what allows her to work fast and we get more into design.  Listen...
Published 08/15/23
Learn more about Vicki McGrath here: WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM / WORKSHOP Feature Conversation In the conversation you'll learn the steps needed to build a bright and loose painting, how to manage your palette and all about gouache.  Extended Cut Bonus [Podcast Art Club] You’ll discover strategies for getting lighter without getting too chalky and a bunch of great conversation about color, color, color. Listen here. --- #20for20  --- Begin building an art practice that fits in the life you're...
Published 08/01/23
Episode 15 guest Debbie Miller is BACK and we are talking hashtag challenges. What they are, why you might join one, and how they can help you get better at painting.  Learn more about Debbie Miller here: WEBSITE / WORKSHOPS / INSTAGRAM / FACEBOOK / #MugshotMondayArt Please note: You can find a list of Hashtag Challenges here: The Ultimate Hashtag Challenge List Learn more about the Podcast Art Club Mini Sprint Challenges here.  -----------20for20 ArtChallenge 2023-----------Begin building...
Published 07/18/23
Welcome to Ep.82 with acrylic painter Dianna Shyne. In the conversation, you’ll learn what you need to outrun those negative voices, a system to help you think through color mixing, and how using different combinations of primaries will get you different moods plus a whole lot more.  Extended Cut Bonus [Patreon] Shyne was so generous with her time and so the extended cut bonus is basically a whole second episode. You’ll learn how to approach the color of light and the absolute importance of...
Published 07/04/23
Todd M. Casey (Ep.24) is back and he’s here to talk about a very practical tool, the color wheel.  There are a bunch of color wheels in his new book The Oil Painter’s Handbook: A Contemporary Guide to Color Mixing, Pigments, Palettes and Harmony and for today’s mini we focus on the one that’s most relevant to painters for color mixing, the traditional subtractive color wheel. Referred to in the show as The Color Wheel.  In the conversation, you’ll learn how it’s set up, what it’s based on and...
Published 06/20/23
In the feature conversation with Zoey Frank, discover how to take on large, complex subjects, how you can use historical work as inspiration for your compositions and why you might want to  leave some colors OFF your palette. Plus a whole lot more. Podcast Art Club: In your Extended Cut Bonus [Patreon], explore how doing a study in the middle of your process may help you problem solve and the importance of having really specific ideas when we explore.  Listen here.  Learn more about Zoey...
Published 06/06/23
Welcome to the special segment: The Art Habit, where I talk with artists who are creating their art journeys. Here's a 20-minute preview of the full 47 minute episode. The full episode was live for a week and now you’ll have access to the full episode at Patreon for Art Club Members. Here's a direct link to the episode and it'll explain how to sign up. ALLISON MOIR-SMITH Moir-Smith is an acrylic painter who came to art as part of a recovery process after a brain injury. She needed...
Published 05/30/23
Mastering Watercolor Painting with Ron Stocke: Techniques, Materials, and Creative Expression Learn more about Ron Stocke: WEBSITE / WORKSHOPS / INSTAGRAM Learn to Paint Newsletter: Build a better art practice with tips from today's best painters. Sign up here to get them each week. Feature Interview In the conversation you’ll discover a unique way to approach the colors on your palette, how to decide whether to paint around or through an object, and what you need in your focal area … and...
Published 05/16/23
Welcome to the DESIGN episode with Mark Eanes. This is Eanes second time on the show. He first joined us in Episode 11 to talk color.  In this episode you’ll learn the difference between design and composition, the basic elements of design and then we walk through each of the 7 principles of design and talk in depth about what they are and how to make sure you have them plus a whole lot more. Listen to the Patreon Bonus Episode  here. Check out the written interview Mark did with me all about...
Published 05/02/23
The “I don’t have time to paint” problem is one all of us face. But in today's episode, we explore all the benefits of starting small.  You’re going to learn how to shift your success metrics, get some ideas for what you can do in 20 minutes and how just a small amount of daily practice helps you and those you love get ready for a larger art practice.  Today we’re going to discover the mighty power of 20 minutes.  So if you don’t paint consistently but want to or are struggling with...
Published 04/25/23