Trompe l’oeil ornament

Here is the finished painting of the trompe l’oeil ornament piece I completed at Salon in St. Petersberg, Russia.   I was asked to do a live demonstration about a large scale ceiling ornament that is meant to be looked at from a fair distance. The scale of the ornament accentuates the shadows and highlights to be more legible. […]

Gum Arabic

Gum Arabic is a useful tool in your kit. Proper brush care will pay off, big time.  Not only will your brushes last longer, but you will save yourself frustration with deformed tools.  If fine brushes are not shaped, they can dry in a position that can make them unusable for your detail work, lettering, […]