Abstract – Leatherwood Green Delight

This “Abstract – Leatherwood Green Delight” image is a great gift or treat for yourself. It is for those love abstract artwork. It is a modern alcohol ink design created by Laura L. Leatherwood. This artistic abstract piece is fluid, organic, and has a calming nature. It is available on apparel, phone accessories, pillows, and…

Black and White Oil Portraits

Pet Portrait Art Here are some of the black and white portraits I completed last week. First, if the client’s image had a very busy background behind the subject, I replaced it with a more simple design. A gradient background often works well with a light and dark end to simulate a light source in…

Basic Understanding of Colors

If you visit any art or craft store, you can pick up something called a color wheel. It is usually a cardboard disk with colors of the light spectrum. It is a great visual aid in seeing how paint colors mix together. For instance, it will show if you combine green and yellow together, the…

Most Used Art Supplies

My favorite item in my arsenal of art supplies are my mono printing plates. These are commercially produced plates that mimic the natural gelatin plate used in print making. These plates come in various sizes from ones that are small enough to use as stamps to other’s most commonly up to 12″ x 12″ sized….

No Floating Heads Please

For the last several years I have been combining my abstract art projects digitally with a portrait image, provided by the client. The result is a portrait with an abstract nature and the color choices are often unexpected. Therefore, I believe my portraits are very unique bodies of work among artists today. I have developed…

Visualize Color in Highlights and Shadows

I used to have painting instructors that said to never use black and white in your paintings. After so many years of painting, I can see why. I have developed an eye that hones in on color. However, I think this breakthrough happened more pronouncedly after taking a series of photography courses online. In photography,…