Welcome to my resources page. There are as many tools to paint a picture or build a piece of furniture as there are ways to make them. Here you will find information on the tools/materials I use when painting or wood working, what works well for me. You will also find information on studio/shop setup, tricks of the trades, events/exhibition, commissions, and workshops. If you'd like to receive bi-monthly emails please subscribe to my newsletter. If you have any questions or are seeking further information please email me.
Almost everything I do is a result of my effort to live a life simply painting pictures. So, lets talk about painting first. Here are links to the organizations I am affiliated with and support.
• The American Impressionist Society (AIS): www.americanimpressionstsociety.org
• The Oil Painters of America (OPA): www.oilpaintersofamerica.com
• The Portrait Society of America(PSoA): www.portraitsociety.org
• The Salmagundi Club: www.salmagundi.org
Brushes: I use Robert Simmons 'Signet' brushes (flats and filberts), Rosemary & Co 'Masters Choice' (long flats and long filberts), and small 'Sable' brushes for detail work. My painting knives are made of stainless steel by RGM in Italy.
Paints: I use paints manufactured by Winsor & Newton, Gamblin, Williamsburg, Old Holland, Sennelier, Rembrandt, and Lefranc.
Palette: My palette consists of these colors:
•Cadmium Yellow Deep
•Cadmium Red Deep
•Yellow Ocher Pale
•Transparent Oxide Red
•Transparent Oxide Brown
•Cobalt Blue Light
Easel: I have a large wood easel for studio work and a heavy duty camera tripod I’ve modified for field work.