Category: Sutty’s Blog

Finally…

  Finally… A Studio of My Own (and how it may have saved my life) April 7, 2016 WOW!! I now have my very own art studio! It was actually my wife Lu that planted the seed for a studio… but the idea had to lay dormant until space in our home became available. There Read More …

Painter’s Block

Painter’s Block… A Dilemma Comment: Exercising your creativity, whether it be in the form of art, cooking, carpentry, handicrafts, music, photography, writing or whatever you enjoy pursuing… is an individual thing. It is something you do first and foremost for yourself. And, if it is of interest or brings joy or value to the lives Read More …

Caring for Oil Paintings

Tips for Framing and Caring for your Oil Painting (A compilation of information I found on the Internet.) by Sutty Oil paintings need to breathe, so should never be framed under glass.  Also, oil paintings are usually not backed by more than a paper dust cover. My paintings are typically on either 16×20 or 18×24 (inches) Read More …

Wet-On-Wet Oil Painting Is Fun

Wet-On-Wet Oil Painting by Sutty Wet-on-wet oil painting, simply put, is painting in layers while the oils are wet. The oil paints for this technique are specialized, allowing a thinner version of the paint to be applied immediately to the underlying paint. With this style of painting you finish an entire painting in just one sitting… you Read More …