Books for an Artist’s Studio

January 22, 2010
List of instructional and inspirational books that artist find essential for their

Flower Painting: “Second Spring”

December 2, 2009
Los Angeles is not always paradise. Where we live the street are often too crowded, the summers are furnace hot. Fall,commonly referred to as fire season, brings a few days - sometimes weeks - of dry, hot Santa Ana winds which blow with hurricane force. But one thing, a huge thing, LA has going

Still Life Painting: Chardin, Vermeer and Friends

November 20, 2009
Chardin, Vermeer and Friends Vermeer, Chardin and Friends  |  9×12 inches  |  Oil on Linen Panel • Sometimes I feel compelled to paint a subject for no reason other than to satisfy an obsession. This is one of those times. The books belonged to my grandfather. Given to him in 1910 and

Shutters in Arles

October 29, 2009
Shutters in Arles Shutters in Arles  |  20×16 inches  |  Oil on Linen Panel • There was something a little melancholy about Arles. Beauty is found there. At the heart of the city, I was surprised and impressed by the well preserved Roman amphitheater and the arena – which is

Sunshine Bowl  
A Short Video Demo

October 8, 2009
Sunshine Bowl – A Short Video Demo Sunshine Bowl | 12×16 inches | Oil on Linen • The copper bowl used in Sunshine Bowl is usually on our mantle. We filled it full of ripe Meyer lemons from a backyard tree. I am always amazed at the bounty of fresh citrus we get in the winter. Lemons often

Petite Déjeuner de Pain

September 24, 2009
The story behind the painting "Petite Déjeuner de Pain" by Michael Lynn

Visit to Provence

July 1, 2009
View from Chambre Maguelone | 20×16 inches | oil on linen panel • Penny and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Paris and Provence. This was our first time in Provence and it was a revelation. The light, the history, the food, the people and beauty of this region of

Morning – Part 3

May 19, 2009
Morning – demonstration part 3   • More color is beginning to appear. This painting is all about warm against cool color and the values cast by the light. I am keeping the color thin to take advantage of the linen texture. I really don’t want the brush strokes to distract from

Morning – Part 2

April 22, 2009
Morning – demonstration part 2   • The strong overhead light and reflected light bouncing all over the place in the bathroom are elements I am concentrating on here. I continued lifting to create highlights. Lifting is a technique of rubbing away the under painting leaving different

Morning – Part 1

April 20, 2009
Morning – demonstration part 1 of 3   • I thought is was time to mix it up a little bit after a year of still life paintings. For the past week I have been working on this figure. For reasons I do not completely understand I like to linger on figurative paintings. Taking my time. In