THE PAINTER'S BLOCK BLOG
The Painter's Block


Welcome to 'The Painter's Block,' the art and outdoor blog that covers everything from art collecting to our relationship with nature. Here you'll find helpful information for artists and oil painting along with topics I love related to wildlife and the great outdoors. I share with you all the things I learn and experience through my journey as a traditional artist as well as what inspires my art. Start by selecting a category to browse through the many articles below:

Our world's wetlands are one of the most fragile and precious ecosystems to exist. Wetlands are the backbone of our wildlife, and the loss of this critical habitat often slips under the radar. In the United States alone, about 85%...
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The wilderness is unkind, unforgiving, sometimes demoralizing, but yet can find a way to reach so far into your heart and soul that you become addicted to the relationship you build with it. Many warn to not venture into these...
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Glazing can be a great technique to bring more depth and vibrancy to certain areas of your painting. There are several different use cases for glazes, but in this post I'm going to focus on how to increase luminosity in areas like...
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