Sky Wash

Sky Wash

I use a favorite technique whenever I can, here for a splashy sky on 30 square feet of panels. Working “wet-in-wet” allows the pigment to spread and pool on the already wet surface. I lift one edge and then another, steering its movement. Photo detail of a...
Earth Colors

Earth Colors

Painting with earth colors is nothing new… Rust is red Found all over the world in shades of brown and red, orange, yellow and green, earth colors have been used by artists for more than 40,000 years. Deposits of iron-rich earth yield iron oxides in red and...

Ask Da Vinci

Science, Technology, and the Future of Art Scientists and artists– they often work in a space dedicated to experimentation, one called a laboratory, the other a studio. They often work with hazardous materials late into the night. They ask questions and try new...
Ask DaVinci

Ask DaVinci

Science, Technology, and the Future of Art Scientists and artists: they often work in a space dedicated to experimentation: one called a laboratory, the other a studio. They often work with hazardous materials late into the night. They ask questions and try new...
Swift Flight

Swift Flight

  Painted to inspire habitat conservation: an autumn evening sight, thousands of Vaux swifts gather and spiral into a chimney to roost. See ¬†footage of them here:¬†http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201110071630/e (detail) The Weight of Wings: Vaux Swifts by...