In this video, I share my unique set of tools & materials to help you set up your own “Fearless” abstract painting studio.
You paint who you are. The attitude you take inside the studio reflects your attitude outside of the studio. And vice versa.
The energy we infuse into our paintings is real, and others can feel it when they experience our work.
Painting “fearless” is the best way I know to make work that is meaningful, sustainable, fresh, magnetic, beautiful and inspiring.
“Calibrating your creative compass” simply means periodically taking the time to check in with yourself to make sure you are on the right track. The following 6 questions are designed to help you identify your motivations and how they influence your creative process.
Painting my personal truth (another way of saying this is painting with authenticity) is the best way I know how to make work that is meaningful, sustainable, fresh, magnetic, beautiful and inspiring.
So every once in a while, I like to check in with myself and ask the following 5 questions to help me make sure I am on the right track.
The key here is to answer the questions. The only way to calibrate your creative compass is to take the time and do the mental work to answer these questions for yourself.
Every once in a while, I like to check in and ask myself the following 5 questions to make sure I am on the right track. I suggest you answer these as honesty as you possibly can:
I hope you enjoy this short video demonstrating how I varnish my paintings using a paint roller. It's one of the most popular questions I get from my students.
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Hey Sam, I’m interested in how to sign a painting, I usually sign my last name in sharpie in the bottom right corner. I’m not in love with my signature. I’ve tried many variations. I m curious how you sign a triptych.... do you sign them all or just one? Thoughts about signing the side canvas?
Thank you for your input. S
True to my “I refuse to read paint product labels” philosophy, my method for varnishing is quite unorthodox. It involves using varnish in ways that are not recommended by artists and paint companies. Still, I love my way of varnishing! It’s quick, easy and hassle free. So despite all of the contradictory advice out there, I am going to keep using varnish in my own way, and I hope you love it too.
Translucent layering is my favorite technique to create depth, add harmony & change the mood of my paintings. In the following blog post, I describe 2 types of translucent layering techniques & how to apply them.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.