Construction foam is a great underlying structure for creating faux brick or stone. I really enjoy the look of it especially for developing an ‘old world’ appearance. Once cut, the edges can be manipulated with a razor blade to look like years of weathering. I use this foam and cement it to the wall with […]Read More Set Design: Creating faux stone with construction foam!
To ensure a durable top coat with acrylic paint, you first need a well prepared surface to paint on. See how to properly prepare a plastic surface for acrylic paint.Read More Painting Tip: Preparing Plastic for a Topcoat (With Video)
Three quick painting tips that help me create a believable recreation of objects in nature.Read More 3 Quick Painting Tips!
“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” -Japanese ProverbRead More Directing Vision: Observations while completing a mural.
I use to gloss over perspective until I was given a different perspective.Read More A Perspective on Perspective
Creating an ‘old world’ Florentine window from foam board, trim and thrift store knick knacks.Read More Creating an ‘Old World’ Florentine Window (Part 1)
Easy steps to transform an old wood slab door.Read More How to Make an Aged, Antique Door
As an artist, I observe. I’ve found that it is an obsession of mine that keeps me learning. Learning how to recreate what ever it is that I just studied and make it believable to me and others. I did a lot of self portraits as a kid. I tried to recreate what a face looks […]Read More A Lesson in Observing: 5 Simple Tips
Here are some quick tips for creating a mural.Read More My 7 quick tips when painting a mural!