Open Acrylic Painting Demonstration

New Mexico Adobe

Golden brand OPEN acrylic paints, which dry much slower than traditional acrylics, offer great possibilities for blending. In the following studio workshop demonstration, I strive to paint quickly with the same freedom and bold brushwork that I use when working outdoors on location.


Painting Red Poppies

Watercolor Demonstration

As the cool spring season fades and the hot humid air swoops in from the Nebraska prairie like hungry hawk, I retreat to the shady porch. As I glance out at the parched flower beds, I notice the sturdy grey leaves of oriental poppies hugging the fence line, a reminder of what is to come, and inspiration for a new painting.