This blog is dedicated to the art I make and the way I make it. I am primarily a gouache painter. Here you will find my thoughts on the medium, and information about how I use it. Some posts will duplicate those posted on my Showcase Blog (see My Paintings), but here is where I'll post sketches, step-by-step demonstrations, and work that doesn't always make it into the "showcase". You will also find recaps and information about the art festivals we do, including some lessons learned. ~ Hopefully, some of the information found here will be useful.