FAQ

How do I purchase one of your paintings?
All of my current artwork is available for purchase on the website dailypaintworks.com

Click here to see everything I have available right now.

Do you do commissions?
Yes. Please send an email and I will send you the information and pricing for commissioned art.

What is your palette?
I use Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylics.  My standard go to colors are:  Yellow Orchre, Cadminium Red Light, Phatlo Blue, Magenta, Olive Green, French Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Dioxazine Purple, Titanium White, Indian Yellow.


What brushes do you use?

My favorite brushes are synthetic, have a nice crisp edge and last a good while. I mostly use sizes 4, 6, 8 and 10. I also use a size 2 filbert for drawing.

What Canvases do you use?

I use standard 3/4 inch stretched cotton canvas. Triple Primed.  I get most of my canvases from online suppliers ie: Jerrys Artarama or Dick Blick

Do you varnish your paintings?

I use an acrylic spray varnish by Krylon.

How do you ship your paintings? 
I use bubble wrap and corner protectors. I insure each painting and ship it UPS.  That generally takes 5-7 days to reach the buyer depending on how far from California your state is.

Do you give workshops?
Check out my schedule on my workshops page. I have ongoing watercolor classes at Hutchins Street Square Lodi, CA.  I offer one-on-one instruction in my private studio.

How long does it generally take you to finish one of your paintings? 
Depending on the complexity of the composition and the size of the canvas. I usually can complete a painting in a week.  If it is a commissioned portrait, then it will take me a month as I do commissioned portraits in oil which takes longer to dry between layers.

Where/how did you learn to paint?
I grew up in a home with a mother that was an artist.  I spent most of my young years drawing animals and people.  In my late 30’s I started painting with watercolor.  I then was formally trained in the old masters style of painting portraits in oil and started accepting commissions.  I then became fascinated with acrylics, but after working with them for many years I wished that I could get the same results I get with oils with acrylics and at that time I was introduced to the Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylics which allowed me to get the feel and look of oils with the speed of acrylics.  I have been teaching art for over 20 years and continue to learn and study by spending hours in my studio every day.

Do you plan to release a DVD or instructional book?
My goal is to someday complete a DVD that would cover painting and composition for wildlife painting in acrylics