The following are a few of the questions I am asked most often. If I have not answered your question here, please get in touch! I may even add yours to the list....
Most often, I paint on panels. I like the resistance, sunlight doesn't show through panels outside, panels are more portable, storable, a breeze to frame, and I have found companies that sell some that I really like. Usually, I will opt for linen on panel, but canvas mounted on panel is also fine if I don't have linen on hand.
Wind River Arts - linen 359 on birch (windriverarts.com)
*for travel, I like the gatorfoam boards
RayMar - L22U linen panels - LOVE! (raymarart.com)
Michael Harding, Gamblin, and Vasari.
The sizes I most often work with are 9" x 12", 11" x 14", 12" x 16". I occasionally create larger pieces, but it is a function of time for me, as all of my work is done alla prima, (in other words, is completed within one painting session, while the paint is still wet).
What's with "NFS"?
"Not For Sale." Unfortunately, I have to do this with a portion of my studies, or I won't have any reference material for studio work. If you're interested, do ask, or keep an eye on my blog or Instagram, because some of those studies go up for sale when I am finished with them.
So you own a gallery, too?
No. I just share a name with the gallery that represents me here in Austin. That's all. No relation. And it's a compliment to be associated with Davis Gallery either way!
Plein air or studio?
Both. I love plein air painting, and get outside as often as possible. I've been taught and firmly believe that nature is the best teacher--there is nothing comparable to gathering information and training yourself outside. I do have a studio, though, and am in it quite a bit. There, I take plein air studies and create larger pieces, or do painting exercises or studies designed to teach myself something specific that I want to learn.
Not at the moment. It's a time thing. I tend to deep-dive to a fault in things like teaching and commissions, leaving my time for painting for myself and my galleries whittled away. So no for now, but I won't say never.
Do you teach?
I do not have any workshops scheduled at the moment. Further details are on the Workshops page of this blog.
Doing some plein air studies in Waco, Texas.