Break is over

Break is over

Welcome to the world of painting from live objects and models. The phrase “break’s over” has several meanings in this context. First, the traditional spring break for Studio Incamminati has just ended. So you could say, “Break’s over.” If you were taking a class here saying “Break’s over” has another meaning. What other meaning? When […]

Pushing the Envelope

Pushing the Envelope

 Pushing the envelope came into general use …after the publication Tom Wolfe’s book about the space program – The Right Stuff, 1979: One of the phrases that kept running through the conversation was ‘pushing the outside of the envelope’… [That] seemed to be the great challenge and satisfaction of flight test. http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/push-the-envelope.html You may not think […]

What is Your Strategy

What is Your Strategy

As a realist artist whose goal is to create realistic, beautiful paintings, “What is your Strategy” is a vital and relevant question. I was surprised when one of my teachers first asked me this question. Why? Er because I tend to not be strategic and typically pick up my brush and just start painting. This […]

Learning to keep it simple

Learning to  keep it simple

As an aspiring figure painter and student at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, PA for the past year and 1/2, I have probably sketched and painted the beautiful human figure hundreds if not thousands of times. During my first year of school, I was working in charcoal 6 hours a day, 5 days a week. This […]

How to create a new blog post in WordPress

How to create a new blog post in WordPress

You’re a busy small business owner seeking local clients or you’re an artist, author, or non-profit and you have a new website in WordPress and you want to improve your online presence. Woohoo – congratulations on the new website! If you worked with me on that website, then you had training on how to update […]

Self-employed? It’s 1099 time

Self-employed? It’s 1099 time

Are you a self-employed business owner, artist, author, musician, coach and/or someone who works for themselves and has no employees? If so, you may have paid an independent contractor to help you get your business up and running or keep it looking good in 2013. If you paid that independent contractor $600 or more, then […]