Seven Paintings in Seven Days

In January, two friends/fellow artists challenged me to paint seven paintings in seven days. It wasn’t mandatory to paint NEW paintings. But I did. And I posted them on my blogspot blog <https://lundinart.blogspot.com/> I focused on painting children, one...

Dancing the Brush

One of my favorite parts of painting is wetting the fresh white paper, loading my brush with mid-value warm colors, then dancing it on the paper, adding cool color for contrast, creating an abstract background for later use. New background image is on the way …...

George Benjamin Luks on color

George Benjamin Luks was respected as a master of strong color effects. When interviewed on the topic, he said, “I’ll tell you the whole secret! Color is simply light and shade. You don’t need pink or grey or blue so long as you have volume. Pink and...

The First Decisions by Edward Betts

“The first decisions. Before a brush ever touches canvas or paper, there are three fundamental kinds of decisions to be made: WHAT is the subject of your picture? WHY did you respond to that particular subject? HOW should that subject be presented in terms of...

Inspired by my students

Last week, I taught a three-day portrait-painting watercolor workshop in Grand Rapids, MN. Several students had not painted people — heads, faces, features — before. And one student had only taken a single painting lesson before signing up for the class. I was...

Pulling it all together

I am enjoying the process of pulling this website together, adding more images and information. I look forward to uploading info to the “How & Why” section, which I hope will be valuable to my students and my fellow painters. Working on a website and...