While i have painted in watercolors since 1978, and started painting in oils last year, the only time that I ever painted in acrylics, was a still life in the third grade! Wow, that is hard to believe, that would have been about 1971, really eons ago!! This morning i wanted to attempt a type of underpainting in acrylics used to build up depth on which you paint mosses on rocks & trees in oils, however as I got started, using the same process that I do in oil painting (purely from imagination, no photo references) actually most of the … Continue reading ACRYLIC PAINTING~ FIRST ATTEMPT

Sojourns Today in Oil Painting

Sojourns Today for myself covers my many skills and abilities, and the learning curve involved in them all. The mere act of blogging with WordPress for instance has vastly changed since I started in 2009 with “Heritage Basket Studio” when I was a basket weaver & seat weaver/chair caner, of course writing & photography are a major part now as it was then. WordPress and the way you make and edit post is what has changed dramatically, since I had to stop blogging in 2017, now it truly is like starting all over again. Just bear with me as I … Continue reading Sojourns Today in Oil Painting


You may be asking yourself, why pick a name like this? I needed a name that could cover a wide & diverse array of topics. Just like i had stated on my home page when writing my first blog of ten years, Heritage Basket Studio; started out as a means of promoting my basketry, seat weaving & hand caning. You will remember or see by going to that blog, it outgrew its name over the years, and grew to encompass a wide array of topics. This time around I needed a name that would do this for the long term, … Continue reading SOJOURNS TODAY – THE GOAL