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How I Developed My Oil Painting Technique

There’s a yellow house on Union Street in Brooklyn that I pass by every day on the way to my studio. I love this house! So cheery with its yellow steps, so inviting—and so odd mixed in with all the brownstones.   A Great Teacher Can Make All the Difference I took oil painting lessons… read more

Black Skin and Black Women as Subjects in Oil Painting

I’m fascinated by how much of women’s erotic energy is stymied by cultural forces, funneled into narrow sexual channels. As a black person I am acutely aware of persistent negative attitudes toward dark skin, kinky hair, and full features. The Black Antique Doll Folks often ask me ‘what’s up with the black doll?’ I found… read more