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Colin and His Wide Brush

Years ago, a colleague of mine told me how he had once doubled his rate of pay, simply by using a 4-inch wide brush for piecework – rather than the 2-inch brush his boss had given him. …

Lessons Learned From a Chinese Motorcycle

Sometimes the little things in life determine success or failure, and experiences that one of my sons and I had with a Chinese motorcycle reminded me of this.…

Do You Have a Business or a Job?

If you’re like most painters who work for themselves, you have an entrepreneurial streak. That’s a great personal quality because the world needs more entrepreneurs. The thing is, you might think you own a painting business when you really have a painting job of your own creation. What’s the difference? …

Painting is a Universal Language

I don’t travel often, but whenever I do I’m reminded of how dependent we all are on language. Five or six hours on a jet and your ability to communicate might just drop below the level of a toddler.…

Skills and Humility

There’s something about skill that always impresses me, especially natural-born skill. I always feel a tingle of the divine when I come across a person who can just do something astonishingly well, without much practice or training. …

Why Painting Matters

Whenever I hear anyone say something foolish like “that’s just paint”, or “paint doesn’t really matter”, I tell them the story of Havana, Cuba.…