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Scott Hutchison drawing a skull in three colors. Drawing demo was halloween 2017 at The Art League. Image taken by Cathy Messina


Scott Hutchison demonstrating how to draw a skull and Model

How To Paint Plastic - Timelapse

"There is more than one way to paint a painting."

I find myself saying this to my students at Georgetown University every semester. The approach, technique and style you deploy in your painting really depends on what you are trying to say with your work. Not every artist needs to begin their work in the same fashion.


Click Here to see Scott Hutchison paint Plastic III

I Answer your questions

I always appreciate the emails and comments I receive from students, artists and those curious enough to write.  This blog post is for those of you that have asked me me questions over the years about my thoughts regarding my work, influences and how I envision my work moving forward. I think this post is best written in a question and answer format because I receive a lot of questions from students writing essays for school or studying my work in college and desiring to know more about me.


Scott Hutchison looking at his paintings in is studio

How I Stay Creative

Creativity ebbs and flows. Life brings with it times of plenty regarding creativity and can also be peppered with dry spells.  I don't always want to create something and it's a constant challenge finding ways to be creative. The major take away from the following list: Persevere, try to surround yourself with creative individuals and make it a central part of your daily routine.


Scott Looking at his work on the wall

Ultra Quick Shading Tip

A quick and simple thing to think about when you shade. It's all about edges. Not details or lines.


A 1.5 minute Quick Shading Tip Video

Poster Giveaway

I periodically offer a FREE POSTER to a lucky winner. In 2017 I gave away 3 posters. One went to California, One to Brazil and another to Louisiana. Perhaps you will be the next winner?

GO TO: #scotthutchisonart on Instagram and follow me there. I will do more of these Giveaways in 2018!

Missed your chance to win in 2017? I post updates on my latest work and offer periodic giveaways through various social media outlets and a Mailing List.


I ship posters in a tube from dreamtank.com

Juror for Local Annual Awards Show

Four months ago I was approached by the Washington Printmakers Gallery to Jury the 20th Annual Small Works Competition. It's a member-run gallery in the heart of Georgetown that specializes in prints. II accepted the invitation to be the Juror this year and I had an enjoyable experience working with them and judging the artwork that was submitted from all over the country. 


Image of the selected artists for the Washington Printmakers Gallery Small Works Exhibition

How To Varnish an Oil Painting

A simple and quick example of how I varnish an oil painting. I varnish one of my paintings titled: "Plastic". 


Scott Hutchison Varnishes one of his paintings

Strauss Grants Honors Three Remarkable Artists

The Arts Council of Fairfax County announces three $5,000 Strauss Artist Grants awards to Mount Vernon-based visual artist Linda Hesh, Mason-based painter Scott Hutchison, and Mason-based theatre designer Margaret (Margie) Jervis.


Fairfax County - Strauss Artist Grant Recipients - Scott Hutchison, Margaret Jervi, Linda Hesh