This little profile was painted on the last day of my three day workshop in Great Falls Virginia over the weekend. The class was a studio class and we had 15 people in the workshop. Everyone worked hard and hopefully came away with some new ideas for improvement.
Every day I tackled a different subject for the demos. I wanted to show that the process I teach and the color palette I use works with any motif. I limit my demos during class so students get more painting time. This was a one hour demo with some touch up at home to finish it. I usually finish things in one sitting but demos are a special circumstance and sometimes I feel the need to finish them when I’m home.
The Recruit 12×9 oil on linen
Bull Run Bluebells 16×20 Oil on Linen
I will be conducting a painting demonstration For the McLean Project for the Arts at the McLean Community Center this coming Friday April 27 from 10:45Am to 1:30 PM. The demonstration is open to the public.
The address For the McLean Community Center is
1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, Virginia.
I will start and finish a large oil painting from a small sketch painted outdoors. If you are in the area come on by and watch and ask questions about the painting process or the business side of being a professional artist. Last time we had quite a turnout with over 75 people showing up.
I have a workshop coming this year in Bernard, Maine on beautiful Mount Desert Island. Last time I was up there at Acadia Workshops I had so much fun I signed up to do it again. We had a great time and the weather was perfect. If you are interested in painting in one of the most stunning coastal areas of the country I hope you’ll consider signing up. The dates are September 17th
Please contact Gail Ribas at AcadiaWorkshops.
These are some of the paintings I did of the area.
I have two workshops coming up in the next few months. In my workshops I work very hard to preserve the participant’s style of painting and help them get through to the next level wherever they are at in their career. Some of the things I cover are general approaches for making a painting, organization, color theory, paint application, edges, and drawing. For more advanced students I work to get their ideas focused and to find the truth and emotional content of a scene and how to express their singular vision with maximum impact.
Wilmington, NC 28403
Denise Smith and Sandy Nelson, the owners have invited me down to teach a three day workshop. That area has some great places to paint like Greenfield Park and Airlie Gardens, the Wilmington Waterfront and I’m looking forward to seeing that part of the state again.
Next I’ll be in Saint Simons Island Georgia again. The dates for the workshop are October 29-November 1 through Anderson Fine Art Gallery
and we already have quite a few people signed up for this.
ANDERSON FINE ART GALLERY
3309 Frederica Road
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
Some of the places I’ve painted in the past include Christ Church and the cemetery grounds, Fort Frederica National Monument, Gascoigne Bluff
, Jekyll Island, Darien, and Fort King George. There is a lot of rich history on the island and the surrounding areas and painting the Golden Isles is always fun.