Friday, April 28, 2017
Above is a 14x18 painted at the Olmstead Park plein air festival just a few weeks ago. ...weather was a real problem, but managed to paint a few decent ones.
getting ready for several major plein air festivals...Carmel (may), , Los Gatos, (june) Easton. (july).
If near these area , drop by and say hello!
After the festivals i have a few enjoyable oil painting workshops slated.....
August - (Highlands, NC ) Full
September - Quinlan Ctr, Gainesville, GA
October - Gadsden Museum of Art, AL
November - Booth Western Museum, Cartersville, GA
Hope you can join us for one of these workshops. Let me know if you need details.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
...a recent still life piece.......
remember to check out my upcominge workshops......(listed on prior post). Also, another 4 week class begins at Marietta Cobb Museum of Art starting mid April....watch for it! Join us!....
Happy springtime to all!
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
...above is 12x16 plein air piece from yesterday, painted at Peachtree Creek Park in Atlanta.
Late notice.... for painters....please consider taking my painting class at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, starting Tuesday night, February 28th!......weibsite can be found on the side bar to the right, with information and registration information.......Hurry!....hope you can join us!....
Also.....check out my upcoming Workshops.....(info available at their websites, or just contact me for questions/info...
Bascom Art Center, (highlands, NC) August 23-25
booth museum education center (cartersville, ga) November 4,5
Quinlan Art Center (gainesville, ga) Sept 21-23
....looking forward to participating in the the following plein air festivals...if you're in the area, please fall by and say hello..
Carmel, CA (pending)
Los Gatos CA
Sonoma, CA (pending)
Cape Ann, MA (pending)
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Hello , and happy Fall, y'all.
Above is a 12x24 plein air piece painted a week or so ago at Blue Ridge. This train leaves daily for tours along the Toccoa River and is especially popular in the Fall, when the mountain area trees turn color.
For those interested, I'll relay some of the thought process while painting this.
Compositionally, it's not usually advisable to have two divergent focal areas. (i.e. the train versus the station), and yet I thought there was enough energy and relationship in this scene to make it work. Regarding the foreground flowers; in reality there was a mixture or red and yellow flowers there. I initially put both colors in but decided it was too riotous or unharmonious, so just stayed with the yellow/orange, which is essentially a complement of the blue train and station. This was a pretty large paintng, and one of the difficulties was that a big SUV was parked on the left nearside of the street, blocking entirely the train. So i had to do a combination of walking around it to get a view, and then just guessing what the alignment, lighting, and perspective would be. During the last half hour of the painting, the SUV finally moved, and I was relieved to find my guesswork was pretty close. Oh, and , the weather...it was easily 90 degrees out and quite uncomfortable. Thus, a very common situation of 'unknowns' when you paint plein air; you never know what you are getting in to.
Check out information on my upcoming plein air workshop in Cumming, GA, studio workshop in Macon, GA, and my usual 6 week class starting again soon at the Marietta/Cobb museum of Art. See you there!
Monday, September 12, 2016
...a recent study of one of the mission bell towers at Santa Barbara.
calling all oil painters....only a week and a half until my workshop at the Quinlan Ar Center in Gainesville GA. Please see my July 21st blog, or the side bar for registration information.....
only a few spots left.....will be great time!