Sunday, January 31, 2016

california plein air

above is a painting of some fishing boats at the Morro Bay harbor, with Morro Rock in the background.  I  completed about 9 plein air paintings during a recent trip to California...hope to post a few more soon....
Thanks for checking out my blog..

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas

...a winter scene, (12x9), a demo from a class a few weeks ago....
..wishing all a merry Christmas, and happy new year! Back to you in 2016
(watch for new webpage starting soon!).....

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Just Announced....New Workshop, November 5,6th!

If you cant attend the upcoming workshop in Cumming, GA on October 8-9, please take the opportunity to join me in November for my 2-day workshop at the James Richards Studio in Tucker, GA.  This is a great location , being the studios of Richards, one of the top painters in the country.  The workshop will be a great opportunity to pick up on some of my latest concepts and methodologies for creating colorful impressionistic landscapes in the plein air style. Hope to see you there!
Please contact the following for imformation and registration for this workshop. DOnt be left out!
Contact Information:
Candace Sturgis
As always, feel free to contact me at, if any questions or comments. 
Happy fall!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Upcoming:: Workshop in Cumming, GA

.....hurry.....a great chance to get in on a very unique oil painting workshop......Oct 8,9th!.......Learn some great tips on how to paint cityscapes items in your landscapes.....people, buildings, cars, etc......Many are stumped on how to paint these things loosely and painterly, yet in a sophisticated and professional way.....Join us!......Hurry, only 2 weeks away....Registration info below.......See you then!...s phave 

Oil Painting Workshop by JOHN GUERNSEY

Date: Thursday, Oct. 8 & Friday, Oct. 9
Time: 9:30-4:30
Cost: $225
Minimum/Maximum: 4/12
To register, please call 404.403.8334
(50% deposit required to reserve your space in this class.  Remainder to be paid one week prior to 1st class.)

Workshop Description:
Join us for an exciting oil painting workshop dealing not only with landscape, but introducing cityscape features, such as buildings, people, cars, etc, as well as elements which can add life and energy to your paintings. Find out easy ways to handle these seemingly difficult subjects, and to give them a professional and painterly look.  We will plan to spend time both in the studio classroom and outside, en plein air.  This workshop will be a mixture of demonstration, short studies, and one on one assistance , mixed with a lot of fun.  This workshop is open to all painters with at least some level of experience. 


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Before the fall

Above is my artists choice award winner from the Los Gatos Plein Air Festival this past June.  (size 12x24). The day after painting this, I fell and hurt my knee severely, resulting in over a months worth of moaning and groaning, and a real hindrance to my activity and work. (I didnt think plein air was such a dangerous sport!)
Back here shortly with info on upcoming workshops, and results of experiments with some new paint products.

Friday, June 26, 2015

santa barbara

here is a 14x18 piece painted during my May visit to Santa Barbara.  An interesting corner view of a flower shop and looking out to the city hall building.
Hard to beat Santa Barbara for beautiful painting locations.