Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Blueridge plein air festival of painting from this past weeks Blueridge Plein Air Festival....

Dont forget......Oil Painting Workshop at the awesome Quinlan Art Center in Gainesville, GA......Sept 25-27....check previous blog reference or sidebar for details or contact me at
still a few places open......hurry!

Saturday, August 9, 2014


heres a painting from a few months ago......a fairly large painting of Atlantas Piedmont Park. (24x20).  Have painted this scene before, but thought I would do an updated version.
See previous posts for info on upcoming classes/workshop....sign up now, so you wont be left out....


Saturday, August 2, 2014

dont forget to sign up for classes/workshops!

Above is a plein air painting from this last spring at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. (sorry photo isnt in focus)....
A reminder......classes and workshop coming up soon.....!!.....see previous posting for info.......(note corrected start date on beginning oil class.....)
Hope you can join us

Saturday, July 26, 2014

workshop announcement / classes starting / Cashiers Plein Air

                                    Sliding Rock Falls  14x18 Oil John Guernsey

Hello!......just got back from the Cashiers Plein Air Invitational, and from teaching a workshop at the Bascom Center in Highlands, and wanted to let you know of some upcoming workshop/class opportunities. I would suggest signing up  soon, so you dont miss out!

Tuesday night class:
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art:
Beginning Oil Painting......starts August 26th!  hurry to sign up!
(this is a corrected start date)....
Intermediate/Advanced Oil painting......starts Oct. 7th
See link on sidebar for information, or email me: 

Quinlan Art Center/Gainesville, GA   Sept 25-27.  Here is the direct link:
or, click on the words, Quinlan Art Center, on the right sidebar and navigate to workshops/instructors....
This workshop was a lot of fun and well attended last year, so I really hope you can join us!

Monday Class:
Art School at Sandy Springs.  Begins August 25!! (6 Mondays, 9:30am-12:30pm)  (My usual oil painting class with emphasis on landscape.. always a good time and a valuable class to take, or repeat.). Sign up via school link on side bar over on the side column.

As always, feel free to contact me if any questions/comments.

Hope to see you soon.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New Workshop just announced...hurry!

just announced......I will be giving a two day oil landscape workshop at the Bascom Art Center in Highlands NC,  on July 22-23.  Below I have included a link which should give the necessary information for all interested.  The Bascom center is in a beautiful location, high in the mountains, in the beautiful town of Highlands.   I would love to see you there....should be a great time.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Los Gatos Plein AIr Festival

....heres a view of my best of show painting at the recently concluded Los Gatos Plein Air Festival.  Los Gatos is a picturesque town just south of San Francisco, and they put on a quality festival....very well organized, great venues for painting, and good interaction between the artists and community.  Below are a few other paintings from the week, and a closer view of the blue ribbon painting. (as is sometimes the case when taking pictures on the fly,  theres some distortion due to the wide angle camera lenses, etc).  Thanks for checking out my blog. Back soon. Happy 4th of July!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

southeastern plein air festival

heres a painting (16x20) from this past Aprils plein air festival in Alabama.....a view of a boat ramp and railroad bridge across the Coosa River in Gadsden, AL.
sorry a bit behind in posting paintings......
again....back soon with more....