• Mountain Mist Gallery, Cashiers, NC

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Workshops and classes coming this fall !!

Backyard Garden / Best of Show 2014 Los Gatos Plein Air / John Guernsey

Hello all,

Los Gatos Plein Air is this coming week..(6/14-18)..drop by and say hello if you're in the area...(paintings display on Saturday, 6/18 , at the city park) there!

Here's some great oil painting workshop and class opportunities coming up this fall.   I encourage you to sign up early as these sessions usually fill up very quickly  All are geared towards oil painters, all levels, or some, intermediate to advanced.  Feel free to email me, at, if you have any questions and/or would like further information.  NOTE: I will be adding associated links and contact information for these stand by....will be back shortly!!

6 week Tuesday night class at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art starts ...AUGUST 2nd!! (hurry). This class is always fun as well as helpful.  (this class reoccurs again late fall,and even a short session during the holiday weeks!)

 2 Day Plein Air workshop , October 13,14th, at the Soulful Art Studios in Cumming, GA.  A great host facility a good chance to get in some good solid instruction...perfect time of year for plein air!

Workshop at Colby Glen (Macon,  GA) goes for 4 full day sessions, once a week, Wednesdays Oct 20-Nov 10th.  (part studio, part plein air).  You can't miss this great opportunity. The last session, earlier this year sold out, and was a great time.

3 days workshop at Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville, GA.   Sept 22-24  Going on
the 4th year,  this workshop is always fantastic, and one of the best facilities you'll find. This is studio painting, and this year, concentrating almost entirely on landscape!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Plein Air Festival, Carmel-by-the-Sea

Greetings friends......Above are just 2 of 4 pieces from the just concluded Carmel Plein Air Festival. (sorry, photos blurring and glaring). One was a street scene in nearby Pacific Grove (12x16), and the other some beach cliffs south of Carmel (14x18). The street scene won an award of excellence from Plein Air Magazine.  The weather was cool and overcast most of the time, but but a nice week overal. Next stop, Los Gatos Plein Air Festival.....! 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

a few pic's from Winterpark FL plein air

here's a handful of paintings from last week's winterpark FL plein air festival. This is a really nice festival; lot's of good artists and nice people.   Now on to the 23rd annual Carmel (CA) Plein air festival. If you're in the area, please come by and say hello.....the Carmel display of paintings is friday night through Sunday afternoon (May 13-15). See you there!

Friday, April 8, 2016

A couple pic's from last weeks festival

.'s a couple quick pic's from last week's Southeastern Plein Air Festival in Gadsden AL. The one on the easel was taken moments before the easel disintegrated in the wind, and the painting, a scene of the top edge of Noccalula Falls, was damaged beyond help. (It would've been a prize winner for sure, right? ha).  The other one is a view from a bridge overlooking the Gadsden Railroad yard, and old steel mill. This one, a 12x24, won a merit award from juror, Dawn Whitelaw. Kind of a wild week, but always a kick to paint there , and for the last several years.
Hope to share some moments of upcoming festivals in
- Winterpark, FL  (april)
- Carmel, CA  (may)
- Los Gatos, CA  (june)
- Cashiers, NC  (July)
..more to come.....

Sunday, February 21, 2016

more January plein air stuff....

Here's a 12x16 plein air piece from my trip to the California Coastal area this past January.  This was a view of Laguna Beach from the Hensler Park walkway. I lucked out with very good weather and a nice quiet weekday.  Thanks for checking in.

Friday, February 19, 2016

a couple earlier paintings

was just reviewing these plein air pieces from a few years ago.....thought I would post them........
We're having a great time at my current Tuesday night class at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, and a continuing Thursday workshop in the beautiful southern city of Macon, GA. Coming up soon, end of March, the Southeastern Plein Air Festival in Alabama, and mid-April the WinterPark Plein air festival near Orlando, Florida. Hope to see some painting friends and others I've met there before.......
hoping to blog more regularly....been a bit tied up lately.....see you soon.....landijust taking careal thefriend   in WintersoughBea eAsusObbCobb-M?the H ies

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..