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.
Thanks!

http://www.thebascom.org/education-and-workshops/Workshops/painting/oil-landscapes-in-the-plein-air-style-july-john-guernsey

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....

Sunday, June 1, 2014

plein air events and upcoming class!


above is a piece from the recent Carmel plein air festival, a 14x18 paintng of some beach houses along the Pacific Grove shoreline.  This one won an award of excellence prize.
More later on this and other festivals; but in the meantime.......I want to alert you to a summer class at The Art School in Sandy Springs.........again, just a four week session, Monday mornings, starting, June 30th.......a reduced price from the normal 6 week classes........dont miss out; sign up asap....
Back soon........

Friday, May 2, 2014

spring continues..

above, another recent painting of Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park....24x30.....
coming soon, comments and pictures of recently concluded plein air festivals in Alabama and Florida..

Monday, April 28, 2014

Spring (continued)

above is a recent painting of a historic neighborhood just a couple miles away, in Marietta, GA......lots of azaleas are blooming now.......
its 22x28, available at DK Gallery........

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring has sprung!


Apologies, once again, for being away so long......things are pretty busy now, so I will be updating you more often.

Above painting is a recent piece, one of (4) new pieces now available for viewing and purchase at DK Gallery in Marietta.  This one is an impression of our recent (January) snow storm.  There was chaos on the roads and freeways during that time, but quiet, natural beauty in the woods nearby, and the snow remained for some time, as did the frigid temps.

Hey!!....Last chance to sign up for my next oil painting class !.(after that, no classes until August)  The next session for my monday class starts at Art School at Sandy Springs is on Monday, April 28th.  Due to the Memorial Day holiday and other things, it will only be a 4 week class; so the cost is prorated. Check the link on the side bar, and sign up ASAP to reserve a spot.  As usual, please feel free to contact me if any questions about the class.

Later this month I am off for a week in Alabama for their Southeastern plein air festival, and shortly after will find my way to Winterpark FL, for their highly respected plein air festival.
Later in the spring and early summer, I am selected for the 23rd annual Carmel (CA) plein air festival, the Los Gatos Plein air festival, and the always enjoyable bi-enniel Cashiers NC plein air invitational.  Hope my rickety old easel holds up through all this! Cant wait to get out there in such wonderful scenic areas and paint.  Hope you or friends near these locations will fall by and enjoy the events and say hello.

Back soon!