Monday, October 22, 2012

Workshop announcement/John's Creek Art Center

hello again
...just a reminder....still time to get in on my upcoming workshop in John's Creek, GA....(a bit north of Atlanta). Sponsored by the John's Creek Art Center., this workshop should be real enjoyable and informative; a great opportunity for painters, before the rush of Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday activity sets in. Here's a link to the website and a summary of the workshop.
See you there!


In this valuable and enjoyable workshop you will learn how to create dynamic oil paintings in the "alla prima" or "plein air" style. This workshop is geared towards those students with some experience up to more advanced students. Through numerous demonstrations, lectures and one-on-one painting assistance, we'll reinforce the basic concepts of painting (drawing, value, color theory, composition, brushwork, etc.). as well as be challenged with unique and exciting concepts of light and shadow, which will help take your painting to a more professional level. Learn how to give impression of detail by painting the light on complex objects. Expect to come away with some good "study" painting and at least one or two formal paintings. The subject will vary from a simple still life arrangement to landscapes/cityscapes from photographs.
Wednesday November 7 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Thursday November 8 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
 John Guernsey
 Wed., 07 Nov. 2012 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
 Thu., 08 Nov. 2012 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Price: $150.00

Sunday, October 14, 2012

San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival

hello friends
...just returned from the 12th annual San Luis Obispo festival, and here's a few of my paintings from the event. It was a real nice affair, and I was mostly satisfied with my painting. I was pleased to receive the Artist's choice award for the above painting, (blue and red houses), and a quickdraw 2nd place award for the green- grey house painting. 

The week started off ominously with record heat in san luis obispo....(105), and some of the beach areas (90's).  So there were a lot of us painting beach scenes those first couple days.

back shortly with some teaching updates.....

thanks for checking in!