Friday, July 22, 2016


Above, an 11x14 of Half Dome, in Yosemite. A studio piece, based on recent picture sent to me from a family member.  I've painted several paintings in the past, of this iconic scene, and always love it.
Thanks for checkin' in!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Cashiers Plein Air Festival

Above is an 18x14 plein air piece from Cashiers Plein Air Festival, last week. Always a great time at this festival.

Below is a repeat of previously mentioned classes/workshops for this fall.....I have added links for more information. And as always, feel free to contact me as well for further information/questions.....Thanks!

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!
contact: jeanne matey

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.
contact: Maureen Persons

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!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Heading to Cashiers Plein Air Festival

Above is a waterfall in Dawsonville, GA.......I painted it last week, and it's 20x16.  Notice a lot of greenery.....which is typical for Georgia, particularly in the summer months.....

Heading off next week to the bi-enniel Cashiers NC plein air festival. For locals interested, please take a drive over to the Cashiers Village  Green Commons and see the wet room (just completed paintings) this Wednesday through Saturday.  For interested artists, there's also an open Quick Draw on Friday at 2pm. See the website for more details , or contact me if you like.

I forgot to add some needed details to my previous note about upcoming classes and workshops......I will get that info updated asap......I hope to see you at one (or more!) of my classes/workshops this fall.......It'll be here before you know it. 

THanks for checking my blog!


p.s. forgot to mention, i picked up a nice second place award at the Los Gatos Plein Air festival a few weeks ago.....(Judge was Paul Kratter. 1st went to greg larock, and 3rd to wayne mckenzie. Good company !)......Had a great time,and will load some pic's from the event soon....