Monday, July 3, 2017


Hello all,
Above is a 14x11 plein air piece painted at Alabama's Noccalula Falls last month. I joined the Alabama Plein Air Painters group for a nice sunny day there,  and a great dinner afterward. Only a two hour drive, and well worth it for the fun and practice. Hope to see some of you at Plein Air Easton in a week or so.....58 top artists competing in the heat and humidity of coastal Maryland.
For those interested in a great time of fun and challenging learning, don't forget my up coming workshops.....August, September,October, November......referred to in previous blog(s)......as always, feel free to email me if questions.....
Stay cool....!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Carmel plein air festival / new workshop

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..just returned from the Carmel Plein Air Festival. Above painting , of shore cliffs at Garrapata state park, won an honorable mention. Next stop, Los Gatos Plein Air Festival, in just a few weeks.
News!......my August workshop in Highlands NC filled up and they've opened up another workshop for me the week prior. The new one is August 16-18.  It's at the Bascom Art Center there, and information is at their website.
Note that, in some cases the organizations may have not posted the workshop information on their website yets; so if the case, please contact me and I'll tell you what i can......
...as with any of these workshops/classes, etc, please feel free to contact me anytime via email, with whatever questions/comments you may have.
johnbguernsey@bellsouth.net

Happy summer time, (upcoming) !

John

Friday, April 28, 2017

plein air events, workshops


Above is a 14x18 painted at the Olmstead Park plein air festival just a few weeks ago.  ...weather was a real problem, but managed to paint a few decent ones.

getting ready for several major plein air festivals...Carmel (may), , Los Gatos, (june) Easton. (july).
If near these area , drop by and say hello!

After the festivals i have a few enjoyable oil painting workshops slated.....

August - (Highlands, NC ) Full
September - Quinlan Ctr, Gainesville, GA
October - Gadsden Museum of Art, AL
November - Booth Western Museum, Cartersville, GA

Hope you can join us for one of these workshops. Let me know if you need details.

Best wishes!




Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Spring Floral Display with Tangerines 12x16
...a recent still life piece.......
remember to check out my upcominge workshops......(listed on prior post). Also, another 4 week class begins at Marietta Cobb Museum of Art starting mid April....watch for it! Join us!....
Happy springtime to all!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

season for classes and plein air events



...above is 12x16 plein air piece from yesterday, painted at Peachtree Creek Park in Atlanta.

Late notice.... for painters....please consider taking my painting class at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, starting Tuesday night, February 28th!......weibsite can be found on the side bar to the right, with information and registration information.......Hurry!....hope you can join us!....

Also.....check out my upcoming Workshops.....(info available at their websites, or just contact me for questions/info...

Bascom Art Center, (highlands, NC)  August 23-25
booth museum education center (cartersville, ga)  November 4,5 
Quinlan Art Center (gainesville, ga)  Sept 21-23

....looking forward to participating in the the following plein air festivals...if you're in the area, please fall by and say hello..

Olmstead Park
Carmel, CA  (pending)
Los Gatos CA
Easton, MD
Sonoma, CA (pending)
Cape Ann, MA  (pending)