Latest Blog Posts

post

Yeah, but, can your art book do this?

I’ve been gone a while from the weblog. I’ve had so much fun doing it over the years but I …Read More »

post

I’m sorry

My dearest website,
I don’t know how to say I’m sorry enough. I know I’ve ignored you, left you hanging without …Read More »

Upcoming Workshops & Events

post

Oct 12-14 Crockett, CA Abs/Int

Abstraction and intention in San Fran
Oct 12-14  $525
Randy Sexton’s studio in Crockett, Ca is where we will be. Randy is …Read More »

post

Chesapeake Bay Jan 12-14 Abs/Int

Jan 12-14, 2018 at Chesapeake Fine Art Studio  $450
January in Maryland… what else is there to do? Awesome space, the …Read More »

Coming soon: Fishing for elephants

 

It’s coming. So very close. A new book that ain’t your average art book. It’s about creativity, finding your authentic self, getting unstuck, actual how to stuff. People think those who are creative are just born that way, not true. It’s a skill set that can be learned just like anything else. The book is a very left-brained approach to a right-brained thing. And if you have enjoyed any of my blog posts, you’ll probably like this. It’s not done yet, but the mountain top is in sight.

140 exercises, images, 10 case studies on top-notch visual communicators and painters.

One of the most interesting, genuine and unique ways to create new art is through plein air paintings. Though the fancy French term may sound complicated, quite simply, plein air paintings are created in an outdoor, natural setting. This allows the artist to truly capture the essence of their surroundings and translate it beautifully to the canvas.

It takes artists years of experience to master the techniques and nuances that make plein air paintings so aesthetically pleasing. In fact, I've been doing these paintings for over 30 years, and have just begun to fully figure everything out. The difficulty of learning the intricacies of plein air paintings is one of the major reasons that I offer workshop instruction. My goal is to teach my students all of the knowledge I’ve gained since I began my journey.

If you are interested in collecting plein air paintings, I offer a variety of fine art pieces for sale. My colorful paintings capture some of nature's most beautiful settings. They are wonderful additions to any collection, and can serve as commercial or residential décor pieces. If you have any questions about any of my paintings or workshop instruction classes, contact me today.