Thursday, August 23, 2012

. . . thumbnail sketches . . .

rock pile - ideas for painting composition 

I have been taking the Tucson Art Academy Online Course Concept to Canvas by Gabor Svagrik and have high praise for the course instruction and its format. This is a five week landscape painting course with a new lecture, demo and assignment each week. During this time, the student can revisit each lecture and demo as often as he wishes. The use of video and PhotoShop for critiques, enable the student to both hear and see what could make each work stronger.

I have traveled for workshops in the past and most likely will again, but for now, this method wins hands down. It is so nice to be able to have such high quality instruction in your own home and studio. Simply put — it is fantastic! Click here for a short video about the course. More posts to follow soon.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


6 x 6  oil on panel

The weather has been so delightful here in the Pacific Northwest, we have been enjoying breakfast outdoors every morning. I love to paint cherries and since the stems were still attached to these, were set aside to be eaten later in the day . . . after they were painted. And yes! They were very good.

The painting will be available in my DailyPaintworks gallery via auction starting August 21st.