Art Clubs and organizations

Joining and participating in art clubs is a great way of adding a social element to the lives of painters like myself whose work is inherently a solitary activity. I not only get to enjoy socializing with great people with interests like my own, but I also get to learn … Read More

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Study in Landscape Painting

  I’m excited to once again be offering painting classes, my first offerings in over two years. I’m offering a 5-class series in landscape painting this spring. Classes will be held in my Soquel studio on Thursday mornings 9-12 noon, April 14, 21, 28, May 12, 19. Series price is … Read More

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Tribute to Richard Schmid

I recently read my California Art Club Newsletter containing a tribute to Richard Schmid, who passed on earlier this year. He was a great artist who mentored many of today’s traditional painters. I watched him paint a portrait from life at one of the Plein Air conventions years ago. It … Read More

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Congressional Art Competition

Earlier this summer, I was pleasantly surprised to hear from our US Representative Anna Eshoo’s office. They asked me, as a long-standing professional artist, to act as a juror for the Congressional Art Competition, an annual art competition for young persons in the 7th through 12th grades. The art competition … Read More

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Scaling up your Painting

[Revised Jan, 2021] It is sometimes difficult to paint large paintings plein air. After all, when we set up our easels in the out of doors, factors like uneven ground, heaviness of large canvases and wind make the large painting effort problematic. Especially wind, which can come up at any … Read More

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