Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Workshops, A Group Show and an Article

Just held a two-day pastel/oil workshop at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville, GA. I enjoyed working with this enthusiastic group of artists who asked many questions throughout the two days. Many times students will apologize for asking so many questions. But groups like this make for more productive, and what I feel to be a more successful workshop. So if you take one of my workshops...ask away!

Below are my demos from this workshop (one oil, one pastel), with thumbnails and an initial block in for the pastel piece.

Zigzag, oil, 11x14

Bursting With Springtime, pastel, 11x14

My next local(ish) workshops will be in in Austell, GA (oil) and the other in Dahlonega, GA (oil/pastel). The one in Dahlonega will be my "Composition Boot Camp" where I'll make more sense out of the thumbnails you see above.

My next pastel workshop is coming up in June, with the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. A second workshop (2-day) has just been added and last I heard there are a few spot still left in this one.

Details for my workshops are on my website.

Tomorrow I'll be hanging a show with three other artist friends at the Artists Atelier of Atlanta, located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. The show runs from May 2 - May 30, with a reception on Sat., May 17, noon - 4, during the Miami Circle Art Walk which takes place the third Saturday of each month. I'll post more details on this soon, but in the meantime, following below are a few of my pieces included in the show...

September Goldenrod, oil, 11x14

Orange Roof, oil, 8x10

Road May Be Slippery, pastel, 12x16

One more piece of news to share here...I haven't yet received my copy of the June issue of the Pastel Journal, but I'm excited to say that I'll have an article in this issue, in the "Skill Builders" section of the magazine. The focus of the article is on how I block in my paintings, which is typically one of the focuses of my workshops.


  1. I enjoyed the workshop. Very informative. Your paintings are SO beautiful! And thanks for sharing your process.