Monday, April 5, 2021

Painter at the Helm...Spring Workshops

I have three upcoming workshops, open to picture painters of all levels of experience.  There might be a spot or two available, in case you'd like to participate.  Send an email to if you'd like more details.

Painting Representationally, Unconventionally
2-day workshop / April 13th & 14th
New Harmony, Indiana

Painting with Style and Purpose
1-day workshop / Saturday, May 8th
Bloomfield, Indiana

Painting with Style and Purpose
2-day workshop / May 22nd & 23rd
Noblesville, Indiana

Each of these classes will focus on using plein air painting (painting outdoors from life) as a starting point in the pursuit of style and artistic vision.  We'll be using a variety of strategies to better understand how we see/interpret the landscape in an effort to paint beyond subject matter alone.  There should be plenty opportunities for laughter and shenanigans, in case you're into that sort of thing.

Here's to art-related sunburns and the smell of turpentine + cut grass...hope to see you soon.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Spring Workshop in New Harmony


I'm teaching a 2-day workshop with an emphasis on plein air painting in beautiful New Harmony, Indiana—April 13th and 14th.  It's going to be wild.  Click the link for more info or to sign up:  

Monday, January 11, 2021


Bathroom Reno
16" x 24" diptych
oil on canvas

I blew out my back trying to pick up a bath towel.  I tried to blame it on 2021 and nothing happened, so I guess I'll hold chicken sandwiches accountable.  Here's to a new year of muscle relaxers, lettuce wraps, and yoga poses...

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Flowers and a Rose
oil on canvas
32" x 36"

"As I was walkin' 'round Grosvenor Square
Not a chill to the Winter but a nip to the air
From the other direction, she was calling my eye
It could be an illusion, but I might as well try..."

Sunday, December 27, 2020

I get by with a little help from my friends...

Oak and an Acorn
oil on canvas
35" x 45"

My Pandemic Painting exhibit was a lot of fun.  I'd like to thank all of the fine folks that made it a success...

Thank you Brittany, William, Debbie, PD, Sophie, Drew, Kathy, Gary, Alicia, Austin, Liam, Bobby, Mark, Jerry, Mickey, Bill, Phil, Ron, Bob, Robert, Richard, Dakota, Stephanie, Robbie, Brenda, Emmi, Nathan, Don, Amy, Rachel, Aaron, Megan, Nick, Allen, Tonjua, Steve, guy with the blue hat, Bob, Richard, Tom, Billy, Richard, Mary, Rachel, Carol, Denny, Ron, David, Marsh, Steve, Joe, Lowell, Richie, Bill, Paul, Sam, Kenny, Stan, Renita, Michael, and all of your friends and family members I'm forgetting.  Thank you.  

If you'd like to schedule an appointment to see what's left of the show plus several new paintings fresh off the easel, I'd be happy to set you up.  Email me at with "appointment" as your subject and I'll get in touch with available dates/times.  There's no obligation to buy a painting when you set up an appointment...I mostly just enjoy the company.  

I hope you're all having the happiest of holidays.  You know what they a little, drink a lot, and kiss someone on the lips.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

"Thanks for the Christmas card you sent me, Violet."