Think you can’t paint?

Students painting

Think you can’t paint? Oh, sure, maybe you’ve tried it. You remember painful moments in school where you envied the kid next to you who seemingly could draw anything – even Spiderman. But your efforts? Well, maybe that’s what drove you to studying accounting. Or maybe you found creative solutions to hide your humiliation and […]

Upcoming classes

Student painting the figure

My oil painting classes will begin again in September. If you’re interested in taking small group classes in the intimate environment of my studio, please get in touch with me. I’ll be teaching both beginning and more advanced levels and all subjects. You can email or call me for more information or click the ‘classes […]

Apple demo for ghosts

apple still life

Cray-cray, I know, but not long ago, I did a demo for no one. I admit I didn’t publicize it well and it WAS on a Wednesday evening after all. But ever hopeful, I wagged my gear to Mas Art and set up for the demo. No one showed. But, I was already there so what the […]

Oil Painting and Professional Development classes

This fall I’ll once again be offering painting classes at my studio. You can see the details by clicking the classes tab in the left sidebar. OIL PAINTING beginning to advanced, will be on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:00pm. Space is limited so enroll soon. Beginners will paint from observation and more advanced students will paint according to their needs […]

My summer painting class

Last Friday, I finished teaching a beginning painting class during the summer session at NMSU. Fourteen students enrolled but 4 never showed and we lost two more due to unforseen health issues. Because it was a small and intimate class, the students became much friendlier and chatty with each other earlier on in the semester than […]

Learn to paint. It’s the cool thing to do!

Summer classes are starting this week. Oil Painting – beginning to advanced All skill levels – Ages 16-and up Wednesdays –  6:30-9:00pm My summer oil painting class will start tomorrow. This is a studio class for learning and practicing the  fundamentals of painting from observation in oil. The class is ongoing with monthly enrollment, so […]

Painting demo with Russian easel

Two weeks ago I did a quick painting demo at the Botanica show along with Tauna Cole Dorn. There’s a gorgeous plant in the courtyard at the Adobe-Patio Gallery, the name of which escapes me, that has brilliant pink blooms. Quinacridone magenta blooms! The setup I used is a Yarka Russian Field Easel meant for […]