How Rose Frantzen inspires you to paint at her Alla Prima Workshop – Part II

Closeup of a Rose Frantzen painting,Vaulting the Disproportionate Illusion of a Transparent Wall.

This is part II of a two-part post and continues with the painting process Rose Frantzen modeled for us at the workshop. If you missed part I, you can see it here. Rose has tremendous energy. She moves around a lot while she paints, walking back and forth, turning around and sometimes fairly dancing with […]

How Rose Frantzen inspires you to paint at her Alla Prima Workshop – Part I

Rose Frantzen helping a student

Watching Rose Frantzen paint makes me wish I had another lifetime to practice. She is so inspiring. Seeing the article on Rose Frantzen in the November/December 2017 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine reminded me of meeting her earlier this year.  I was privileged to see her begin the painting Vaulting the Disproportionate Illusion of […]

Watching David Kassan paint makes me want to be a better painter, or what I did over spring break

Watching David Jon Kassan paint makes me want to be a better painter. A week ago I returned home from a workshop with Kassan at the Scottsdale Artists School in Arizona. David is a talented artist and a great teacher. He is very open, self effacing and generously shares what he knows with his students. If […]

I’m a winner! Vasari Classic Artists’ Oil Colors Grant

I am thrilled I was chosen a recipient of the $1000 Oil Paint Grant from Vasari Classic Artist’s Oil Colors. Vasari oil paint is very possibly some of the finest oil paint made. It’s a product of exceptional quality, made in a time-honored hand crafted manner that produces wonderfully saturated color.  Steve Salek makes the […]