Classes and workshops for 2017

Student painting the figure

I’ll be teaching several classes and workshops in 2017. Here is the upcoming schedule. If you’d like more information or wish to sign up for my private studio classes or workshops, click the link for information and sign up. Private Classes in my studio – Jan-May; Jul-Nov   (Begins January 6th – monthly enrollment. Charcoal Portrait workshop […]

Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny is one of the paintings in my current show. It continues the theme of looking at our relationship with and connection to nature. Manifest destiny was a 19th century belief in the destiny of settlers to expand westward across the United States, and remake the land and culture. It served to justify, as a moral imperative, both the expansion […]

Portrait of Zoie on a Monday

portrait of Zoie, oil on panel, 14 x 11 in

Having a model is a great way to start off the week. This was a quick two-hour portrait study of Zoie, one of my students. She’s a great model. Didn’t move an inch! I used the Zorn palette that I wrote about last post, which consists of Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red light, Ivory Black and Titanium White. This is […]

Cardboard Sky

Cardboard Sky, oil on linen, 16x20 in, © Jean Wilkey

I enjoy painting from observation. For me so much about art is really learning to see both with the internal and external eye. One thing I’ve been focused on over the past few years is trying to get accurate color temperature and value in the work. That’s what really describes the quality of the light and the atmosphere […]