Tuesday, October 13, 2015




Apple Study


It's been a crazy summer!  We cleaned out the Ohio House, YEA!  My daughter bought it and has it back on the market.  Major upgrades, almost makes me want to buy it back...NOT!  

We're back in Florida, I'm a happy camper.  Moved the studio into the bedroom that has north light, lots of work but I love it.  Still trying to clean out....I just can't seem to get rid of art stuff, but I'm working on it.

I started classes back at the beach art center last week.  Small classes but it's that time of year and I'm enjoying get back into the routine.  

I decide to teach a beginning oil class with the same techniques as the watercolor class.  The step-by-step format works great with beginning students.  They get the basic techniques while doing a painting.  We will start the class with color theory, mixing  color charts, and value scale. I also plan on teaching the "Mechanics of Painting", this is the technique I learned from Jerry Fresia.  He studied with Bill Schultz who started the American Impressionist Society.  This technique goes back to the French Impressionist and give you a great foundation for painting in oils.