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From a photo reference by Gabor Svagrik, painted for Matt Smith’s online landscape class.
I attended a workshop given by Linda Glover Gooch at the Scottsdale Artist School a couple weeks ago and came home with six small studies. Here are three. Way too much fun.
This was a painting I didn’t know if I could handle. It’s from a photo reference, taken by a friend. I was attracted to the dappled light in the forest, but aware when I started that that could be difficult … Continue reading
After a few months in the Matt Smith online course, several of my older paintings have been put back on the easel. My eye is more critical now. Some of the older stuff needs to be completely re-painted. Some of … Continue reading
This is a scene from the coast near San Luis Obispo, near Shell Beach. First time I have ever tried painting water like this and I’m pretty happy with the result. One of the very few paintings I can ever … Continue reading
In March of this year, I started an online art course taught by Matt Smith, one of my favorite painters. It’s titled “Simplifying Landscape Painting”. So far, it has exceeded my expectations, and has me thrilled to be back painting … Continue reading
Just finished this one today that I’ve named ‘Hard Country’. Trying to create a little different look with the palette knife in the background rocks, thinking that it adds a ‘rocky’ look and adds some harder edges. Progress.
Last week I attended a Scottsdale Artist’s School workshop led by Mark Boedges, from Vermont. We spent time out at the Salt Cliffs, and Mark did this demo facing away from the cliffs. Six hours total, three hours on Wednesday and three … Continue reading
So much of the desert is see-through trees and shrubs, that it’s a challenge to paint. Here, I put away the artist brushes and for much of the painting used a little 69 cent brush from a hardware store. Long, … Continue reading
Last week I attended a workshop at Scottsdale Artist School taught by Henry Yan. Henry is a 20-year teacher at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he teaches figurative drawing and painting. And the SAS workshop was just that, … Continue reading