Friday, October 27, 2017

Student Andy Millar Art Show

Stop by South Colorado Blvd in Denver to check out the solo art show of my student,
Andy Millar.  Find it at:

From the Ground Up Coffee Shop
2418  South Colorado Blvd,

His show continues until October 31.
Congratulations, Andy!  Beautiful work!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ACC Student Show Winners, 2017

Stacey O'Donnell, Second Place award
Congratulations to my students who won awards in the recent Arapahoe Community College, Community Education Student Art Show.  Stacey O'Donnell won Second Place in Oils, and Randy Akers won the Merit Award.  

Both Stacey and Randy started as beginners and have returned to my classes consistently over the past 8 years.  Their paintings demonstrate how passion for painting, perseverance and practice pay off.

Randy Akers, Merit Award
To all my students who submitted paintings to the show, keep up the good work!  You are all winners!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Oil Painting Class Project

In my Intermediate Oil Painting Classes, students normally work on individual  projects, consistent with their personal artistic goals.

Carol Catt
Sometimes we do a class project from my demonstration to study a specific skill, technique, or painting approach.  

Carolyn Gallegos
These are a few of the oil studies from a project designed to help students paint faster and more freely.  We also emphasized the variety of colors in the shadow of the adobe wall.

Andy Millar
Nancy Hubbard

It's fun to see how each painting is different as it reflects the personality of the artist, although all were painted from the same reference.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

New Oil Painting Class

Cliff Austin Fine Art Studio in Littleton
I'm happy to announce my new oil painting class at Cliff Austin's Fine Art Studio in Littleton.  

Classes are ongoing for Intermediate to Advanced students, Tuesdays, 1-4 pm. An email to me is all it takes if you're interested! 

For details, click on the Private Classes tab at the top of this page.

Beginners:  I have classes for you, too, at Arapahoe Community College (non credit - you don't have to enroll in the college). Check out the ACC Painting Classes tab at the top of this blog.  I hope to see you there soon!

Friday, May 13, 2016

One-day Outdoor Painting Workshop 2016

Outdoor Painting Workshop

Saturday, June 11, 2016,  

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

For Class Description and details, click on the Oil Painting Workshops tab at the top of this page.  
To register, simply email me.  I will send you the location, supply list, directions, and tips along with your confirmation.  Class size is limited.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2016 Portraits and Custom Oil Painting Commissions

Plan now to give a very special gift to someone you love.  I'm currently booking portrait and custom oil painting commissions for 2016.  You will want to allow 3-4 months for your painting, depending on my portrait schedule and backlog.  Earlier bookings get priority.

If you have a special occasion, anniversary, birthday, or reunion coming up, an original oil painting is a perfect gift to commemorate your event.

Explore your idea with a simple phone call or email.  No pressure or obligation ever.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Some of my artist friends and I have a custom of choosing a single word to summarize our goals for the new year, rather than creating a list of resolutions.  My word for this year is BALANCE. Last year was out of balance, due to my father's hospice and passing, as well as other challenges.  To restore and maintain balance, I need consistent PEP:  Prayer, Exercise, and Painting! Everything else flows out of these when I succeed in making these the priority.

What's your word for the year?