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New Boston/Mahanoy City
Every year I teach several workshops.
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The theme for my paintings is THE ART OF CONVERSATION.
With that in mind most of my paintings involve including the human figure.
Most artists do not add figures to their work, as it is not an easy thing to do. My workshops teach you how to add the figure in a natural, fluid way and how to simplify the subject by breaking it down into basic shapes. I will also talk about how light falls onto a subject and its effect on color and value in the landscape, and how to add drama with your brushstrokes.
I also teach workshops on the basics of plein air painting.
I was a combat artist in Vietnam in 1968. But now my passion is landscape painting- typically outdoors on location. I paint what I see where I am at the time- in the impressionist style. My subjects may be highly recognizable landmarks in South Dakota like the Corn Palace or Falls Park, or they may be the less conspicuous, but no less special, places people recognize in their travels along the Missouri River or through Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills. In that light, I believe that my paintings have relevance and significance, reinforcing a sense of place for the people of South Dakota.
I am an impressionist plein air oil painter. I paint with the Just Plein Nuts group weekly. I’ve studied with Kim English, Guido Frick, Peggy Root and other master artists.
If you are in my area, please let me know if you’d like a “painting buddy” and come along with the Just Plein Nuts group.
I teach monthly indoor classes for beginners to intermediates! Please go to my website for more information.