Saturday, July 4, 2015

BENCHREST

12X16
     This was a fun little painting I did of a couple of my new Benchrest Shooting buddies. Benchrest is a very accurate type of target shooting with the goal of putting either 5 or 10 bullets through the same hole at 100 or 200 yards.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

BRITTLE BRUSH at CAMELBACK MTN

20X24
I did this Studio Demo today using the previous field study and photo reference for my "Basics to Plein Air" class.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Second Sat. morning class.






Class Value Demo 8x10
     Today's class was all about painterly drawings and squinting to "Graphitize" the landscape into large simple organized shapes. I did a quick 12x16 color demo at the end of class.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

"BASICS TO PLEIN AIR" class

12x16 Field Study to Studio
My "Basics to Plein Air" class begins Sat. Oct 18 at the Scottsdale Art School.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Oil Painting. Graduated May 1981
Two years in a Teacher Certification Program at University of Phoenix 1998.
Continuing Education, Studied with some of the finest painters in America.:
KEN AUSTER                         KEVIN MacPHERSON                RALPH OBERG
KEN BACKHAUS                   RAY ROBERTS                              JILL CARVER
JOHN BUDICIN                    RICHARD SCHMID                     CAROL MARINE
SCOTT CHRISTENSEN        MATT SMITH                        JENNIFER McCHRISTIAN
LEN CHMIEL                         GEORGE STRICKLAND               ROBERT LEMLER
MARK DAILY                        CURT WALTERS                            PHIL BECK
T. ALEN LAWSON                SKIP WHICOMB                      JOESEPH PAQUET
DAN ROBINSON                  GREG KREUTZ                         DONALD DEMERS
JOHN POON                         R.S. RIDDICK                     MICHAEL ALBRECHTSON
AWARDS:
Southwest Art Magazine Award: Emerging Artist Sonoran Arts Festival 2004
1st place award in Oil Painting: Evergreen Arts Festival Colorado 2002
Phippen Museum Foundation Award for Museum Quality Work. 2000
PUBLICATIONS:
SOUTHWEST ART MAGAZINE Oct 2000 and 2004
EXIBITIONS:
Estes Park Plein Air Invitational - Colorado         2004
Norby Art Gallery - Cave Creek, AZ   One Man Show  2004
Denton Art Center - Kansas  One Man Show 2002
Laguna Plein Air Invitational - California 2001, 2003, 2004
CM Russell Show - Montana  2001
Gilcrease Museum Miniature Show - Tulsa, OK.  2001
Plein Air Invitational Tucson AZ 2000
TEACHING:    SCOTTSDALE ART SCHOOL since 2001

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DESERT CREEK

6X8
     Well it's starting to cool off a little in Arizona finally and we had a little rain to create some water down in the river bed. The  dogs and I snuck down there one morning and I did a little study.

Jack is looking at us and Katy is messing around in the creek.