Friday, November 27, 2009

Teaching Class

Alright. After hours and hours of deliberation I have finally decided to give teaching a whirl. I have been approached by a few people wanting to know when I would start and after talking with Lisa Fox, owner of Leiper's Creek Gallery this morning, I am making plans to teach from the gallery starting at some point in January after the holidays have worn off a bit. It is still very sketchy at this point but I am planning on teaching from the gallery on Tuesday and Thursday nights from , say, 6-9 in the evenings for 6 weeks. I had thought about a workshop outside but the weather this time of year is very unpredictable so we will save the workshop for better weather. And it will be an entirely landscape based class, how I paint landscapes and everything I know about it.
So, tell everyone you know and if you are interested or if anyone you know is interested, get in touch with me or Lisa Fox at Leiper's Creek Gallery and we will sign you up.
The images above are a few from last week. I am not sure how much posting I will get done this next week with the Brentwood Academy Show on Friday. Can't believe it's here.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


In the previous post I mentioned some 11x14 paintings I did over the past week. Here's one. I will post the other when I get a better photo. I painted this one at Cheatham Wildlife Management area with Jim Frazier and when I finished he said,"you used that same brush for that whole painting, didn't you?" I did. A number one round hog bristle. I take a lot of heat for the size of my brushes. But right now, that's where I'm at. If it ever stops working or I don't enjoy it anymore I am sure I will move on to something else.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Brentwood Academy Show

If you have noticed lately I have not posted as often as usual due to the fact I am participating in the Brentwood Academy Show on the 5th, 6th, and 7th of December and I have been in a painting frenzy with little time for anything else. I also have two small shows at two other galleries which will require another 10 paintings. It has however, forced me to paint 11x14's in the field which is a bit large for me. When I loaded one into my Open Box M it looked like I was hanging drywall. It was huge. But once I started and got lost in it I didn't notice the size difference. And it took about the same amount of time as smaller sizes. Explain that. I honestly thought it would take hours and hours. I think both took around two and a half hours. I will post both when I get the time.
Meanwhile, back to the painting frenzy.