Watch it Grow

Speed Studies is a great for many reasons! A couple, is testing out new styles (expressive painting) and exploring color. Watch the painting grow in the slideshow below and final product at the bottom!

Here I set up a still life in a analogous color scheme. I picked colors in the red family and then added a few elements of it's opposite, green. This is a great exercise to create mood and harmony in a painting. I kept things very loose until the end. This allowed me to keep edges soft creating a lost and found approach to the edges. Lots of layers of color were added while I shifted colors to create harmony in the piece. 

Mum's The Word - Oil on Canvas- 11x14 - $500.00

Mum's The Word - Oil on Canvas- 11x14 - $500.00

Epperson Gallery Workshop

I am pleased to get the chance to teach a workshop this fall in Valona, CA. Valona is a quaint historical town about 30 minutes outside of San Francisco. The big spacious gallery not only carries great Northern California artists, but also has wonderful views of the Bay. Over 3 days students will be learning the speed studies approach to painting. I believe this approach is critical for painters who want to keep improving and producing work. It's not all about speed, but through the process students walk away with a better knowledge of brushwork, color, design elements, and subject matter. Kicking off the weekend I will conduct an instructional demo that walks through this process and discusses my painting approach, color palette, and tips. Students will be painting between 5-6 studies a day and covering a wide array of topics.