Rising Son, oil/panel, 36x36

"Rising Son" is a finalist in the Raymar Art 5th Annual Fine Art Competition. Judge Robert Lemler commented as follows, "I am knocked out by this painting. It has a clarity of atmosphere that is very appealing. The strong complimentary colors, sharp value contrasts, interesting brushwork and well suggested detail make this painting very striking! Don’t miss the beautiful variation in the color temperature of the snow..."

Painting Workshop

A clip from my painting workshop last fall

I am teaching a painting workshop near my home in Milford, PA this summer, August 2011. The details are now available on my website at This 5 day intensive studio workshop will focus on the essentials of painting: design, value structure, color and paint quality. Working from your own photo reference, you will learn how to control light, key your paintings and create good value structures so that you can achieve the specific feeling or mood you are after to fill your paintings with light and energy.

This workshop is open to all skill levels, styles and all media are welcome. There will be a welcome dinner on sunday evening and I hope to include a tour of my studio and share this area of Pennsylvania where I find so much inspiration. Space is limited, so if you would like to reserve a space, please let me know as soon as possible.

Landscape Painting, Beyond the Photograph
August 7th-12th, 2011