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Landscape to Paint: Colorado's Hill Country

In today’s edition of New Art!, I’m always impressed with some of the spectacular scenery the state of Colorado has to offer, from the flat Eastern plains to the sharp cliffs of Ouray and Telluride. In the middle of teaching a landscape painting class, I painted this piece as a class demo from a photo…

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Montauk Point Lighthouse original oil painting

Out on the tip of Long Island is a quaint little town called Montauk. Soft, sandy beaches churn up the Atlantic and the vegetation and humidity is thick. Take the road all the way past the town and to the end of the island and you’ll end up in a parking lot, and at Montauk…

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Classroom demonstrations

I just finished teaching my “Painting with a Broad Brush” class. Always a lot of fun. My landscape painting class begins in five weeks and anybody can sign up for it by going to the Glendale YMCA for more details. These are two of the more successful exercises that came from that class. The first…

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A Day in Plein Air

Since I will be teaching plein air painting in a few weeks, I realized that I had better get back to the swing of things and start painting on location again. My last paintings have all been studio paintings, where I’ve had the luxury of working from photos, taking my time, and listening to the ball…

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New Art: "In His Image"

This piece started as a tribute to an organization called Kimmy’s House. Kimmy’s House focuses on ministering to special needs orphans in India and Haiti. The need is great. Either because of cultural beliefs or because of lack of resources, the special needs orphans of India and Haiti often times suffer great neglect, and can…

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An Iris of Hope

Custom Fundraising Card Design

This painting was created in response to the tornado disasters in Joplin, Missouri, Alabama and all across the South and the Midwest. Pictorially, we wanted to show how hope can grow even in the darkest times. This hope comes not from us or our own strength, but from above. By creating this piece, Painting for…

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Octopus Tree: The story behind the art

  New Art! The title of this painting is “Octopus Tree,” an affectionate name it has had for many, many years. This is an old tree that sits in Arapahoe National Forest, and its branches tell of its storied past. It is a limber pine (Pinus Flexilis). The limbs are very flexible and springy —…

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