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Painted Wedding Portraits

A painted wedding portrait is a perfect gift to give this summer, as the wedding season heats up. It’s timeless, unique, and sure beats the other 50 coffee makers they will inevitably get. Between our different unique styles, and depending on your budget, we can craft a perfect portrait for that perfect couple.

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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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Painting Classes

“Painting with a Broad Brush,” “Painting Landscapes” and “Anybody Can Cartoon.” These are the three exciting classes I am privileged to teach starting next January at the Glendale YMCA. You do not have to be a member or a resident to sign up for these classes. These classes are great for home schooled kids, retiring…

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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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Forcing the big shapes

Because I struggle with zooming out and painting the big shapes first, I forced myself to conduct a little exercise. I wanted to see how loose I could go while still maintaining recognizability. So I grabbed an Anthropology ad and found a great photo to work with, and I let go, trying to paint as…

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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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Wedding Portraits

  The busiest month of the year for weddings is here: June. Chances are, you are going to a wedding or two within the next few months. Have you thought of what to give the bride and groom? Especially a bride and groom that already has everything? While a painting or print is a great…

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Speak About Life Abundant

Life is a gift, and artist Benjamin Hummel can appreciate this more than ever. Having been the recipient of TWO liver transplants, Benjamin created this design originally for University of Colorado Hospital Liver Transplant Team. The green ribbon symbolizes the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. Each letter showcases a small snapshot of…

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