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Web Sites

Enjoy the playful, off beat paintings of New Jersey artist Carol Manochio

If you find yourself in or around Paris anytime soon contact Daniel Fisher at Les Rats des Champs for plein air painting.

Friend and NYC artist Diane Klock absolutely loves to paint the excitement of the city.

Another NYC artist, Dr. Elide Beltram, saw the release of her new book: "The Memory of Vinegar and Oil: Origins Unified"

Cameroon artist Daniel Wonganya paints abstract expressionist canvases and is just beginning to get a web site together.

Rockville, MD artist Bill Schmidt was a nuclear engineer - turned professional landscape painter!

Check out the sensitive watercolors, oils and acrylics of Reston, VA artist Christine Lashley.

I've always been partial to the painting and drawings of friend and Orangeburg, NY artist Patti Mollica.

Littleton, Colorado artist Joni Tomasetti paints colorful, playful watercolors.

Thomas Darnell was born in Texas and now paints some huge florals (and other things) in France.

What a nice visit I had from Canadians Peter and Marilyn White. They've been to several of my workshops and were visiting NYC for their first time ever. So they stopped at my gallery to say hi. Egad.. I hope they like the fish restaurant I recommended to them!


Thanks to my sister Myrna for sending me this link about a teenage girl with autism who is painting scenes of nature.

Have you ever heard of "face blindness"? I never knew it existed until I saw a feature on 60 minutes last week. According to Wikipedia it's a disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired. Some of you probably know of the portraits of Chuck Close but you might not know that he suffers from this. Check out the amazing and shocking story on 60 minutes.

I found this article in the New York Times about secret negotiations between a top NYC gallery and a collector that essentially was cheating blind the owner of a painting.

There is a building called My Studio on Main St, in the Historic Harbor District in Port Washington, NY. The Executive Director of My Studio, Betty Stephens, invites all artists 18 years & older to submit images of their work for consideration in its Grand Opening Art Exhibition starting April 30. Local Artist, Mario Tucci, Portrait Society of America's Ambassador to NY State, Award Winning Artist, Teacher, Jurist, and Gallery Curator will juror this Grand Opening Exhibition. Go to this site, scroll down and click on the link to get the prospectus and entry form.

Here's a fun 5 minute video of Andrew Wyeth painting a portrait of Thomas Hoving who at the time was the head honcho at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

And here's what else I have scheduled for 2012 and beyond.

Phil Starke is teaching a 3 day workshop in NYC April 27-29. Phil taught for me in San Miguel a couple of years ago. He's a great guy and is a generous guy - offering a free DVD 'Simplifying Color in a Landscape' to each student.

Kim English is teaching a 4 day workshop in NYC May of 2012 and there's a short waiting list.

Jeanette Le Grue is teaching in Honfleur - the 'birthplace of Impressionism', June of 2012 and I'm taking a waiting list.

Teresa Vito is teaching in Tuscany (and what a Villa!) in September. Speaking of Teresa Vito - her partner Greg has been making exceptional plein air painting pochade boxes for a long time and finally has a web site! Give him a look.

Julie Cohn is teaching a watercolor painting workshop in Aix en Provence September 2012. Julie can teach in any medium. If you really are interested in painting in Provence consider this workshop even if you paint in another medium. There is only one space left.

Don Sahli is teaching a workshop in Tuscany in 2013.

artist quotes

'I seem to have to do it elaborately wrong and with many conceits first. Then maybe I can attack and deflate my pomposity and arrive at something straight and simple'. Richard Diebenkorn

'Oh yes! he loved yellow, this good Vincent, this painter from Holland - those glimmers of sunlight rekindled his soul, that abhorred the fog, that needed the warmth.' Paul Gauguin

'don't know how to organise thoughts. I don't know how to have thoughts.' Jasper Johns

'He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.' Leonardo da Vinci

'I know that to paint the sea really well, you need to look at it every hour of every day in the same place so that you can understand its way in that particular spot and that is why I am working on the same motifs over and over again, four or six times even.' Claude Monet

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