If you haven't shared your web site with the rest of us send it to me and I guarantee it will be in the next newsletter. Wouldn't you like 3500 of your peers to see what you're up to? C'mon - next month is your turn. Guaranteed!

My new policy: anyone who has taken 3 or more of my workshops will get a 5% discount on any future workshop. Anyone having taken 6 or more (and there are a bunch of you) will get a discount of 10% on any future workshop.

Web Sites

New Jersey artist Judy Stach’s work is full of color and lively with impressionistic brushwork. Check it out.

Here is the most interesting blog of Phil the Forecaster. Find out why he has that name.

Canadian artist Lori S. Lukasewich paints contemporary realist paintings often expressed in an ethereal light.

Enjoy looking through the web site of Idaho artist Betty Billups to experience her high level of painting.

NYC artist and Art Students League friend Chris Sesko pushes her color and expresses with boldness.

Colorado artist Jill Musser paints in the alla prima style (painting into wet paint and usually finishing in one session).

Santa Fe artist Lee McVey captures the beauty and expansive grandeur of the Southwest.

Born in Russia Tatiana Myers is now living in Pennsylvania painting up a storm.. and will be coming on Richard McKinley's oil and pastel painting workshop
I'm running January 2015

I like to highlight photographers as well as painters. Marilyn Menago is a NJ photographer who does some stunning work.


I mentioned earlier that I'm working with the Art Students League of New York running international plein air painting workshops for them. Costa Vavagiakis is teaching
in Burgundy in June and Sherry Camhy is teaching in San Miguel de Allende in November.

Duke Riley, a Brooklyn artist, trained 50 homing pigeons to fly from Havana, Cuba, to the Florida Keys carrying illicit cigars and cameras to record the journey. You can watch this cool video here.

Simple Suggestions for artists to Become More Productive. Easy for you to say.

Did you know that art makes you smart? Neither did I.

Coming down the pike in September Bordeaux with Kim English, This will be the 6th time Kim and I are working together on a France workshop. And this is during the vendange - when the grapes are picked. Needless to say it's a special time in France.

A documentary came out called Finding Vivian Maier and it's kind of a must see. It's the life story of an ordinary nanny who, after her death, was discovered to be one of our great and prolific 20th century photographers. Boggles the mind.

If you thought that Norman Rockwell was just a great romanticizer of small-town America and didn't fit the tortured artists mold, think again. Laura Claridge's new biography,
Norman Rockwell, will change your mind.

OK..wanna do some serious plein air painting right here in the rather large Apple (AKA the Big Apple) check out an outdoor painting workshop with ol' buddy Phil Starke in April.
And if you can't make it in April how about another
outdoor painting workshop with another ol' buddy, Don Sahli in May.

Here's an insane article about the insane art world titled "One for the Flippers: Buy now! Liquidate! I’d Sell You Later, but It’s Already Too Late"

Why is Leonardo da Vinci's great lady smiling? One U.S. historian argues he has the answer: Mona Lisa was a feminist, and her subtle smile may be a statement about women's rights. Read all about it.

This is remarkable: an artist who's making a name for herself and helping babies (yes, babies) by painting on the head correcting helmets that some babies have to wear.. Thanks to my great sister Myrna for sending me this.

Let's not forget that last NYC workshop with Australian artist Colley Whisson in October.

artist quotes

A woman is sitting on the veranda with her husband and she says, "I love you."He asks, "Is that you or the wine talking?" She replies, "It's me.. talking to the wine."

"Colors express the main psychic functions of man." Carl Gustav Jung

"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home." Twyla Tharp

"A picture is a poem without words." Horace

"The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure." Dale Carnegie

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." Scott Adams

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