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Web Sites

NYC artist Greg Kessler creates contemporary mythology in his paintings. I would even say reminiscent of Picasso.

The husband and wife team of George Palovich and Janet Trisler have painting and drawings to peruse.

Nothern Ireland boasts a heck of a watercolor painter - Grahame Booth.

New York artist Lynne Friedman shows mixed media collage, watercolors, prints and more.

Nebraska artist Margaret Berry uses encaustic as her medium. Go to her site and don't watching her video.

Transplanted New Yorker Rose Lynch is inspired by abstract expressionism, or “action paintin and has a series of 'abscapes'!

Hawaiin artist Susie Y. Anderson, paints en plein air and in the studio creating both impressionistic and abstract works in oil.

I've always like the paintings of Denver buddy Frances Gottlieb - aka Fran.

Miscellaneous

To demonstrate or not...That's the question. Here are the results of the survey: People who prefer demonstrations outnumbered those who do not 3 to 1. So there.

Well, this is special: an American artist working with Syrian kids in a refugee camp.

Don't mess with the wife of a NYC sculptor! Read about it here.

How about these incredible living sculptures as reported by CBS News...

My recent show included paintings of the Civil War. During this process I found myself getting drawn into it's phenomenal history. I found that photographer Mathew Brady (a current exhibition at the Met) took very few of his famous battlefield pictures. He trained others to do the picture taking for him. I also discovered an artist who drew more than 1000 scenes of the war - from the front lines! When asked what it took to be a war artist he said "total disregard for personal safety and comfort". His name was Alfred Waud.

Thanks to my dear sis Myrna for this: Agents Descend on a New York gallery, because of its far-flung gambling and money-laundering operation that stretched from Kiev and Moscow to Los Angeles and New York.

There are only two spaces left in the Paris workshop with Kim English so move your mouse clicker over to my secure registration page to reserve your spot. Come soak up all the beauty and culture that Paris has to offer and visit one of my all time favorite places in France: Auvers-sur-Oise, where Van Gogh spent the last months of his life. A town that seems unchanged since he roamed the streets and wheatfields. Don't miss this visit to one of our painting locations - Luxembourg Gardens.

Cuba for plein air painters coming in January 2014. You will love Cuba and get hooked the way I did. Registrations have already started coming in - which makes me happy! Space is limited so this is a great time to make your reservation. We'll be painting in Havana, and in some of the countryside locations. Wait until you experience the reality of Cuba as the painter and American friendly country it is. We're going to have a fascinating mix of painting, visiting Cuban artists in their studios, and finding out more about this 'forbidden' island! Here's a one minute video I took in Havana back in February,

How about a photography class in Normandy? What a great idea! Just so happens that Nancy Ori, is presenting a photography workshop to Giverny, Rouen, Honfleur and Bayeux in 2014. And she is good.

Yup - finally going back to Burgundy or Bordeaux after a 4 year absence. And this time it's with the Art Students League of New York in September 2014.

artist quotes

"Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable." George Bernard Shaw

"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do." Edgar Degas

"Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art." Miguel Angel Ruiz

"I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning." Andy Warhol

"Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass." Fran Lebowitz

"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept." Ansel Adams


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