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 3100 of your peers to see what you're up to? C'mon - next month is your turn.

You folks living within shouting distance of me in NYC are cordially invited to my opening receptions at Pleiades Gallery Thursday March 22 (also happens to be my birthday) from 4 - 7 PM and Saturday, March 24 from 3 - 6 PM. Stop by for a glass.

Web Sites

New York artist Edward Sorel is a regular contributor to the Atlantic and has illustrated 41 covers for the New Yorker!

Friend and nighbor Andrea d'Aquino has some gorgeous images for you to look at.

Born in Cali, Colombia New York City artist Eduardo Terranova wants to share his Gold Series with you .

Here are the fresh and uplifting paintings of friend and Nashville artist Sherrie Levine (no relation).

Atlanta based Impressionist painter Julie Tucker-Demps does a painting a day.. but that's not all.

If you love color you will love the paintings of Kathleen Elsey.

Brookly artist Joseph Perez paints landscapes, coastal scenes and seascapes.

Friend and heck of a private investigator Skipp Porteous started taking drawing classes at the Art Students League a year ago. I wanted people to see what's coming off the end of the pencil in such a short time. If you need a PI check out his site.

Iowa artist Stacey Hurlin expresses the divinity of the feminine in her work.


I just ran across this old survey about how many artists are painting and/or no longer painting. This was not written by me and I have no idea where I originally found it. But it's fascinating.

Munch's the Scream is heading for the auction block. Thanks to classmate Linda for sending me this link.

Speaking of Munch, watch this 2 minute video called "Kids React to Edvard Munch - The Scream".

This is great: "In September 2011 artist and firebrand, Molly Crabapple, locked herself in a hotel room, covered the walls in paper, and filled 270 square feet of wall with art. The project is called "Molly Crabapple's Week in Hell." You can get her book at Amazon.com.

The New York Times had an interesting story about Van Gogh and his Philadelphia exhibition.

Speaking of Van Gogh.. if you love him and his work this 5 minute video is a MUST see. Keep a box of tissues nearby.


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 only one space left.

Jeanette Le Grue is teaching in Honfleur - the 'birthplace of Impressionism', June of 2012 and there's only one space left.

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.

Don Sahli is teaching a workshop in Tuscany in 2013.

artist quotes

"The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color." Hans Hofmann

"I thought for a change I would give up drinking, and it was a great mistake and although I reduced the size of my nose and improved my beauty, my stomach suffered." Winslow Homer

"I thought you had to give up a lot for art, and you did. It required complete concentration. It also required that whatever money you had had to be put into art materials." Alice Neel

"I paint things as they are. I don't comment. I record." Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

"I am not strictly speaking mad, for my mind is absolutely normal in the intervals, and even more so than before. But during the attacks it is terrible - and then I lose consciousness of everything. But that spurs me on to work and to seriousness, as a miner who is always in danger makes haste in what he does." Van Gogh

"An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision." Whistler

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