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Arlington, Texas artist Bill Dale specializes in the transportation and aircraft industries.

Colorado Springs artist Chuck Mardosz - was inspired by Nicolai Fechin and John Singer Sargent. Not too shabby.

Alabama artist Terry Strickland is working on The Incognito Project, her two year portrait painting series is nearing completion!

Check out the paintings, woodblock prints and drawings of George Palovich. Originally from Ohio I think he's in California these days.

Originally from Brooklyn Julie Orsini she has won a ton of awards and is considered a narrative figurative painter.

Lyme Art Association member Catherine Elliott makes you feel good with her brightly colored and emotional Impressionist paintings.

Los Angeles artist Bridget Klappert does her own thing with electric vitality and will knock your socks off.

Although I haven't seen Bruce Cody in years he was my very first teacher at the Art Students League of Denver and really opened the door to painting for me.


Let this be a lesson to you artists who hoard things. You will not believe what was found in the artists residence building called Westbeth in Greenwich Village.

Remember Bob Ross "the Joy of Painting" series? Well, he died 15 years ago a pretty young guy. But you can still see a really cool and nostalgic video of him here.

Robert Hughes was one of the most influential art critics in our time. Whether you liked him or not or agreed with him or not he was THE big fish. He was not shy about trashing Warhol to some degree, admiring Lucian Freud and trashing Jean-Michel Basquiat (who died of a heroin overdose in 1988 at 27) in an essay titled “Requiem for a Featherweight.” Hughes died last month.

The New York Times had a story this weekend called the Hudson River School art trail. Check out this short slide show. You'll see famous paintings by Bierstadt and Sanford Robinson Giffford alongside the actual scenes that they painted. See how they took these ordinary scenes and transformed them through the magic of paint into pictures of incredible beauty.

Hey, here's a great way to plan a robbery of art, get caught and then blame the people who arranged to have you caught.

Those you planing to travel and deal with jet lag here are some really promising ideas of how to combat it. CalleD a battle plan for jet lag.

This is one of my all time favorite art videos.. Just absolutely gorgeous!

Now some face time for my man Vincent.

The trip to Cuba is filling up. Matter of fact I think we only have 2-3 more rooms available. To find out all about it click here. There is an application form that you will find on here on my site.

You can find the details of the January trip to Costa Rica including daily itinerary here.

The workshop with Kim English here in NYC worked out so well I decided to do more of them here. So I signed up two great teachers for next spring and one for next fall: Anne Blair Brown, Camille Przewodek and Dee Beard Dean

Don Sahli is teaching a workshop in Tuscany in 2013. But this will be MORE than just painting: cooking classes, wine tasting and maybe one or two other things to do. So bring a spouse or friend. I have a group going there in a week and I'll be posting videos of that group and their activities as as soon as they come back.

artist quotes

"I should have been, I don’t know, a con-man, a robber or a prostitute. But it was vanity that made me choose painting, vanity and chance." Francis Bacon

"One of the wonderful things about a museum is how you're jolted into confronting art from strange and wonderful civilizations and you look and learn and expand your horizons." Sister Wendy Beckett

"A painting that is well composed is half finished." Pierre Bonnard

"Don't be an art critic, but paint, there lies salvation." Paul Cezanne

"I am a night painter, so when I come into the studio the next morning the delirium is over. I come into the studio very fearfully, I creep in to see what happened the night before. And the feeling is one of, "My God, did I do that?" Philip Guston

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