Gallery: Art Connections Gallery 123 N. Main Street on the Square in La Grange, Texas.
979-206-2222 http://www.artconnectionsgallery.com/

See additional work on my website

Demos and Videos

Goin' Red
Pastel, 10 x 8 inches

Video of how to paint waves:

How to paint saguaro cactus:

How to prepare my canvas/board for painting:

Painting landscape:

Painting pears in oils:

When I painted this I was using Windsor Newton Water Miscable oils.  Now I found M. Graham oils made with walnut oil instead of linseed oil.  Very allergy free for me!

Here are some quick links to instruction on this blog, too.  Some are from some time back, so you may not have seen them if you are new to my blog.

Color Notes - how color is affected by the color next to it.

Color Notes for Still Life Paintings - how color helps with depth and more

Work in Progress Demo - Cholla Cactus

Teaching Classes - preparing for a class ( I do give classes at the gallery, individual or two students)

          Class Review - pastel class review

Framing Against Glass .. or not - I still do this and think it is the best solution, especially for Pastelbord.

A Happy Medium, Color and Value - how color and value can affect your painting.

More on Value - how color affects value.

Turning on the Light - especially in still life painting.  Review of one of my pastel classes/demos.


There are more instruction and info posts  scattered around my blog.  There are many posts about sketching and the pens and equipment I use.  Like this one.

Sketching with Pens - the pens I use.  ( I have added Prismacolor fine art markers and like them, but they are like Sharpies and tend to bleed in sketchbooks with thin paper.  They are better on illustration board or heavier paper.  More for illustration.)

A plein air "how to" is on Art Instruction Blog here http://www.artinstructionblog.com/plein-air-painting-with-pastels-city-of-rocks#more-388  I did this quite a while back but my technique hasn't changed much.

Have fun!
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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los NiƱos. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill


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