Thursday, April 29, 2021

Week 17 Ask Other Artists

It's Week 17 and this week we will Ask Other Artists to generate ideas. The worksheet is attached here ready to download. Ready? Set? Keep going!

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Workshop painting 2: sailboats

Solo Sail

8" x 10"

Oil with palette knives on board


This was the second painting we completed in the 4 week palette knife painting workshop I led for the Franklin Senior Center last month. It was a good test in creating atmospheric depth and the boat was created using just a few strokes of white paint.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Week 16 Re-Imagine The Art Show

Hi Jumpstarters! Welcome to Week 16. In 2021 we all should be able to start thinking about having art shows in person again so it's a great time to think about creative ways to get participants interested and involved in the show. Let's move beyond standing around eating cheese and crackers.

Here is your free worksheet. Have fun!

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Palette Knife Painting Workshop

Last month I did a 4 week palette knife painting workshop for the Franklin Senior Center in Franklin Massachusetts. We had 15 participants and did a hybrid model with half the class participating in person (the Roomies) and half the class following along via Zoom (the Zoomies). Then each week, they switched off so everyone got a chance to participant in person. Ariel organized the whole event and it went really well. She took these photos while I was painting and teaching. 
For our first week, we painted flowers. I ended up with two paintings because I actually did a "practice" painting at home before the workshop started.  I'll post the other 3 paintings in future blog posts.
These two painting have been SOLD

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Week 15 Looking Back

For Week 15, we are Looking Back to see if there are inspirations and ideas from past experiences that never saw the light of day. You might be surprised by some little gems you had hidden away.

Here is your free worksheet.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Walking along Commercial Street, part I

Commercial Street from Freeman to Standish

12" x 36" x 2"

Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord


This is the first of a series of paintings of the buildings on Commercial Street in Provincetown inspired by this painting by Norman Rockwell of Stockbridge, MA at Christmastime.

If you've ever walked along Commercial Street, each building and store has its own personality, which I just love. And I wanted to capture that in this piece.

Here is a photo after I completed the buildings and before the sky and the sidewalk were painted in.

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Week 14 Think Outside The Gallery

It's April and that means a new theme for our Jumpstart Your Art weekly challenge for artists, GENERATING IDEAS. This week's challenge is THINK OUTSIDE THE GALLERY.

Here is the free worksheet ready to download.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

View From The Seaport, take 3

View From The Seaport District III

6" x 12"

Oil with palettes knives on cradled board


This painting may look familiar to you if you follow my blog. That's because it is the third time I've painted this scene. The daughter of the customer who purchased the second one wanted one to hang in her apartment in New York. Each time I paint it, it comes out a little differently of course but I'm happy with the how the colors turned out in this version.

Here is a progress shot I took a long the way. I always start with the buildings and work my way towards the foreground.

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