Monday, October 29, 2018

November Classes at Naples Art Association

Beginning next week I will be teaching two new classes at the Naples Art Association. Tuesday morning is called Portrait Drawing Is More Than Likeness. Getting a likeness is one thing, but how do you make your portraits come alive? Good portraiture is not only about the sitter but the artist as well. Besides learning some tips for achieving likeness, students will explore the expressionistic side of working from a model.

Wednesday morning is called Pastel & Watercolor Mingle. Mixed-media is an exciting way to work, often producing unexpected but pleasing results. We will learn how working pastel over a dull-looking watercolor can bring it back to life. Then we will experiment with watercolor washes over a pastel drawing to create atmospheric effects.

You can find out the details about each class here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Explore Watercolor and Pastel on Marco Island

Beginning Friday, November 2, I will again be offering a three-day watercolor and pastel workshop on Southwest Florida’s beautiful Marco Island. We will study how combining pastel with watercolor can bring a fresh and lively quality to your art. Beginning through advanced students are welcome. You can register and view the materials list here.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Watercolor with Pastel on Marco Island

Marco Island is a magical and alluring barrier island just south of Naples, Florida, known for its spectacular kayaking and paddleboarding off Tigertail Beach. It is also the home of Marco Island Center for the Arts. Beginning next Friday, October 12, I will be teaching a three-day Watercolor with Pastel workshop at the Center. We will explore how these two media can be brought together to achieve unexpected results, including how to bring an otherwise flat watercolor back to life. All skill levels are welcome. Click here to register for this workshop and view the materials list.

Friday, September 28, 2018

October Classes at Naples Art Association

I am excited to begin teaching classes at the Naples Art Association in beautiful downtown Naples, Florida. I will be teaching watercolor, with an emphasis on seascapes, and portrait painting from the model. Each course is four sessions, and classes begin the week of October 8. You can register and view the materials list here.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Fall Classes at Alliance for the Arts

Beginning in September I will be teaching watercolor and portrait drawing at Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers, FL. Classes meet Wednesday and Thursday mornings, respectively, and will run for six sessions. All levels of experience are welcome. To learn more and to register for one or both classes please visit here.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Sunday, April 8, 2018

David DiChiera


The Detroit Opera House season opened last night with Puccini’s Tosca. It was also the unveiling of my portrait of David DiChiera, founder of the Michigan Opera Theatre. Many thanks to David, Ruth Rattner, Wayne Brown, Bill Austin, Lisa, Cristina, and all the others who made this possible.

Pictured are David, Ruth, my son Gabriel, and daughter Julia.

David DiChiera, oil on linen, 36 x 48 inches, 2018


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Spring Term at Paint Creek


Spring term starts next week at Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester, MI. I am teaching Portrait Drawing, Watercolor, and Painting on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, respectively. To learn more and to register visit here.

Julia, conte crayon highlighted in white, 9x6 inches, 2004