painting by Mary Jane Volkmann hanging at Santa Fe College

The Learning Curve

I always find it interesting that I don’t know what I don’t know until I’m faced with executing something for which I have not expected the unexpected.  This past year presented me with a big one of those challenges, and in more ways than one! I received a commission to do a large painting to …

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Would you like to join a painting class in the mountains in spring?

PAINTING THE WORLD AROUND US: PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN SPRING MAY 1 – 7, 2016 John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N. Carolina What do you love about spring? Have you experienced it in the mountains of North Carolina? The flowers have begun to burst open in joyful colors, the birds are singing, the air …

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artist painting at workshop taught by Mary Jane Volkmann and Kathleen Wobie

Painting Workshops

It’s been a busy season!  Following on a painting demonstration and one day workshop for the Art Guild of Orange Park Art as well as a demonstration of acrylics used like watercolors for the Citrus Watercolor Club, I recently taught a two day painting workshop with my friend and colleague, Kathleen Wobie. Kathie and I …

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color and dimension painting workshop taught by Mary Jane Volkmann and Kathleen Wobie

Painting Workshop: Color and Dimension!

I am excited to announce the next in a series of workshops I am co-teaching with my friend and artist colleague, Kathleen Wobie:  Color and Dimension A Painter’s Guide to Distance and Perspective in Painting May 16 -17, 2015 McIntosh, Florida Registration and $75 deposit by May 8, 2015,  see details below In this workshop …

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the color of water, photo by artist Mary Jane Volkmann

The Color of Water

I recently received the most wonderful gift!  One of my artist friends, Linda Blondheim, and I were invited by a mutual friend to spend a few days painting on an island in the Gulf of Mexico.  Painting water and being around it thrill me, so the opportunity to have an artist residency where I could …

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painting Tuscawilla Prairie

Workshop Invitation: Landscape Painting on Location

Workshop Invitation: Landscape Painting on Location The weekend of February 21-22 I will be teaching a landscape painting workshop with Kathleen Wobie at Paynes Prairie State Park in Micanopy, Florida.  Kathie and I have been teaching together for 11 years but have not held a Florida workshop in some time.  It’s a great time of …

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Plein Air Painting Class and Juried Portrait Show

ACRYLIC PAINTING IN PLEIN AIR John C. Campbell Folk School,  Brasstown, North Carolina Sunday, Oct 12 – Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 Would you like to spend a week in the mountains of North Carolina painting outdoors?  There is still time to register for a plein air painting class I will be teaching at the John …

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painter at plein air painting workshop in Odessa, Florida

The beckoning of spring

Here in north central Florida, spring is bursting out in a riot of color and an orchestra of birdsong.  The weather is fresh and the outdoors beckons!  I recently taught a plein air painting workshop in Odessa, Florida.  I am always fascinated by the different subject matter which intrigues artists as well as the diverse …

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