New Paintings of Cinque Terre, Italy (with videos)

New Paintings of Cinque Terre, Italy (with videos)

Hello all! I just finished the next Italy paintings. The subject of this one is Riomaggiore, Italy. It’s the southernmost of the “five lands” that make up the region collectively known as Cinque Terre. It’s about two and a half hours away from...
First Paintings of a New Italy Series!

First Paintings of a New Italy Series!

Hello all! I went to Italy in June 2018 for a family vacation (for 2 weeks!). It was a great time. I thought I’d get to do some painting while I was there, but we were so busy that I only got to paint twice. I got a TON of reference photos, though, and...

Adult Progressive Art Lessons Followup Survey

Hello all, If you got an email requesting to come do this survey, it’s because you previously expressed an interest in adult art lessons with me.  I really appreciate your interest! I’m following up to try to refine the course offering based on the...

Kids’ Progressive Art Lessons Followup Survey

Hello all, If you got an email requesting to come do this survey, it’s because you previously expressed an interest in kids’ art lessons with me.  I really appreciate your interest! I’m following up to try to refine the course offering based on the...
The Making Of: Orange County’s Grand Canyon

The Making Of: Orange County’s Grand Canyon

I’ve always been drawn to mountains. I love the way the hills fade into the distance. I love the long shadows, the character of the rock formations, and the sunsets. This scene depicts “The Sinks,” a semi-remote geological formation in Limestone...

Art Lessons, Anyone?

I’m doing a quick poll to judge interest in University Hills for drawing and oil painting lessons.  I’m a professional artist and web developer living in UHills.  My wife teaches at UCI law school.  I’m going to start offering art lessons for adults...
Happy Mother’s and Father’s Day!

Happy Mother’s and Father’s Day!

Hello and Happy Mother’s and Father’s Day (soon)!  It’s been a while since I’ve released a new art series, since I’ve spent most of the last year helping other artists learn how to sell their art online and building their websites. ...
How I Pack Paintings for Shipping

How I Pack Paintings for Shipping

I’ve had people ask how I prepare paintings for shipping, so I made a video to illustrate! I’ve had very good feedback on the results using this method. I can’t take credit for it. The process shown in this video was created by Jason Horejs at the...