Friday, August 7, 2015

Book Excerpt and Demonstration in PleinAir Magazine

I'm proud to announce that PleinAir Magazine has published an excerpt from my new book in the August-September 2015 digital edition.  "Eight Reasons to Base Studio Paintings on Plein Air Sketches" is a modified chapter from Outdoor Study to Studio:  Take Your Plein Air Paintings to the  Next Level.

The article also features the below demonstration painting, "Quiet Cove," to show one of my methods of using plein air references to create a larger studio painting.

Quiet Cove 12x16 oil/panel - Private Collection

The book features several more demonstrations and thorough explanations.  Outdoor Study to Studio: Take Your Plein Air Paintings to the Next Level can be ordered directly from at in both paperback and Kindle editions.

By the way, I am now taking reservations for my Sedona (Arizona) plein air painting workshops.  For full details for this fall/winter 2015 and winter/spring 2016 series of plein air painting workshops, please visit 

Finally, I'm also looking for a few more students for my upcoming workshop in Bernard, Maine, October 6-9.  It's a beautiful time of year on Mount Desert Island! Here are details for this one:

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