4/8/15 – New Painting Projects

Posting to my blog again…

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Here are a couple of projects I am working on:


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4/8/15 – New Painting Projects

Here are a couple of projects I am working on:

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Retired – 9/1/14

I finally retired from work on September 1st, 2014.  We took our Motor Home to Tucson, Arizona in January (2015) and are now wintering here.  I have set up a make-shift studio at our RV spot in a wonderful RV Resort known as “The Voyager.”

I am hoping to get busy painting now that I have more time.  There is an art room here at the resort that allows others of like mind to paint together and share ideas.  I usually get something started there then bring it back to my shed to work on.  I will be posting my work (and hopefully progress) as I go along.

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On line mentoring with Phil Starke

I began an on line mentoring program with Phil Starke in December of 2013.  He is a wonderful artist and teacher.  He provides a weekly lesson  with a 30-45 minute demo each week, on Sunday.  There is a weekly assignment and when you send it in (usually on Thursday’s, however you can send it in whenever you can get to it) he will critique and demo right on top of your submittal, showing how he would correct and enhance it.

Here is a link to Phil’s website:

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My Review of Gamblin Artist’s Oil Colors

Originally submitted at Jerry’s Artarama Art Supplies

Produced under the close supervision of Robert Gamblin, these beautiful artist oil colors are formulated using pure pigments and refined linseed oils. No adulterants are used in the process, so each color retains its unique characteristics of tinting strength, undertone and texture.  Gamblin m…

Gamblin Oil Paints are superb

By Mark from Westminster, CO on 1/21/2014


5out of 5

Pros: Good Color Variety, Glides Smoothly, Superb

Cons: Excellent

Best Uses: Art

Describe Yourself: Artist

Primary use: Personal

Was this a gift?: No

I am an aspiring artist and I have purchased many items from Jerry’s; starting with a large easel to paints and brushes. I have been very pleased with both the quality and value of the items I have purchased.

In the past I have taken lessons from world-renowned artists and they have consistently advised purchasing art supplies from Jerry’s.


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Day 4 of the workshop

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We spent the last day watching another demo by Gabor.  He painted the photo we all tried our hands at yesterday.  Then we took some of the learning’s from the demo and tweaked our paintings a little.

Here is my painting after making a few more tweaks:


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3/13/13 – Gabor’s studio pieces

Just wanted to share some of Gabor Svagrik’s paintings that I saw at his studio.

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