February 26, 2017

Another "sampler", this time in oil

I prefer oil, and in this sampler I really let my knowledge shine. Its a far tougher medium, because so much history goes along with its use, but its rich creamy texture make is so worth the effort. This sampler went great as you can see below.......with so little time sample the medium for the first time.
Im refining my explanation with these whiteboard notes to accompany my handouts.

These samplers at Swinton's sell out quickly so sign up today on their website if you want to get in the next one!

February 24, 2017


My latest episode offers a glimpse into the few times I wasn't at Home depot this week-end!

February 20, 2017

Sample this

If you have never painted before, there is no real reason to be afraid.......
Try an oil or acrylic "Sampler" with me at Swinton's art supply and instruction one Sunday!
Get an overview of the process and all materials are included so you can try your hand at something new and creative.

 You will leave with some experience
 and your first painting
 and a head full of info
 and you will know know whether or not its for you
 and then again, you always have the choice
to paint right over it and start over anyhow!

February 16, 2017

Go figure!!!

I teach figure drawing at ACAD. This week my lectures and demos centered around  proportion, proper measuring methods as well looking at idealized references like Hale and Loomis. These are some of the drawings at the end of class.

If you are interested in learning how to figure draw better, I will be opening up figure drawing sessions and long poses at my Atelier. It is instructed and It's a great opportunity to put in the necessary time and practice to get good it'll be cheap!

Go to my new website and join the emailing list on the contact form at the bottom to keep updated!


PS: new episode is up on my you tube below:

February 15, 2017

This is still life

In my ACAD Drawing 1 class I taught an academic and systematic approach to plotting out the proportions for a still life, here is some of their work in process.

Pretty nice, eh?!

February 14, 2017

Valentines day!

I've uploaded a new EPISODE #38 titled "new love" on you tube, watch it below.

 Satisfaction guaranteed.....


February 11, 2017

Exquisite Corpse

In my cartooning class, before the break, we played one of my favorite surrealist art games, the Exquisite corpse. I think it is fun to make up names or stories as I look at each. Enjoy.

Here is the full spread!

February 9, 2017

Did he just say Free?!?!?!?

I definitely did.

I am super excited about the official opening of Ateiler Artista this Friday from 6-10 pm at Suite #410, cSPACE King Edward 1721 - 29th Avenue SW.  Since february is a tough month following the holidays I decided to offer all of my classes in February for FREE!

Come to the opening and chat with me about availability and then come make art!

Click here for the promo video

February 2, 2017

On with the show

Getting an exhibit ready takes time and effort. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to show at first. I knew I'd include some of the pieces I did while traveling abroad.
 I had new paintings inspired by my vacation in Puerto Rico. I wanted to capture the feeling and energy with the bright colours and nature on the island.
 I found some frames that fit the drawings fairly well and my helper did a fantastic job framing the work up for me.

 I also included some of my favourite images from Italy which allowed me to try out my new photo printer.
 I laid the work out at the New Edward gallery along the wall while Eddie and Karen were rolling out a final coat of paint on the gallery walls.
 They offered to hang the pieces as I had a lot on my plate and it was late, they did a great job!
Here is the Man, Eddie, in the space looking over the exhibition.
Here is a view with the lights on. I think it was a good amount of work and quite an eclectic collection.