I am offering workshops in watercolor painting with drawing this coming June and September

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Drawing Your Favorite Subjects With Confidence


Place: Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, Wisconsin

Dates: June 18 and 19th, 2018 


We will learn some fun techniques to achieve realism in graphite, using pencils and powder. I will demonstrate hatching, blending tones of gray, and working subtractively. We may also experiment with pastels, color pencils, or other mediums that might help you get the imagery you are looking for. Bring any of these materials if you would like to try them.

Beginners are welcome, as well as those who want to enrich their work with new techniques.

I will demonstrate what I've learned over the years in capturing landscape, seascapes and skies. 

You are welcome to explore your own subjects, so bring reference materials if you wish.

Classes will run from 9:00 AM until 4 PM. We will break for lunch at noon. Please come about 15 minutes early to set up in your area. 


 9" by 12" watercolor and pencil sketch

9" by 12" watercolor and pencil sketch

Create Landscapes, Water, Beaches and Skies in Watercolor and Pencil


Place: The Clearing Folk School, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin

Dates: Sunday, September 9th to Saturday, September 15th


Treat yourself to a week of making drawings and paintings in pencil and watercolor. We’ll work with ideas you bring along, and with the natural beauty around us at The Clearing. You’ll have your own table space in the Schoolhouse studio on which to spread out your supplies and to work at your own pace. We’ll also spend some time sketching the dramatic landscape at The Clearing, especially during sunny weather. 

And we’ll take relaxing breaks to enjoy time together and share the work we are doing.

Beginners are welcome, as well as those who want to enrich their work with new techniques. Each morning, I will demonstrate different techniques in capturing cloud patterns, sunlight-on-water, and other natural forms.  I will share what I have learned from 30 years of watercolor painting, particularly landscape, beaches, water and skies. He’ll also share his many tricks of rendering nature in pencil.

You are also welcome to explore your own subjects.

You may choose to work in graphite pencil, in watercolor, or combine the two! I will provide a complete list of paper, drawing tools and watercolor supplies to bring with you. You may also bring pastels, pastel pencils, color drawing pencils or ink drawing pens of your choosing to explore and play with.