Sunday, July 15, 2018

Laguna Beach three day workshop + ticket to Pageant of the Masters!

WORKSHOP DATES: Friday Aug. 17th to Sunday Aug. 19th COST: $525

I will be leading a three day painting workshop in Laguna Beach. You get art talk and lecture, demonstration, and one on one learning on location with renowned painter, teacher and plein air sherpa Alex Schaefer AND ----->>> A FREE TICKET to the Pagent of the Masters show Sunday evening! Win Win Win! :) Get your learn on in beautiful Laguna Beach Click here to learn more about Pageant of the Masters

Contact me at PAINTWITHALEX@GMAIL.COM to sign up and reserve your spot!

Participants are responsible for their own food, lodging and transportation while at the workshop. Once a date is filled I will put additional persons on a "stand by" list on a first-come-first-served basis. To reserve your spot, send the full amount of the workshop
A full refund is given up to 7 days prior to the date of the workshop. A $100.00 fee will be held after that up to the date of the workshop. If I fill your spot all your money will be refunded. Once workshop has begun you forfeit all money and there is no refund. For more detailed information regarding this workshop, please contact me directly at

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Watercolors on the water

I was blessed to take a trip with family to visit the beautiful Columbia River. What an amazing place and history. I got to experiment again with watercolor, a medium I almost never try, but when I do, like this, it always makes me want to do more.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Life Drawing Workshops

I like to go to life drawing workshops! When it gets around to the 25 minute poses, I turn and start to draw the whole room instead of just the model. Makes for some fun composition!  Here's a couple recent studies

Monday, June 25, 2018

Rereading Robert Henri: The Art Spirit

I'm going to read the book "The Art Spirit" by Robert Henri. I'm guessing this is episode 1 of 6 (or 8?) I'm not the best reader, but I desire to read this book again in anticipation of an artist in residence I'm partaking in at the Robert Henri Museum later this year and I know that doing it live will help me concentrate

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Takin’ It To The Street

New easel works great! Totally love it and recommend it: Mabef M27. Test drive on the corner of 7th and Grand in downtown Los Angeles

Saturday, June 23, 2018

New Easel!

I've used the old Jullian  French Easel for as long as I've been painting, but I am trying a new (to me) smaller more compact style. This is the Mabef M27. Gonna take it out soon! Right now I'm test driving it in the studio. Photos of it in use and folded up. Super simple and handy rests to put your palette or whatever. Much smaller and lighter than the Jullian too and frees an arm up when walking around.

Time to seriously get back to the Blog

I just discovered that I can have my blog show up on my website,, and I suddenly feel a rejuvenated spirit to get back to posting here, on my blog! That explains this post, and I'm also going to start "flashback reblogs" reposting an oldie but goodie, which explains the previous post :) Finally, here is a drawing of my old friend in his garden for something to look at. Just posting some random visual content to enjoy, which I will do much more often...