My workshops are packed with information that is presented in a clear, concise, understandable way. It is my desire that each participant leave with a deeper understanding of what it takes to create a great painting, and to that end, I help each individual at their point of need. I make every effort to create a warm, friendly environment so that no one feels intimidated or left behind. I ask each student to come with humility, a willingness to learn, and a generous and helpful attitude toward their fellow classmates.

Instruction is not only verbal but also demonstrated. There may be times when I feel it necessary to work directly on a student’s painting. Basically, I instruct, then demonstrate what I’ve taught, followed by each student applying what they just learned.

Each workshop begins with an explanation of painting basics: concept, composition, drawing, value, color, technique, and presentation…but…

Workshop emphasis will be on value and color.

All instruction will be based on my recently produced, best selling book and videos. Previewing these prior to attending a workshop will be of great help to you, however, I do require that each student purchase the book, “Limited Palette Unlimited Color”. That is the workshop textbook. It will be used as such throughout the workshop.


HERE is a link to the book, “Limited Palette Unlimited Color”

HERE is a link to the DVD, “Create Unlimited Color with a Limited Palette”

HERE is a link to the DVD,  “Limited Palette Landscapes”

HERE is a link to the DVD/book combo 


I hope you’ll join us for one of the workshops. It would be a good idea to make your interest known early, for they tend to fill quickly.


5-7 June 2020

April’s Art House, Joplin, MO  (Click HERE for specifics. Just scroll down)