Skip's Studio Notes

  1. Skip Lawrence’s “Not-So-Basic-Basics” August 5-10, 2018

      If you are ready for a painting workshop that will exceed your best expectations, here it is! Skip Lawrence’s “Not-So-Basic-Basics,” Art Workshop Appropriate For All Levels, Styles and Media August 5-10, 2018, at Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center, Marriottsville, MD For full Workshop info and enrollment, contact Diane, […]

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  2. Santa Barbara, CA Workshop – Feb 2018

    Anne Gaffey                           Peggy Odgers Pat Berberich  Peggy Odgers Pat Berberich Pat Berberich Pam Fletcher Pam Fletcher Marlies Pertersen Marlies Petersen Liz Tamayo Liz Tamayo Liz Tamayo Jan Loomis     Gail  Rowe Cheryl RadetskiCheryl Radetski Althea JacobsonAletha […]

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  3. Santa Barbara class declares Independence

    Students Paintings  When people are encouraged to be more creative  than imitative in their art making, their true nature, style, and voice are free to explore.  I offer these examples as proof. I just returned from conducting two one week workshops in Santa Barbara, CA sponsored by Ruth Ellen Hoag […]

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  4. My love affair with Maine

    “Pemaquid Point Light”  watercolor on paper    22″ x 30″, 1975 Every year for the last 47 years I have traveled to Maine to paint, eat lobster, and enjoy the cool temperatures that few  places in the country offer in July and August. So here I am again and I […]

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  5. Poetry and Craft

    I recently heard David Hockney say, in reference to making art that, “craftsmanship is a must.” From the Renaissance to the Abstract Expressionists art students began their apprenticeship by learning the craft of their chosen media. “We can teach craft, it’s the poetry you cannot teach. Now we teach poetry […]

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  6. Pine Disease makes for interest paintings

    The White Pine trees of Maine, and other states, are dying from a disease. Needle blight pathogens have been a primary issue affecting white pine since approximately 2010.While this is unfortunate for many woodland creatures and insects it offers me a visually exciting palette.  The edge of pine forest that […]

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  7. Students Work from Skip’s Maine Workshops 2017

    The images have been offered by many of the students who attended Skip Lawrence’s Maine Workshops 2017.  I have never done this before, but feel that their efforts deserve attention. The goal of these workshops is to encourage each student to find subjects, styles, approaches that are unique to that […]

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  8. Chairs 4

    I never know what will catch my eye and initiate a new series.  Two metal chairs are the subject of my most recent exploration. I cannot recall where I spotted these particular treasures but my immediate step into this rabbit hole was found to be rewarding.  A small sketch of two […]

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  9. Making the Unseen Visible or Choosing A Different Reality by Skip Lawrence

    Dianne Schelble’s love affair with Chase’s Market – seen and felt.   I have been privileged to share some very special moments with some very special people, artists. Artists who are excited about new awarenesses that move their art to a new level. The most wonderful thing about these moments is […]

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  10. A Presentation Alternative.

    There are those among us, that in addition to painting on canvas and panel, like the surface of paper.  If , like me , you enjoy works on paper, but do not like the need to present these images under glass here is an alternation.  The image shown is done […]

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