1. 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 […] Read more

  2. 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 […] Read more

  3. 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 […] Read more

  4. Glenn Bradshaw

    Glenn Bradshaw is 90.  His life as artist  and teacher is a model for all who share these titles.  The Palette Magazine is honored to feature Glenn in the upcoming issue.  For those who have studied with him or can call themselves friends you will not want to miss his […] Read more

  5. Happy New Year

    It is January 1, 2012. It is that time when we traditionally , after looking back, look forward to new possibilities, awarenesses, and to insights that will make us better at whatever we do. I paint. I have been reading The Accidental Masterpiece by Michael Kimmelman. The lessons of this writing are how […] Read more

  6. Tom Dixon

    Three years ago (2008)  while visiting the Harwood Museum, Taos, NM,  I saw the work of an artist whose that took my breath.  Tom Dixon is an extraordinary painter living a very moderate life that affords him the freedom to paint exactly as he wishes.  While there is an obvious influence of the […] Read more