Tips

  1. “Ball-Jar Brush Holders” 23″ x30″ acrylicylic on rag paper

    The search for the unique, special, or never-before-seen subject can be a long and fruitless journey.  So, sometimes I just paint the obvious that ofter time turns out be unique, specially, and beautifully honest.  These 2 ball canning jars sit on the windowsil tin my Maine workshop studio. I prepared […] Read more

  2. Skip’s Maine Workshop 2018- Students Work

    Every summer for the least 40 years I have conducted painting workshops in Maine. In 1978 I was totally committed to watercolor and all that goes with being a “watercolorist”. In 1976 I attended a workshop with Edgar Whitney. This was my first painting workshop and consequently I followed Ed’s […] Read more

  3. Late winter painting efforts 2018

    If I feel nothing you will feel the same.  It is easy to be enthusiastic about those people in your life who mean the most to you.  These images are of the people who mean to most to me, Diane Santarella (wife), Joshua Wesley (son), Rowan Wesley (grandson) ,and  Jennifer […] Read more

  4. 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, […] Read more

  5. 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 […] Read more

  6. 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 […] Read more

  7. 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 […] Read more

  8. 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

  9. 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 […] Read more

  10. A Change in Direction

    Several months ago my work took a new direction.  Actually it was not my work that took a new direction it was my intentions that changed. The sequence of change went something like this: Christopher Schink was working on an article about styles and interpretation and asked a number of […] Read more