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  1. The Feeling Tone is the Subject.

    OMG I am becoming a minimalist and loving it.  After years of preaching the need for dominance in one’s work, I am following my own advice.  I begin each new painting by deciding on a color, value, or texture dominance.  My first application of paint is not an object but a […] Read more

  2. Skip’s Maine workshop 2019

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  3. Greeting Card Paintings

    For many years I have enjoyed making hand painted  cards for Christmas.  These are popular with many of my closest friends to the point that if I miss sending them, I get questions as to why “we did not get our annual card?” Since I so much enjoy the chance […] Read more

  4. Time to think MAINE

    with Skip Lawrence Another place to think,  acrylic on paper I did my first Maine Workshop in 1976 and have never missed a year without teaching painting in Maine. Maine is the perfect spot to paint and think about painting.  I would love to have you join me in June […] Read more

  5. “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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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