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New Studio/Gallery Location

I am very excited to announce that I will be moving into a new studio/gallery location in the next few weeks. The larger space will allow me to offer classes, demonstrations and shows that will help you and me grow as artists. Stay tuned. Start writing your post here. You can insert images and videos by clicking on the icons above.

How To Design a Painting

This is a Keynote presentation given on September 15, 2017 at the Plein Air Utah Event in Midway, UT. ( The subject of the presentation is DESIGN. I discussed some basic principles of how to compose a well designed painting. I am currently producing an online art course that will teach these concepts in much more detail. If you wish to be notified about free content and updates, click here. Thank you. David P.S. Here is a link to an article about the event from Outdoor Painter Magazine. This division of the rectangle shape is not interesting because there is no variety of shape.

My Introduction To Gouache

I didn't want to bring all of my oil painting supplies. My son and I were going on a backpacking trip to the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming USA. I had been wanting to visit this spectacular place since I was a teen. I had to capture some of this experience in paint. Packing light was essential so I decided to try gouache. I packed a small watercolor pad, six colors of qouache and a few small brushes. We hiked to a small lake to try the fishing there. I settled under a small pine tree and discovered that I had forgotten my watercolor pad back at basecamp. What could I do? I have always believed that even a few accurate color notes can provide enough information to help you remember your impr