Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I've seen the following videos before but have returned to watch them again as I truly agree with what Scott says. The following video's were created by Scott Burdick and they have taught me some very interesting things  about what is going on in the Art world and has been going on for some time.

Here's a link to Scott's Youtube channel.There are 4 videos watch all 4 of them.

Here's the link referenced in Scott's video to the BBC show about Beauty if you have time watch this one also.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Galveston Plein Air Workshop

Tiki Island
Plein Air Oil on panel
by Randall Cogburn
I'm teaching a Plein Air Workshop at Galveston Island during the month of March. Each Saturday starting on the 3rd, and then 10, 17, and 24th. We meet at the Galveston Art League at 9:30am and start at 10-2pm with a break around noon. Sign up is at the Gallery on the day of the session.

Directions click here: Galveston Art League Directions
Time: 9:30am - 2pm
Date's: March 3, 10, 17, 24th every Saturday. Rain Day will be on 31'st.
Cost: $25 a session
Medium: Any medium. I use Oil
Skill Level: At least some experience painting outdoors but not required.

We will paint at the following locations: Galveston State Park, East Beach near jetty area, Bolivar Lighthouse and Fort Travis, and the Galveston Harbor at 20th Street. There will be views of Galveston Bay, marshland, people fishing, beach houses, surf, beach, awesome sky's, sailboats, a lighthouse, old fort, palm trees, people, clouds, a view of the Elissa with sails up hopefully( every time I've been here they've been up), tanker ships, shrimp boats, deep blue sea and lot's of color.

There will be a demo at each session, instructions, and coaching. Drawing skills will be tested. We will work on values, use of limited palette to learn color mixing. Learn some tips on lighting issues, blocking in, grey scale studies, sight sizing, and oodles about gear and other things related to plein air painting. If you have any questions contact me at