This blog traces my influences, studio practice, learning, and teaching of art.

Painting "Two Paths"

A passerby shot this photo of me. He told me how his father learned to paint: He bought inexpensive framed reproductions from Woolworths and painted over the existing brush strokes, one by one. I had many painting teachers. The best was Joseph Jankowski, who studied at the Art Students League. I took his painting course at the Cleveland Institute of Art circa 1973. I fear that good old classical painting techniques are now becoming a lost art