Voices and Visions, new art series

Hello friends, family, and fans, I have been taking a break from blogging since I started teaching art classes and my posts have been somewhat irregular. It’s partly a result of not having much spare time to write, and also because I haven’t made much new work lately. But now I have something new to share! I have finally begun working on a new series … Continue reading Voices and Visions, new art series

Teaching Diary: Classic Drawing

Hello friends and fans, Maybe you’ve been wondering where I disappeared to, or not. I haven’t written any new blog posts in months since I started teaching as an adjunct art instructor at Frederick Community College. Its been a really busy season. I’m no longer trying to sell my art, (although the occasional sale would be welcome nonetheless) and my focus has now been on … Continue reading Teaching Diary: Classic Drawing

Eastman Johnson: An Artist I Admire, Part 1

An Artist I Admire: Eastman Johnson (29 July 1824-April 1906)   Why I Haven’t Been Blogging As mentioned in a previous blog post, I am going to be writing a new series of blog posts about artists which I admire. It has been a while since I blogged, with the Christmas holidays, get together events with family, and various other things. This month, I have … Continue reading Eastman Johnson: An Artist I Admire, Part 1

John Singer Sargent and the Art of Reinvention

John Singer Sargent: An Artist I admire   The problem of Choosing a Topic As mentioned in a previous blog post, I haven’t been painting much lately. This is a challenge because, without artwork to illustrate my blog posts with, I don’t know what to write about. Over the past few weeks, I have considered writing about art business related topics. However, since I have … Continue reading John Singer Sargent and the Art of Reinvention

Artists: How to Re-Surface Old Paintings, both oil and acrylic

A Response to Last Month’s Post: How to Re-Prime Used Canvases   This blog post is inspired by a blog post from last month, entitled: Artists: What Should You Do with Unfinished Artwork? dated August 12, 2018. In this post, I wrote about the artwork that had been abandoned for various reasons. I also added a list of various highlights from an article entitled, “50 … Continue reading Artists: How to Re-Surface Old Paintings, both oil and acrylic

New Art for Sale!

Hello Family, Friends, and Followers, I have been adding some of my new miniature oil paintings to my Etsy Shop at https://www.redbubble.com/people/jsjschmidt2017, and the reproductions are available at my Red Bubble shop: https://www.redbubble.com/people/jsjschmidt2017. The original oil paintings include some of my favorite subjects, Canada Geese, and water lily gardens and most of them, measure about 4 x 4 inches. They are priced starting at $25.00 each … Continue reading New Art for Sale!