Category Archives: Travel

Fort King George

This past weekend, my interest in colonial history and William Bartram took me to the site of Fort King George, near Darien, Ga. The bluff overlooking the Altamaha River was once a Spanish Mission and later a British Fort. Oglethorpe … Continue reading

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Rick Steves: Filming Great Art

A behind the scenes look at filming the art for Rick Steves’ Europe.

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Abbotsford House by Richard Schmid

Richard Schmid discussing his painting of Sir Walter Scott’s Castle and it’s unveiling before Queen Elizabeth II.

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Mountain Sketches

A couple of sketches from a recent trip to North Georgia and Western North Carolina.                              

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Packing advice

Borrowed from Rick Steves. For artists a second bag might be necessary for supplies and palette knives must be checked on airplanes. Another option is to order your supplies before you leave and have them shipped to your destination.   … Continue reading

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A quest to see The Keys “Christ of the Deep”.

An interesting story from the Miami Herald. http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/29/v-fullstory/3423273/adiveinto-the-past.html  

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The benefits of travel.

What are the benefits of travel? Other than to fulfill our urge to see famous sites, what can we gain? Many desire to travel and some include art as part of their travels as a workshop or Plein air painting … Continue reading

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Tips for traveling with artists’ materials

It is summer and school is out. Many artists will be hitting the road for plein air adventures or perhaps a workshop. Here are some travel tips from Robert Gamblin. http://www.gamblincolors.com/newsletters/studionotes14.html   Tips for Traveling with Artists’ Materials #14 Many … Continue reading

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New studies.

Here is one of the new studies I have completed in preparation for a new series of paintings. This is from the Watauga River in Eastern Tennessee. I am preparing a series of paintings from North Georgia, Western North Carolina, … Continue reading

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The Art of Travel

    Reading Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting the other day and I came across a passage where he describes the tourist painter. “Do not be a tourist-painter” John Carlson says. He encourages the beginning painter to eschew the bizarre or … Continue reading

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