Art is a passion for many people and in many forms, with my passion mainly involving oils on canvas. I also paint in watercolor and will occasionally take a break from the oils to enjoy a loose composition or two on watercolor paper. Most of my work is created in the studio from photos and research materials that I have collected out on locations around the country. I love to paint out of doors ... plein air ... but time and energy limits the times this can take place. I am much more active with the camera out in nature, taking multiple photos of subjects I discover, making quick sketches and notes on colors/values, then using those for reference in future paintings. The benefit to this method allows me to capture the 'feel' or 'mood' of the location and that too will come to mind while painting back in the studio.
"Achieving Depth & Distance" is just full of details for oil painting as well as 10 complete painting tutorials for painting a variety of scenes.
The workbooks, "Foliage & Beyond" and "Cloud Study" are smaller but full of multiple color images, photos and technique. Both of these smaller books have been very well received and we present them to you as teaching aids as well.
Each "Tutorial" contains step by step instructions, including multiple color photos, for painting a landscape, floral or still life in oils.
Gorrell's Custom Framing
All frames are custom made right here and in the sizes of your choice. Most frames are made of either oak or poplar but limited supplies of additional specialty woods are often available.