.....In roughly three weeks time, I'm off to California where, with my friends Richard Robinson and Scott Hamill, I will be teaching painting classes.
The classes will be a little different from the usual in that there will be a large group of students with three teachers. It will be an outdoor school somewhere along the California coast, so I'm hoping that the weather can be a little kinder than the last time I was there. It was very windy and quite cold - not ideal for painting plein air and not at all what I was expecting.
Despite those memories, I'm looking forward to it!
In preparation, I thought it would be a really good idea if I had some sort of portfolio of my work as an introduction, so that people would have a better idea of what I was teaching. I decided that an “Apple book” entitled "a painter's view" with photos of my work and some teaching text would be a good idea. I am very pleased with the outcome as they made a beautiful job of it. I've included those photos above to give you an idea of what it looks like.
It's not the ideal way of publishing a book of course–far too expensive but quite good for a tiny run. In this case it's only five books but I have thoughts of producing them with a local publisher so that they will be more affordable.
If you might be interested in buying one, please get in touch.