The Painting of "Coastal Life 3"

The Painting of "Coastal Life 3"

Watching other artists paint is often very educational. That's the reason workshop instructors paint demonstration paintings during workshops; sometimes to show specific techniques or illustrate concepts outlined in group discussions. Students say that often it is one of the highlights of the day.

I remember the first time I ever saw an artist do a full painting demonstration live - I was mesmerized. It was so helpful seeing how they manipulated the brush, paint and substrate to create a beautiful work of art. I am now mesmerized by my own painting process. Often when I create a new painting I step back to look at it and say to myself "Where did that come from?" Making art is an amazing event to participate in, so I hope you enjoy this video.

This painting is part of a series entitled "Coastal Life." For me it communicates the beach and the ocean. In it I can feel the hot sand and the warm breeze, and hear the rhythmic pounding of the waves. Come along and share in the experience.

If you'd like to learn to paint with spontaneity and freshness, check out my list of upcoming workshops: (You can view a list of 2018 workshops HERE)

  • January 18-20, 2018 Forstall Art Supply, Birmingham, AL. To register contact Zack Barnes by email: or phone: 205-870-0480.
  • February 1-3, 2018, David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio, Winston-Salem, NC. To register contact David:
  • February 12-15, 2018, Society of Bluffton Artists, Bluffton, SC. To register contact Sandra Wenig:
  • February 21-23, 2018, Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Ft. Smith, AR. To register contact Casey Seamons:

As always, thanks so much for your support! 


P.S. If you cannot attend a live event, or prefer to learn online in the comfort of your home or studio, Design Fundamentals for the Artist is one of my best online courses:

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Design Fundamentals for the Artist will teach you the fundamentals that will create the foundation for all your art making. You can learn more about the program by Clicking HERE.

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