Sunday, February 18, 2018

Kicking off 2018 with Workshops

In this Studio Workshop we explore textural painting with acrylics and modeling paste,
we'll create an abstract waterfall or series of cascades.

a close-up of the piece at conclusion

This is a two session program, due to the drying time required working with modeling paste.
It needs to dry significantly in order to work with the wet on wet or wash paint application.

applying modeling paste

In the first 1.5 to 2 hour session we plan our composition, examine examples to become familiar with the techniques effects, then apply the modeling paste in multiple layers to achieve dimensional depth.
Then, overnight or for several days, give the piece time to thoroughly dry and harden, so we can apply numerous applications of paint and water to create washes etc. as to not have the modeling paste get soft or reconstituted while painting.

at the conclusion of session 2

In Session 2, we apply paint with wet on wet techniques, applying and removing the paint in a series of applications. When the back ground colors have dried, we go wet on dry with a number of different brushes to add the water flow final touches.

Age and level and experience prerequisite is open to high school age art students or older, some experience in painting encouraged but not necessary. 

The workshops include all materials and supplies, created on a 12" x 16" canvas panel.

Cost is $49.00 
The first dates are Sat. March 24, 10:00am - 12noon & 
 Sat. March 31, 10:00am - 12noon 

Payable through Spokane Galleries Shopify  site, click this link,
or through Tom personally, cash, check or credit card, call Tom at 509-209-4228.
There is limited space available for this workshop, so make your reservation soon, prepayment is required.

Just show up with the desire to Have Fun, learn something new and you will create a totally original art work to take home with you.
See more about Tom's Workshops at:

Friday, February 2, 2018

On it's way to the MRF Banquet in Great Falls

It's my pleasure to announce my participation in the Missouri River Flyfisher's Banquet and Auction in Great Falls on February 24th at the Heritage Inn.
I've just sent MRF this original to add to their event. As a native of Great Falls, and one who was raised fishing on the Missouri River and the surrounding tributaries, I'm happy to lend a hand in promoting this important groups efforts in the Conservation of this precious resource.

"Coachman" 10.5" x 20.5" original acrylic on canvas

If your in the area, and are interested in attending this fun and important event, you can contact the MRF at  for tickets.