Spring Color Palette- Mixing True Colors in Oils


Fall Color Palette – Oil Painting in Plein-air

Discover the color palette of the impressionists and capture the soft tones of spring. Learn from demonstrations covering brush techniques and layering of colors. Use violet reds, siennas, and naples yellows as we paint plein-air on the beautiful grounds of the Folk School. Incorporate the same traditional oils, grounds, and mediums employed by the French masters. Paint on specially prepared panels for vibrant colors and expression. Beginners welcome.

John C. Campbell Folk School, May 15 -19, 2022. Space still available

To register for this class, please call 1-800-365-5724.

Painting at Addison Farms
Redbuds and a Friend

Getting started in oils, July, 2017

Autumn Oil Painting Workshop


Fall Color Palette – Oil Painting in Plein-air

Learn the importance of complementary colors mixed to create the gorgeous hues of fall. Through daily demonstrations in the studio as well as working ‘en plein air’ on the beautiful Folk School grounds, learn new painting methods and mastery of materials. We will be working with traditional oils and mediums. Engage in the natural surroundings of a colorful season with your hat, walking shoes, and tote in tow.

John C. Campbell Folk School, October 24 -30, 2021

To register for this class, please call 1-800-365-5724.

Getting started in oils, July, 2017

Materials DIY- Make your own Panels, Mediums and Prep Paper for Oils

Materials Class

DIY – Take chIMAG0236arge of your materials – make your own mediums, panels and prepare paper for oils and acrylics in my studio…weekend workshop. Get ready for fall painting.

July  25 -26, 2015
9 am- 5pm

Learn to prepare panels and paper with traditional gesso for oils and acrylics. What every painter should about supports, grounds and mediums. Go home with recipes, panels and mediums. Demos on applications and best use. Bring your lunch. Space is limited to 6.    $175.   RSVP by phone, email.

Register Online

Vineyard Plein Air



Visit Addison Farms Vineyard – Asheville’s newest family owned vineyard & winery.

Three days of oil painting with instructor and eminent landscape painter, John Mac Kah, Catered picnic lunch is included.Wine tasting (and discount for students) following closing critique.

We are very pleased to be able to paint on this ridge top, southwest exposure with great 360 vistas and  mountain views.

   Register on-line at here or contact me to find out more.