But, still, a smiling clown can be good! Clowns Popped In My Head. Hi! Lately, I’ve been doing some small studies of clowns. Why clowns? I don’t know. They popped into my head this past May and I keep coming back to them. Research Time. So, after a few drawings, I thought it might be […]
New Series. Hi! I’d like to introduce my “Man With Hat” series. The Beginning. I started this series last spring as part of a demonstration for the Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO). Because my painting process takes awhile I didn’t finish the painting during the allotted time. Instead, I worked on several versions in different […]
What Is “Classically Trained”? Hi! I have been thinking about what makes an artist classically trained. Have you seen that term on a biography of an artist or musician? And, what does that mean? John Stermer, Classically Trained Artist What a funny question, don’t you think? To explain, I have been helping my sister prepare […]
Mermaid As Icon I am pleased to say that my painting “Mermaid With Net at Night” is showing at the Rogue Gallery and Art Center in Medford, OR. To clarify, it is one painting among over 60 works of art in the Annual Member’s Exhibition. Most of all, if you are in the area, I […]
Introducing Circular Conversations Hi! I’d like to introduce one of my recent paintings titled “Circular Conversations”. It was one of the last pieces I completed in 2015. Fun with Acrylic Paint This is unusual in that it is a paintings of figures done in acrylic. I have done most of my figures in watercolor. I […]
Challenge Welcome to Day Four of the 3-paintings-per-day-for-five-day (3-4-5) FB challenge! Today I'm featuring my "Torsten on Bass" series, and for a blog bonus, I'm adding a fourth piece. (Thank you Myrna Wacknov for inviting me to participate in the challenge).
November is Value Study Month Earlier this month, I declared November to be “Value Study” month. And, yet, I haven’t posted many studies. Time for me to fix this problem! By the way, do you create value studies? Bottomline Value studies help me analyze and develop my designs. Its like creating a visual road […]
The muse for my “Just Sayin’…” series is my twin sister Michelle. Muse…I Can Do this I thought I’d write about my “muse” for my “Just Sayin’…” series after seeing a contest on Professional Artist Magazine. They’re asking artists to enter images of their muse with a story. Hmmm, I have a muse; I can […]