Here are some photos from the classical technique still life workshop I taught over the past two weekends. My students did their final paintings after completing monochrome underpaintings and color studies. Go to the Upstairs Studio blog to see a longer report, and to view work by the other Upstairs Studio artists.

You can also go to the Upstairs Studio website to find out about studio events and to download the schedule of classes. It's a wonderful group of artists, and their gallery is well worth a visit next time you are out in Anchorage on a First Friday.

Interested in taking one of my workshops? I will be teaching two weekends a month through May. Dates are as follows: Feb 12/13 and 19/20, Mar 12/13 and 26/27, Apr 9/10 and 16/17, May 14/15 and 21/22. Contact me for details and to register at

This is student Katie Fallin working on her painting, having already done her underpainting and a color study.

This is student Susan Dixon, also bringing her final painting to completion.
Thanks to everyone who took part!