Paul Jackson: Look More Closely to See the Illusion

by Bob Bahr What does it mean to have truth in a painting? Paul Jackson, a watercolorist and a featured instructor at the 2020 SKB Artists Rendezvous & Workshop in Dubois, Wyoming, has a twist on this. But first, consider this statement from Dr. Lawrence Kimmel, a...

Michael Shane Neal: Always Excited and Ever Searching

by Bob Bahr Those who keep an eye on the world of portrait painting are undoubtedly familiar with the work of Michael Shane Neal. SKBers in that world will be thrilled to know that he is one of the featured instructors this September at the SKB Artists Rendezvous...

Courage & Encouragement

by Bob Bahr It’s not quite a self-help book, not quite a memoir, not quite a how-to. Instead, Arise, Go Forth, Create: Build Your Art Business Without Losing Your Soul reads like a conversation over coffee (and/or possibly whiskey) with your favorite aunts about...

DEMONSTRATION: “Bugling Blues,” by Crystal Beshara

Crystal Beshara was one of the featured instructors at the 2019 SKB Artist Rendezvous & Workshop last Fall, and during the Quick Finish event, we surreptitiously photographed her progress and later asked her to fill out our notes on her painting process. The...

The Comfort Zone Riddle: Another Way SKB Is Unique

by Bob Bahr The Colorado artist was set up on Wagon Box Ranch, down the hill from the barns, with a twisting view by the curve in Warm Springs Creek, a few miles west of Dubois, Wyoming. He was an accomplished sculptor, house builder, and draftsman, but on that day,...