SKB Leads the Way With Online Art Education

by Bob Bahr For a moment last April, the 19th edition of SKB’s Dubois workshop seemed on the verge of cancellation because of the pandemic affecting the United States. But the brain trust behind the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation figured out how to present the...

22 (More) Reasons to Attend the Online SKB Workshop

For 19 years, you had to travel to Wyoming (or, the first year, to Colorado) to reap the benefits of the Susan Kathleen Black Workshop. Attendees loved the relative isolation of Dubois, Wyoming, which fostered a convivial, family atmosphere of learning. Well, the...

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...