Not very exciting for you… maybe… but for me this is HUGE. I am running ahead of schedule and getting some quality work done a whole WEEK before my official school year begins. I am looking to make changes to the course syllabus’s, but here are some beginnings.

Course Description Page HERE!

NYTimes: Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them.

Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them.

Bob Ross Painting:

Revision of the Studio Art Rubrics – NVAS Specific! I am thrilled!

WELCOME to the newest series of rubrics that my all of my studio classes for the 2019 – 2020 school year. I am excited that they have been revised, simplified (3/4 of the words have been removed – or thereabouts) and that the National Visual Arts Standards have been specifically identified. One specific thing about the rubrics that I stand behind is that they are the same across the board – all artworks get the same rubric (based on level of course of course). I realize that this is exciting to me and a very small audience, but I am really happy to get to work with the artists and create a really strong body of work with each and every one of them.

I know that this is a level of excitement that few people will share with me, but, in order to help the artists develop a strong set of self-reflection and self-evaluation skills and to also create a really strong set of artworks – the following rubrics are here for your perusal. Enjoy.

Voice of the River Valley – Taliesin Paintings

“Beneath the Studio – Taliesin” Frank Korb, Watercolor on Paper, 10″ x 8″, July 15, 2017, $200.

I was contacted earlier in the month to participate in the celebration of the inclusion of Taliesin in the recent UNESCO inscription of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, and also are helping to promote Mineral Point’s Paint the Point event next month. The ONLINE publication is available today and the hard copies are going to be out soon at 190 various locations all around Southwestern, WI.

“Bird’s Walk @ Taliesin,” Watercolor on Paper, $200.

Thank you to the Voice of the River Valley publication for the inclusion of my two watercolor paintings in your publication! HERE are some of my additional paintings from Taliesin over the past few years. Enjoy!

NYTimes: Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them.

Hey all you artist, I know that you’ve got a fandom going for Bob Ross. This is a great video from the New York times all about… Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them.

NYTimes: Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them.

Hey artists I know that you all really enjoy Bob Ross. Here is a very interesting video about him and his paintings. Enjoy.

Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them.

The Waterford 7 back at it

it’s great to be working with the Waterford 7 again as we build our large individual pieces that work into a much larger group project. Looking at the artist David Hockney, we’re doing plant images all from one garden. In the end we’re going to put them all together and create one large painting. Excellent work so far, very focused. They certainly know how to make the color brown.

shoulder surgery and paintings are happening

My shoulder has been operated on and recovery is happening. A big thanks to Julie for helping out and taking care of me. Here’s my first painting and my large canvas waiting in my studio.

Graduation Day at Fort Atkinson High School!

Congratulations to ALL the graduates at Fort Atkinson High School. You’ve put in a few years here and have made it! Be proud of the work you’ve done and all the work that is ahead of you. Strive to work towards helping others and making our community, state, nation, and world a better place than when you came into it.

I may not have photographed you all, but share these images around and feel free to use them as you need. Congratulations to you all.

Photos are HERE!



“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh

EXAM SCHEDULE – BE AWARE of what needs to be done!

  • Wednesday June 5
    • Advanced Digital Art and Photography: Block 2- Social Topic Art Presentation
    • Advanced Painting: Block 3 – Final Painting and Oral Critique
    • Intro to Painting: Block 5 – Final Plein Air Painting and Book Oral Critique
  • Thursday June 6
    • Art Foundations: Block 1 – Written Exam
    • Intro to Digital Arts and Photography Block 2 – Corporate ID Presentation
    • Art Foundation: Block 3 – Written Exam

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Art Foundations: Paintings WILL BE Assessed as will your Ceramics… Now let’s COLLAGE!

Romare Bearden Collage: ARTnews Article Too:

Intro to Painting: Book Binding and CRITIQUE!

Handmade Book, Susan Messes:

Advanced Painting: FINAL PAINTING and CRITIQUE

Old Man in Sorrow – How Stuff Works Article: Final Paintings…

Intro to Digital Art: LTLF Logo Design! Presentation is the FINAL!

How Does YOUR Foundation Logo work?

Advanced Digital Art: FINAL Social Commentary ARTWORK and Critique!

John Alexander Digital Fine Art: