The main purpose of this web site is to display and show case student art. The different types of art you will see
displayed are pencil drawings,oil paintings,Bob Ross style oil landscapes, chalk pastels, graphite portraits,
student lessons, drawing lessons, and awards. I sell nothing here so just enjoy the site.
Another purpose of this web site is to show case how art can be used working with youth at risk as a therapy
tool. Some of the student art work is from physically and mentally handicapped youth. It's quite amazing the
results I get using the wet on wet oil painting technique.
Bob Ross (you know that PBS happy little tree guy) really was quite a master oil landscape painter. He would
complete an oil painting in 30 minutes or less. Which is quite amazing all in itself. I have used this technique to
about 2 hours. All most all the student art was their very first oil landscape. I have fine tuned my approach in
teaching this technique over the years with great success.
I also wanted to say that drawing pencil or graphite portraits for 99.9% of artist that do this know it is a learned
thing. To get really good at it you have to practice, listen, take lessons, etc... Just the brand of pencil and
especially the paper can make a portrait great or completely ruin it. Even the brand of fixative spray can ruin it at
the very end. So do your research, take some lessons and have fun, For simply the best book on drawing go to
JD Hillberry's web site and buy his book like I did (I renamed it the "The Holy Grail of Drawing"). Below are some
links to great web sites for drawing and painting tutorials......................Dave Bj
p.s.I include these miss spellings of the word portrait for all the people like me that can't spell well and typed the wrong
spelling while searching. portrat portrate portrates, portriat
was in the
My students from last year entered their paintings in the Platte County Fair.
They received 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th place !!! WOW! Way to go kids..
p.s.The only adult student I have won 1st place in the adult division also. It
was her first painting lesson. Wow! way to go Francis Roach
|Kristie Crosby 2nd Platte County Fair 2009
|Ty Roach 1st Platte County Fair 2009
|Ty Roach 3rd Platte County Fair 2009
|Ty Roach 4th Platte County Fair 2009
Francis Roach 1st place adult division
|WOW! once again TY Roach
sweeps at the Platte County Fair
1st 2nd and 3rd place..2011 Way to go TY!!!
Also Beth Roach almost sweeps at the fair.
She received 1st 3rd and 4th and Rachel Kottman also one of
my students got 2nd place... WAY TO GO GIRLS!!!