Category Archives: Past Paint-Outs

4.4.19 Ben Hamburger – French Broad River Park

Photo by Don Osterberg


Ben Hamburger launched our 2019 season with a great demo at the French Broad River Park. We also had the first truly beautiful spring day with a great artist turn out.

Ben started by blocking in the under-painting in acrylics. His subject was a tree, with character, by the river. He finished the painting in oils. Ben was very gracious answering all of our questions. We had a wonderful painting day.


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10.9.18 Mitchell Lee Kolbe-Sherrill’s Inn, Fairview



Mitchell Lee Kolbe ended our Paint-Out season on a very high note!
James Cassara’s comment:

Did this one (see Gallery for James Cassara’s painting) right after Mitch Kolbe’s terrific demo on Tuesday. Very different approach for me, far more reliance on Earth tones and even using a bit of Mars black. But I am over all pretty happy with the results.”


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9.4.18 Brian Murphy – at Montreat



Brian Murphy believes in the basics.
Sandy Moore’s comment “Thanks for sharing your unique way of painting with us. The simplicity of your set up is amazing.”

He feels that you don’t have to have the fanciest equipment to produce great paintings … and he proves it! A cigar-box easel, gator board backing for his canvas, inexpensive brushes and a very minimum pallet! He also knows how to pick his scenes! A great paint-out at Montreat, North Carolina.


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10.21.17 Richard Oversmith–Elaida Home

About Richard: Richard’s purpose in painting is to provoke the viewer to interact with his pieces. His paintings are his voice, and stroke by stroke, he composes a whole that relates his vision. He strives to achieve a mood in every painting through the use of such visual stimuli as color, edges, value and drawing. He allows the setting to speak to him, creating only as many brushstrokes as are needed for the viewer’s eyes to understand and connect.

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