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Still Life Composition and Knife-Painting Workshop
In my studio in Seattle.
July 5-6
$300
Limited space, only 5 spots total.
1 spot left!
Registration info, details, and supply list HERE.
Workshop reviews on my teaching page HERE.
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My Podcast by turningshadow

Subscribe to my podcast here: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/im…

Episode 5 just went up on iTunes!

Description of what's currently available:

Episode 1: Painting with Presence

An introduction to the show. Main topic: Being in the present moment while painting.

Episode 2: Keep It To Yourself

Main topic: Over-sharing your creative plans. Q&A segment: Varnishing your oil painting; Knife painting; Favorite brands of oil paint and tools; Favorite paint medium; Maroger medium.

Episode 3: Intent and Still Life

Intent Part 1: My approach and advice for painting still life with intentional vision, purpose, and focus. A breakdown of tools for creating focus.

Episode 4: Intent and Going Pro

Intent Part 2: My thoughts on what it takes to become professional artist.

Episode 5: Transition to a Career in Painting

I answer a listener question about how I transitioned to a second career in painting. The summary of my transition with some thoughts and tips.

  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: this american life, the shining
  • Watching: agents of shield
  • Eating: pb
  • Drinking: coffee
My podcast just went live on iTunes!

Listen/Subscribe here: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/im…
Hey you all,

I'm making a podcast about oil painting. The plan is to include a Q&A segment. So I'm requesting from my newsletter subscribers and any of you deviants to go ahead and email me with questions if you are interested. I'll pick some for each episode.
So if you'd like to submit a question, email me at:
contact@davidcheifetz.com
and put "podcast question" in the subject line.
Be sure to include your first name and geographical location.

Thanks, hopefully this comes together sooner rather than later. I'll update you here and in the newsletter.
-D

P.S. Check out the new September issue of American Art Collector p.144!
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: eckhart tolle
  • Reading: court of owls
  • Watching: not much
  • Playing: the quiet year
  • Eating: still life fruit
  • Drinking: espresso
I wrote an article for the Winter Quarter Issue (#5) of the online magazine Artists On Art!
It's about painting still-life and what it takes to be a professional artist.
Check it out here: www.artists-on-art.com/

Info about my still-life painting class in Palo Alto, CA: davidcheifetz.com/page/2088/st…

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  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: the xx, underworld
  • Reading: building stories by chris ware
  • Watching: walking dead, dowton abbey
  • Playing: a few acres of snow, cthulu card game
  • Eating: sardines
  • Drinking: coffee
New schedule for October. A new night session!

Located in Palo Alto, California.
Instruction in still-life oil painting, with option of charcoal cast drawing.
Two Wednesday sessions: 9am-noon and 630-930pm
Ongoing monthly, $250/month for both sessions, $125/month for only morning or night.
A small class in my studio (max 6 people). All levels welcome!
For more info and if interested in reserving a spot, email me at:
david.cheifetz@gmail.com

Sign up for weekly newsletter: davidcheifetz.com/email-newsle…
The newsletter archive, lots of demos: davidcheifetz.com/email-newsle…
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Twitter: twitter.com/cheifetz
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: wu tang
  • Reading: turning pro by pressfield
  • Watching: GOT, battlestar
  • Eating: meat
  • Drinking: coffee
Class still going strong. Details:

Located in Palo Alto, California.
Adding option of charcoal cast drawing.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am-noon
Ongoing monthly, $250 for 2 days a week, $125 for 1 day a week
A small class in my studio (max 6 people). All levels welcome!
For more information or to be placed on the waiting list, email me at:
david.cheifetz@gmail.com

Sign up for weekly newsletter: davidcheifetz.com/email-newsle…
The newsletter archive, lots of demos: davidcheifetz.com/email-newsle…
Pinterest: pinterest.com/davidcheifetz/
Twitter: twitter.com/cheifetz
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: beatles
  • Reading: snow crash
  • Watching: GOT, mad men
  • Eating: meat
  • Drinking: coffee
My still-life oil painting class is going strong! In April I'm expanding the schedule to include Fridays! Fridays will be cast drawing OR still-life painting. So:

Palo Alto, CA
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9am-noon
Ongoing monthly, $250 for 2 days a week, $350 for 3 days a week
A small class in my studio (max ~6 people). All levels welcome!
For more information or to be placed on the waiting list, email me:  david.cheifetz@gmail.com
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: honey honey
Currently a teaching still-life painting to a small group of students in my studio. January is going awesome. Might be some space open for February. If interested, send me a message.

Details:
Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-noon
$250 a month
Palo Alto, California
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: podcasts and audiobooks
  • Reading: Duma Key
  • Watching: mma, star trek
  • Playing: set
  • Eating: sardines
  • Drinking: water
I am starting a still-life oil painting class. I plan to begin in January (possibly Feb, depends). Looking for 4-5 students max to cram into small space. The class will be on a monthly tuition basis: $250 a month. Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-noon. No oil painting experience required, but some drawing skills would be good. Located in Palo Alto, California. Just off of El Camino Real. If interested, please email: david.cheifetz@gmail.com
Thanks!
-David
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: pink floyd, sigur ros, this american life
  • Reading: I Know This Much Is True
  • Watching: mma, star trek
  • Playing: ....shadowrun!
  • Eating: spinach. meats.
  • Drinking: water
I'm entertaining the future possibility of teaching still-life painting on a regular basis to a small number of students, maybe twice a week. I am located in Palo Alto, California. If you would be interested, please contact me at david.cheifetz@gmail.com so I can keep you in the loop! -David
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: podcasts and audiobooks
  • Reading: the profession
  • Watching: mma, star trek
  • Playing: ....shadowrun!
  • Eating: yogurt
  • Drinking: coconut water
Prints now available: fineartamerica.com/customshop/…

Solo Show June 18th at Carmen's Gallery in Maryland: davidcheifetz.com/event/25289/…
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: a SOIAF refresher via audiobook!
  • Reading: see above...gotta be ready for dance with dragons
  • Watching: mma
  • Playing: not much
  • Eating: plenty
  • Drinking: water
I'm having a solo show June 18-19 at Carmen's Gallery in MD! I'll post more details when I know.

As some of you know, I've been running a weekly email newsletter from my website. I use it to keep friends and collectors updated with my latest doings, as well as to show my work process. If you are interested, you can sign up here: davidcheifetz.com/email-newsle…

Thanks for all the support and the awesome comments!

-David
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: new cee-lo
  • Reading: The Oatmeal. so funny
  • Watching: mma
  • Playing: legos + no limitations = minecraft!
  • Eating: oats
  • Drinking: amy & brian coconut water
Getting back into life drawing!

As some of you know, I've been running a weekly email newsletter from my website. I use it to keep friends and collectors updated with my latest doings, as well as to show my work process. If you are interested, you can sign up here: davidcheifetz.com/email-newsle…

Thanks for all the support and the awesome comments!

-David
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: new cee-lo
  • Reading: The Oatmeal. so funny
  • Watching: mma
  • Playing: legos + no limitations = minecraft!
  • Eating: oats
  • Drinking: amy & brian coconut water
As some of you know, I've been running a weekly email newsletter from my website. I use it to keep friends and collectors updated with my latest doings, as well as to show my work process. If you are interested, you can sign up here: davidcheifetz.com/email-newsle…

I am also currently running a win-a-painting referrals contest through my newsletter. If you sign up for the newsletter, send a comment to let me know you are from dA here: davidcheifetz.com/contact . I will then enter you in the contest and send you some info on how to earn more entries! I'm drawing the winner on January 30th.

Thanks for all the support and the awesome comments!

-David
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Hum, Joe Rogan podcast, Cartalk
  • Reading: having a literary dry spell
  • Watching: last season of big love, gasp!
  • Playing: with this awesome holbein palette knife
  • Eating: pippin apples, so good
  • Drinking: coconut water...zico or amy & brian
I was featured in the September issue of Southwest Art! "21 under 31", here is the online version: www.southwestart.com/featured/…

My painting "Effulgent" was a $1000 finalist in the 2010 Raymar Art Painting Competition!:
raymarartcontest.com/2010winne…
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: new kanye
  • Reading: The Art Spirit by Robert Henri
  • Watching: madmen, wire, oodles of mma
  • Playing: with robert simmons filbert bristles
  • Eating: leftovers
  • Drinking: club soda....fizzy
I have two paintings in Salon International 2010 at top-flight Greenhouse Gallery! Check it out : www.greenhousegallery.com/

*Update* My painting won "Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence"!!!!

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I have been interviewed by highly accomplished and respected artist and author John Paul Thornton. The interview is here news.deviantart.com/article/10…

Thanks :iconjohnpaulthornton:!
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Deftones.....rock!
  • Reading: A Fighter's Heart
  • Watching: TUF 11, Lost
  • Playing: with robert simmons filbert bristles
  • Eating: oats, always oats
  • Drinking: water, zazz, coffee
Still studying at Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore.

Experimenting with Neo-Megilp. It's awesome, handles like maroger.
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Podcasts, 3EB, Kanye, Radiohead
  • Reading: The Road
  • Watching: Office, ER, ST:TNG
  • Playing: with gobs and gobs of scrumptious paint
  • Eating: Oatmeal
  • Drinking: coffee, water
Stand oil! great stink-free medium.
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: MIA, Portishead, Jayz, Radiohead, RATM
  • Reading: Kavalier and Clay
  • Watching: Office, ER, ST:TNG
  • Playing: with gobs and gobs of paint
  • Eating: oat bran everyday keeps the heart disease away
  • Drinking: OJ, water, coffee
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Massive Attack, Nas, Portishead, Wordballoon pcast
  • Reading: Bendis/Maleev DD Omnibus
  • Watching: Office is back.
  • Playing: with the wacom
  • Eating: Oat Bran...yum!
  • Drinking: Water, diet coke