Sunday, September 29, 2013

MASTERING OIL PAINTING by James Sulkowski A NEW BOOK!!!

Learn oil painting techniques and practical applications for mastering the art of oil painting . MASTERING OIL PAINTING has been at the top of Amazon's list for books about oil painting and it has been listed as one of their 'HOT PICKS' ! Signed copies will be available on www.jamessulkowski.com starting in October 2013 .


Wednesday, October 19, 2011





This is my recently completed oil painting for the American Cancer Society Holiday card and print. The title is HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS /MEADOWCROFT VILLAGE. It measures 12" x 16". This marks the 15th year that I've created a special image for their annual fundraiser .
Cards and prints are available by calling: 724-222-6911 All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society

Sunday, September 25, 2011













I just returned from Highlands ,North Carolina where I taught a 5 day plein air painting workshop sponsored by the Bascom . The students were enthusiastic and did very well as we painted the gorgeous mountains , waterfalls and lakes of the area. Here are photos showing me painting at Bald Rock ; and the students painting the lake at Cliffside. We painted Whiteside Mountain ( a famous landmark ) and we painted at VZ Top with a maginficent view of 5 states . The mountains were breath-taking!









This is a recently completed commission done for Mr & Mrs John Goodish . It's a landscape painting ( 24" x 48" ; oil on canvas ) of a part of their 500 acre farm with their house and livestock . This is in the Laurel Valley, north of Ligonier,PA .



Saturday, June 6, 2009




NEW DVD!! Jerry's Artarama has released the first of 5 new DVDs by James Sulkowski. This one has to do with his " no-nonsense" approach to floral still life painting. It runs for 134 minutes . You can watch and learn as James discusses and demonstrates the concepts and techniques of the Old Masters . He simplifies this difficult subject and talks about color , form , light , creating a dynamic composition , value, atmosphere and more! The cost is $ 25. and can be purchased from Jerry's Artarama or James Sulkowski . Email James at james.sulkowski@verizon.net for purchase or more information.











James is featured in the current issue of HIGHLIGHTS published by AMERICAN ARTIST MAGAZINE . James is one of " 12 Top Teachers " selected by respondents to a blog posted by American Artist Magazine.