Blog : In Art Pursuit

I enjoy drawing, painting, and sculpting from direct observation - both in the studio and plein air. I also like to experiment with different tools and techniques. Following my blog will allow you to see examples of my work in progress and read about what was happening as I made them.

Painting outdoors in Oil in Grant Park, Chicago

As a painter, I have been primarily a watercolorist. I highly value its portability and convenience for doing plein air and urban sketching. 

This past weekend I had the opportunity to participate in Don Yang's Oil Painting workshop at USK Chicago 2016. Don is an artist that is both highly skilled and generous, so I felt very fortunate to learn from him! 

I'll be doing more oil painting in the future, in addition to my watercolor work. :) 

 Plein air oil painting by Ted Gordon, Theodore Thomas Memorial, The Spirit of Music Statue, Grant Park, Chicago

Plein air oil painting by Ted Gordon, Theodore Thomas Memorial, The Spirit of Music Statue, Grant Park, Chicago

 Focused on my painting during Don Yang's oil painting workshop at USK Chicago, photo: Don Yang

Focused on my painting during Don Yang's oil painting workshop at USK Chicago, photo: Don Yang