Monday, December 15, 2014

American Girl

This spring I worked on some backdrops for the toy giant American Girl with the lovely Alicia Rheal from Rheal Imagination.  They used them for photoshoots for the Christmas catalog.

theater backdrop art painting

Some of the shots of us working on them...

american girl paintings

American Girl art catalog

And the results.....

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Garage Door Mural

A garage door I've been working on.  Still needs some work.

mural garage art

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Portrait Painting Workshop with Greg Rodriguez

November 15 and 16, 2014
9:00 - 4:00

Winnebago Street Studios

This two-day workshop develops the Alla Prima — which means “at once” — method of painting from life. It is a painting style best practiced in a quick (2 to 5 hour) wet-into-wet fashion where each brushstroke counts. Using this approach, artists can develop a better vocabulary of paint and brush handling toward achieving expressive, yet realistic portraits in a more immediate fashion.  Participants will execute 4 paintings throughout the two days, from a range of vantage points using different sitters.  Mr Rodriguez, with 30 years of experience, will demonstrate each day of class as well as offer each student personal critiques and advice.  This workshop is suitable for all levels.

To register for this workshop, or for additional information, please contact Philip Salamone at

Location:  Winnebago Street Studios.  2046 Winnebago Street  Madison, WI  53703
Date / Time:  Saturday, November 15th and Sunday, November 16th 2014.   9:00 - 4:00 (60 minute lunch at noon)
Supply List:  Here
Tuition:  $200   Limited seats available

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ice Cave Revisited

This summer we went back to Verona to work on another mural with the same theme.

More Mondays

Friday, May 2, 2014

Eddie Nino is a wonderful friend and professional artist.  His knowledge of the subject and ability to explain his process is unparalleled.  


Portrait Workshop with Eddie Nino

Sunday, June 29 2014
9:30 - 4:30

Winnebago Street Studios

Ralph   charcoal   18x24

Kathy   graphite   11x 13

Throughout history, figure drawing and painting has been the centerpiece for the training of young painters and draftsmen.  In this workshop, students of all levels will embark on a comprehensive examination of how to paint or draw the live model.  Depending on the student’s medium of choice, either graphite or oil paints, he or she will gain a better understanding of crucial elements that will maximize the impact of their figure paintings and drawings. The teacher will conduct a step-by-step approach based on the student’s experience and goals, which will allow for better development of both personal vision and proficient technique. Composition, drawing fundamentals, value relationships, color mixing, as well as anatomy will all be covered.  Teacher demonstrations and individual feedback will ensure the student’s understanding of the subject.  The skills learned in this workshop will spark the student’s ability to draw or paint any other subject, whether it be a landscape or a still life, with more ease and fluency.

Eddie's work can be viewed at

To register for this workshop, or for additional information, please contact Philip Salamone at  Questions about the workshop can also be directed to Eddie Nino at

Location:  Winnebago Street Studios.  2046 Winnebago Street  Madison, WI  53703
Date / Time:  Sunday, June 29th 2014.   9:30 - 4:30 (30 minute lunch)
Tuition:  $120     Limited seats available

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Monday Nights

Monday nights lately...