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...

Ice Cave Mural

I recently, with the help of four other wonderful artists, completed a massive 9,600 ft² mural for a software company in Verona, Wisconsin, just outside of Madison.  The project took about 5 months.

Union Cab Coasters

Union Cab is maybe the coolest company around, and I finally found proof.  Here's some coaster's they asked me to design for them: 

And some of the preliminary sketches:

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Some quick studies...

I love Monday nights


Here's what on the easel now: