My Painting Gallery



Red Leaf, Collected on an autumn hike through Algonquin Park. Painted May 2018.


Mirror Lake by Franklin Carmichael –  Reproduced by me for educational purposes. Frank taught me lots about over-glazing water-colors with this one.



Stigliano paintingStigliano Italy from across the ravine.




Snake-fenceOld Ontario Snake Fence in the field across from our house is gradually melting back into the woods.


Chemong Lake Causeway – crosses the lake at Bridgenorth Ontario Tuscan Villa Italy - watercolor

Tuscan Villa – plein-air watercolor resource for Stigliano Italy above.

Hogsback TreeHog’s Back Maple south of Omemee





Welcome to Teach Me To Paint.

This site spans many years, and features many paintings from the painting of our old barn  painted when I was about 14. It (the barn) became my first sign/silk-screen shop.  Other paintings are studies and experiments, plein-air paintings in Algonquin Provincial Park, Killarney Provincial Park, and other locations.

If you really want suggestions for learning to paint,  just Paint! Don’t wait until you are good at it. Most artists paint ‘experiments’ many of which are tossed. Masterpieces come eventually. Or check out “Wow Factor” under the Teach me how to paint link.

The accompanying BLOGS are trip accounts, editorials, opinions reprinted from newsletters I’ve edited and other aha moments. Please feel free to comment, ask questions and and offer suggestions, and leave an e-mail address where I can respond.

Comments and questions are always welcome.

— Don