"Costa Maya" Roger and Sarah visit Costa Maya, Mexico. Roger paints a small seascape painting on the windy beach using a minimum of materials and colors. He discusses how waves break and how the lighting effects such subjects. Back in the studio he does an additional demonstration of the steps involved in painting a breaking wave. Sarah takes you on a tour of the picturesque beach town.
"The Gill Net Fishing Boat " Roger uses acrylics to paint the unusually shaped fishing boat used on the Great Lakes. Composition is discussed and placement of subject matter in regards to background objects. Also getting the right mix of lights and darks in the painting to create dynamics is discussed. Sarah tours the small village and the fish processing plant.
"The Carousel Horse" One of the most beautiful carousels in America is featured in this program. We learn of its history and Roger uses acrylics to paint one of the carousel horses in his studio. As he paints Roger discovers that the carved rose on the horse does not fit the painting so in this video he also demonstrates a quick and effective way to paint a rose with a few brush strokes. Sarah also shows more of these magnificent hand carved animals on the carousel.
"Matanzas Waterfront" Painting a beachscape and water is the subject of this program with additional instructions on layout and how to combine several photographs to create a composition. Sarah kayaks in the wetlands around St. Augustine.
"Sand Point Lighthouse " Located in Michigan on Lake Superior, this lighthouse was painted in the early morning hours from a low vantage point on the shore. The simplification of the subject was of importance in this demonstration because of all the foreground foliage. Getting the proper values of the shadow side of the lighthouse was also an important part of this procedure.
Sarah tours the lighthouse and talks with the director about its fascinating history and the female lighthouse keeper that mysteriously died in a fire. Roger puts finishing touches on the painting back in his studio.
"The Beaver Dam" Filmed in Grand Marais, Minnesota. Roger paints this beaver dam and talks about composition and placement of objects to bring attention to what is important in a painting. Reflections and the use of transparent colors and glazes is discussed. He finishes the painting in the studio adding more details.
Sarah takes part in the dragon boat races nearby in the harbor.
"The Bad Lands" Despite the description, this painting is primarily about the painting of the foreground flowers that we saw as we passed through the Bad Lands of South Dakota. The demonstration takes into account color and texture of which there are lots of in this painting. Roger creates sharp foreground images of flowers and leaves which are enhanced and made stronger by the use of a soft background. Color also plays a part.
Sarah also takes you on a tour through parts of this rugged country.
"Cascade Falls " In this demonstration Roger uses acrylics to paint Cascade Falls which is located in Grand Marais, Minnesota. The focus is on blocking in large shapes to establish the composition using transparent colors and then building the painting a layer at a time and working into opaque colors.
Sarah also visits plein air artist Neil Sherman who lives in Grand Marais. His dedication is inspiring as he talks about what what it takes to be a plein air painter working in all types of weather and conditions.
"The Ingwersen Barn" Roger and Sarah visit renowned portrait artist James Ingwersen at his studio in Minnesota. Sarah talks with Jim about his career and thoughts on portraiture.
Roger sets up his easel and paints one of the barns on the artists property using acrylics. Light and values are of prime concern in the painting along with a few perspective issues. Working outdoors in changing light is always a problem and it is dealt with in this program and the painting is completed in Rogers studio.
"The Schooner" Roger uses acrylics to paint this rocky harbor scene after visiting Grand Marais, Minnesota. Attention is paid to the process of creating texture on the rocks and placing convincing reflections in the calm water.
Sarah talks with the director of the North House Folk School about the schooner that sails the waters of Lake Superior.
"The Long Driveway" Using oils, Roger paints this long driveway in the early morning hours at a farm. Attention is paid to perspective and how color changes as objects recede into the distance from warm to cool and intensity to subtle tones. Then Sarah visits the Jack Richeson Company where oil paints are made and sees the process of how the pigments are ground.
"Mulberry Farm" Roger uses acrylics to paint the barn at Mulberry Farm in Wisconsin. Working on an overcast day, Roger deals with flat light and subtle colors trying not to overwork areas to keep the subject simple and direct. He puts the finishing touches on the painting back in his studio adding a few small details and highlights.
Sarah talks with one of the owners of the farm about what it's like to run the day to day chores and it's responsibilities.
"Tiger Point Marina" Roger uses acrylics to paint this marsh scene and the distant marina located in Fernandina, Florida. Sarah talks with the boat yard owner.
"Brunswick's Waterfront " This Victorian style structure and palm trees are the subject of this painting demonstration. Filmed in Brunswick, Georgia.
"Mokita-The Yorkshire Terrier" Roger does a portrait of a terrier in this program which deals with color and a simple approach to achieving a convincing portrait with a minimum of brush work. Sarah talks with a vet about this breed of dog.
"The Sheep Wagon" Roger uses acrylics to paint this antique sheep wagon while traveling in Wyoming. Sarah talks with the owner about the wagon.
"Devils Tower" Filmed on location at Devils Tower, Wyoming. Roger paints the tower in a difficult light situation using acrylics. Sarah talks with renowned rock climber Frank Sanders.
"The Button Factory" Two old buildings on the Mississippi River where buttons were once made with clam shells is the subject as Roger paints using acrylics right before sunset and the fading light. Sarah interviews the lockmaster as a barge enters the lock.
"El Galeon" Roger uses oils to paint a 3x3' canvas of this fabulous Spanish Galeon. Instructions on painting water, reflections, and delicate rigging. Sarah boards the ship and learns more of its history.
"Shore Bird Murals" Roger paints 4 x 8' murals of shore birds. Instruction on what type of paints to use and procedures for painting large objects. Sarah visits a rookery where many birds are nesting.
"The Church on the Hill" Roger paints this large canvas in oils in his sthdio and gives hints on composition, perspective, and light. Sarah visits the town of Philipsburg, Montana where this scene was taken.
"The Sod Roofed Cabin" Roger paints this unique sod roofed house at the Miracle of America Museum in Polson, Montana. Using acrylics he explains the use of color and texture for this small painting. Sarah talks with the owner of the museum.
"The Steam Tractor" This magnificent machine was the subject as Roger sketches and then does a large studio painting using oils as he describes how he approaches this detailed subject. Sarah takes a ride on the vehicle at the Miracle of America Museum in Polson, Montana.
"The Lochsa River" Filmed in Idaho, this river scene was painted in oils and finished in the studio. It's a study in working with quickly disappearing late afternoon light. Sarah walks in the campground and learns more about the area where Lewis and Clark once traveled.
"Glacier National Park" This is an extended version of our show with 9 more minutes of instruction. Painted on a large 3x4' canvas in oils, Roger goes through the process of working on a large piece going into detail about color, composition, and how to achieve a finished piece without getting hung up in lots of detail. Sarah does the travelogue in the park with the magnificent scenery.
"The Vintage Airstream" Roger uses acrylics to paint this antique Airstream. This is a good lesson on how to create the right colors and reflections on a shiny surface as well as composition. Sarah talks with the president of Airstream while at the Tampa RV show.
"Buffalo" Step by step instructions on painting this magnificent buffalo. Demonstration is good in general for painting all types of animals and pets as the procedure is the same. Sarah takes you on a tour of the National Bison Refuge in Montana where these buffalo roam freely.
"Souix Moccasins" Using acrylics, Roger paints these Indian moccasins with all their beadwork. Instruction of light and color and the importance of drawing. Sarah visits artist Bob Coronato and his museum with Indian artifacts including these moccasins.
"The Antique Saloon Lantern" Roger uses acrylics to paint this lantern. He talks about reflections in glass and about painting metal objects with all their color changes because of the light. Sarah visits artist Bob Coronato as he describes the process of making etchings.
"Rota The Lion" This lion which once was the mascot to Winston Churchill is the subject of this program. Roger uses acrylics and goes through the process of completion starting it in the Lightner Museum and then totally reworking the painting in the studio. Sarah talks with the curator about the Lion and a fabulous desk owned by Louis Bonapartes brother.
"Locomotive 2152 " Acrylic painting demonstration filmed at the Kentucky Railway Museum. A studio in texture and the simplification of drawing an object that has so many features.
Sarah tours the museum and explores the workings of a steam locomotive.
"The Hay Bales" Filmed on a farm in Kentucky, Roger paints a small shed and bales of hay. The focus is on simplicity and getting the right values on objects.
Sarah tours the stained glass studio of Marvin Jarboe.
"The Withlacoochee River" Painting a river scene from a pontoon boat. A beautiful setting on one of Florida's most unspoiled rivers. Roger works with the ever changing light and color reflections on the water.
Sarah tours the small villiage of Yanketown.
"1931 Cord " This painting demonstration was done while at the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn Indiana. Roger's demonstration deals with shape, form, reflection, and color.
Sarah tours the museum and its incredible automobile collection.
"The Amish Farm" Painting demonstration on location at an Amish farm near Shipshawanna, Indiana Composition, layaout, and color is the focus.
Sarah visits an Amish vegtable market and talks with an Amish farmer.
"The Mississippi River " Roger paints from the banks of the Mississippi River and works with a simple design to give the effect of a vast landscape.
Sarah tours Natchez, Vicksburg, and Memphis.
"The Yellow House" This acrylic painting demonstration was done while on the beach at the Cayman Islands. The demonstration is about color and the brilliant light of the Caribbean.
Sarah tours the unique business district of Georgetown.
"The Shrimp Boat " Roger paints an old worn shrimp boat in Tarpon Springs, Florida and the many rich textures of the weather worn hulls and their relationship to the reflections in the water.
Sarah tours this unique town.
"The White Rose " Acrylic painting demonstration of a small white rose in the gardens at the Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois. Roger demonstrates the effects of color when light is passing through objects such as leaves and petels and keeps the painting loose to give a painterly effect.
Sarah visits the temple and learns more about the Baha'i Faith.
"Cross Creek " This painting demonstration was done at the home of famous author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings home in Cross Creek, Florida. Roger deals with light and shadow as they fall across the planes of the house.
Sarah gets a guided tour of the house and ground.
"The Lanier Mansion" Acrylic painting demonstration at the Lanier Mansion in Madison, Indiana. Roger deals with the many greens in the painting and the arrangement of the composition.
Sarah gives you a tour of this lovely mansion.
"The St. Marks Lighthouse" An enjoyable lesson on painting the lighthouse with tips on composition, color, and working with acrylics.
Sarah tours the small town of St. Marks
"The Round Barn " Acrylic painting demonstration on location at a 100 year old barn in Ohio. This lesson has a focus on drawing and perspective of a round object.
Sarah takes you on a tour inside the barn
"Lake Michigan" Painting demonstration at Lake Michigan near South Haven. Simplicity, color and texture if the focus of this demonstration.
Sarah goes onboard an antique fishing vessel and learns about Great Lake fishing.
"The Mountain Valley " Painting a river valley in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Roger deals with atmosphere and composition.
Sarah tours the historic Mass General store.
"Alligator Creek" Painting a small waterfall and surrounding landscape at Roger's studio in Clearwater, Florida. Focus on composition using the S-curve, color and how to get the look of the water as it spills over the rocks.
Roger tours the house and his antique railroad caboose.
"The Shed" Painting an old metal shed and landscape on a farm in Brooksville, Florida, Roger works with getting a composition that has some dynamics to the pattens of light and shadow.
Sarah visits the nearby town of Brooksville.
"Heritage Village " Painting the interior of an historic pioneer home on the west coast of Florida. This demonstration deals with color and harmony and getting the feel of the historic value of the house.
Sarah tours the village and the many exhibits.
"Caladesi Island" Painting a beach scene on a grey day at Caladesi Island off the coast of Clearwater, Florida is the focus of this demonstration.
Sarah visits the state park and it's beautiful beaches
"The Garden" This video was filmed
at the Highlands Lake Inn in Flat Rock, North Carolina in the garden. The painting of flowers, vegatation and working it all into a composition is the focus of this program.
"The Blue Ridge Parkway" Painting a landscape scene of the mountains from the Blue Ridge Parkway in
North Carolina. Composition, light and color is the focus of this show. Sarah and Roger also take you on a brief tour of this beautiful parkway.
"The Torreon " Filmed in Lincoln, New Mexico Roger paints a historic fort called a Torreon. Working with composition and early morning light is the focus of the demonstration.
Sarah tours the courthouse where Billy The Kid was held prisoner.
"Santa Fe "
Roger Bansemer & David Darrow paint together on location just outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. The artists talk to each other about plein air painting and composition.
Sarah visits one of the fine galleriesin Santa Fe and talks with the owner.
"OZ " Filmed in Kansas, a 100 year old feed store is the subject that Roger paints in oils. The bright skys and harsh light of the Kansas skys make this painting a good studio in color and values.
Sarah visits the nearby Wizard of OZ museum.
"Independence Mine "
Filmed in Victor, Colorado, Roger paints a gold mine using oils. Structure and composition along with building unity in a painting is the focus of the demonstration.
Sarah visits the historic town and learns about it's fascinating history..
"The Tipi" Roger's painting demonstration in acrylics features a Tipi in Colorado. The demonstration has a focus on light and shadow.
Sarah takes viewers on a train trip through the Royal Gorge.
"The Saddle" Acrylic painting demonstration of a saddle at a ranch in Colorado. The demonstration deals with color and light.
Sarah tours the ranch on horseback.
"Burning Man - Center Camp " Filmed in Nevada at the famous Burning Man. Roger paints the scene inside the crowded center camp tent and putting the focus on light and the quickly changing color as the early morning sun rises and also the capturing of figures in motion.
Sarah interviews the owner of the Neverwas vehicle, a very special art car.
"The Burning Man" Filmed in Nevada at the famous Burning Man. In this episode Roger works on a landscape painting of the Burning Man with a focus on early morning light and how to deal with color as it recedes in the distance.
Sarah interviews the FlamingLotus Girls who created a large stainless steel sculpture for the event.
"The Tavaras Boat Show"
Roger paints a landscape of an antique cruise boat. Dealing with the elements, color and quickly changing light makes this painting a challenge.
Sarah tours the exhibition and rides in an AmphiCar.
"Wupatki " Filmed in Arizona at the Wupatki National Momument. Roger paints a 900 year old pueblo. One focus of this demonstration deals with working with shadows.
Sarah interviews a member of the Hopi Nation as they tour the Pueblo.
"Red Ryder " Roger paints of an old school house in Pagosa Springs, Colorado at the Fred Harman Museum where the famous Red Ryder comic was created. The demonstration deals with warm and cool colors and how they all relate.
Sarah Bansemer tours the museum and talks with Fred Harmon III.
"The Corn Crib" Painting an old corn crib among the mountain landscape of North Carolina. Roger works with the effect on light and the distant mountains.
"The Hudson River" Artist James Gurney, author of Dinotopia, paints on the Hudson River with Roger. The two discuss topics of color and light and Sarah interviews James about his best selling books, the creation of his illustrations and paintings.
"Grandfather's House" Filmed in Ipswitch, Massachusetts, Roger paints a hundred year old house in Ipswitch, Massachusetts where Sarah's grandparents and their six children once lived.
"Clapboard Island " Roger paints a nautical theme on an 80 acre island in Maine and Sarah talks with the owner of the historic cottage.
"Roosevelt & Rufus" Roger paints Rufus the carriage horse in St. Augustine, Florida. Sarah tours the town with Roosevelt the carriage driver.
"Wooden Boat School" Filmed at the famous Wooden Boat School in Brooklin, Maine, Roger paints near the shore and Sarah tours the classes where wooden boats are being built..
"The Watering Can" Roger paints with well renowned artist Gary Akers near his studio in Maine. Sarah talks with Gary about working with gouache and water colors. Then Roger and Gary paint a watering can just outside Gary's studio.
"Portland Head Lighthouse" Filmed in Portland Maine, this most famous lighthouse is the subject of Roger's painting demonstration. Sarah interviews the lighthouse director.
"Cape Porpoise" This harbor scene with its lobster boats and early morning light is featured in this program. It deals with the problems of constantly changing light and how to put finishing touches back in the studio. Sarah interviews a lobsterman.
"The Outer Banks" Filmed in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Roger studies reflections and the subtle colors of the morning light.
"The Vanderhorst Plantation" Filmed in Kiawah, South Carolina during a teaching workshop. Roger paints a tree covered road leading to the plantation. Sarah tours the plantation house and learns of its history.
"The 17th Fairway" This painting was done at Sawgrass just after the PGA tour. Roger paints the famous 17th hole and Sarah interviews broadcaster Bob Bubka and golfer
"The Wharf at Carrabelle" Filmed in Carrabelle, Florida which is at the panhandle. The wharf is the subject along with the changing light and water. Sarah boards the antique sloop named Governor Stone.
"Apalachicola" Filmed in the panhandle of Florida. Roger paints an old boat boat in bad disrepair but with lots of character. Sarah learns more about the town and it's history.
"The Forgotten Coast" This program was filmed next to Apalachicola in a small village called Eastpoint. This is where 90% of all oysters are harvested in Florida. Roger paints an old forgotten shed and Sarah tours nearby St. George Island.
"Marsh at Franklin County " Filmed in Carrabelle, Florida. A marsh scene is the subject of this program. Sarah visits nearby Dog Island.
"Fatty's Antique Auto" Part 1 of a 2 part program..
Roger paints a car once owned by silent film actor Fatty Arbuckle. Roger talks about details, reflections and design. Sarah talks with the owner as they sit in the back of this fabulous automobile.
"Fatty's Antique Auto" Part 2 of a 2 part program.
"The St. Augustine Lighthouse " Roger gives his thoughts on color, reflected light, hard and soft edges as he paints the lighthouse. Sarah tours the lighthouse and goes inside the 9' tall Fresnel lens
"Summer Roses" A studio painting done in oils of roses on a pickett fence is the subject of this program. Sarah visits a garden in Maine.
"The Bird House" Using acrylics, Roger paints this bird house and explains some techniques for creating texture on the light and shadow sides. Sarah visits artist Rolf Holmquist, the maker of unique birdhouses.
"Emert's Cove " This demonstration was done in the Smoky Mountains and touches on the subject of light and values as related to distance. Sarah visits a nearby covered bridge as part of the tour.
"Gloucester Dory Boats" A studio session with Roger as he paints these three dory boats in oils. Light and shadow is discussed along with reflections on water. Sarah visits the Fishermans Memorial in Gloucester.
"The Nassau Lighthouse" We travel to the Bahamas were Sarah meets a street artist. Roger does a studio painting of the lighthouse in oils..
"The McKenry Farm " This plein air painting from Kentucky is where this demo takes place. Done in acrylics, Roger works with color and light and creating a painting starting with large areas and shapes. Sarah tours the farm.
"The Red Dairy Barn
Part 1" This plein air painting from the foothills of Kentucky is done in acrylics. Roger builds the painting in layers and talks about adjusting colors and values. .
"The Red Dairy Barn
" The program continues in the field and then Roger finishes the painting in the studio. Transparent and opaque colors are discussed. Sarah also takes a tour of the farm.
"The Pottery Studio " Roger paints the studio of potter David Vorhees in the state of North Carolina. The plein air painting is then finished in the studio for its finishing touches. Sarah talks with David about his wood fired kiln.
I've been asked to do a "Paint Along" program where I take a painting from start to finish showing every single step along the way with not one brush stroke whatsoever left out. This 70 minute video covers everything from brushes, color palette, composition, explanation of transparent and opaque colors and their usage, reflections on water, and even varnishing the finished piece.
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"South Haven Lighthouse"
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"The South Haven Lighthouse" Filmed in South Haven, Michigan. This is a special edition program with more features.
Roger explains issues of perspective and also a method for easily making beautifully realistic rocks and pebbles for those landscapes.
Sarah visits the Michigan Maritime Museum and tours a large schooner.
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This program was filmed in the Virgin Islands on St. Thomas and the painting was done in the studio here in St. Augustine, Florida. It explores how to choose and simplify a complex photograph by eliminating unwanted obstacles to find the artistic vision sometimes hidden within the photograph. Only three colors plus white were used to create the painting simplifying the process even further.
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