Upcoming art shows

Closing reception Thursday  Oct 19

Rebecca Molayem Gallery & Studio


Show extended to Sunday Oct. 29

sponsored by Los Angeles Downtown Arts District Space
September 9th through October 29th FUGITIVE SPIRIT is a duo exhibit featuring two of DTLA's finest artists: the sculpture of David Hollen and the paintings of Thomas Garner. Fugitve Spirit speaks of the evanescent quality common to the their very different work.---David's sculptures are explosive networks of intricate synapses charged with pulsating kinetic energy.---Thomas' Classical paintings of paintings abrade the vanishing line between the surface quality of the canvas and the content of the painting; between inner and outer, between present and memory. Both touch the very anima of aesthetic arrest: the movement that stops you in your tracks. Saturday, Sept. 9th 7:00 - 10:00 pm 701 E. 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 - 213 814 7164 - Gallery Hours: 11 am to 6 pm Wednesday through Friday and noon to 7 pm Saturday and Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday. DAVID HOLLEN - THOMAS GARNER

Upcoming Classes


My students loved this one so much that we are only taking a two week break and start all over again with a new pose and a new painting. If you are serious about learning classical figure painting, this is one class you will not want to miss. There is so much to learn!




Venetian Figure Painting (please clic on "classes" tab for more info)

Starting Sept 1 16 thru Oct 27th, Friday mornings, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. (8 meetings)

Now on Youtube, you can preview the introductory lecture to this course and get an idea of what it is all about. The itself video has already had tens of thousands of views.

Venetian Figure Painting


Sample of the last session pose


Painting in the Style of the Venetian Masters - Art X424.2

UCLA Extension

(please clic on "classes" tab for more info)

Coming in Winter Quarter 2018 Saturday mornings Jan. 13 - Mar. 24, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Check the UCLA Extension website for schedule and enrollment:

Following the success of the above video, I have had many requests for further instruction. For now I am offering this step-by-step PDF of a Titian Master Copy (see the Classes tab for more details).


In the meantime I am working on some complete instructional videos. So please stay tuned for that.


This is a sample of the master copy project that we follow in this course.

You purchase this PDF. It is the step-by-step Master Copy of a Titian used in my UCLA Ex class. With simple instructions it takes you through the three stages of painting: Drawing, Value and Color, it focuses on creating a sense of atmosphere through the order of painting with glazing and scumbling.