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5 Minute Art Advice

Do you ever just want a little bit of art advice instead of committing to an hours-long class?  You can reserve time with me in 5 minute increments up to a half hour. If you have a specific question, I can address it quickly and help you move forward. If you are not exactly sure what your question is, we can discover your direction together.

5 Minute Art Advice is for you if: 

- You have a drawing or painting that isn't working and you need 5 minutes of advice to make it better
- You are wondering if the art materials you are using will give you the best results
- You want a quick lesson and homework assignment without signing up for a long class
- You want to start making art but aren't sure how to start
- You need advice about matting, framing and hanging artwork
- You are an artist needing advice on exhibiting your work and approaching galleries
- You need an experienced sounding board to formulate and resolve a direction for a new series of art
- You need advice on marketing your art
- You are interested in collecting art and want to know what is involved
- Sometimes you just need to talk art
There are a million reasons for a 5 - 30 minute art consult.
Mark has a great eye. He can size up the colors and composition, knock you loose from stuck.
He just did that for me tonight!    - Drevis H., painter
I am an award-winning artist who has been making, teaching and exhibiting art for 30 years. I have extensive working experience with:
Paint: oil, acrylic, watercolor and gouache
Drawing: pencil, ink (brush and pen), pastel and charcoal
Exhibiting: matting, framing, hanging and curating


To reserve time, click on the button above.

You will arrive at an Appointment Booking page:

  • Choose length of consult
  • Choose time and date
  • Enter your info, please write your question or topic in the Comment section
  • Enter payment information

Soon after you book your appointment you will receive an email with a link to your consult via Zoom. At the time of your consult, click on this link to enter the meeting. Make sure you click on "Using Internet Audio" when given the opportunity.

Consult can be done on your phone, tablet or desktop. Phone and tablet are best for showing artwork. Do your best to have good light on the work so it can be seen.

If you are looking for short weekly drawing lessons, check out my online 40 minute drawing lessons!

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For Paintings: Many of the still lifes of food are painted on cradled wood panels. The landscapes and all other paintings are painted on stretcheded 10 duck canvas. I make my own stretchers and wood panels in a wood shop attached to my studio. The wood substrate is made of pine or poplar and is cross-grained to prevent warping. The canvas and panels each receive three layers of gesso before being painted. After completion, each painting receives a protective varnish. The canvases, generally, have the images wrapped around the sides. I make my own canvases and panels to assure that, if framed and displayed properly, my paintings will last for generations. For prints: All prints are on archival 100% cotton fine-art paper. The paper has a smooth natural texture, is a sturdy 15 mil. thick and uses no optical brightners. Printed with archival water-resistent inks that will not fade for a hundred years, when properly matted and framed.

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Peanuts and Peanuts, oil on canvas