Sunday, September 25, 2011

American Art Collector!

Look for my work in the October 2011 issue of American Art Collector Magazine! The feature is a preview of my upcoming show with West Wind Fine Art, in Cape Cod, opening on October 29Th with a still-life demo on the 30Th.

American Art Collector, Oct. issue

Check out soon for more info, and visit your local Barnes & Noble to purchase your copy of the magazine today!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Fall Workshop @ The Salmagundi Club

"The Contemplative Still-life"

October 24Th through 27Th, 2011

Artist's Reception:
Sunday, October 23
7 - 9 p.m.

Artist Demonstration:
Tuesday, October 5Th
7 - 9 p.m.

$750 (Salmagundi Club Members)
$800 (Non-members)

For more info, contact:
Chris Ivers @
Or (203) 235-1417

Salmagundi Club . 47 Fifth Avenue, New York City . (212) 255-7740 .

Thursday, July 7, 2011

November Scottsdale Workshop

"Developing a Critical Eye for Still-Life"
Nov. 7Th - 11Th

"Apples and Roses"
20" x 16" Oil on linen

Register now for my five-day still-life workshop at the Scottsdale Artist School, in sunny Scottsdale AZ, November 7Th - 11Th.

Tuition: $585.00
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Status: Available
Begin Registration

From the SAS site: "Each day, Keys will do a demonstration while discussing the skills necessary for creating beautiful still life paintings using “Alla Prima”methods. Following each mornings demo, the students will set up still life compositions of their own, and paint them from life, while receiving one on one instruction. During this intensive course, the students will receive insight into learning to see correctly, and develop an adeptness in the following areas: Composition, drawing, color, value and edges. This class is intended for intermediate to advanced painters. Class limited to 14 students."

Friday, April 29, 2011

Step-by-Step Painting Guide, Spring 2011

Pick up a copy of American Artist's special publication issue of

Step-by-Step Painting Guide, Spring 2011

Featuring art lessons from me, and many of my artist friends including...
Nancy Guzik
Michelle Dunaway
Lori Woodward
Jeremy Lipking
And more!

From the AA site:

"Introducing the Very Best of Step by Step Paint Instruction. The most comprehensive collection of art lessons has just arrived!"

Available through, Barnes and Noble, and wherever fine art magazines are sold.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Summer Workshops

~ Two Summer Still-life Workshops in Carmel CA ~

June 20Th - 22ND


June 23RD - 25Th

Two back-to-back workshops in Carmel-by-the-Sea
With Daniel J. Keys

Painting in progress...

"Tea-tins and Peaches"

We are immensely pleased to announce TWO still-life workshops set to take place this June in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea CA! Each event will occur the same week, in Carmel's beloved "Barnyard" village. This ideal space is perfect for still-life painting, and will serve as an inspiring atmosphere.

Note: These are two separate workshops, covering the same topics (one immediately after the other). Artists are encouraged to register for only one workshop apiece, to allow their fellow artists opportunity to take part in the classes.

June 20Th - 22ND

~A Deeper Understanding of Painting the Still-life in oil (first workshop)

June 23RD - 25Th

~A Deeper Understanding of Painting the Still-life in Oil (second workshop)

In these workshops, Daniel will teach the possibilities of painting well-rounded and meaningful still-lifes, using Alla-prima methods. Each morning will include a demonstration from start to finish, followed by "Q & A" sessions with Daniel. The remaining time will allow for uninterrupted instruction and student painting.

Workshop fee: $385 (per student)
Note: For your convenience, credit-cards are now accepted.

Registration is now open, and artists are welcome to sign up at their earliest convenience, however it is recommended you sign up as soon as possible. These workshops fill very quickly (sometimes within twenty-four hours), and space is very limited.

To register, please email your interest and info to:

Upon receiving your notice of interest, an email will be sent confirming your place in the workshop - giving further information needed to participate (i.e. supply list, hotel and restaurant recommendations, etc.)

Don't miss your opportunity to paint with Daniel in stunning Carmel-by-the-Sea. These are his only two workshops scheduled on the west coast this year!

"This is going to be a very exciting time at the coast. I'm looking forward to painting with everyone in Carmel this June!"

Monday, January 24, 2011

Spring Workshop Scheduled!

Three-day Still-life Workshop
In Vermont

April 20th - 22nd

"Tea-Tins and Peaches (in progress)"

~Exploring the Elements of Still-life Painting~

"Tea-Tins and Peaches (detail)

Register for another three-day painting experience, in Putney Vermont this April !

For three full days this spring,
I'll once again be providing painting demonstrations each day (completed from start to finish), followed by sessions of instruction and critique, as students are given opportunity to paint from life.

Participants in this workshop will explore:
Composition: Prepositioning the subjects, to create interest in the still life
Drawing: The importance of a sound start
Color: Giving attention to temperature
Value: Making the most of limits
Edges : Creating movement in the still life
To register, contact me directly at:

Workshop fee: $350.00 (U.S.D.)

Don't miss your opportunity to personally paint with me this Spring, and build the necessary skills for a better painting experience!