John is not only a plein air painter but also spends several weeks each year teaching workshops all around the US and Italy.
"I have always found painting outdoors to be exhilarating. Mother Nature is the best teacher and if you make a commitment to be out there day after day, she will "speak" to you. During the painting process, many changes take place before you. Perhaps a beam of light will illuminate a particular area, or a cloud pattern will form. The foreground may go into shadow, making the composition more dramatic. If you pay attention to these changes and incorporate them into your work, it will be more interesting, exciting and believable." - John Budicin