Monday, March 18, 2019

Tuscon Pastel Society Workshop

 These are demos from my wonderful 3 day workshop in Tuscon with their Pastel Society.  You can see the photo I referenced for the kitchen lady and the first thing I did for the street scene.  It was all about design and simplification






Saturday, March 9, 2019

Demos from Kiawah workshop

 Here are my demos from my wonderful workshop on Kiawah Island in South Carolina.  They are all oils except the sunset on water one.  And of course, one 10 stroke pear




Monday, February 25, 2019

....and now for something a little different


So...I decided to work this still life...and those oranges were a total distraction in the painting.  Finally decided to cut them out.  The cup isn't quite right yet but my aim was to create a shape adding and carving paint and give the sense of light.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Late Winter Day

I do love light on snow...here is another.  12 x 16 oil on canvas

Monday, February 18, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

On the Pond IAPS acceptance

I am thrilled to announce "On the Pond" was accepted into  the:

 IAPS 5th Juried Master Circle Exhibition at the 2019 IAPS Convention PastelWorld Exhibition!!

I was one of three jurors for the regular exhibition along with Liz Haywood Sullivan and Sally Carpenter and it was a long process and a very nice collaboration.  Having gone through it, I am especially grateful to have been accepted by the jurors for this Masters exhibition.

I will be teaching a workshop at this convention as well as doing a demo.  I think it will all be fabulous and am so honored to be included.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

On the pond done in oil

Did this in pastels and wanted to demo it in oil.  I kept it very loose and within the timing of the demo...around 45 minutes.  I know it could go further in details but I'm encouraging my students to stop and live with the painting for a bit.  Often they are frustrated that they went too far and liked their earlier efforts.