Wednesday, March 22, 2017

a couple of paintings

 The landscape is an 18 x 18 oil.  I had done a smaller version as a demo and wanted to do a larger one.  The musicians are a 9 x 12 oil demo from class.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Italian Grandmother

My 8 x 8 oil demo from this morning's class...while one of my students played "Oh My Mama" sung by Connie Francis...sigh

Friday, March 10, 2017


"Beachbumming" is out of my comfort zone..24 x 36 oil painting...ahhh.  I like parts of it but not sure about it as a whole.  Will try some other larger paintings's good to be out of one's comfort zone sometimes

Monday, March 6, 2017

Quiet Cove

Quiet Cove...a 9 x 12 oil demo from this morning.  I started with a palette knife and blocked in values and then went back with a brush to create detail

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Paris Garden

My oil demo...9 x 12 Paris Garden.  This was  a hard one.  I had to eliminate a lot of chairs and simplify areas especially below the chairs

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Deerfield NH

Had the pleasure of visiting Old Deerfield, NH last weekend.  Did this 12 x 24 in my studio

Saturday, February 18, 2017

IAPS Master Circle 2017

This year I was unexpectedly awarded Master Circle status with IAPS, the International Association of Pastel Societies.  I will be awarded a medal though unfortunately will not be able to attend in Albuquerque this year.   This 12 x 16 pastel, "Bartender" was accepted into the Master Circle juried show for 2017...a great honor