Friday, June 16, 2017

Camden Harbor

12 x 24 oil on canvas "Camden Harbor"  I made an effort to keep it loose and give the idea of that crowded area

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Morristown, NJ Artspace workshop

Pastel 9 x 12 
Had a fabulous time teaching at Artspace in Morristown, NJ.  Julie Friedman has done an amazing job here.  She has a great space and she teaches, has other artists' in studios and sets a lovely tone.  Wonderful experience

Oil on board 8 x 10

Monday, May 22, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Upcoming Landgrove Inn Workshop

I'll be teaching a figure painting workshop at the Landgrove Inn in Landgrove, VT June 26 to 29.  We will have this amazing model for two days and then work from photo references with people in them.  Check out the Landgrove Inn at

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Crazy Sides

Right next to my studio is this amazing food truck called Crazy was finally sunny so I went outside and painted.  8 x 10 oil on canvas

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Nicky's Garden and Balboa Park, San Diego

 Here are two oil demos from my oil painting class.  They were both done from my photo references on my trip to California and the Plein Air convention.  "Nicky's Garden" is 9 x 12 and "Balboa Park" is 10 x 10.

Friday, April 28, 2017


I just returned from the huge Plein Air Convention in San  Fabulous artists and demos and very intense.  These are some of my efforts.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Swimming Hole

"Swimming Hole" is an 8 x 10 oil demo from my Monday morning oil painting class

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Day 2 of Figure painting workshop

 We always warm up with the medium the student will use.  I used my brush on newsprint for the quick 1 minute to 2 minute warm ups.  Then 5 minutes to put a little color and then on to 10 to develop the colors.  My students did so well and we had a great model...Michelle..she will be at the Landgrove Inn workshop as well

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Figure painting demos

20 min paint on paper
 Had a wonderful figure painting workshop and these are some of the painting demos I did.
2 min 

beginning sketch

approx 30 minute finished painting on paper

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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

Friday, February 17, 2017


  A couple of paintings from my off and on watercolor journey

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

Distant View Italy

This is a 16 x 20 oil on canvas...probably needs some changes. Not sure about the foreground at all.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

AIS Small Works show

Happy and honored to announce that Pienza Cafe, 9 x 12 oil on canvas was selected for the American Impressionist Society's first annual Small works show

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Edge of the Snow

Still playing with the palette knife.  It's always a toss up between being too abstract or too realistic.  I'm not thrilled with this but I like parts of it.  9 x 12 oil on canvas

Monday, January 9, 2017

Picket Fence

First demo of 2017.  Picket Fence 9 x 12 oil on canvas.  Wanted to show the class working with palette knife as well as a little brushwork

Thursday, January 5, 2017


Roses is 12 x 24 oil on canvas.  This is a little more detailed for me.  Had fun and took my time!