Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Adirondack Plein Air

 Had a nice time in the Adirondacks teaching a two day workshop and then jurying the Plein Air Festival.  These are my efforts...and let me tell you...the work at the show was fabulous.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Foggy Light Maine

12 x 24 oil on canvas
I love the light when it's foggy in the distance and hard to see the demarkation of the sea and sky but there are still lights on the boats and buildings

Friday, August 4, 2017

Fisherman and Swimming Hole

 It's been a difficult painting time...just not inspired.  Swimming Hole, 16 x 20 has issues...perhaps too many heroes.  I started on white rather than a toned canvas and I think that was a mistake.  I kept working it but finally have left it this way.  Fisherman is 9 x 12 and I toned the canvas and had fun with it....remembering fun!

Off to Saranac Lake to teach a two day workshop  as an intro to the Adirondack Plein Air Festival (I am juror of awards).  Still some space left in the workshop...should be a challenging week.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Come paint Croatia with me!

There are still some spots open for my Croatia workshop Oct 4 to 13.  We paint the gorgeous island of Korcula.  I got great tickets to Dubrovnik for less than $800!  Here is the link to the organization and you can read about what makes it so great to come.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Red White and Blue and Reflections

 Two little ones from today...not plein air though.  Red White and Blue is 8 x 8 oil on board and Reflections is 8 x 10 oil on board

Sunday, July 9, 2017

First plein air Swans Island

Well, it was sunny this morning...first day at Swans Island in Maine.  Went out to paint early...which was fun, and all...but frankly, being buzzed by bees and horseflies takes a bit of the joy out of plein air painting
8 x 10 oil on board

Friday, June 30, 2017

Landgrove Workshop

 Just back from a workshop with wonderful students and a fabulous place...Landgrove Inn in Landgrove, VT.  My favorite workshop destination!  Here are some pastel and oil demos

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.