Tuesday, October 17, 2017


 Just got back from teaching a pastel and oil workshop in Croatia.  It was amazing!  I was instructing with www.slikamilina.ca and Lynda who organizes these workshops does an amazing job!  She is charming and incredibly well organized and the food, accomodations and places we painted were all fabulous.

Headed home with a nightime stopover in Dublin.  Great town but we were scheduled to fly out on Monday when the hurricane was coming...worst storm there in over 60 years!  But, we got out and made it home!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


My demo from my oil painting class.  "Neighbors" is an 8 x 10 oil on canvas

Monday, September 25, 2017

Cincinnati Workshop

 Had a fabulous time teaching a pastel and oil workshop at the Cincinnati Art Club.  My two demos

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Paris Street Scene

 My 8 x 10 oil demo from my Monday morning class.  The beginning sketch is below.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Auction for Hurrican Harvey

Hi all...I have put this little painting up for auction to benefit Hurrican Harvey victims.  It is 8 x 10 oil on board, and available to bid on at Daily Paintworks here:


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Pastel Journal Article

Anne Hevener of the Pastel Journal picked 12 artists who were in the IAPS National Juried Show to highlight in an article in this issue of Pastel Journal.  I was so honored...and frankly, when I got the email from her I asked if it was a mistake!  Thank you Anne!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Studio time

 A couple of paintings this week.  16 x 20 Sunrise over Peacham, !2 x 16 Fog lifting over Peacham

Sunday, August 27, 2017

OPA Eastern

Thrilled to announce that my painting, Cross Country Skiing, 8 x 24, has been accepted to the Oil Painters of America's 2017 Eastern Regional Show.  Getting anything accepted at the OPA is so difficult.  I am truly honored!

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 Sides...it 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.