Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Church in Naxos  oil
 Just back from teaching a workshop in Sicily.  What a gorgeous place...we were in Giardini Naxos near Taormina and right on the ocean.  Here are a few demos in oil and pastels
Dramatic sky and water oil

10 strokes

Dramatic sky oil

Mt Etna oil

Mt Etna pastel

rough sea oil

Volcanic Rocks and sea pastel

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Tuscan View

I did this painting, 10 x 10, on a linen canvas with no underpainting.  It is softer than usual and I like the look in person.  Not sure it photos all that successfully

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Some Peacham paintings

Foggy Morning Peacham, 12 x 12, was my morning demo today.  Always trying to get away from too much green.  The other is an 8 x 10 of downtown Peacham.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Plein Air Warren, VT

Had a cold but fun time painting in Warren, Vt with some friends.  9 x 12 oil on canvas

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Peacham Sky

Monday morning's demo...done from two different references.   The idea being not to be controlled by the reference but by your own vision.  8 x 10 oil on canvas

Monday, October 15, 2018

Wine Time

Wine Time is another struggle for me.  Not sure it's done and might do some tweaking.   Or might forget it.

Saturday, October 13, 2018


I just found this video on line and also discovered that if you google me, there are others as well.  This does a pretty good job of showing my process...can't stand looking at myself but the painting shots aren't bad.  This was from a plein air through my gallery, Camden Falls Gallery, a couple of years ago.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Student 10 stroke work

Here are some examples of my students' work on the 10 strokes.  They were awesome!

Monday, October 8, 2018

10 stroke eggplant

Did some 10 stroke exercises with class today.  Along with practicing better brush strokes and really loading the brush, we also talked about turning form with color not value.

This was my only half way decent 10 stroke!  Some of my students blew me away though.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Corner of Maple Tree Lane and Peacham Danville Rd

I have painted this scene various times and never tire of the light and colors I see here.  When I leave Peacham, VT I get to this corner and always marvel.  12 x 12 oil on canvas

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Utility Room

Utility Room is 16 x 20 oil on canvas.  Such a difficult painting.  Not sure it is totally done yet.  I really had to start making changes that were all about the painting and its unity and color and nothing about the reference.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

OPA Eastern Regional

I am very happy to say that my painting, Water Marks, oil on canvas 16 x 20 has been accepted into the Oil Painters of America's Eastern Regional Show!  It was a lovely surprise

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Cincinnati Art Club Workshop

 Had a fabulous time at my workshop at the Cincinnati Art Club.  Great students and even did some 10 stroke exercises.

Got to be the juror of awards for the Viewpoint national show as well.  Fabulous work and a very difficult job!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Valley Arts Workshop

 Had a great group for my Valley Arts workshop in Waitesfield, VT.  A couple of demos...oil on board

Friday, September 7, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

New Opportunity -  Please Read
This Aline Ordman Workshop is now to be a 2 day multi-medium class

Fri. and Sat – Sept. 14-15, 2018   Cincinnati Art Club 1021 Parkside Place, 45202

This will be an open medium (pastel, oil, acrylic, etc), slightly abbreviated version of her full workshop days with hours from 9-3 each day.  Aline will still present the ever challenging  concept of simplification to help create more dynamic and illustrative paintings. Brief, pointedly instructive demos (no demos in acrylic) each day followed by personalized input and instruction as you  paint from a choice of your own painting project or one set up for the class. 
About Aline: Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from this award winning nationally and internationally recognized and accomplished artist and teacher. Aline’ s paintings have been accepted into multiple national and international juried shows (OPA, AIS, PSA ) along with high recognition as a Pastel Society of America Master(PSAM), signature member of the American Impressionist Society(AIS), and a Master Circle Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS).   Visit her website for more about her and her amazing work. 

Amazing new price: Cincinnati Art Club Members: $225 Non-members: $250
OUT-OF-TOWNERS – Ask about our host housing program to get free housing while you are here. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018


 I will be teaching an oil and pastel painting workshop at the Cincinnati Art Club in September.  It's a beautiful city and I'd love to have some of you join me!

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Martin's Pond Pontoon

Sitting on my dock and looking over to the neighbors I was taken by the water.  Got out the easel and paints...8 x 10 oil on board

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Landgrove Inn workshop

 Had a wonderful figure workshop at Landgrove Inn in Landgrove, VT.  Great group and here are some of the demos

Friday, July 27, 2018

Swans Island interior

My favorite place to hang out inside the Swans Island house...the view outside goes to the ocean.  Oil on board

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

More from Maine

 Had a cold foggy day and did the red barn from a photo I took the day before.

The little shack was from a better morning on location.  I may do some adjusting still

Friday, July 20, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lake and rocks Maine

 Did these little oils.  The rocks started plein air but in all honesty, I did have to make lots of changes inside.  Hard to see the colors in the full  sun...and I no longer bring an umbrella since the number of times it blew away got tiresome.  I am in awe of the many beautiful coastal paintings I see...this is once again out of my comfort zone.

Might still work some more on the lake and trees.  I'll repost it if I do.