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.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Maine Bike

First morning on Swans Island.  Got up to go paint...felt a little lazy.  As I was heading out the door I saw my bike and the light and thought..try it.  It's out of my comfort zone but fun.  8 x 8 oil

Monday, July 9, 2018

AIS 19Th Annual

Very honored to be accepted into the American Impressionist Society's 19th Annual National Juried Show.  I am in the process of jurying another show and it's interesting receiving this news during this process.  My hands shook as I opened up the site to see if I was accepted.  I am very sensitive to the victories and disappointments of this process and though I must do the most honest job jurying that I can, I am sorry knowing some will be rejected.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Morning Fishing Progression

 Here is this morning's demo, 8 x 10 oil from my Hanover oil class.  I am posting the progression.

Last class here until the fall.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

A Plein Air Peacham and a workshop in Canaan, NH

Plein Air Peacham

Pastel Canaan Workshop
We had beautiful weather this week and got a chance to do a little plein air painting in Peacham overlooking on of the ubiquitous and amazing views.  This is a little 8 x 8.

Then the rains came and along with it a one day pastel workshop in Canaan, NH.  True to form, my plein air workshop became an indoor one and it was a great group!  Did this pastel demo and mostly we were hard working and cold!  54 degrees on one of the first days of summer.  Fun anyway

Monday, June 18, 2018

One Plein air, one not

plein air from Peacham, VT

demo in class...see process below
Painted in Peacham, Vt the other day and then turned to see these cows so I took a photo and did the demo this morning.
stage one

stage two

stage three

Thursday, June 14, 2018

On a break

This 9 x 12 was started as a demo in my Monday oil class but finished in the studio.  I feel like these city scenes are getting too tight and am attempting to figure out how to change that

Sunday, June 10, 2018


An oil from my references in NYC.  12 x 16.  Has a few kinks to be worked out still

Monday, May 21, 2018

PSA Workshop

9th Avenue  9 x 12 pastel
 Just back from teaching a 3 day "plein air" workshop with the Pastel Society of America.  It's in quotes because the first two days weather prevented us from heading out. Fun anyway and great group!
Madison Park...the only plein air I got to do  9 x 12

Pedestrians  9 x 12

The Met  9 x 12 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Process: Utrecht

This is the final painting of A Street in Utrecht and I am showing the stages it went through to get to the details

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Evolution of Sitting Room

 These are steps in creating the final painting.  You can see I start with a rough sketch and then fill in the shapes and color fields.  I got more detailed in class and after the demo is my final painting.  I'm actually not sure I don't like the color field one the best.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Cafe in Croatia

I've been wanting to do this image for a while since I love the window and doors but the chairs scared me.  Anyway, tried it today...12 x 12 oil on canvas

Thursday, April 12, 2018

beach group

Struggled with this one in the studio.  16 x 20 oil on canvas.  Hard to make the people not compete with each other.  Putting it away for now

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Prix de Pastel IAPS

I am truly find out that my pastel, Golden Light, was chosen Prix de Pastel at the 2018 International Association of Pastel Societies National juried show in Tacoma.  This is the top award given, and given the amazing work that was on display, I am humbled and yes, amazed.

Check out this fabulous show at

Monday, April 2, 2018

Pastel demo for Monday class

My Monday morning oil class has some pastelists and they wanted a demo in pastel.  This is 9 x 12 on Art Spectrum Colorfix paper

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

Vermont Road

This is my 11 x 14 oil demo this morning.  I reinforced the idea that instead of copying the photo, look at the abstraction of light and dark values and colors and place them on the canvas and "allow" the image to emerge in this way.

Monday, March 19, 2018


This morning's demo, 8 x 10 oil.  Part of me is still in Florida

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Florida Workshop

 Had a really fun workshop in North Port, Florida...oils and pastels.  Some wonderful artist/students and I had a chance to meet some FB friends...great work!  Here are my demos.