Thursday, August 15, 2019

susan's garden

Had fun painting my friend's garden in Peacham
8 x 10 oil on canvas

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Quarry Time

On Swans Island, Maine, the quarry is the popular swimming hole.

"Quarry Time"  9 x 12 oil on board

Monday, July 15, 2019

Burlington and still life

 Two very different paintings.  Been working on Burlington, 12 x 16 oil for a bit.  The still life is what I saw this morning when the light was coming into the room

Monday, July 1, 2019

"I'll get it"

This 12 x 12 oil has been a struggle.  A lot of elements vie for attention

Monday, June 17, 2019

in the garden

Finally home for a while after a lot of travel and teaching.  All fun but summer in New England is special.

This 8 x 10 is a demo from my Monday morning oil class

Monday, June 10, 2019

IAPS 2019


Just back fro IAPS 2019...The International Association of Pastel Societies conference and show held in Albuquerque, NM every other year.  I juried the regular show with Liz Haywood Sullivan and Sally Strand...both amazing artists and fabulous people...and we were all accepted into the Masters Circle show.  The two were extraordinary.

I also taught a one day workshop and gave a two hour demo.  My horse racing pastel was the demo and the street scene was the demo I gave in the workshop.  Additionally, I was very honored to have my pastel from last year which was awarded the Prix de Pastel grace the cover of the beautiful catalog for the show.



Thursday, May 23, 2019

A couple of paintigns

 The city scene was my demo from my oil class and is 8 x 10.  The other is a struggle I'm having in my studio.  I am caught between wanting it to be loose but also read.   It's good to show those struggles sometimes!

Monday, May 20, 2019

NH Pastel Society Workshop

 Wonderful workshop in Hollis, NH with the NH Pastel Society.  The group was very accomplished and it was a fun two days.  Here are my demos...all 9 x 12

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Winter Warmth

Winter Warmth is 18 x 18 oil on canvas.  Seemed appropriate since winter is lingering into May

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Jupiter Florida Workshop

I had a wonderful time at my Jupiter, FL plein air painting workshop.  A great group of artists and women.  Here are some of the demos.  

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Kanuga Watermedia Workshops

 Just back from teaching a 5 day pastel workshop at Kanuga Watermedia workshops in Hendersonville, NC.  We had about 270 students and 12 instructors and it was one of the most creative and inspiring weeks I've ever had.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Tuscon Pastel Society Workshop

 These are demos from my wonderful 3 day workshop in Tuscon with their Pastel Society.  You can see the photo I referenced for the kitchen lady and the first thing I did for the street scene.  It was all about design and simplification

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Demos from Kiawah workshop

 Here are my demos from my wonderful workshop on Kiawah Island in South Carolina.  They are all oils except the sunset on water one.  And of course, one 10 stroke pear

Monday, February 25, 2019

....and now for something a little different

So...I decided to work this still life...and those oranges were a total distraction in the painting.  Finally decided to cut them out.  The cup isn't quite right yet but my aim was to create a shape adding and carving paint and give the sense of light.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Late Winter Day

I do love light on is another.  12 x 16 oil on canvas

Monday, February 18, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

On the Pond IAPS acceptance

I am thrilled to announce "On the Pond" was accepted into  the:

 IAPS 5th Juried Master Circle Exhibition at the 2019 IAPS Convention PastelWorld Exhibition!!

I was one of three jurors for the regular exhibition along with Liz Haywood Sullivan and Sally Carpenter and it was a long process and a very nice collaboration.  Having gone through it, I am especially grateful to have been accepted by the jurors for this Masters exhibition.

I will be teaching a workshop at this convention as well as doing a demo.  I think it will all be fabulous and am so honored to be included.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

On the pond done in oil

Did this in pastels and wanted to demo it in oil.  I kept it very loose and within the timing of the demo...around 45 minutes.  I know it could go further in details but I'm encouraging my students to stop and live with the painting for a bit.  Often they are frustrated that they went too far and liked their earlier efforts.