Thursday, May 31, 2012


I just found out that this piece was selected for a VT Watercolor Society show.  The show will be at the Chaffee in Rutland, opening July 28th. This lovely lady is titled "Ceremonious" (22"x15") and was painted from a photograph I took of traditional Turkish dancers.  By the way I still have a few spots available in my peony painting workshop this Saturday and upcoming Tuesday...let me know if you want to paint with us :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Early season

This piece is 22"x10" and will be in my upcoming show.  Poppies are out everywhere here already...this is an early bloom season...can't believe it's still May and the irises are almost done, lilacs have faded and the peonies are out!  Yikes. Better get the camera and start taking some pictures!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Summer show

I have a show coming up where I'll be the featured artist in a summer group show.  It will be at Furchgott and Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne and will open on June 8th...I'll post times when I get those.  I'll have some florals and roosters there...come on by to check it out! (this is "True colors" 7.5"x7.5")

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


This is a test post, since my computer is acting blogger windows are all squished and they are saying my browser is no longer here I go spending a bunch of time trying to fix things to make computer life work easier...hmmm. anyway a cold and wintery image to support my cold outlook on this computer glitch :)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Upcoming poster

This is an image I just finished that will be on a poster for a local Dragonboat festival this August.  I also like the fact that this year is the year of the Dragon and the front of one boat is poking out in the lower right hand corner.  The boats are so colorful and they fill our waterfront with excitement and action on that day.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Natural complement

Here is another portrait I did a while ago and thought this lady was so interesting with her colorful cowboy hat and wonderful jumble of beads around her neck.  Not to mention her magnificent head of hair!  A naturally complementary colored lady!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

change it up

Cockadoodle doooooo!  The return of a rooster post!  It's been a while..but they are still part of my repertoire.  Like anything changing up subjects to keep things interesting is always good.  That way studio time remains fun and you stay on your painting "toes".

Friday, May 11, 2012

card sets

Here are two other card sets that I have available...Each consist of 8 cards, two of each image, beautifully packaged in a clear box.  They sell for $21.95, plus $3.05 s/h.  Send me an email or comment if you are interested.  By the way there are spots available in my peony workshops in June...want to paint with us?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

new series

Number eight in the series...I need to come up with another idea that ties a number of paintings together... I guess that could be anything...I might revisit my kitchen sketch journal...I have 3 or 4 pages left blank in that I think it's time I complete that.

Monday, May 7, 2012


This is the second to last of my 8x8 series....after a while the skies and in this case the walls became all about texture and how to achieve it...I concluded that it's about layering, hard edges and letting previous washes dry completely so I could get those edges...a little splattering in the foreground was also helpful.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

rooster, too

In this piece I managed to get a rooster in as well!  Thanks for all your comments's nice to know you are out there checking in on what I'm doing...I'm working on two upcoming shows...they are both group shows and one is specific to Flowers...I'll post dates and links when I have them.  Also a reminder that I am teaching a floral workshop in New Hampshire next month...check my sidebar for my workshop link.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

warmer climes

It's a gray rainy day here in the this image is a reminder of warmer and more carefree times.  I can almost hear the steel drums now!  This was a difficult image to paint..trying to organize all the shapes and figures, plus shadows and I invented the palm shadow and water in the background...