Friday, June 29, 2012

"Letter Sweater"

One more figure study for my latest post...I have to say I love the purple hues vs. the golden background.. Complementary pigment play.  All in all a fun painting to do...The neutrals in her sweater were done by mixing Cad. Red, Cerulean and Raw Sienna...a nice triadic gray.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Parrot Pirate

A street performer photographed during a trip last year...his house must be loud with the chatter of five birds.. maybe he has more at home and gives some of his "workers" the day off.  I never did see him perform his act...only walking around town, maybe going to the next "stage" up the street.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Demo painting

I'm back from my New Hampshire workshop and this is one of my demo paintings. We had a great time with HOT was the first heat of the summer...above 90 degrees!  But we painted outside in the shade which worked out well, plus there was a slight breeze across the Connecticut River.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Book work

This painting will be published in a book to be released later this year.  It is called the Artistic Touch by Chris Unwin...she has published 4 other Artistic Touch books previously.  Should be interesting to be a part of a group of other artists describing their styles and techniques. ("Blonde Ambition")

Friday, June 15, 2012

Stamens and Stems

This is the other popping peony piece created at this year's workshop, buds ready to open, blossoms exploding like fireworks.  I missed posting yesterday because I was delivering paintings to Manchester.  The Southern Vermont Arts Center is hosting a show titled "Stamens and Stems: Nature's Tryst".  It is a themed show of floral interpretations.  I was invited to participate and the show opens next Saturday June 23, 2-4 p.m.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Workshop pictures

Here are some images of my peony workshop last week.  This was the day we got to spend outside.  The middle picture has the beginnings of my painting that is the first picture of this post.  I just realized that I surpassed 800 posts!  Yikes.  Some sprinkles surprised us, but all in all the sun was the clear winner on this day!  (as were the lucky! who got to be outside!)

Friday, June 8, 2012

peony recap

This is a quick recap of my peony painting workshop earlier this week...I'll post the paintings I did next week (this is an example from a previous year)  We were rained out last Saturday, but had a nice inside classroom  to work in and lots of pictures and live bouquets to work from...Tuesday's class was dry, sunny, cool, some sprinkles, but able to paint in the gardens...Thanks to all who traveled a distance to attend and also thanks to those who live close by!  Reminder...I will be teaching a 2 1/2 day workshop in New Hampshire in 10 days..check my sidebar for workshop info and links.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Here's a quick post of the same pose a few different ways...I continue to explore the figure and have learned so much in terms of proportion, perspective, size, shape and relationships; between those things and so much more.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Opening reception

This painting titled "Gathered 'round" will be in the summer group show at Furchgott and Sourdiffe in Shelburne where I will be the featured artist.  If you have a chance stop by the opening reception this Friday from 6-8 p.m.