Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Happy summer everyone!  The bright white and sharp shadows indicate a sunny day for this street vendor.  I didn't have a chance to taste what he was cooking...but the veggies looked fresh and yummy.  Just wrapped up teaching four classes at the Holbein Annual Art Event...We had fun..I'll post my demos soon.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

By the Barn

I am hoping to get back to some regular posting soon!  Thanks for your posting patience everyone!  I am teaching a rooster painting class later this week for the Holbein Art Event here in Northern Vermont..that should be fun.  I ended up tweaking this guy's background a bit by scrubbing out a fence..you can see the start of it top right..I'll try to take a picture of the "new" version soon.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"Warm Glow"

This is very exciting news!  My painting "Warm Glow" 22"x15" has made it through the first stage of judging for The Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition.  I sent my painting via USPS Express International Mail and will await the results of the second stage of judging!  Wish me luck...

Thursday, July 12, 2012


This waiter looks like he'd rather be anywhere but where he is at this time!  I enjoyed painting (and inventing) the abstracted background, where there is reflected imagery and real walls and glass.  White is hard to paint, but white has shadows and reflected light so there is always some color, somewhere...

Friday, July 6, 2012

Market lady

Hello everyone...I've missed my regular schedule of posting this week...so I'll continue along that line for a bit and sporadically post these next several weeks...Check back to see what's new and I'll try to pick up a more   regular schedule soon..This lady is keeping watch over her fruits and veggies...visit your local farmer's markets!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Red, white and blue

How's this for a July image!  Well it is Red, White and Blue!  Happy Fourth everyone!