Monday, April 28, 2014


Just a quick reminder as we head into May...I'll be teaching a 3 day floral workshop in Landgrove, Vermont June 12 - 14.  Come join me as we explore all the colors of florals and have fun painting posies.  Here is the link for the awesome Inn where we will be dropping pigment onto paper!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

two steps

Hollyhocks in two steps...It is hard to stop and photograph along the way...Once I'm on a roll with a painting it is difficult (plus I forget) to stop and take pictures of my steps, but I will try harder.... here you can see how I build up the layers of negative painting to emphasize the foliage of the plant, especially in the lower left.

Friday, April 18, 2014

"Morning Stroll"

A more traditional looking that I mean that the colors are more like ones found in nature and not "invented" like I sometimes do.  This fine fellow is 15"x11" and is out for his morning stroll to survey his vast estate!  Join me at the Vermont Art Event this July 22nd where I'll be teaching a 3 hour class titled "Birds of a feather"..and we will paint a portrait of one of these colorful crowers.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fellow Dutchman

After a week off from my is my tribute to Rembrandt...trying in watercolors to imitate what he did with oils so many years ago.  Not really possible, but a fun project nonetheless.  The next step would be to set up a mirror in the studio and do a proper "selfie"....

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Here is the final installment in the lily series of works in progress...I guess this one could still be considered in progress, but at some point you have to put the brushes down and see if you like it..either like it enough to leave it, or like it enough to tweak other words "step away from the painting" and assess.