Friday, December 9, 2016

Holiday time

I've been a bit slow with my blog posts...but it seems the season of spreading yourself a bit too thin is upon us....plus throw in a good old cold and you've got the makings of a fun start to the festivities.... be that as it may...my cough is subsiding and the brush is gliding over some paper...so onward we go!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cover girl


This came in the mail the other day...a cool new book published in England and it has one of my paintings on the cover! This has been in the works for quite some time....but now it's here! The rooster piece and another are also inside printed in a gallery section with other artists' work. (Click on the words new book above and it'll take you to Amazon)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Testing paper

I had received some new Stonehenge Aqua paper a while back and this was my test painting done on the CP surface. I liked the paper and the way it handled the paint...another nice paper to add to the studio inventory! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Snowy scene


Two little winter birds...I titled this "Winter duo"... I now have this as a print available that I just dropped off along with numerous others and more cards and boxed cards to Frog Hollow State Craft center on Church Street in Burlington...winter prep continues in the studio and outside! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Figure session

Sometimes they just fall off the brush and this was one of those experiences...they don't happen often, but oh how fun when they do...plus the bold red on top of her head makes me happy...

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Not my usual flora and fauna...but just for fun on this spooky Halloween day! Be safe all and have a good one!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

"Pumpkin spiced watercolor"


'Tis the season for all things pumpkin...including this little watercolor that I painted in my sketchbook...layering pigment and loaded washes...building those intense values.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fleurs


Sorry I haven't posted in a while...but here is today's colorful bouquet...may you have a bright day as well...

Friday, October 7, 2016

Plein air

This is a Plein air piece that I did in August of a great big red barn...will try my hand again this weekend when a bunch of VT watercolor society members will gather to paint together...what do you call a group of Plein air painters? There's the gaggle of geese...a murder of crows...a school of fish... Hmm.. Something to ponder...how about a palette of painters? A quiver of creators? An arsenal of artists? 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The muse

This is a detail of a slightly larger piece titled "Sunshine Daydream". It measures 11"x15" and is one of my first porcine paintings....trying to expand the subject repertoire and not get stuck in a particular subject rut...have to keep reinventing and reinvigorating the muse! 

Monday, September 19, 2016

More shows...

Here is another painting that I have in the Round Barn show in Waitsfield...the opening reception was last night and I had a chance to see a lot of artist friends, which was fun...great food, too! Oh and I just shipped off a painting for the New England Watercolor Society show in Gloucester and got accepted to the VT watercolor society show that will be in West Lebanon at the Ava Gallery in October. I'll update my website with dates etc....

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Exploring oils

Not my usual Watercolors....but I participated in a wonderful figurative/portrait oil painting workshop this last weekend...and this was the final day's effort...full day, build up of proportions, values and then color...hard work, lots of squinting and measuring and ultimately lots of fun...I am liking this medium! A lot! 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

"Vermont Vista"

Currently I am framing this painting along with two others for an upcoming group show.  The annual exhibition is in Waitsfield, VT in an historic Round Barn...a lovely place to visit and beautiful area. This piece is 12"x12" and was painted on Fluid 100 CP paper...nice product...the pad/block is gummed on two sides instead of all four.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"WORK"-shop

So I expanded my horizons...literally! Plein air painting during a workshop...oh what fun was had and my artistic muscles were given a workout...there's a reason it's called a "WORK"- shop.... Am eager to do more...

Monday, August 22, 2016

Woof!


These types of paintings happen when you challenge yourself to fill an entire sketchbook with just animals....that's what I did earlier this year and this freckled face is among those pages along with birds, pigs, donkeys, penguins and many more.....that was fun!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sailboats and clouds

I did this sketch during a fun waterfront workshop last month here in Burlington...I attended and was a student this time...which is always great...I enjoy being on the flip side and continue to learn from others....

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Inspiration

Does this quote apply to you? Does it even ring true? Well he is a world famous artist, so we will take his advice...teaching four classes next week here in Burlington for the annual Vermont Art Event. So we will work and inspiration will find us!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Aaah Vermont!

The idyllic Vermont scene looking across a cow pasture towards the mountains. Fluffy billowing clouds complete my watercolor landscape sketch.  I think this is my fifth cow painting to date...I'm enjoying painting them. Tomorrow is the opening reception for the anniversary show at Furchgott and Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne. Just dropped off some new work. Enjoy your summer everyone!