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!


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Going dark

This little study done in my sketchbook measures about 5" x 5" and was a study in darks vs. lights. I don't know who won, the dark or light, in this bout...but let's say it's a draw and they are well balanced by the support of the mid-tones. Or at least I hope some version of that theory :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New paintings

I am framing and organizing for upcoming shows....the paperwork, delivery, pick up, entering, refreshing etc....of paintings to various venues is an ongoing cycle....like a merry go round...so this painting is titled "Spreading the Joy", which I hope folks feel when they see my work. Oh and by the way I've opened an Etsy store....hope you check it out!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Splash!

Coming out soon...this cool book, which will have my painting "The Spectator" in amongst its pages somewhere....can't wait to check it out! 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Feathered muse

I never tire of these birds....so many colors, personalities, shapes and sizes...my camera is always at the ready to capture them at random farms or other places I might spot them clucking about!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Pencils

For me practicing is key...and I try to draw or paint or create something every day. This includes going to figure sessions where I have the chance to sharpen my eye and observe from life, proportions, lights and shadows and all that comes along with that...not easy, but an ongoing merry-go-round... This drawing was done with watercolor pencils on grey toned paper that I never ended up using water on.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

New gallery work


Just dropped off new paintings at the Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery in Stowe...this one included titled "Territorial".  It is a third of a full sheet of watercolor so it measures 10"x22".  These are fun to do with tall subjects...like delphiniums! 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Open studio visit

This weekend is the state-wide Open Studio event here in Vermont.  Many artists' studios will be open for visiting, perusing, buying and chatting! I will be taking up some space at one of those studios/gallery....in Warren at my friends Gary Eckhart and Roarke Sharlow's beautiful place. Moosewalk Studios....starting at about 10 am on Saturday until about 5:00...they will be there all weekend...me only on Saturday...hope you can stop by...(I'll have cards, prints, originals and some small oils) Click the link to go to their website for address etc...and follow the yellow signs out there along the Vermont roads! 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Yellow and Rhodies


A little rhododendron sketch in another Kilimanjaro paper sketchbook....that paper is growing on me... It is bright white...the sizing is not too hard and it has a good texture (cold press).  I am also using more of the cooler yellows on my palette...like lemon, Winsor, hansa etc....continuing to learn and grow.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Books and classes

I am so happy to announce that my painting "Little Jester" was selected for publication in North Light Books' latest watercolor competition, Splash 18: Value| Light & Dark! Available next year....looking forward to seeing it in print.  On another announcement note...I will be doing a demonstration for the Vermont Watercolor Society at their annual spring meeting this Saturday the 21st of May in Killington. Also check my sidebar or website for my classes schedule for the Vermont Art Event in July.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Wrong season

Not your typical spring floral sighting...but a fun one to paint and to stretch your "yellow" pigment muscles.  It's a color that gets contaminated quickly and can get muddied up.

Monday, May 2, 2016

"Knitter's Delight"

The third and final painting that will be at the Bryan Gallery show in Jeffersonville, VT opening this weekend....(details on my website) This one is titled "Knitter's Delight" (my nod to Rapper's Delight..favorite song!) and features a curious and inquisitive sheep. Original size is 15"x15".

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Show-time


Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville, VT will host a show titled “From Farm to Table” from May 6 to June 26.  I will have three paintings in the show ("Vermont Vermillion" from a previous post is also exhibited). This one is titled "Choco-Latte" and is my third bovine painting to date, I do believe...

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Market flowers

A quick little sketch that I did in a 5x5 sketchbook....trying to fill em up! But also learn something in the process...we can only hope!

Monday, April 11, 2016

H2O galore

Detail of a new painting fresh off the easel...dipping back into the floral pool and I am enjoying using some more water for looser washes and spontaneous blooms.