Friday, February 8, 2019

Auction, good cause and good food!

I am participating in a fundraiser at Rustic Roots in Shelburne and this is the piece I submitted. It is an original watercolor on paper that has been glued to the wooden heart shaped panel and varnished. 
His name is “Mr. Coop du Jour”

Here are some details:

DISPLAY: The show will be on display to the public in the restaurant’s dining room from Wednesday January 30th through Sunday March 31st. Rustic Roots is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Artwork may be purchased through the restaurant during regular business hours or online via the silent auction during the month of February.

SILENT AUCTION: for the month of February, an online silent auction will be held at All hearts will be listed with minimum bids starting at $75 and will be accessible for anyone to purchase. After the auction ends, all unsold hearts will be available for purchase at Rustic Roots for $75/each. Please feel free to promote the auction to your family and friends

Plus their food is really great! 🍽I

Friday, January 18, 2019

2019 creative color

Happy New Year everyone! We are several weeks in and I hope you are planning for a colorful and creative 2019. I have started my plans already and they include several workshops. I have them listed on the side bar of my blog and they include a two day workshop at the Bryan Gallery in Jeffersonville in March and a three day all inclusive “get away from it all” creative immersion at the Landgrove Inn in Southern Vermont in May. Start refilling and topping off your palettes and hopefully we will have a chance to paint together this year! 

Friday, December 21, 2018

Happy Solstice

It is currently raining outside my window and it looks like the winter solstice will be wet and not snowy...hope you all are comfy and cozy and may your New Year be creative and colorful. Thank you for following along on my artistic adventures. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Warm winter wishes

It’s December! How did we get to the last month of the year already? Well it’s here and the holiday spirit has come along with it...I did this little painting recently and decided to add some digital lettering...I must be thinking about sending out’s one item on the ever growing list of things still to do! 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tropical foliage

My postings have been very sporadic and I apologize for that! If you are still with me...thank you! I’ve been posting regularly on my Instagram account...but that is no excuse for ignoring my blog...since some of you have been following me for years! This image was from some studio playtime working with negative shapes and tropical plant influence. The color palette is also different for me.

Monday, October 8, 2018

More the merrier

Last month I was a happy student again in a two day oil painting workshop taught by Aline Ordman. I have to say that I’m thoroughly enjoying the oils and hope I’m not sending you away with my frequent postings of different media...I promise I have not abandoned my watercolors, but am only expanding my creative “palette”! Why not, right? The more the merrier.....

Monday, September 24, 2018


Trying my hand at yet another medium...this time Gouache...I am working with portraiture in a small Strathmore sketchbook and figuring out this opaque certainly behaves in a very different way...and has unique qualities...but learning is fun...(& frustrating, too!) Gotta keep exploring... how are you stretching your creative muscles? Any new avenues this autumn?

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Time to teach

Hello September! Where does the time go? Well part of my time goes into painting and teaching workshops and classes and this image was from one of my classes from this summer and shows the difference between negative and positive painting...I already have a class scheduled for next May at the Landgrove is good to always have something to look forward to!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Paint & eat your veggies!

Summer bounty and garden treasures...I wish I had a garden...but instead I just peruse the farmers markets and indulge my need for fresh veggies! 🌽 🍅 🥗🥕🍉🥒
Everything is so good right eat and to paint! 

Monday, July 23, 2018

“Catching Rays”

Wow almost a month since I posted....that’s not right...sorry for the lapse in tending to my blog...I’ve certainly been busy...and then this week is another full one coming up...after having painted this weekend in Jericho at the Plein Air event with a show that followed at the Gruppe gallery...the above painting was my resulting effort and now hangs at the gallery until August 12...Phew...hope your summer is more chill! 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Hung with care...

Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery, Stowe, VT.
The front room is filled with my abstract acrylic paintings...ready for Saturday’s opening reception.
4-6 pm, I hope you’ll have a chance to stop by and take a look!

“Plum Aplomb” 12”x12” mixed media acrylic

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Listen to the heart....

Announcing my solo show of Abstract Acrylic paintings! The quote at the top just about sums up my feelings about venturing into this unknown territory. Has it been great exploring a new medium? Yes! Am I excited to show everyone the results? Yes! Is it scary to put yourself out there wearing a new and different hat? Yes! Will you come by, take a look and say hi? Hopefully! Where? Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery, Stowe, Vermont opening reception Saturday June 30, 4 - 6 pm and you can catch me with brush and paint in hand during a demo at that time...maybe have a nibble and a beverage! Show runs all summer until September 9th...hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Always learning

We had a beautiful stretch of weather this weekend and I was lucky enough to take a three day Plein Air workshop in the Mad River Valley. Painting with a group of other artists is the best. You learn from the teacher, you learn from each other and it is really nice to be immersed in an activity that all are passionate about. This was my painting from day two in the I just want to do more!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Vermont...outside the studio

When the weather warms and the leaves start to fill in on the trees some artists are itching to get outside to paint (some paint all year even in winter!) I have only sporadically been one of these artists...but resolved this year to step up my game a bit! So first day out several weeks ago and this is the oils...on canvas...painted en Plein Air...Alla prima...while braving some fierce wind....stay tuned for more postings about my outings...I’m want to follow along?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Yay for Spring!

A sketchbook spread from last week...and just like that the lilacs are on their way out! Spring is such an explosion of so many varieties of flowering shrubs, bushes, bulbs etc....the overwhelming scents and color for the eyes after a long winter! Yay for spring! I am participating in several upcoming shows. Furchgott and Sourdiffe summer show (Shelburne) opening this Friday...Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition in Waitsfield, Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville for their Sky’s the Limit show and then my solo show at Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery in Stowe, opening June 30, exhibiting my abstract acrylics! Hope to see you among the paintings at one of these events!

Monday, May 14, 2018

color, color, color

Some of you may have already found me on Instagram...but for those of you who don’t know...well come on over and follow me...pretty much a daily post there...whereas here my postings are a bit further apart....I’m @abwatercolors.... so much cool art on there...actually....anywhere and everywhere on the web as it is...have a great week...I’m working on getting my paintings delivered to some of my galleries for upcoming shows...I’ll update all that info soon....

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

the first third

Mayday mayday May Day! I realized I had not posted for several weeks! Here we are May 1st...a third of the year in the rear view mirror...what have I done so far as it relates to my art world? Taught several workshops...continued to draw or paint in my sketchbook every morning, worked with acrylics and oils...set up a show of my abstract acrylic work (details to come!) attended a weekly portrait session to improve my observational skills, kept my galleries stocked, gathered with VT Watercolor society friends, entered rejected from shows ☹️, watched a demo and taken a workshop (still life oils!)...when I put it all together like this it adds has your year stacked up so far?

Friday, April 13, 2018

green is for go

Dreaming of spring greens...but the weather here in Vermont has other you roll with it and take comfort in a warm cozy studio and push all those lovely pigments around and prepare paintings for an upcoming show (abstract acrylics!) and an upcoming workshop...