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


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


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


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 a merry go 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


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 many colors, personalities, shapes and 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


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 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/ 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 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 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.