Thursday, March 16, 2017

One week 100 people

I participated in an online challenge that was draw, paint, sketch, doodle, whatever, 100 people in one week...actually 5 are a few of my sketchbook pages....Doing a challenge like this holds you accountable (well only to yourself), but allows you to set a fairly attainable goal with a tangible outcome at the end of the week...all in all things were learned and a sketchbook was filled!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Summer art event

I will be teaching classes again this July for the Vermont Art Event. (Burlington, VT) And by now you know this is the year of the of course one of my offerings is a paint a fiery rooster class...I'll link info as soon as I have it and on my website.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Two subject workshop

Tiptoe through the tulips...only 2 spaces left (I think as of yesterday) to join in the fun this Saturday at my workshop in will feel like spring as the temps are supposed to reach 60 degrees! February is going out like a lamb... What will March bring? Click the link to check out the workshop info. We'll also tackle as our subject a's a two-fer...

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sunny encounter

This guy was walking away from me on a sunny day two years ago...but not before I had a chance to snap a few pictures of him...I try to have my camera with me for chance encounters just like this one at a roadside farm stand. Buying cantaloupe and cucumbers got a whole lot more interesting when a flock of feathered friends came clucking about. Plus with our long Vermont winters...I knew I'd have a reference to draw inspiration from for a painting!  Join me in Jeffersonville in two weeks (25th) for a one day workshop painting these guys and some tulips! Click the link here for info.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Fancy Wheel

I haven't posted in a here is my take on a fancy feathered color wheel...always testing colors and checking to make sure they play well together...very important in the watercolor game...or you will end up in the mud pit...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Upcoming workshop

I will be teaching a one day workshop titled "Tiptoe through the Tulips in the Year of the Rooster" at the Bryan Gallery in Jeffersonville, VT on Saturday February 25 from 9-3.  We will tackle both in the morning and the other after lunch...hope you can join in the fun... Here is the link for registration and information.    Bryan gallery workshops

Friday, January 13, 2017


I am trying to paint, draw or create a rooster a day this being the year of and here is another effort from last week...This one is done in my sketchbook and measures about 7 inches square.  Projects like this give a purpose and a motivation and help keep the brushes least for me that works...what creative prompts work for you?

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 year of the Rooster

This is the Chinese New Year of the Rooster....well lucky me....I'm going to try to paint lots and lots of these feathered friends this year...all shapes and sizes. I wonder what the US Postal Service will issue for a stamp...the year of the Dragon and Rabbit were beautiful for your envelopes!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Winter is here

Winter is here as are the holidays...just like that 2016 is almost over...wishing you all the best as you say goodbye to this year and welcome a new one...thanks for following my work! 

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 throw in a good old cold and you've got the makings of a fun start to the festivities.... be that as it cough is subsiding and the brush is gliding over some 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 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


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 about a palette of painters? A quiver of creators? An arsenal of artists?