Our local hub of the Vermont Watercolor Society sponsored a one day journaling workshop with Jean Mackay...this is one of the pages I did in my sketchbook. She brought various props and things for painting inspiration, along with her wonderful journals that we could peruse. A great way to spend a drippy, dreary, chilly Saturday!
Friday, March 24, 2017
Snow is falling and Spring is on hold...but my brushes coax forth a bit of color and hope for some greenery and blossoms to come...upcoming group show at CVMC in Berlin, VT with Lisa Beach, Gary Eckhart, Robert O'Brien and myself....it'll be up on April 1st...
Thursday, March 16, 2017
I participated in an online challenge that was draw, paint, sketch, doodle, whatever, 100 people in one week...actually 5 days....here 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
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 rooster...so of course one of my offerings is a paint a fiery rooster class...I'll link info as soon as I have it available..here and on my website.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Tiptoe through the tulips...only 2 spaces left (I think as of yesterday) to join in the fun this Saturday at my workshop in Jeffersonville...it 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 rooster...it's a two-fer...
Monday, February 13, 2017
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
Thursday, January 19, 2017
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 subjects...one 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 year...it being the year of and all...so 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 loaded...at least for me that works...what creative prompts work for you?
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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 stamps...art for your envelopes!
Monday, December 19, 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016
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
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
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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!