Not a watercolor today (although the under painting is wc)...but a color pencil study I did last year, when during the month of January I did a self portrait every day....simply as a challenge for myself...I varied the techniques and media used...all in one handy sketchbook...I'll post some more soon...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Friday, January 1, 2016
Friday, December 11, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
It has been some time since I posted a rooster painting...so here is one from a previous studio session. This guy is definitely protecting his plot of farm land and looks to challenge anyone who wishes to dispute that! Or maybe he's just striking a pose to show off his multi hued plumes...
Friday, November 13, 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015
"It's a bird, it's a plane..." This is one of my figure paintings at my solo show at The Gruppe Gallery in Jericho. Show opening today from 4-7 p.m. Stop by, say hi, look at some art, have a snack plus enjoy a drive through the countryside to get there! "Flowers, Figures and Fowl" all represented.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
This is one of my new paintings that I dropped off at the Gruppe Gallery in Jericho yesterday for my upcoming solo show....September 3 to October 11...opening reception Friday September 11 from 4-7 p.m. Hope you can join us and say hello...I'll be there!
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
My summer has been filled with sporadic art happenings and has found me outside the studio more often than inside...plus I am currently getting ready for a solo show titled "Flowers, Figures and Fowl" at the Gruppe gallery in Jericho...opening reception is Friday September 11 from 4-7 p.m. If you are in the area...please stop by and say hi!
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
This is what the summer looks like around here...dramatic skies, water and boats. I prewet the paper, which is unusual for me since I usually work wet on dry...and just let the pigments flow. Then when everything was dry (patience comes in at this point) I painted the hard edged mountain silhouettes and the boats.
Monday, June 22, 2015
The last page of my sketchbook was filled by this painting. They are two poppies from my mother's garden and one was out in the sun and the other was in the shade...it made for such a dramatic difference between the two and shifted their color tremendously.
Monday, June 15, 2015
The Peonies are rain soaked and wind blown around here and almost gone...that's too bad, since they are such beauties and unfortunately are only around a short time. I used to host a peony painting workshop in a wonderful garden...maybe again some day, but until then plenty of pictures to work from.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
I have found that painting from life has really helped me "see" in other aspects of my painting....we are so familiar with faces and we think we know where something goes, but I find that true observation, measuring and comparing are keys to getting a recognizable shape. Where I improvise is the color application! (See purple and green hair!)
Friday, June 5, 2015
I have tackled this Lily several times in the last year or so...every attempt is a new opportunity to learn something about composition, color, technique and value...oh and different surfaces since this one was done on printmaking paper...BFK Rives. Still time to join me at the Landgrove Inn, in Landgrove, Vermont for a 3 day floral workshop...link on my website and blog sidebar.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
My studio time has been full of different inspirations lately...florals, faces, feathered friends and even included a day out of the studio to paint in Montreal with the urban sketchers group..I will post that sketch soon...my floral workshop in Landgrove is next month! Come and join me in this beautiful inn and wonderful studio in Southern Vermont!