Saturday, June 6, 2020

A Brush with Nature


Hello everyone...I’m announcing a one day workshop to be held two weeks from today! Yikes! I know this is short notice and will be dependent on many things...the biggest being the weather since it will be entirely conducted outdoors en Plein Air! If you are interested in joining me (from an appropriate distance) to paint at the sprawling Horsford Nursery in Charlotte on Saturday June 20..drop me an email and I’ll get you all the pertinent information, registration is directly through me. 
Limited class size of 9 participants. $75.00 pp
I look forward to painting with you!

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“Art in the Garden” a 2020 summer series sponsored by Horsford Gardens and Nursery, Charlotte, Vermont.

Friday, May 22, 2020

landscape imagination

Hello all! Here’s a colorful imagined landscape to wish you a good weekend and Memorial Day. The weather is supposed to be nice here in Vermont and the sunshine is certainly a mood booster. I need to repack my Plein Air painting bags (one for oil and one for watercolor) and head out there sometime soon.
 Be well.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Studio news

I thought I would check in with you all and see how you are doing? Plus it’s a chance to bring some color to your inbox. I’m also participating in the artist support pledge on Instagram where I offer paintings for sale and if I make enough sales I pledge to purchase another artist’s work. It’s a cycle of support for small artisans. 

“Gathered” πŸ”΄SOLD
Here is an oil painting on cradled wood panel 8”x8” that is normally $395.00 but I’m offering for $200.00 (shipping is additional) send me a message if you’d like to add this to your collection.


Also here are some unframed, unmatted little original watercolors 6”x6” for $100.00 each (plus shipping)

1. “Cuddle”
2. “Gem”
3. “Pure”
4. “Companions”

Above is some new work from current efforts and a rooster from a few years ago...
Be well and I hope we will cross paths some time in the not so distant future in a gallery, a workshop or some other setting...until then we connect virtually!









Friday, May 8, 2020

Painting muse

I have found my painting enthusiasm has dwindled a bit as of late...I guess that’s okay..maybe my muse will stop by sometime soon again...in the mean time I have been sending my cards around to my retail Co Op stores as they are selling for Mother’s Day and general note sending...and for that I’m grateful. Wishing you a safe and healthy weekend to honor your Mothers.
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Friday, May 1, 2020

Sunshine day dream


Come sail away...
Wishing you all calm waters and gentle breezes...
This painting was done many years ago and captures a happy time full of sunshine and making memories. Looking forward to summer and warmer temps...are you?


Posted a new card set highlighting waves, water & boats!



Monday, April 27, 2020

Greening up


The greening of Vermont has started...but there is still snow in the forecast ❄️
We need a warm up...this weekend we had some sunshine and a nice warm(ish) day...time to start thinking about seeds...I’m already behind schedule with that! 🌱 Be well everyone!


For those of you on Facebook you can follow or like my page...abwatercolors

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Climbing vine

I’ve been painting some new to me imagery like this Clematis. It’s the first time ever painting this botanical! Isn’t that funny...so many paintings of poppies, sunflowers, peonies etc...but this is my one and only clematis..but hopefully not the last! I’ve been busy restocking my Etsy store and while this watercolor has yet to make an appearance in a card set it will at some point in the future! My galleries remain closed, but I’m happy that I can provide some snail mail sets for your correspondence or gifting needs. 

Click the link here to go to my Etsy store.

Pansies card set just added
also Sunflowers, Farms, Irises, Tulips and several others...🌻

...and when galleries reopen...stop in to visit ArtHound Gallery in Essex, Artisans’ Gallery in Waitsfield, Frog Hollow Vermont Craft Gallery in Burlington, Boulder Art Gallery in Fitchburg, MA and Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville. Be well everyone!

Thank you for your continued interest and support of my art-ventures!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Studio sale

Hello everyone! I hope this finds you well and staying safe at home. Starting today  I’ve decided to have a bit of a studio clean up and offer a sale of some of my work! Check my Etsy store for newly added sale items, like this little oil painting. “Rosy”  a 6”x6” oil on canvas panel, unframed and ships in a USPS envelope. Free shipping included. A little gift for the poultry lover in your life? Or perhaps for yourself? Also I am regularly updating my blank card sets as well...so for those of you wanting to send some snail mail have a look. Thank you for your interest in my work...it is greatly appreciated!

link is here

*** new listing Tulips card set*** 8 cards assorted $25 incl. shipping SOLD
Check my store for more available sets...updated regularly


Friday, April 10, 2020

snail mail sets

Day 2 of my card set sale. I’ve posted these on Instagram as well and the same goes for these as yesterday’s sets..first come first served...only 1 each available and payment through Paypal or Venmo. I have a few more coming up...so stay tuned. Thanks for your support! 


**Update** I’ve reopened my Etsy shop to make purchasing easier 
Click link here
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Tulips SOLD...
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Thursday, April 9, 2020

card sets




I hope this post finds you all well and healthy as we navigate these unusual times. I’ve had my share of ups and downs, but I am trying to find ways to figure out how to get my creations out into the world...since all my galleries are currently closed. Here is my first attempt...I have put together some card sets for you. These are limited editions (currently 1 set each) and will be sold on a first come first served basis...I have posted these on Instagram (@abwatercolors) as well and will update if these are sold out. Please message me if interested. Payment via PayPal or Venmo... more to come...
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*** pink sold***

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Be well

I just wanted to announce that my workshop next week at the Bryan Gallery has been cancelled. These are uncertain times so please be well everyone!

Friday, March 6, 2020

Clocks ahead

The snow is melting before my eyes with springlike temperatures and thoughts of changing seasons, gardens, growing and greener nature filling my mind and my sketchbook! But I know March and April can be a bit unpredictable still...at least we get more light after this weekend...clocks ahead! 

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Join me to paint some blossoms in Jeffersonville at the Bryan Gallery the last weekend of March. Watercolor workshop March 28 & 29

Thursday, February 27, 2020

color leap


It’s good we get an extra day this year in February...it seems I need it since it’s been almost a month since my last post! Anyway...hope your leap month has been treating you well and you’ve been surrounded by color...if not, here is some from me to brighten up your week. πŸ˜‰ 



Friday, January 31, 2020

Workshop announcement

Join me in Jeffersonville at the end of March for some fancy floral brushwork! Two Days of painting blossoms and using all those lovely watercolor pigments! Hope you will come and paint with me.
Click the LINK here to go to the Bryan Gallery website to register and for more information.

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And for those of you not on Instagram...I’m offering this pansy Giclee print for a special price of $75 (normally $95) and includes free shipping in the US. Send me a message if you are interested..
Signed, titled, white border “Potted Pansies” 9.5” x 11” image size



Sunday, January 12, 2020

Colorful 2020


Happy New Year! About two weeks in and I’m wishing you a colorful 2020. I’m looking forward to experimenting with more materials and mixing it up a bit. Last year was one of changes as I shifted some of my gallery representation. You can now see my work, including my abstract acrylics at Artisans’ Gallery in Waitsfield, ArtHound Gallery in Essex and a soon to be refurbished and sparkling Frog Hollow on Church Street in Burlington. Boulder Gallery in Fitchburg Mass. continues to show my prints. Plus I’m thinking of doing some direct selling and offering some specials here on my blog and on Instagram...so stay tuned! 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Wall of art

ArtHound Gallery in Essex just celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting and evening celebration. You will find my original paintings, Giclee prints and cards on the right hand wall just as you come in. So many artists represented...well worth a visit! Let me know if you check it out.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Winter cardinal

We are experiencing an earlier introduction to winter and snowy cold weather here in Vermont! So that relates directly to what’s being worked on in the studio...time to start thinking about holiday cards! Too soon? If anything it’s good to push pigment around no matter what the subject! 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Shows

“Roy G. Biv” Northeast Watercolor Society show. Kent, CT.
John Pike Memorial award

“Solitude”  Vermont Watercolor Society show. Waitsfield, VT
Second place award

Two of my paintings currently out in the world. In case you don’t check in with me on Instagram, where I’ve already posted these...I thought I’d put them on my blog, which I’ve been sorely neglecting lately and for that I’m sorry! Hope you are still stopping by to see what I’ve been up to...
Thanks!