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!
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
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 ponder...how about a palette of painters? A quiver of creators? An arsenal of artists?
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
This is a detail of a slightly larger piece titled "Sunshine Daydream". It measures 11"x15" and is one of my first porcine paintings....trying to expand the subject repertoire and not get stuck in a particular subject rut...have to keep reinventing and reinvigorating the muse!
Monday, September 19, 2016
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
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
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.