Monday, April 24, 2017

Magazine article

Well color me tickled pink! My painting is printed on the pages of the latest Watercolor artist magazine..."Little Jester" will be in the upcoming book Splash 18: Value | Light + Dark! Due out this summer...

Thursday, April 20, 2017


My paint/draw/collage/etc..a rooster/chicken/hen a day quest continues...I'm on my fourth sketchbook and this daily practice is giving me a chance to explore new surfaces and layouts...right now I am trying the Stillman and Birn Beta softcover sketchbook. New surface, new results, new information... All good!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

ANEAW announcement

This painting just got accepted in to the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors at View Arts in Old Forge New York! Yay!  The show runs August 5-October 8, 2017. This sunglasses clad gentleman is titled " Sunny Disposition". 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"Barnyard Bliss"

This painting is one of many (not all by me...) at a group show in Berlin VT at the Central Vermont Medical Center...titled "Spring Four-ward".  There are four Signature VT Watercolor Society members on display, Lisa Beach, Gary Eckhart, Robert O'Brien and myself.  It looks great...if I say so myself :) It's up until June 2... Check it out and if you do...let me know what you think! The painting above is "Barnyard Bliss" and measures 14" x 10" (image) framed 20" x 16".

Monday, March 27, 2017

Workshop fun

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

Not spring yet...

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'll be up on April 1st...

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!