Monday, April 25, 2011

Peony workshop

I'm hosting a peony painting workshop in June...two me for more info...Hope you'll paint with us in Burlington...They are so beautiful and smell so good!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Palm portrait

portrait week... continues...again striving for loose strokes, change of colors, both in temperature and values and having drips and dribbles where you might not expect them...

Monday, April 18, 2011

staying loose

Trying to capture light, shadows and staying loose. Not easy when a portrait is involved...we always tend to tighten up and try to capture an exact likeness...

Friday, April 15, 2011

bright abstract

Okay here is the last this week in the series..this one incorporates a few brighter colors..this experiment also allows me to pull out the larger brushes and alternative tools...things I might not use on a regular basis..

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

anything goes

Second in the abstract series...using some titanium white watercolor...I don't indulge in white so much, but in playtime anything goes!

Monday, April 11, 2011

color play

Abstract week...I'll post a few different "color play" pieces that I do in the studio if inspiration is lacking and the brush just doesn't want to produce anything satisfying. I'll dabble in some color "splashing" and mark making.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Peony painting

Two images today...I have a 2011 workshop schedule tab on the side of my blog...but wanted to let you all know that I'll be teaching two peony painting workshops in Burlington, VT. I am offering two days this year.. Saturday June 4th and Tuesday June 7th. Send me an email if you are interested in more information and want to paint with us!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

filling sketchbooks

Vacation is sometimes hard to force yourself to sit and paint while on a trip...but it really cements the experience of travel in a different way than photos do...I envy the artists who have shelves upon shelves of full sketchbooks...I'm working on it!

Monday, April 4, 2011

A rose is a rose

Thank you all for your emails, comments and warm words as a result of my last post! I hope to get back in the studio and immerse myself in my work soon...I would have liked to participate in the last few DPW challenges, but since we can submit work any time...I'll get around to it. This was the Valentine's rose challenge.

Friday, April 1, 2011

life changing

My life forever changed last week when my Dad passed away. Slowly I'll emerge from my fog...I painted his portrait last year as part of a larger piece. So bear with me as I try to get back to a regular schedule of posting.