Wednesday, February 29, 2012

tube pinks

Here is another peony painting done recently...they are such unique blooms with all those petals. I called this one "Thriving". Love dipping in to all my tubed pinks...but mixing them with eachother so as not to use anything "straight" from the tube...opera, quinacridone magenta, bright rose, diox. violet etc..etc.. Here and there a few blues in the get the idea....

Monday, February 27, 2012

"P" series

Here are two more card sets available...I missed posting last Friday due to the head cold everyone seems to have around here...and in that head cold fog I listed my card sets as costing $23 instead of $25 (incl. S/H) last I'm setting the record straight today...Drop me a line if you are interested in the "P" series of Poppies or Peonies..I also have Pansies, but I posted those the other day :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


These are two more card sets that I have available...spring flowers..the daffodils are starting to show up in the stores in tidy little bunches of ten...If you are interested in these cards please send me an email. You get two cards each of the four designs (total 8 cards) for $25.00 including S/H. It's fun to see similar subjects grouped together...makes me realize I've painted alot of varieties of blossoms, but also the same ones in different ways..

Monday, February 20, 2012


Like my last post...when you work from photographs it can be a bit daunting if the picture is not the either composition, color or lighting...but you can always make a composite of several photographs and take the best from each to "invent" your own composition for your painting...which is exactly what I did for this piece "Rosy Cheeks", 14"x13".

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Finding inspiration

A Sun Giant...It's funny when you look back through photos that you've taken searching for inspiration and one you might have passed over numerous times before all of a sudden jumps out and says "paint me today!" That's how this one came to be. (15"x15")

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

more workshops

It has been waaaay too long since I did a painting of last week I tried my hand at one and here is the result. "Remembrance" 5"x13". I just took some new work to my gallery in Stowe and this one is included in that selection. On the heels of the peony workshop announcement I'd like to tell you about some other workshops this this LINK to go to the workshop info page on my blog. From New Hampshire to Southern Vermont and California, painting up a storm!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Peony workshop

I am pleased to announce my 5th annual Peony painting workshop in Burlington, VT. This year there will be two, one day workshops on Saturday June 2nd and Tuesday June 5th from 10-4. All the details can be found here on my blog's sidebar link or website. Please email me for the registration form. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sunglasses series

This piece and the last one could almost be my sunglasses series...I posted another painting several weeks ago of a lady in red with her fancy sunglasses on..I sense a series developing. I do have some others in the works...I'll post those when I finish them. Right now I'm back to some keep an eye out for those.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Just one brush

This piece is 15"x22"...I have yet to tackle a full sheet wc of a figure/portrait. Seems like a lot of paper to fill up. I'm setting the goal to try it sometime. Are bigger brushes the solution? Maybe. I love round brushes..usually size 12 or 14 and will use just one brush to complete a whole piece.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

comfort zone

Back to someone else's portrait. Had some nice comments about Tuesday's post...self portraits are always tough...I am still dabbling in the portrait/figure subject matter. Great fun and certainly not easy...but then again stretching your artistic muscles shouldn't be easy.. I'm reaching out and extending past my comfort zone.