Thursday, September 11, 2014

Back to School Sale on DVDs- $20.00

Please email me at if you would like either the watercolor or oil DVD. I will need to send you special paypal invoice (or you can send a check). No charge for shipping if you live in the continental U.S.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Old Favorite

Sometimes I go back and do the same set-up to see how I'm doing; what I've learned. It's an interesting practice!
"White Pitcher and Rose"watercolor on board, 3x4 inches

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Cooper Lake

One of my favorites from a summer of painting.
"Cooper Lake", 3x4 inches watercolor on board

Thursday, September 4, 2014

6x6 inches!

I worked outside of my comfort zone in both size and substrate, This is linen canvas. It's ok, Still prefer smooth boards. They seem to let the paint sit on the surface. You can then you can work the paint easier!

"Green Apple and Pitcher", 6x6 inches, oil on linen

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Classes on Skype

I am starting classes in my home!! As of now there are three people in the class. It will be on Mondays at 1:30 eastern time. We are starting off with drawing basics. We will cover how to measure, how to draw ellipses and how to use perspective. We will then move onto either oil or watercolor depending on a majority vote. The class will be open to a few additional students via Skype. I've never done this  so not sure if I will be able to see skypers drawings well enough to make comments right on the spot but maybe you can scan or photograph your drawings/paintings and email them to me for comments. Students will also be welcome to just watch and learn without having to submit any works.  If any one is interested please shoot me an email and we can discuss this further. It's back to school!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tinted Underpainting

I've been playing around with using a wash for an underpainting like oil painters do on their white canvases. I think it gives the painting extra warmth.  There are no absolute whites except for a dash of  chinese white on the upper right of the bowl. Needed to have it overlap onto the glass.
"Bubble Glass and Lemon", 4x3 inches watercolor on board

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Woodstock Landscape

I've been inspired to do some landscapes locally. I move things around a lot and make up my own colors; but hey, that's what we do, right? My backyard faces the woods. We have lots of deer but hopefully not too many ticks.  This was done with yellow/purple palette.
"Woodstock Landscape1409, 3x4 inches, watercolor on board.