Monday, November 30, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Honey Jar, Bubble Glass

Getting into the fall palette.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Autumn Inspiration

Here is an autumn palette:

 Overturned Vase, watercolor on paper, 4x3 inches
Vase and Grapes, watercolor on paper, 4x3 inches

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Honey Jar and Macintosh Apple

Honey Jar and Macintosh Apple, 4x3 inches, watercolor on paper

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Antique Cup and Lemon

Playing around with a different technique- wet on wet using a lot of pigment and then lifting color.
Antique Cup and Lemon, 3x4 inches, watercolor on paper

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Brooklyn Vase and Lemon

Got this vase at The Brooklyn Museum a long time ago and love including it in paintings-

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Honey Jar and Sunflowers

Honey Jar and Sunflowers, watercolor on paper, 4x3 inches

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries
watercolor on paper
3x4 inches

Monday, September 21, 2015

Wet in Wet

Been doing a group of wet in wet paintings- all using the Double Primary Palette. Maybe I will change the centers of the garlic....
"Roses and Garlic" 3x4 inches, Arches paper

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Two Creamers

I like to use the same compositions and see how my painting applications have changed over the years- this time it's on paper instead of board.
"Two Pitchers", watercolor on board, 3x4 inches.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Double Primary Palette

This technique is so fast! Only six colors using wet in wet technique. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Wet in Wet

I've painted this set-up before. This time it's all wet in wet and with a double primary palette.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Wet-in-wet floral

One of the many bonuses of teaching is that you can get inspired from the lessons that you teach and even set you off in another direction. This one is big for me- 4x6 inches!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wet-in Wet Floral

Working on paper instead of the RTisTx board is new for me. Still working it out....

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wet in Wet Demo on YouTube

Here's the link to a video of wet in wet painting.
It's hard for me to talk and paint at the same time, but hopefully I will get better at it!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Graded wash demo

One of my students filmed this in class yesterday. I was showing them how to use a graded wash on a hollow cylinder. I use a two-brush technique sometimes- the second brush has clear water. Saves some time in trying to get the pigment out of brush. Be sure to use good paper! Makes all the difference!

Thursday, April 30, 2015


Love doing pears every so often. As I'm looking at this, I see I want to make the shadow side darker!! Will post again!

Monday, April 27, 2015

West Hurley Library Mini Workshop

This is a free event in West Hurley- Please sign up asap! We might add another night if there's more than ten people. I will supplying all painting materials. We will have lots of fun!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Brooklyn Museum

When I was living in the city, I visited the Brooklyn Museum once in awhile- especially in the spring cause it's right next to The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens- not to say that they don't have exhibits worthy of the trip by itself! Anyway, bought this vase in their gift shop and really love painting it.
"Brooklyn Museum Vase", watercolor on board, 4x3 inches

Friday, April 17, 2015

Re-worked Landscape

Here's another one that needed work, but took getting away from it for quite awhile to figure it out.
"Landscape 1337", watercolor on board, 3x4 inches

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Birthday Bouquet

Had a birthday recently and love to spend the day painting! 

"Birthday Bouquet", 4x3 inches, watercolor on board

Sunday, April 5, 2015


I'm so sorry I haven't gotten back to all of you who have commented in the last month- I don't know if something happened that I'm not getting notifications or if they were delayed. In any case, it's so good to know they're there and you're there!! 
Since I moved back to Woodstock, NY, I've been exhibiting more (just more opportunity in this art-loving community!). I'm on the board of the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum so have been busy with a deadline for a grant. and also excited to have students at my home classes. They are absolute beginners- Don't know how I got off on this tangent, but there it is!!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Show in New Paltz, NY

 Here are some of the paintings that were in a show at Mark Gruber Gallery in New Paltz, NY. Lots of neighbors, students, family and art friends turned up for the opening. I especially liked showing my granddaughter's how their nana's paintings look outside the studio! Always fun and encouraging to show work!

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Fooling around with glazes; in background and in apple. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lemon Slice and White Flowers

I may have posted this a long time ago, but I'm doing it again because I added a few highlights that seems to have made a big difference in the finishing of the painting. Just reminds me that sometimes it can take years to do a painting even if it's small!
I've also put some paintings for sale on my website, so you might want to check it out if you have time!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

White Rose

Been experimenting with Chinese White contrasted with deep reds.
"The White Rose", watercolor on board, 4x3 inches.

Sunday, January 11, 2015


I usually don't back and rework paintings, but this is just what I have been doing since the new year. I'm not saying it's a negative way to paint. I'm glad to be able to see how to improve the work. Guess at different times in one's life, different approaches work.
"wc1323", watercolor on board, 4x3 inches.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Floral Study

Worked on this one a bit more; made leaves and background darker- an artist's work is never done!
"Floral Study", watercolor on board, 4x3 inches