Saturday, November 26, 2016

Tree Ornaments

These Christmas tree lights are perfect for teaching how to paint spheres! And complementary colors!

Sunday, October 2, 2016


Have had these around forever but never painted them by themselves.
They are all 3.5x 5 inches.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

watercolor apples

I'm not sure whether I'm able to get comments- so if you need to get in touch please use email!

Anyway, here are some apples!!!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Pastels and the Complementary Palette

For all the pastelists out there-  Honey Lea Gaydos has translated my three complementary palettes into pastels.  Here is a link to her blog:  Mastering the Mix-Creating Palettes Using Non-Traditional Pastels
As you know I first started in oils and then translated the palettes into watercolor. I also did pencil pastels (hoping they would produce less dust) but even though I love pastels, couldn't handle the dust!

Here are a couple of pastel pencils - small of course!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Yellow on Yellow, 3x5 inches
Yellow on Green, 3x5 inches

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Watercolor Tomatoes

Red on Red, 5x3, watercolor on paper
Wish I could say they were from my garden!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

How I Finished a Student's Painting

A common mistake made by beginners is not to include enough (or any) dark values.
 I can remember this being the case for myself as well. One of my students was kind enough to be the videographer and let me work on her painting. Hope you enjoy! Comments welcome!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Brooklyn Vase

Got this vase at The Brooklyn Museum gift shop about fifteen years ago and have enjoyed painting it ever since. This is the first time it is appearing alone!
Brooklyn Vase, watercolor on paper, 5x3.5 inches.

Friday, July 1, 2016


Saw this shallot at local farm stand and had to paint it! One is on hot pressed paper, one on cold pressed. Both 5x3 inches.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New Paintings

Having fun painting veggies with neutrals and secondary colors. Hoping to use these in new watercolor book!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Eggplant or Ratatouille

Told my husband I felt like painting an eggplant- he said "get the rest of the ingredients and I'll make ratatouille"! Great! One of my favs!
Eggplant, watercolor on paper, 5 x 3.5 inches

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Mom's Silver Sugar Bowl

All but one are painted on hot pressed paper. It took awhile to learn how to work with the paint on this paper, but now I am loving it! 3x5 inches!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Floral Study

Forgot to photograph this one!
Floral Study 1664, watercolor on paper, 5x 3.5 inches

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Granny Smith Apple

Granny Smith Apple, watercolor, 5x3 inches

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Brooklyn Vase and Grapes

I've had this vase since I visited The Brooklyn Museum about twenty years ago. Used it in so many still lives! 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Prayer Pitcher II

Thanks to my friend (and student and collector) I have a much better title for these series of white pitchers- PRAYER PITCHER ! So here is the second one. I got inspired while teaching a class on how to paint white in shadow and light.
"Prayer Pitcher II", watercolor on paper, 3x5 inches.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

White Pitcher

3.5x 5 inch watercolor

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

Glass Containers

We were working on glass in my watercolor class. I got into it and worked on the set up after the students left!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Daisies with Lost Edges

Daisies, 4.5x3.5 , watercolor on paper

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Purple Flower in Clear Vase

Purple Flower in Clear Vase, 3.5x 5.5 inches watercolor on paper

Monday, February 8, 2016

New Watercolor

This one got juried into a show at local art organization-
Floral Study, 5x3.5 inches, watercolor on paper

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

One Pass

This was done with one wash.
Green Vase, 5x3.5 inches, watercolor on paper.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Glass Vase

Rose in Clear Vase  wc1611- 5x3.5 inches

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Ten minute painting

    Hardly ever get a quickie that satisfies!! But this one did!!

Woodstock Artistis Association and Museum

Here is the link to my interview in WAAM's blog: