Thursday, February 14, 2019

FIGURES IN THE WATER oil paintings

I am still working on these 2 paintings, mostly trying to add some interest to the water. Color and highlights and such. 

Friday, November 9, 2018


 I am trying to draw people with more expression. The drawback of having models sit still, is they often look a bit glum, and their natural personality doesn't come through. I watch them when they are talking, and add a little smile or parted lips.

This woman is a hoot, but she sits very still (good), and tends to look very serious in her portrait.

Katy is a smiler 24/7, so no problems there!

Miranda too, has a lovely face in repose. I could draw her every day...


I am very happy to have several paintings accepted in the small works exhibition at 
Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado.

each of these little guys are 4x4", oil on linen.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Watercolor Painting Workshop

I gave another painting workshop last week. This time for an Autumn Landscape painting. A great group of enthusiastic painters!

Saturday, June 30, 2018


I now have a tutorial for this painting on this blog. Click on "Painting Tutorial: Felicity"on the right of this blog page.

Friday, June 29, 2018

ALLA PRIMA paintings

Here are some paintings from the recent workshop at Ani Academy.  I always learn so much from Anthony Waichulis. 
These are all painted alla prima, from life. The 2 larger paintings at the bottom of this post need a bit more work, so stay tuned.....

Thursday, May 31, 2018

FELICITY watercolor paintings

The first painting was used for a workshop, and I have a painting tutorial for it coming soon.


Felicity Re-Arranged

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CORONATION iris still life watercolor painting

A recently finished watercolor painting. I am getting a lot of mileage out of that crystal vase!

watercolor  12x9"
$900, unframed

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Birds - Bright spots on a gloomy day

I spent a few weeks in San Diego, visiting family and giving a workshop for the San Diego Watercolor Society. Here are my finished paintings from the week.

Bluebird in the Snow  (SOLD)
watercolor 6x7", framed to 12x12"


"Sunny Goldfinch"
watercolor 6x7", framed to 12x12"

Tuesday, November 21, 2017



2 new charcoal drawings. The one above is 12x13.5 inches, and the one below is 6x6". Both are in exhibitions, so email me for purchase information.

"The Coldness of Marble, the Sweetness of Life"

Friday, September 29, 2017

PHASE TWO -framing

Paintings newly framed and off to the North East Watercolor Society
 and the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Drawing in Barcelona!

charcoal and pastel

My drawing "Carra" is in Barcelona for an exhibition. It was purchased by the Art Renewal Center, a wonderful promoter/collection/ exhibitor entity that celebrates realism in the arts. Their purchase of my drawing was a thrill, and I am so honored to have them take my drawing to Barcelona. Wish I could go too!

Monday, September 18, 2017

ALLA PRIMA still life oil paintings

I took another painting workshop at the Ani Academy a few weeks ago. The title of the workshop was "Diagnostic Painting", and it was a great experience. I am still struggling with painting in oils, although My paintings have improved immensely the last year. The alla prima painting practice at the workshop was eye-opening, and I have gone on to paint a few more still lifes since.

This was my set-up at the Ani Academy. I estimate I spent about 10 hours on it. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it came out.

I have this great blue bottle, but I had to shorten it considerably to fit in my still life box. I think it came out great. This was probably 4 hours.

Here is an ambitious little still life, considering the nasturtiums drooped by the minute, so I had to do a bit of artistic interpretation along the way. This took about 3 hours. The finished product below....


I have admired other artist's painting of lemons, so I gave it a try myself. This was about 4 hours.

My sweet peas are actually a pretty magenta color, but I didn't take the time to mix the color up well, and it just looked bad. So, I turned to some pretty pinks and reds, so I could keep the chroma high. 
I think my 2 floral still lifes didn't turn out as well, because I was too far away from the still life, and I didn't have a good light on my easel. Painting in the dark does not work for me. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A ROSE AMONG THE THORNS watercolor painting

A Rose Among the Thorns
watercolor 17x11"

This painting is being framed, then headed to the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society Fall exhibition. I think it looks even better in person, so I hope it does well at the show!

QUEEN Charcoal Portrait Drawing

"Queen"  $350
charcoal and pastel  6x4", unframed

Another drawing from an old Roman sculpture. I hope to convey the feeling of the smooth marble and the sensuous curves of her skin.

Monday, August 14, 2017

BLESS MY SOUL oil painting

"Bless My Soul"
oil on linen 6x6"

Hydrangeas from a friend's garden. I love when there is a "connection" to a painting I am working on. I will think of her whenever I see this now. It's a good thing I like it!

Thursday, July 27, 2017


Well, I think these came out pretty cute. Each is 4x4", and I will frame them and take them to the local galleries. It is not my usual style, but what the heck.

"Sunny Flower"  SOLD
oil on linen 4x4"


"Fuchsia"  (SOLD)
oil on linen  4x4"


"White Lily"  $60
oil on linen  4x4"