Making the Mundane Magnificent

In 2016, I was asked to do a guest blog post on Gail Sibley’s, “How To Pastel” Page. Gail has one of the best pastel blogs out there so please check it out at HowtoPastel.com. If yo...

Croatia Workshop 2018

Come to the most scenic resort town in Croatia to paint, study and learn to take your artwork to the next level! Five full days of fun, comraderie, and great accommodations at the family owned Hotel ...

Painting Autumn Foliage

  In my class, we worked on painting Autumn foliage. It’s easy to overdo painting the fall colors in a showy and garish manner. So, we worked on the subtlety of color, value shifts, color harmo...

Paint Duluth – A Plein Air Event

Paint Duluth – A Plein Air Event  For an artist, having 3 days to do nothing but paint is a heavenly dream. “Paint Duluth” hosted by the Duluth Public Arts Commission, was the opportunity f...

Watercolor Under Painting

I’ve been working lately on exploring various watercolor under paintings. In the past, I primarily used pastel as my underpainting, using an alcohol wash to fix it before beginning to paint. My late...

4 Day Plein Air Workshop

This past month, The Maryland Pastel Society invited me to instruct a 4 day plein workshop, after the scheduled instructor had to cancel. It was such a fabulous few days! 4 days of 80 degree sunshine,...

Plein Air Week

Plein Air Painting Week  This past weekend started with teaching a 2 day “Plein Air 101” workshop, in Norcross, GA, at The Kudzu Art Zone. My class was geared to artists who always wanted to pain...

Blue Ridge Plein Air Paint Out

There is nothing like taking some time, just for yourself, to get out of the studio and enjoying the camaraderie of other artists in a plein air event. The Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association and Art...

Morning Has Broken, a “show painting”

Sometimes you work on a painting and you just know at some point, it’s just not working. It deflating, especially since there always seems to be a little section of mastery. But like a movie scene t...

Plein Air At the Vineyards

Plein Air At the Vineyards – Sponsored by Gilmer  Arts and Ellijay Wine Country Vineyards I was fortunate enough to participate in “Plein Air at the Vineyards”, an event in the Ellijay area...