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...

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...

Out in the Sticks

Out in the Sticks 9 x 12 pastel Driving through the town of Elijay, GA, I took a turn down a side street and discovered this barn down a dead end. It was so backlit and unsure if it would make a good ...

The Little Yellow House

Workshop Demo I taught a one day pastel workshop out of my home studio. Starting the day with a complete overview of materials, design and composition, value lessons, and underpainting and finishing w...

Oil Classes

For the last couple of months, I have put my pastels aside, to concentrate on oil painting. Not that I have lost interest in my beloved pastels, mind you, but I have a desire to get to the next level ...

Plein Air – Oil and Pastel

Painting plein air is one of my favorite things to do. Having to tackle painting nature, with all it’s challenges of light shifting, wind blowing, sun’s heat beating down, the threat of rain, give...

Afternoon Reflections

This is a pastel commission I just finished of my clients’ beautiful backyard property. They have 15 acres which includes 2 ponds and wide open fields on 15 acres.  ...

Plein Air in Ellijay, GA 7-21-14

Last Wednesday, 2 of my art buddies, Barbara Jaenicke and Camille (Candy) Day and I met in Ellijay, GA, a quiet town in the GA mountains, about an hour north of where I live. It’s very scenic, very ...

First Snowfall

Being stuck inside the house, after Atlanta was shut down because of  “Snowmageddon”, does have it’s perks. Nothing to do but paint down in the studio being one of them. After the b...