Still working on finishing up the main colors in the body of this magnificent bird. I’m also working on getting the roundness of it’s body shape in place. And there are some drawing issues I need to work out. Pulled in a few colors from the bird into the background. Will likely next tackle more… Continue reading Great Blue Heron: Day 2
I’m delighted to announce that my beloved Raccoon painting has found a new home! She sold at the RAL Art Center today to a new-to-me patron. Since I took her photo last Spring, she has begun bringing around her four cubs (I think they are called cubs and not pups). So I hope to get… Continue reading Raccoon Painting Re-homed
When my husband and I drove down Skyline Drive last fall, we found we had either gone too soon or too late to see the best colors down in the valley’s. But on one pullover, I turned around and saw a small tree with eye popping yellow leaves growing out of a crack in a… Continue reading Cliff Dwellers
I’m deeply honored and humbled to have been awarded The People’s Choice Award from the “Shades of Green” Exhibit at the Stewart Gallery on Main Street in Gloucester. Thank you to all who voted! The Nest is still available for sale. Just send me a message or leave a comment.
As I have been working through writing an artist statement and updating things like biography and CV, I’ve had to go back and take a good hard look at my own work. Why am I attracted to or challenged to paint the images that I choose to paint? I think the main thing I have… Continue reading Carved Out
Here are all the progress shots.
Colonial Beach, Virginia is northwest of where I live. It’s about an hour’s drive from Burgess, VA. This year they are holding the First Annual Osprey Festival April 12-14, 2019 to celebrate the return of the Osprey. I was invited to submit some of my bird paintings for an art show being hosted at one… Continue reading Osprey Festival
I may be in trouble here. I’m really enjoying painting in watercolor! Yikes! Of course, I’m justifying this. John Singer Sargent, one of my major heroes when it comes to painting and art, worked in a variety of mediums including oils, pencils, pen and ink and watercolor. So, why not emulate one of the greats?… Continue reading New Watercolor Painting
We have just one more class with Doug Mock for the Beginner’s Watercolor at RAL Art Center. I jumped ahead and for the most part completed the painting for which Doug provided a photo. Having got ahead, I ended up forgetting about the color map and planning notes and ended up with a fairly jumbled… Continue reading More Fun with Watercolor