Friday, December 15, 2017


I painted this pear in Katie Cundiff's workshop.  We did a value study first.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Three Ladies 1

8x10 inch oil on canvas panel
Painted this scene from my photos of Sarasota Marina area. I recently took a workshop by artist Katie Dobson Cundiff.  She talked about achieving tones and shades while matching the value study we did prior to doing the color painting.  She works with a limited palette and mixes a pile of gray with black, white and a little burnt sienna to warm it up a bit.  By adding the gray that was the same value as the color I wanted to paint the mass, I was able to desaturize the color and this created harmony.  I have since made different value piles of grays. Some are blue grays, green grays, khaki grays- whatever matches the subject I am working on.

Thursday, December 7, 2017


5x7 inch oil on gessobord

This lovely poinsettia ended up being my Christmas card 2017.  

Monday, October 16, 2017

Boothbay 1

12x16 inch oil on cradled gessobord, ready to hang

I took this photo while touring the islands off the coast. There are over 5000 islands off the coast of Maine. Many have summer homes on these islands and can only access them by boat.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

5x5 in
$35 includes wooden easel and shipping

More birds ready to go to market (Ohio Art Market)

Mountain Bluebird 1
5x5 in
$35 includes wooden easel and shipping

Carolina Wren 4
6x6 in,
$40 includes wooden easel and shipping

Hummingbird 9
5x5 in
$35 includes wooden easel and shipping

Thursday, July 20, 2017

My Arts Castle students

Today was our last day of class. It was a success and sorry to see it end. I am so impressed with their talent.  They worked hard on "limited strokes" exercise.  Look at that awesome bird and gorgeous rose!  

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

First teaching class

Wonderful gals!  They are my first ever art students. Super beginning to my art teaching.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Two cardinals

Cardinal 10
5x5 in oil on gessobord
$35 includes wooden easel and shipping

Cardinal 11
5x5 in oil on gessobord
$35 includes wooden easel and shipping

Friday, June 2, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Limited strokes exercise

I love how this turned out. If you follow the values, you get the results.  Getting my brain out of the way....
This post and many following posts are exercises I have done after viewing Peggi Kroll Roberts DVDs. This is in preparation for my teaching this summer.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Striped Hat

Selling prints of this one for $20. + $5. shipping. If interested, email me