Friday, December 15, 2017


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

Three Ladies 2

8x8 inch oil on canvas panel

These ladies were enjoying their conversation and so gracious for letting me take their picture.  This was at the Sarasota Marina city park.

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.