Friday, September 17, 2021
Thursday, August 19, 2021
A great outdoor art show and sale in Schenectady’s Historic Stockade neighborhood September 11th, 2021 10am-4pm (rain date Sept 12th)
I'm excited to announce that I'll be showing my paintings as well as judging along with another Oakroom Artist in awarding the James Gilliland/George Weinheimer Memorial Award.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Oakroom Artists 2021 Annual Show at The National Bottle Museum’s JRM Artists’ Space through September 18th. I have 3 paintings among many beautiful works. Worth the visit.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
I completed this painting in four hours. It was one of those paintings that almost painted themselves, although it was the result of much study. Like all good things, it took a lot of time and thought.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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Monday, May 10, 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Monday, April 19, 2021
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
I've always wanted to paint a stalk of broccoli but I wasn't ready, silly as it seems. I also found it a simple subject, but hard to paint. There are lots of fading in and out of the stalks and textures I wasn't as interested in; it was the colors and angles that mattered. I settled on these background colors that I felt went well with the broccoli.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Saturday, March 20, 2021
The show at the National Bottle Museum in Ballston Spa, NY has a wide variety of compelling art. There are over 30 regional artists and close to 100 pieces of art. One of their largest to date.The theme of this show is very specific. All art must have been created between March 2020 and March 2021.
Friday, March 19, 2021
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
When I was at the supermarket looking for still life objects to paint I chose these three vegetables, a purple cabbage, scallions and radishes. It wasn't random. I had an image of a monoprint by Mary Beth McKenzie. It was the cabbage that drew me in. The challenge was to fit the other objects in the composition. I struggled to keep it simple, and at times felt like I lost the battle. I can still work on it, but I won't. It's time to move on.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021
Friday, February 5, 2021
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
I'm pleased with this painting even though it looks simple and it took me a while to figure it out. I had to get the shape of this fluted bowl right and its shadow to work. I wanted the viewers' eye to go to the bowl, then to its shadow and then finally the bowl's distortion of the background. I'm excited about painting glass and it's definitely going to be one of my next year's challenges.
Monday, November 23, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020
I've had a difficult time thinking about participating in art shows during this pandemic and political season. My current strategy is to carefully select what I listen to on the news and read in the paper. It helps that life is on track to normalcy. I'll practice mindful meditation, that is, choose what I think about, live in the moment, paint and relax.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Painting glass is as much a looking, thinking and planning process as it is a painting process. It's fun, but it makes you question what you're doing from the very beginning. I had a firm vision of how I wanted it to look and once I set up my still life I knew it could sustain my interest. There is a lot to look at in this little painting. I hope it gives you some ideas on how to paint glass and encouragement to try it out for yourself.
Friday, October 23, 2020
It's clear glass month at the ASL remote class. Clear glass is made up of lost edges, reflections and refractions. These can be seen clearly on a white background. Refractions are the objects behind the glass which show the shape of the glass. Reflection is what is shown on the glass from a nearby object. The challenging part is color changes that are very subtle. They aren't necessarily value or saturation, but small temperature changes.
Clear Glass Plate and Orange
Sunday, September 27, 2020
The Stockade Art Show this year was different. It wasn't advertised, but it turned out to be a beautiful day and well attended. Everyone who displayed and those who visited wore masks and socially distanced. People were happy just to be out. I was especially happy since I sold eight small paintings. I guess those people who came had intentions of buying art and many purchased work for the winter holidays. Thanks to all for a successful day!
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
This is my 100th drawing I've posted on Pinterest. I started in February 2018 with a sketchy drawing of my neighbor's dog Dipper. What have I gotten out of this personal challenge: more confidence, much nicer drawing pencils and papers, and I hope, improved mark-making skills.
Saturday, September 5, 2020
I continue to use the idea of cool light and warm shadows in my paintings. My studio window faces east and the morning light is getting stronger. Maybe it's the sun coming in at a direct angle. So I decided, it's better to paint in the afternoon or by indoor lighting. I painted this over several days. The plate of nectarines was painted with natural light, and the rest was done with artificial light.