Hummingbirds, Raccoons, and Great Blue Herons

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016

The month of August was full of hummingbirds, raccoons, great blue herons and generally, birds! Despite a very hot & humid month, I still managed to get outside with my camera and simply enjoy being outdoors. On my easel during the month of August… Great Blue Heron – casein on Fabriano Artistic h/p paper   […]

Trees; or the Search for a Tree

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016
Trees; or the  Search for a Tree

I am searching for a tree – not just any tree, but a TREE. I’m a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) and one of our upcoming juried international exhibits is the Third New York Botanical Garden Triennial exhibit called ‘Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens’, November 18, 2017 – […]

Inspiration, Ideas & Kindred Spirits

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013
Inspiration, Ideas & Kindred Spirits

Inspiration, ideas and kindred spirits are what I found attending the annual conference of the American Society of Botanical Artists in late September! It is always a whirlwind 3 days of learning new things, trying new techniques, greeting old friends, and meeting new ones. There are idea exchanges and impromptu brainstorming sessions. As artists, we […]

Final Italy Botanical and an Heirloom Granniwinkle Apple!

Posted by on Apr 6, 2010

    While I was drawing the study of the olive branch in Monica’s Orchard, this butterfly ‘flew by’ me. I dropped my pad & pencil, grabbed my camera and followed the butterfly. It went to a flowering hedge where I took some photos, and then flew to a neighboring tree.  A large tree, laden […]

One More Italy to Go!

Posted by on Mar 20, 2010

      Five down and one more to go… I have 5 days left to finish my final painting for Italy. The grapes were really fun, but I think I had more fun painting the iconic grape leaf. When I have a chance to breath next week I will put together a slideshow of […]

Grapes & Sunshine, Working hard, Works-in-progress

Posted by on Mar 5, 2010

    I was trying to post more than once a week, but when the deadlines are looming and the stress is building over making the deadlines, sitting at the computer is tough! Here is the progress over the last week or so. I took a painting hiatus to work on the catalog for our […]

Finished Heirloom Beans and an afternoon in Florence.

Posted by on Feb 23, 2010

    Gotcha! Can you find the real beans?!! I just had to take a photo of the art with some real beans on it! As I was designing the remaining groups to paint, I kept surprising myself  with how the real beans seemed to look like the painted beans. Without further ado, here is […]