Impressions of Oswegatchie Hills

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016
Impressions of Oswegatchie Hills

A place can be many things – somewhere you go in your own mind to remember, revisit or relax, or a physical place you experience in person. I go to many places near and far, both in my mind and on my feet. I prefer natural places and get outside as often as I can, […]

My Sometimes Meandering Creative Process

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016
My Sometimes Meandering Creative Process

Sometimes a painting is completed in my mind before I ever commit it to paper or panel. Like driving a fast car on the Autobahn! And sometimes a painting follows a meandering road, like taking a slow sight-seeing tour through the country. This new painting falls into the latter category. Here is a tale of my meandering […]

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   […]

Change is a Good Thing

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016

Life throws us change every day. I have mapped out a plan of blog posts. The second post of each month is scheduled to be about my work-in-progress. And then this happened… Embracing Change A change of plans; I am working on a project based upon monthly walks at Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve in Niantic, CT. I will […]

Silverpoint Adventures – the Evolution of a Technique

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016
Silverpoint Adventures – the Evolution of a Technique

  Silverpoint is a medium that has long intrigued me. One of those ‘someday I will try that’ techniques. So in this time of exploring where I want to go with my art, I asked for a Silverpoint Kit from Natural Pigments for Christmas. So I plunged in! The first thing I required was a […]

On Inspiration and Winter Coming…

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016
On Inspiration and Winter Coming…

Winter is coming; okay, okay, winter is finally here! We have enjoyed a very mild run of weather in Connecticut which has allowed me to do much more walking/photographing/reference-gathering than I normally would. Today is the first working day of 2016 so it is a fitting day to start my blog yet again! This time […]

Egg Tempera on Mounted Vellum Work-in-Progress

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014
Egg Tempera on Mounted Vellum Work-in-Progress

  I know that I like to watch work-in-progress posts so I will try to  blog more often about my works-in-progress. Here is my latest experiment. I have wanted to try stretching and mounting vellum for a while. I am not sure that I would use them for my normal watercolor on vellum work all […]

Long Overdue Works-In-Progress Post!

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013
Long Overdue Works-In-Progress Post!

I will just pretend that today is Works-In-Progress Tuesday! I will blame it on the craziness of the Holiday Season. Anyway – I am continuing to work on 4 Mische technique paintings while planning the drawings for a few more. I was busy painting some feathers and eggs for the ‘All Paintings Great & Small’ […]

Works-in-Progress Tuesday

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013
Works-in-Progress Tuesday

Are you the type of artist who has multiple works-in-progress going on at the same time? Well, don’t despair, you aren’t alone, at least you have me for company. I am perpetually guilty of having many works-in-progress sitting in my studio at the same time. I used to fight and fight and fight this aspect […]

Sketch-a-Day August Challenge

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013
Sketch-a-Day August Challenge

To sketch or not to sketch. I am re-inventing my art career or at least ramping it up – part of the master plan is to start blogging weekly and to stick with it. I have a master plan of blog posts and hope to write most in advance of post date. While coming up […]