Thursday, August 29, 2013

Windswept - SOLD

6x12 Oil on Linen Panel

I was excited to paint the Golden Gate Bridge but the 
foreground ended up being the most fun of all.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Art Tutorial 

I'm happy to share my process in creating fresh & painterly works in oil.  In this PDF downloaded demo, I will offer my approach in eliminating unnecessary detail, keeping your colors clean & your brushwork descriptive.  I discuss my process from the initial selection of my subject to the final brushwork.  I include how to avoid mistakes, a section about color mixing & brushwork.  It's a great tool to print & keep beside your easel as you work through your paintings. This art tutorial is available for $10.  Click the buy now button below & once the purchase is complete, you will receive the tutorial by email.  I hope to have a new tutorial each month.  

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Breaking My Comfort Zone - SOLD

"4 O'clock"
7x8 Pastel 

My comfort zone is oil painting. It took a new student wanting a class in pastels to push me.  It's been about 8 years since I worked in pastels & boy have I learned a lot since then. Not about the medium but about painting fundamentals in general. I thought I would struggle but in the end it came down to the basics. Composition, value, color theory. I'm now eyeing my watercolors.  Lord, help me.  

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


"Rubber Ducky"
10x10  Oil on Linen Panel

Just completed this commission.  Ready to be varnished & shipped. Commissions can be challenging but fun.  Really enjoyed painting the kiddie pool & water.  Who knew that would be the really fun part.