On the Road, Again

This past summer, my husband and I made a big Anniversary vacation trip out to California. We took 2 weeks, rented a car and proceeded to sightsee LA, Hollywood, Santa Barbara, up to Santa Cruz, Pismo...

Tuscan Villas

Sometimes, it just takes a little cropping to make it work. Driving through the hills of Tuscany, I snapped this photo from the passenger seat of our rental car. I had done another similar scene in th...

Making the Mundane Magnificent

In 2016, I was asked to do a guest blog post on Gail Sibley’s, “How To Pastel” Page. Gail has one of the best pastel blogs out there so please check it out at HowtoPastel.com. If yo...

Croatia Workshop 2018

Come to the most scenic resort town in Croatia to paint, study and learn to take your artwork to the next level! Five full days of fun, comraderie, and great accommodations at the family owned Hotel ...

Painting Autumn Foliage

  In my class, we worked on painting Autumn foliage. It’s easy to overdo painting the fall colors in a showy and garish manner. So, we worked on the subtlety of color, value shifts, color harmo...

Paint Duluth – A Plein Air Event

Paint Duluth – A Plein Air Event  For an artist, having 3 days to do nothing but paint is a heavenly dream. “Paint Duluth” hosted by the Duluth Public Arts Commission, was the opportunity f...

Watercolor Under Painting

I’ve been working lately on exploring various watercolor under paintings. In the past, I primarily used pastel as my underpainting, using an alcohol wash to fix it before beginning to paint. My late...

4 Day Plein Air Workshop

This past month, The Maryland Pastel Society invited me to instruct a 4 day plein workshop, after the scheduled instructor had to cancel. It was such a fabulous few days! 4 days of 80 degree sunshine,...

Plein Air Week

Plein Air Painting Week  This past weekend started with teaching a 2 day “Plein Air 101” workshop, in Norcross, GA, at The Kudzu Art Zone. My class was geared to artists who always wanted to pain...

Blue Ridge Plein Air Paint Out

There is nothing like taking some time, just for yourself, to get out of the studio and enjoying the camaraderie of other artists in a plein air event. The Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association and Art...