Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Back to Basics


I'm thrilled to be in the classroom again!
 Today was the first day of my  
Expressive Painting workshop
at the Falmouth Art Center.


student work!


student work!  

While on "sabbatical"
I've developed some new ways to get
back to the basics, with a modern twist.
And this group is up for the challenge!



Thanks everyone.

NOTE: 
There a few more spots left in the 
April 1, 2
Weekend Workshop 




Friday, March 17, 2017

Generational Painting

Just back from the Mark Daniel Nelson 
workshop at the Scottsdale Artist School
and my head is spinning! 
He is an incredibly knowledgable, generous, and enthusiastic 
instructor and I am newly inspired 
by all the new tools I've been given!   

One of the many exercises we did, 
was called "generational" painting. 
Starting with an image, you do a quick painting.
Then you do another, using that painting as a reference,
then do another, then another, 
focusing on the big shapes and eliminating more detail each time.


My fourth generation 
oil sketch
from this image.



This exercise is a great way to break away from representation
 in a gradual progression that makes sense.
So fun! 

I can't wait to get busy in the studio now. 
Stay tuned.   











Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Another Adventure




Every year I like to travel by myself 
for a workshop somewhere out of town. 
This time I'm heading to the 
for a three day with 

 My Traveling Studio



Not only am I dodging a Nor 'Easter in New England, 
I'm getting to work with an artist
 whose work I have admired for years. 
Pinch me.  








Saturday, March 11, 2017

Back to the Beach

I'm going "back to the beach"
getting ready for the summer gallery season.
It's a great way to enjoy these late winter days! 

Laboratory Conditions
24 x 30 

Hang in there people! 
It's almost over. 


NOTE: 
At first, I broke up that big orange shape,
with the window 
but it looked awkward.  



I used Procreate on my I Pad 
to see how it would look 
if I took them out.
Bingo. 

I use that app often when painting larger canvases, 
especially on the large sky and sand shapes.  
It can save a lot of time and paint! 


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Just Shapes

Pushing myself to just see shapes. 
This is the view from my kitchen window. 


"Screened in Porch"
9 x 9 oil sketch 

This is still in the works,
but I like where it's going.   


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Push and Pull


I have been pushing and pulling this
painting in many directions over the passed year.
I finally worked on it today and I'm pleased.



"Traveling Light"
16 x 20
oil /charcoal

Ultimately, I enjoyed working on the many layers of paint 
left behind after all those attempts. 

NOTE:
 I painted this last winter at the same time.

"Four Fillies"
16 x 20 

This one has a clean, and smooth paint application 
which I also enjoy. 
Having fun experimenting
 with paint handling and texture these days. 



































Thursday, March 2, 2017

Inspiration Galore

I spent the day googling artist's 
I've never heard of and came across
Siddharth Parasnis
via
Sue Greenwood Fine Art .
Both great finds!

His work inspired me to get out the
Coloraid Paper.

"Harbor Town" 
9 x 12 
paper collage  


This one of his took my breath away. 
I thought is was done in paper! 
It's oil paint.  
"Eternity #79
36 x 36 oil on canvas