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Bryan Memorial Gallery 2013 Shades of Fall Member Exhibit

Tomorrow is the Bryan Memorial Gallery member exhibit, “Shades of Fall.” I was happy to find out that my painting “Blue Mountain” has already sold. There will be a Roundtable Discussion beginning at 1 pm and the reception kicks off at 2 pm. If you’re in the Jeffersonville area tomorrow, come on by and meet… read more

St. Albans Raid Calendar Paintings

October 3rd was the St. Albans Raid calendar unveiling and artists reception. I’ve been keeping these two paintings under wraps until then. The 2014 calendar is for sale and features a different scene of the Raid for each month, as depicted by area artists. All the paintings are now part of the permanent collection in the… read more

St. Albans Raid Calendar Unveiling

I am one of the featured artists for the St. Albans Raid Calendar which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the historic St. Albans Raid. There will be an Artists’ Reception and calendar unveiling Thursday, Oct. 3, 5:30 pm at the St. Albans Historical Museum. Come meet the artists who contributed to the calendar and enjoy… read more

Fall Painting Classes

I am offering beginning oil painting classes and will be teaching in two locations on Thursdays.  This class is an introduction to oil painting and will cover the basic concepts of composition, value, color, and basic brushwork technique. Sketching exercises will also be included as part of the preparation for painting.We will work on still… read more

ART HOP @ the Soda Plant!

I just delivered paintings yesterday for the annual Burlington South End Art Hop at the Soda Plant.  I will also be exhibiting some new works from my “Cheap Art” series in the ‘5 and Dime’ exhibit, a secondary show in The Backspace during Art Hop for artwork, cards, and prints, priced from $5 – $100. … read more

S.P.A.C.E. Gallery Exhibit

Three paintings from my Woodshed series are currently on exhibit at the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery down at the Soda Plant in Burlington. The exhibit ends August 17 and then it’s time to think about the Art Hop!    Plein air paintings from the Woodshed series      “The Woodshed #1”        “The Woodshed #2”    … read more

2013 NVAA Village Frame Shoppe Exhibit

I am currently exhibiting two paintings with Northern Vermont Artists Association for the month of July. The exhibit is at the Village Frame Shoppe & Gallery in St. Albans, VT.    “Smugglers Notch Rainstorm”   I painted this one late afternoon in late Fall up in Smugglers Notch right before a rainstorm hit.     … read more

The Fried Egg Painting

Overworking a painting can ruin it. So I decided to Google ‘how to ruin a painting’ to confirm my theory.   On About.com/Painting I found an interesting article by Marion Boddy-Evans. I like what she writes.   Her 5 top ways to ruin a painting include: 1. overworking a painting (extremely guilty) 2. lack of… read more

Value Scale

Last week my students and I painted a grayscale and it was a lesson for me in how difficult it can be to create the subtle transitions from white to black. I had not done this exercise in quite a while and found it quite challenging! . We all found that the middle values were… read more

Pear value study

Our first class for beginning oil painting was a lot of fun and we actually ended up concentrating on more sketching than painting. I have three students in the class which makes for a wonderful small group setting – so we’re having a good time getting to know each other.   The setting is the… read more