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Adding some post-Valentine’s love to your art

From my latest newsletter…    Now that all the love letters and cards are over from Valentine’s Day, it’s time to LOVE YOUR ART. I don’t mean that you should artificially inflate your ego tenfold. I’m talking about the moments when you can stand back and look at your painting and say “I really like what… read more

Framing & Shipping

I will gladly ship paintings anywhere in the U.S.   I do have a PayPal buying option which doesn’t seem to be calculating my shipping right now. Bear with me as I figure out this darn technology!   Meanwhile, if you would like an exact quote on shipping a painting to your zip code, please… read more

Beautiful snowstorms

I painted outside yesterday and it was only 7 degrees. I managed to stay warm  but lost my light by noon when the sky got very gray with not a hint of good color. Today is different – up here in northern Vermont we are in the middle of a beautiful snowstorm, the temperature has… read more

Introduction to Oil Painting – Still Life

I am teaching an introduction to oil painting class which started on March 14 and runs until April 18th. I would like to keep the class running as a regular Thursday morning painting class – so drop ins would be welcome – even if you want to come try one class to see if you… read more

Bringing donation check to BEVS

Thought I’d post a few pictures of Monday’s visit to BEVS for Ruger to get his final stitches out, AND me putting the donation check into the Stray Animal Fund box. (See my earlier posts on ART FOR RUGER if you’ve just now found my blog.)            I’m so happy to… read more

Painting sales generate a cash donation to BEVS

I’m happy to report that in December I had enough painting sales AND cash donations towards the Art for Ruger fund that I will be writing out a check this week to the Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists (BEVS) for $51.00! Thanks to everyone who bought art AND donated cash!   Here’s an earlier picture… read more

Ruger my German Shepherd recovering from gunshot wound

My German Shepherd, Ruger, continues to recover from the gunshot wound from Thanksgiving weekend. If you read my earlier post, he was intentionally shot in the chest. The Vermont State Police have questioned a few likely suspects but have turned up nothing. Meanwhile, I read in the local news that another German Shepherd in Jericho,… read more

2012 NVAA June Juried Show

The annual Northern Vermont Artists Association June Juried Show is now up and running at Visions of Vermont gallery, Jeffersonville VT. The show features the work of NVAA members and runs through June 30. There will be an artists’ reception June 3 from 2 – 5 p.m. with an awards ceremony with cash prizes for… read more

Dog Matters

   ART FOR RUGER   Our beautiful male German Shepherd, Ruger, was INTENTIONALLY SHOT in the chest  near our Fairfax home over Thanksgiving weekend.   THIS WAS NOT A HUNTING ACCIDENT AND THIS GIVES HUNTING A BAD NAME!   We are grateful that he survived this act of cruelty to an animal  and that Burlington Emergency Veterinary… read more

Voting today !

Painting this morning but later today I’m exercising my all important right to vote!     Meanwhile – here’s an old study of some birches I did a few years back. The painting was done in shades of gray with just a touch of yellow for a highlight- which is a bit hard to see as… read more