February 28, 2016

by admin on February 28, 2016

Today’s painting challenged me in a couple of ways– using the palette knife and working with warm and cool tints of whites and grays.
“Hydraegnas in a Mason Jar,” 12″x9″, oil on panel

February 24, 2016

by admin on February 28, 2016

Here is today’s painting done almost entirely with a palette knife.  “Clementines in a Blue Bowl,” 10″ x 10″, oil on canvas

February 19, 2016

February 28, 2016

Peppers are not the easiest subjects to paint but they have great angles and colors for those of us looking for a challenge. “Three Peppers,” 8″ x 10″, oil on canvas

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February 19, 2016

February 28, 2016

Nothing like a nosegay to brighten a winter’s day. “Flowers in a Mason Jar,” 9″x12″, oil on panel

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February 17, 2016

February 28, 2016

There isn’t much to say about one yellow pepper so let’s say it speaks for itself. 6″x6″, “The Yellow Pepper”, oil on panel

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February 16, 2016

February 24, 2016

A tiny bottle of balsamic vinegar with a cheerful red wax top found its way out of the kitchen cabinet and posed for today’s painting. 6″x6″, “Forty Year Old Balsamic”, oil on panel

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February 14, 2016

February 16, 2016

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all. To inaugurate my new studio on the top floor of my row house in Alexandria, I am kicking off a round of daily painting where I intend to post every few days a small ‘masterpiece’ finished. Here’s the first one, a little Valentine being sent off to our friends in Minnesota as soon as it’s dry. 6″x6″, “Teacup with […]

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Lemons & Old Urn

November 19, 2014

Without really meaning to, the color and subject of this painting seems fitting for Thanksgiving. After taking a couple of workshops this fall, I’m working to break new ground with color, composition, and interpretation and it’s starting to come together. As I work on it myself, I remind my students to lose edges, finding similar […]

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Back to School

September 8, 2014

Still Life Class is back in session! In the little art gallery under the Clifton Wine Shop, a serious group of artists toiled (happily) away this morning, mastering the block-in, evaluating value and color and arranging the composition. As always, it is a fun and inspiring group of students and a cool little space in […]

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An Excellent Workshop

August 14, 2014

The first View from a Vineyard Painting Workshop finished up on Saturday night, and participants departed early Sunday morning, happy and inspired. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of students– a mix of ages, backgrounds and painting ability– all coming together to share in the laughter, food, wine, company and pursuit of capturing […]

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