Saturday, October 18, 2014

"Blue Skies" Best in Show, Allegheny Highlands Annual Art Show

This was a painting that I used to demonstrate and teach at my last pastel workshop, Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV.  I entered the painting in the Allegheny Highlands Art Show in Clifton Forge, VA.  Just received a call that it had been pick for "Best in Show"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Studio and Teaching Space

We recently added a bathroom to our downstairs to help facilitate holding classes in my new studio space.  I am loving the working area and having room to do everything I need to do.

Workshop Held in Sept at Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg

Just gave a class on landscapes and animal portraits.  One of the techniques the students used was underpainting with complimentary and analagous colors.  We had some really good results

Saturday, August 16, 2014


I recently went through some old pictures and found this sweetie tucked away.  This was a demonstration I did several years ago to benefit the Humane Society in Beckley, WV. 


Back to watercolor.  Needed some new images for cards and this was a good one.  Enjoy seeing the complimentary colors bounce off one another.

Photo of Thunderbird

This is the photo used for my painting.


I am a member of Greenbrier Artists of Lewisburg, WV.  Every year we hold an art exhibit in June at Carnegie Hall of Lewisburg.  This year, one of our members entered a photo of her horse.  I was so impressed with the composition I had to paint it.  I want to thank Kathy Kellog for granting me permission to paint Thunderbird

Friday, August 15, 2014

Light from Beyond

Light from Beyond  16 x 20 pastel on sanded paper
I loved the light beaming through this tree. 

Yosemite Valley

I recently made a trip to my childhood memories visiting my home state of California.  Yosemite was one of my must stops.  It was everything I remembered it to be


I recently met the owner of this beauty at The Greenbrier.  He is a gorgeous Sheltie.

Rudy of Ojai, California

What a regal giant.  16 x 20 pastel on sanded paper

Last Demonstration at The Greenbrier

This beautiful Borzoi really turned heads 16 x 20 pastel on sanded paper

I called this one Indigo.  He framed up beautifully  16 x 20 pastel on sanded paper

Monday, April 7, 2014

More Landscapes from the Easel

So excited about the new technique that I am wanting to paint, paint, paint.

"Pearing Up" 16 x 20 pastel on Uart sanded paper matted $500  SOLD

"Old Soul in a Sea of Blue" 16 x 20 pastel on Uart sanded paper matted $500 SOLD

"Warmth of the Sun" 16 x 20 pastel on Uart sanded paper matted $500   SOLD

The Learning Continued

During the month of March, Judie and I attended yet another workshop, this one in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  The instructor at this workshop was Terri Ford.  Terri also uses an under painting for the foundation of the painting, but her choice of colors were more pure staturated color.  Enjoyed the class immensely.

"Lighting the Way" 16 x 20 pastel on Uart sanded paper matted $450

"Seneca Rock" 16 x20 pastel on Uart sanded paper matted $450

So......once home continued to paint with my new found skills

Love the underpainting method and shared it with my fellow Greenbrier Artists at a couple of 2 day workshops.  I think everyone enjoyed them.

"Pine Tree Overlook, Blueridge Parkway" 16 x 20 pastel on Uart sanded paper matted $500

"Texas Hill Country" 16 x 20 pastel on Uart sanded paper matted $500

"Marshland" 16 x 20 pastel on Uart sanded paper matted $500

February Workshop in Akron, Ohio

February was a great month.  My friend Judie and I attended a pastel workshop in Akron, Ohio.  The instructor Barbara Jaenicke showed us some new techniques.  Really enjoyed the hospitality of the Akron Society of Artists. 
16 x 20 on Uart sanded paper matted $450


Friday, February 7, 2014

"On the Hunt 2"

The next few posts are a few of the watercolor and acrylic roosters that I have had fun creating.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Health issues have kept me from my art work for nearly 8 months.  Well I am back at it again.  This painting a commission from March and the clients were very patient.  Meet Bailey and Opie.
Bailey and Opie on charcoal on hotpressed Arches watercolor paper  18 x 24

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Lucky, a dog well named

I received a call from a gentleman that had seen me at Tamarack and wanted a picture of his dog painted for his wife for Christmas.  I did the painting and sent it off.  A few weeks later he called to tell me he had received the painting and was so pleased.  He also told me the story of how Lucky came to be their dog.  She followed him home from work several times and so he began feeding her and took her to the vet because she was malnurished.  The vet informed him that she had been shot several times and least one of those times was with a shotgun.  Needless to say she is a lucky dog to have a human that cares about her.


This is Kiah.  I received a call from Erin whom I have done other work for in the past.  Kiah belonged to her dad and was hit by a car some time before Christmas.  He was having a hard time with it and so Erin wanted a painting of his dog done for Christmas.  This was a bit of a challenge with the snow on the face and the situation for the painting.  Erin said they were pleased.
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