Category Archives: Paintings

Blind Contour drawing

All of my students have heard me go on about, or they will, “blind contour drawing” as the best drawing exercise you can do. Now they don’t have to just take my word for it. Imagine my pleasure this morning … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshops in the Upcoming Decade

I will be teaching 2 one-day workshops in January in the new decade, aka next month. The first one will be Saturday, January 11, 2020, 10 AM – 4 PM at my studio 144 Moody Str, Waltham.* The topic of … Continue reading

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Workshop: Painting Drapery and Fabric Dec 7, 10:00 – 4:00, 144 Moody Street, Waltham

I will run a one-day workshop at my studio on painting drapery and fabric, Saturday, Dec. 7 at 144 Moody Street, my studio in Waltham. The cost will be $110. Please use the comment section to let me know you’re … Continue reading

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An Upcoming Workshop: Realism to Abstraction

REALISM TO ABSTRACTION​                                          November 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm​ Weston AIC  Art and Innovation Center    https://westonaic.org/program/realism-to-abstraction/             … Continue reading

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The watercolor paintings

I’ve put together a selection of my watercolor paintings from a couple of trips to Europe over the last year and a half. Now, I don’t pretend to be or put myself out there as a watercolorist any more than … Continue reading

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Taking Watercolors out with you

I wrote recently about painting outdoors with oil paint; today’s post is about taking watercolors with you when you travel. Below is what my kit looks like when it’s in my luggage or my day bag. I keep my brushes … Continue reading

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The plein air paintings

To follow up the last post, “Learning to Paint Plein Air”, on what I take with me to paint outdoors, here are a few landscape paintings from this summer. The most recent have a lighter tone, feeling more “airy” on … Continue reading

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Learning to paint plein air: materials

I been going outdoors to paint plein air again this summer, both as a teacher and just for fun. Therefore, I’m also a student, trying to improve. I thought I’d share what I take with me. Today I’ll show my … Continue reading

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Thinking About A Painting From 28 Years Ago

A few weeks ago I received an email from a woman who, with her husband, bought a painting of mine, Violet Dawn (below), from the Peyton Wright Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, dated 1991. So, it would have been purchased in … Continue reading

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More WorkShop-Talk

This blog is about what to expect at the workshops. First of all, please bring your own painting gear, including a pad of canvas paper, Or 6-10 extra canvas boards or used canvases. The point will be to practice so … Continue reading

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