A little lunch companion in Nevis

A curious little lunch companion in Nevis on a "blue sky day" this past February.


Sydney in Central Park

Sydney in Central Park 
May 2013

This is the progression of my painting; Sydney in Central Park.  (Yes she is adorable and one of five of our beautiful grandchildren).  After a rough sketch, I laid in complementary colors to give depth to the final painting.  I then washed them leaving drips here and there.  Then I began layering the pastel to get my final work.  The nice thing about the wash is that when you scrub off the layered pastel, the washed in complimentary colors are set and allow you to let them shine through or reapply over them.

Easing my way back into pastel

Easing my way back to pastel with Landscape. 

Red Barn in Medina Ohio
May 2013

Hinckley Reservation
Hinckley, OH
April 2013

Judith Carducci Workshop May 2013

Judith Carducci Workshop
The Art Studio
Beachwood, Oh
April 2013

Judith Carducci...I've never seen anyone love the process of creating like Judy does.
She is a delightful person.
1st workshop in 8 years.  Trying not to shake!
Judy spent her lunch breaks with us answering personal questions and telling some great stories.  
Thank you Judy.

My rendition of Kathryn
We had three days of morning demonstrations from Judy and three afternoons of painting from life.  We had wonderful models.  Thank you to Amelia and Kathryn.  Thank you to Susie Porges and her husband, gracious hosts and owners of the Art Studio.

Past Work

These paintings were both done in 2005.  On my journey I hope to restore some of my previous skill, though it seems my style may be a bit looser this time around.  I also hope to gain confidence and ability from years of painting from life and plein air.