The Painting Process

Color Code


Recently, I have been influence by a set of brightly colored pastels which I received as a retirement gift. It has been fun to push the color. As you can see from these studies, I am experimenting with using different palettes for the same subject. It has been liberating. Will be curious to see how […]

Photo reference trips!

Okemo Fog

Taking a trip to collect photo reference does not always work out the way you “picture” it will. Take for instance, this weekend’s trip to Vermont. We set out for a 3 day adventure in the Green Mountains. The trip up was lovely, sunny and I was awarded with a few opportunities to pull over […]

A great day at the IAPS show at the Vose Gallery in Boston

Excited to talk shop

Being in the 24th annual juried exhibition of the International Pastel Societies (IAPS) at the Vose Gallery in Boston on May 10th was very cool.  Sharing the experience with some of the medium’s contemporary leaders such as Liz Haywood Sullivan, Claudia Seymour, Margaret Dyer, Aline Ordman, Stan Sperlak, Deborah Quinn-Munson and many other fine artists […]