Winter Morning

“Winter Morning”| 9×12” | pastel and oil paint

Sold – Private collection in Saratoga Springs, NY

At my “Understanding Tonal Values” workshop at Arlene’s, I realized that I forgot my large pastel box. Luckily, I had my handy Terry Ludwig Basic Landscapes set with me – so I was able to get this demo done. I needed the tree stand to be darker than the darkest dark I had, so I decided to do an oil wash there. I am pretty pleased with how it all came together.

Until next time…

Moody Marsh

“Moody Marsh” | 12×12″ – pastel
$500/600 unframed/framed

Here’s a recent piece I started as a demo for the Artists in Action program at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. The program is run through a partnership of Saratoga Arts and the library to make the Arts more accessible to the public.

I’d like to thank Chris Alexander for considering me for this program. I had great fun!

It captures a marsh near Lake George on a foggy, rainy November afternoon.

Until next time…

Summer Trail

“Summer Trail”
9×12″ | oil
Available at Clement Gallery: Peace of Nature exhibition

I have been busy preparing for my upcoming two-person show with Liron Sissman titled, “Peace of Nature” at Clement Art Gallery in Troy, NY. I delivered 15 pieces to the gallery today, all ranging from 3.5″ square to 36″ square – something for everyone! I also met fellow exhibiting artist, Liron Sissman as she was dropping off her beautiful work! I was fascinated by Liron’s work on copper – so luminous.

Here’s a picture of most of the works before I packed the van:

The reception is this Friday, 4/29 @ 6 PM. I am so excited to see how Jon Gernon, the gallery director and curator (also an amazing artist) hangs the show. If you are in the area, I would love to see you there.

Until next time…

Saratoga Arts Faculty Exhibit


I am pleased to announce that several of my pieces are currently on exhibit at the Saratoga Arts’ Faculty Show. The show runs through the end of April. The opening was last weekend, and it was a great night. I got to meet many of our faculty whom I had never met before, and also caught up with friends.

I was so glad to see that two of my small pastels were sold. YAY! Thanks to the staff at Saratoga Arts, and the new collectors.

Until next time…

Adirondack Marsh: Day 30


Day 29 of the Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days challenge!

Thank you all for joining me on this journey. I am so pleased to have been able to create an original piece of art every day during this challenge. It wasn’t easy, but somehow (thanks to your encouragement and a lots of coffee) I found the energy and inspiration to get to work. I will take a break tomorrow, but February starts another challenge (Creative February!!). More about that soon.

Now, I would like to challenge all of you to take some time each day (or most days) to do something creative. Honor your passion, whether it’s painting, writing, drawing, knitting, macrame… Trust me, you’ll be happy you did.

Until next time…