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…


30×48″ | Oil

I have a few upcoming shows this Fall, so it’s going to be a busy couple months in the studio. I plan on completing a few larger works, and this one is a great size. I’m calling it “Linger” because I wanted to stay and savor this amazing light at sunset on the beautiful Hudson River.

Here’s the postcard for my next group show at The Laffer Gallery titled “Nurture Nature” :
It’s so wonderful to be showing with these artists whom I admire greatly.
Please mark your calendars for the opening reception. It’s on Saturday, 9/10 from 5 – 8 PM. Hope to see you there!

Until next time…

Summer Clearing

5×5″ – 10×10″ Framed oil

This is the third submission to the 10×10 show at Saratoga Arts. I saw this beautiful little clearing on my bike ride. The light was absolutely brilliant in contrast with the shadowy foreground, so I had to capture it.

Here are all three paintings together.


Until next time…

Copper Marsh

"Copper Marsh" | 20x20" | Oil
“Copper Marsh” | 20×20″ | Oil

Here’s another painting currently being shown at my two-person show at Clement Art Gallery; Peace of Nature. I am excitedly looking forward to the opening this evening from 6 – 9 PM. I hope to see you there!

Until next time…

Wild Lace


“Wild Lace” | 12×12″ | oil on canvas

I’ve been busy preparing for my upcoming 2-person show at Clement Art Gallery in Troy, NY. I’ll be showing 10-15 landscape pieces along with Liron Sissman‘s beautiful paintings.

The opening in on 4/29, and the show runs through 5/28. I hope you can stop by!

Until next time…



Evening Light: A Commission

“Evening Light”
24×48″ oil on canvas

Private collection in Saratoga Springs, NY

This is a recently completed commission.  It captures one of the many beautiful islands on northern Lake George just as the sun prepares to lower in the sky.

I thought I’d also share where it started:


I love starting a painting that will have cool local color with a warm underpainting. In my opinion, it helps to balance the temperature of the colors and light.

If you’re interested in commissioning a painting, please contact me to discuss.

Until next time…


Summer Evening on Lake George


“Summer Evening on the Lake” 24×24″ – oil


Private collection
I started this oil as a demo at the Colonie Art League earlier this month. I’ve worked on it for a bit every day for #creativefebruary, and it is now complete.

Many thanks for Dee Foley for inviting me to do the demo. I had a great time meeting the members of the Colonie Art League and discussing my process. Thanks to everyone for a great evening.

This painting will be available at the upcoming Faculty Show at Saratoga Arts. Here are the details:
Saratoga Arts’ Faculty Exhibition March 4 – April 30

Opening Reception: Friday, March 4 • 6pm-8pm

Until next time…

Summer Clouds


Here’s the first painting of this month’s Creative February challenge. A bit about this project: A couple years ago, I had the idea to give myself a gift for my Birthday… the gift of time to create art every day for my birthday month. My friend, and amazing artist, Kate Edwards share my birthday so I asked her to join me! Happily, she agreed, and we got to work. I loved seeing her post her pieces, and they inspired me to keep going. That year we had a show at the Spring Street Gallery with all the work we produced for the month. It was great!

This is our third year, and I thought we’d open it up to other makers who’d like to join us. It doesn’t have to be your birthday month to participate! Here’s what you have to do:

  1.  Create something, anything, (drawing, knitting, collage, photo, illustration, painting, music, poetry… you get the picture) each day (most days) from 2/1 – 2/29.
  2.  Take a pic/video, post it to your blog (if you have one), Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and use the tag ‪#‎CreativeFebruary‬ to share!

You can view my works from previous years here: Creative February

I hope you can join us!!


Until next time…

Two Peppers: Day 23


$150 + $15 S/H

I had a Color Harmonies workshop today at Saratoga Arts, despite feeling a bit under the weather with a cold. It was a great day that went by all too quickly, and I forgot to take many pictures. This one was my oil demo and number 23! Only a few more days to go in the Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge.

Until next time…

After the Rain

13×13″ | Oil on paper
SOLD. Private collection in Clifton Park, NY

This was one of my demos at my recent “Inspired by the Masters” workshop at Saratoga Arts. It is now being exhibited at Clement Art Gallery in Troy for their annual Holiday Salon show.

For some more shots from the day, please visit my Facebook Page.

Until next time…

Last Light

12×24″ | oil

Available framed – $950 + S/H

This is a piece recently completed from a workshop demo study.

I love this place. It’s the new Round Lake nature preserve on Anthony Kill. Here’s the painting framed, and ready to add to your collection!

It is currently being exhibited at Saratoga Arts for our Annual Members Show, opening this weekend, 11/14. There will also be a reception on 12/4 from 6-8 PM. It’s free and open to the public, so please come out to support your local artists, and art organization. I hope you can join us!

Until next time…