Backlit Clouds

Backlit Clouds | 9×12″ | pastel

I’ve been busy painting and preparing for upcoming show, so I have not been posting as much as I’d like to here. You can always see what I’m up to by following me on Instagram or Facebook, as I tend to post more often there.

Upcoming Shows:
Color + Light
Luminous Paintings by Three Oakroom Artists: Carolyn Justice, Robin Rosenthal, and Takeyce Walter
Opening Reception – Sunday, April 2, 2017 1:30 – 4 PM

Oakroom Artists Gallery
First Unitarian Society of Schenectady
1221 Wendell Ave
Schenectady, NY 12308

Open Spaces
Open Spaces
Group Exhibition with Matt Chinian, Cheryl Horning, Kelly Schoonbeck, and Takeyce Walter
April 28 – June 17, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6, 6-8pm

Saratoga Arts
320 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Open Spaces explores the observance of beauty and change in our surroundings. Evoking sometimes fleeting moments of stillness and movement, memory and wonderment, the artists in this exhibition seek out a truth that may be unknown, revealing a deep rooted connection often found between individuals and their environments.

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…

Fall Marsh: Day 24


I had a great time in my Color Harmonies workshop at Saratoga Arts yesterday. I woke up feeling a bit under the weather, but a little cold medicine took care of that, and I was off. I was looking forward to seeing my students, and actually painting during the day instead of just before midnight! Ha!

Many thanks to Donna, Jane, Lynn, Pam, Andrea, and Rita for joining me! They all produced great work, however I forgot to take pics.

This was my second demo that I finished up this morning. It’s an example of a orange/blue complementary color scheme.

Until next time…