Saturday, December 13, 2014

Hudson Ohio in Winter

The view is looking south on Rt 91 towards the Clocktower. First snows. 
This painting is 8x 10"  Currently available at Hudson Fine Art and Framing.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Snow Season

This is a small piece - just 5x7" painted after the first snow this year. It is available at Hudson Fine Art and Framing. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Whiskey Paintings

This is the final week of the Whiskey Painters of America semi-annual show at the Zimmerman Gallery in Augusta Georgia.
These are two of my submissions to the show. Locally my Whiskey Paintings can be seen at the Trail Mix Store on Rt 303  in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pink Flamingos

This is a large, 36 x 36" gallery wrapped canvas that is part of the "In the Pink" Show at Hudson Fine Art and Framing. 

Love how it is displayed in the gallery.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

More Pink


                                                   "Sisters"  11x14" on gallery wrapped canvas

This was a fun one! I used a photo taken by my son of his daughters as inspiration for my painting.

                                                              Perfect for the "In the Pink" show! 

In the Pink

To continue their support of cancer research  Hudson Fine Art and Framing Gallery  is hosting "In the Pink"  Gallery Show in October. This is one of the pieces that is included in the show.

"Savannah Sunrise" 
Ampersand on deep Wooden Cradle

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fall Fundraiser


I painted this for the Fundraiser that is being held for The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place is a wonderful resource for those who's life has been touched by cancer. The fundraiser is a raffle hosted by Hudson Fine Art and Framing on Main Street in Hudson. 

In addition to all the beautiful little canvas raffle items you can see the new gallery show "In the Pink". I am thrilled to have three paintings included in this show. I promise more photos during the week!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Margaret Clark Morgan Gallery

The official invitation to the show at the Margaret Clark Morgan Gallery.  And Yes! That is my painting of the West Side Market in the middle! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Farmers Markets

My painting "Farmer's Market" will be on exhibit August 28th through October 27 at The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Gallery, 10 West Streetsboro St., Hudson, OH. This is an exhibition of original artwork by members of the Hudson Society of Artists.  There is a Meet-the-Artists reception Friday, September 12 5-8 pm.  I will also be showing my original painting of the West Side Market at this show. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Some new ACEOs

We are deep into August and I have been painting every day. But somehow the blogging has fallen away. So here are some new watercolor ACEO's

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Year Long Committment

A Year in Photos

On the first day of Summer 2013 I thought it would be fun to post a photo on Facebook every day of the season. And on the first day of Autumn I thought, "Why not keep going?". A daily photo was a daily habit and I came to look forward to taking a good picture for the day. I found it a worthwhile exercise in composition, contrast and  picking good subject matter.
Autumn became Winter and then it was a given that I must finish the year. I have two more days left till Summer begins again. And a visual memory of a year in my life.

Monday, June 9, 2014

6th Annual Peninsula Plein Aire Competition

" Brandywine Falls" 11x14

"Hey! Hay! 9x12

Peninsula Plein Air 2014

This is the beautiful Brandywine a Falls in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. 

Part of the long climb down....

I set up my easel and got to work. The weather was fantastic and there were so many visitors that day!

My next stop was the Trapp Family Farm. There's a great article about it here 


After a brief visit with Emily I found my scene:

And another ~

Three finished pieces and so many great reference pics!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Summer Day

Finally winter is over! I've be enable to paint outside. I'm getting ready for next weeks Plein Aire event in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I painted this 8x10 alla prima today. Please email me if interested!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Seaside Art Show

Every year I look forward to this miniature show in Nags Head North Carolina. This year I submitted paintings on ampersand cradled panels. The Seaside Art Gallery has been hosting this event for 23 years and entries are received from around the world 

Here are two of my paintings from the exhibit.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WPA Show

Here are two more little whiskey paintings that will be in the show at the Cuyahoga Falls Art Center opening April 5th.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Whiskey Painters Show

The painting part was fun! The matting and framing, not so much. But I have eight pieces ready for the show which opens April 5th at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center. Here's a peak-
The frame is 8x10". In the upper corner you can see the little, tin engraved paint box that is given to each new member.

Thursday, March 13, 2014


I take photos. Lots and lots of photos. A photo a day. A photo for painting reference. So when I heard of this photography show in Maryland that features Smartphone photos I knew it was meant for me. Here are two of the photos I submitted-

I wish I could make the trip tomorrow night to the opening. Here are the details:

Friday, March 14, 6-9pm Annmarie Sculpture Garden
Featured Exhibit: Insta-Artist 
Featured Exhibit: Color & Light Society Exhibit
Appetizers by: Giant, China Harbor, Hardesty Haven Catering, Ann Preston, and the Color & Light Society 
Live Music by: Justin Crandle
In the Main Gallery, Inspired by the smart phone, the explosion of social sharing websites, and photo-editing applications – Insta-Artist invites smart phone users to submit their best photos taken by a cell phone and edited through Instagram or any other phone photo-editing app. The jury seeks an array of photographs that are both visually stunning and representative of everyday life. The goal is to bring together a compelling collection of digital snapshots that showcases each artist’s unique perspective of the world around us.

Monday, March 3, 2014


Color me thrilled! I have been accepted in the Whiskey Painters of America. This small group  - 150 members only -  was formed over 50 years ago.

""A genuine Whiskey Painting consists of painting a miniature piece of art no larger than 4 X 5" with watercolor by dipping your brush in some form of alcoholic spirits,.... then possibly sipping the alcohol, thereby enhancing the painting experience.

The website includes a piece from every member. Look in the gallery to see work by John Pike, Marc Moon, Don Stone,LeRoy Cross, and jack Mulhollen. I am proud to say I was sponsored by Mr Hilary Sheeter and I will participate in the annual show next month.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Spanish Moss Show

This year I have submitted six miniatures to the Alabama Spanish Moss Miniature Show in Mobile Alabama. I'm very excited to be part of this exhibit. This tiny watercolor is one of my entries, as is this aceo acrylic

Friday, February 14, 2014

Old Friend

This is one of my paintings that a dear collector purchased a while back. She wrote to me today to show me how she had "Grandpa Feeds the Chickens" framed. 
I love what she did with it! I know Grandpa has found a good home.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

What Else Happened in January...

After finishing the 30 paintings in 30 days I can look back and tell you about some of the other things that happened this month. 
The wonderful Epiphany show at The Bath Church opened (in the middle of a heavy snow storm) and goes on all month. 
Here is the invitation with the hours and information about the concert on the 23rd.

These are the two paintings I submitted to the show this year. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Day 30 A Painting a Day

"Three Boats"

Reflections are so much fun to paint. And light values against dark so...effective. So this scene was my choice for day 30 of the 30  paintings in 30 days challenge. It was a fun project and the month went by very quickly. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Day 29 a Painting a Day

"Night Watch"

Breaking out the new watercolor palette and paints. I nearly forgot how much I like this medium!
It may take some practice before I'm saving my whites and keeping my colors from getting muddy.
This is a Whiskey Painting. I used gin instead of water with the paint.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Day 28 A Painting a Day


There is a stand of trees on the east side of my house. In the winter months the sun rise outlines the trees. We had a fabulous sky full of peach and violet colors the other day. 
This awful sub zero cold snap brings some beautiful skies.