The French term plein air means out of doors and refers to the practice of painting entire finished pictures out of doors. It’s most associated with Claude Monet and other artists in the 1870s who became known as the Impressionists. I started doing work outside during covid and have been organizing an outdoor painting groupContinue reading “Plein Air”
I used my i-pad between 2011 and 2013 to make drawings. This device is now out of date but I’m saving the portrait and figure drawings. I made drawings at live model sessions and some from watching tv news and debates. Some of the faces are recognizable.
The students in my acrylic painting class are doing some really good work. I’m throwing a lot at these students, including color theory, palette knife painting, abstraction and composition. It has been a pleasure working with these motivated and fun adults at the Spruill Center for the Arts (Dunwoody area of metro Atlanta). Here areContinue reading “Student work in acrylic”
The Mural is complete! I’ve been inspired by these trees since I first saw them in Savannah, Georgia. Their graceful but strong branches, often dipping down to the ground and covered with ferns, moss and Spanish moss, formed a complex pattern against the sky and created dense and dappled shade. I sketched them in theContinue reading “Homage to the Southern Live Oak (Quercus Virginiana)”
After working on the mural for a few days I decided to change the brown/gold color to a deeper and cooler blue/black. This created more contrast with the light green background. It came closer to the image of the tree I was looking for. I added some cool blue highlights. At home I altered myContinue reading “Mural ongoing”
I accepted a commission to create a 16′ x 6′ mural on a wall of a newly designed technology company in Gwinnett County. I needed to create a very horizontal design. The company’s designer suggested a tree and possibly hands. I was given freedom to create the design. I decided to use the southern liveContinue reading “Mural – Day 1”
The Art in the Garden event turned out really great. The night before a big storm came along and brought lots of rain and wind but also much cooler temperatures. On Saturday we set up in Todd’s amazing garden using easels, trellises, tables and places on his fence. The artwork was nestled among the hostas,Continue reading “Art Show Recap”
May 29th from 1pm-5pm at 3761 Gladney Drive, Atlanta, GA 30341 Come join me and four other artists among the flowers, trees and sculptures in a walk through a neighborhood garden.
In my recent work updating this website I’ve been thinking about who and what has inspired me to create artwork. Number one inspiration must be my mother. I’ve collaged a few clips from newspapers about her, along with snips of some of her artwork. The 1973 article from the Cleveland Press described her as aContinue reading “Inspiration”
Hi, I am excited to be teaching once again at the Spruill Arts Center in Dunwoody. I’ll be teaching a watercolor class this summer starting in July. This is for beginners as well as those with more experience. Hope you can join me! Feel free to share this with others. Course information for all ofContinue reading “Teaching at Spruill Arts Center”
The studio is open but we aren’t having a party this year. I decided to do a block printing project and also to have open studio hours when I will be working on the printing. So far I have completed 3/4 of the prints. I’m doing a reduction print which means that after I carveContinue reading “Block Printing at the Studio”
The late summer/early fall flowers are blooming around the studio and in my neighborhood. The colors range from lilac to bright orange to pastel pink to deep yellow. The lanky stalks often are bent down with the weight of the flowers. They liven up the scenery, especially on these clear blue sky days. These paintingsContinue reading “Back to Flowers”