Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Window Shopping in NYC

"Window Shopping"  16x20" Acrylic  Purchase Info
I stuck the little pooch in at the last minute, maybe because my last painting had one... yes, the finishing touch!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Guy Walk

"The Guy Walk"  16x20"  Acrylic on Canvas  Purchase Info

While I was painting this I totally assumed the dog was a male, and had this title in my head from the start. Why, I don't know, it just felt like a "guy moment" in the city.  

Monday, April 14, 2014

Still life painting demo

"Happy Family"  Acrylic  8x10" Purchase Info
This weekend I taught a "How to paint fast, loose and bold" workshop. Here is my demo from the first day. We had a fun group and everyone did plenty of exercises to loosen up by using less strokes, bigger brushes, more paint, and working faster. Thats always the hard part - getting everyone to load up their paint brushes with lotsa paint. I tell them to pretend they have stock in the paint company. And when that doesn't work I've got an exercise or two up my sleeve that makes it impossible to "dab" with small brushes. Pictured below is our happy family from the Art League of Nassau County, plus Katie from Michigan hovering above (who took the photo).


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Three White Houses

"Three White Houses"  Oil   9x12  Click for larger view
Yes, they actually are white. I was in a fauvist mood and pumped up the color. Why not... its fun!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Last Class

Blue bottles and Bowl   Acrylic 9x9"  Purchase Info
Today was the last (local) class I will be teaching for a couple months. It was actually a complementary make-up session for all those who missed a class or two during the 8 week period. About 1/2 the class  showed up -  so I had time to paint too. Then we all went to the diner for lunch. I couldn't ask for a nicer group of gals to work with. Some of them are coming to my workshop in Italy  this September.  Register now if you want to join us, class size is limited.