Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Still Life in Brass

Still Life in Brass, oils, 14 x 18

The challenge of this painting was painting the reflections, which came from everywhere, and changed every time I moved. I had to close the black drape on my studio window to minimize unwanted light and reflection from outside, and place a black screen on the side of the set-up to control the light on the objects. Otherwise, brass is a lot of fun to paint! I loved painting the oranges and grapes.

The composition was designed in the classic style, to move your eye around the painting toward the focal point (the white ball on the candlestick). I was careful to keep the spout of the pot in shadow, so it wouldn't lead your eye out of the painting. The light areas were also carefully controlled, to get progressively brighter as your eye moves toward the focal point.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Outdoor Workshops Update

Current dates for my fall outdoor oil painting workshops are:

October 1, 9:00-4:00 and
October 8, 9:00-4:00.

Each is $75.00 for the day. For more information, please click on the Page, Painting Workshops. It's on the right sidebar of this page.

See you there!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Art Show Update

This painting, "River Cave," was juried into the Artists of Colorado Show, described below.

Fall is always a busy time for art shows. I just finished a show at the Depot Art Gallery during August and Western Welcome week. I had two paintings accepted, and one of them, "River Respite" won the Peoples Choice Award.

I currently have a solo show in Golden. It is at the Miner's Alley Playhouse and runs through October 16th. The theater is at:
13th and Washington Ave, Golden.
Park and enter the theater on 13th, a half block west of Washington. Go up the stairs.

Theater is open during performances. It's advisable to call or check the website before visiting, to be certain the theater is open. You can visit the art show without purchasing a ticket, but you may want to make an evening of it and see the performance!


I also had two pieces accepted into The Artists of Colorado show, sponsored by the Colorado Artists Guild. The show, Sept 16-October 28, 2011, is hosted by The Event Gallery 910 Arts, 910 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, in the Santa Fe Arts District. Awards juror is Susie Hyer.

Reception will be Friday, September 16, from 6:00-8:00 pm. I hope to see you there!

Hours: Tues-Sat 10-4;
First Friday, October 7, 12-9 pm;
Third Friday, October 21, from 12-8 pm.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fall Classes and Outdoor Workshops

Fall is here, already! Click on the Sidebar Pages for information on Arapahoe Community College classes in Oil Painting for all levels. See you in class!

We had such a great time at our summer outdoor painting workshops, students have requested more! The painting above was a 45-minute demonstration I did on site for one of our recent summer workshops.

We're planning to get out a couple more times this fall before the gorgeous colors are gone. Join us for a beautiful day of painting. Click on the Sidebar "Painting Workshops" page for information.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Paint Outside this Summer!

Join us for a plein air (outdoor), one day, oil painting workshop. Take a relaxing day away and learn how to paint in the beautiful outdoors. We will meet at our painting location, close to Littleton. I will offer several dates; choose one or all of them, as your schedule permits.

For dates and descriptions, go to: my classes page

The above study was a class demonstration completed in about 45 minutes.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

River Respite

I painted this 9 x 12 study at Lair O' the Bear Park, between Morrison and Evergreen. It was a beautiful summer day, and the colors in the water were amazing!
If you would like to join a one-day outdoor painting workshop, let me know. I'll add you to the list and let you know when we get one going.

Spring Art Classes

Spring is here! Registration is now open for my art classes at Arapahoe Community College. For information, click on the link on the right side bar of this page.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Just a note to let you know my email will be down for a week! Our ISP provider is going out of business. If you have questions or need to reach me, please call my Studio Number at 303-734-4208.

Feels like going back to the dark ages!