Sunday, February 26, 2012

Haddie Girl

11" x 14" Transparent Watercolor on Paper

I just finished this one!  Reminds me of my Great Granddaughter, Haddie Girl......
so that's where the name came from.  This project will be taught at
 the Beach Art Center the first two weeks of April.
Just love all the primary colors.....

Friday, February 24, 2012

White Vase & Flowers

8" x 10" Oil on Board
As many of you know I'm schedule to take a workshop on Lake Como next
fall with Jerry Fresia ( ).  He also has a 3 minute video on
You Tube and a wonderful instrucitonal book, plus two small books of his
 paintings.......Wednesday afternoon in the Pumprey's class I copied
one of his paintings .....just to get the feel of what his brush
strokes felt like....what an eye opening experience.  I painted it in
one hour on a Masonite board with a soft hair brush.  I first scumbled
in the dark and middle values per his instructions. The squinting thing
is sooooo important......this morning I actually used my computer to
blur the image.....this is a great help in seeing the dark, middle and light shapes. 


The Birds will be taught the last two weeks of March......I think I'm having tooooooo many senior moments!!!!!  Sorry!!!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Florida Birds

11" x 14" Watercolor on Paper
This is a new class projects that will be taught at the Beach Art Center
the last two Wednesday in March.  My friend and student Nancy took this
photograph and wanted to see how I would go about deciding colors, composition
and how to paint the overall painting.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Beach Chair

11" x 11" Transparent Watercolor

The scheduled Make It Take It for Thursday, Feb 23 has been
canceled due to scheduling at the Beach Art Center.
This will be the project for Thursday, March 1, 2012.....

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Make it Take it - Beach Art Center

Make it Take it Fridays
Has moved to Thursday
Due to special workhop schedule

Thursday, Feburary 9th, 2012

Impatience 11" x 11"

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Clematis 11" x  11"

Please contact
Beach Art Center
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Call 727 596 4331

Saturday, February 4, 2012

White Gerber Daisies

12" x 12" on Oil on Canvas

This is a painting I started last year.  I didn't like the first run at it
so I decided to work on it again......I have been known to do this to
watercolors, but oil can be re-worked too!

As you know from my previous post Dick & I are planning a trip to Europe for our
25th Anniversary.  We booked the rsvp last night! Yea! Yea!  We will be going in late September, first to
the workshop on Lake Como with Jerry Fresia, an American impressionist who studied with
William Schultz, who studied with Robert Brackman who, in turn, studied with Robert Henri, an American who studied in Paris during the 1880's.  He was also a distant cousin of Mary Cassatt, and as you know worked closely with Edgar Degas.  Robert Henri also studied with Ivan Olinsky, who studied with John Singer  Sargent.  Sargent was very close to Claude Monet and James McNeil Whistler.  I plan on studying several artist who studied with Hawthorn who took over for Henri at the Cape Cod School.  Susan Sarback, Lois Griffel and Camille Prsewodek are students of that school.