Sunrise From the Studio

The year was off to a snowy, sub zero start and I’ve procrastinated painting while doing paperwork and other cleaning and clearing in the studio. Here are my first efforts of the year.


Illuminated is a new painting on Strathmore Plate 5 ply illustration board. The palette is a simple one of earth colors and blues, mingled on the surface.

The composition is a close focus of a grouping of several rocks and the water around them. The background is minimal and hints that there is a forest.

Unfolding is a painting of a Peony bud partially opened, on Waterford 140 LB. cold pressed paper. It has warm and cool colors mingled on the surface. I painted in sections, by wetting the section and then floating colors on. I softened and lifted edges and highlights as needed. The foliage in the background has a lot of softened edges to avoid competing for attention with the flower. I also linked some of the leaves together, rather than painting isolated shapes with all hard edges.




I presently have no workshops scheduled. Any future ones will probably be local. I do have 4 digital books, a hard cover book and 2 videos on this site for those who want to see information about how I paint, my materials and more. There is also painting information in the archived issues of the Seasonal Notes from other seasons.




August 2020 Publication
Selected for the book; Splash 21, Capturing Mood;
F & W Publications

Dancing Light
August – September
Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors;
View Arts, Old Forge, NY

Afternoon Glow
August – September
Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors;
View Arts, Old Forge, NY

Dancing Water
June – July
86th Annual Juried Exhibition;
Hudson Valley Art Assoc; Lyme, CT

Dinghy Trio
June – July
Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Regional

Cyclamen Dance
June – July
Pikes Peak International Watermedia exhibition;
Colorado Springs, CO

June – July
Watercolor Society of Alabama 78th National,
Center For Arts, Decatur, AL

Idyllic Iris
Illinois Watercolor Society 35th National

June – August
Watercolor USA 2019; Springfield Art Museum, MO; This acceptance earned me Signature Membership in Watercolor USA Honor Society.


Haughty Hollyhock
Louisiana Watercolor Society 49th International;
Place St. Charles, New Orleans, LA

Western Colorado Watercolor Society 29th Rockies West, CO

February-April 2019
Fallbrook Art Center Signature American Watermedia Exhibition, CA

Pansy Perfection
January 2019
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 122nd Annual Open Exhibition, National Arts Club, NYC