Sunrise From the Studio (photo)


I’ve been enjoying painting a variety of subjects lately. This portrait of my husband, Jay, was a great subject for painting the light pattern. I chose a simple palette of warm colors and tried to avoid adding too much detail.



I painted in sections, wetting the paper and floating on color, letting it mingle on the surface. Edges were softened as needed


Patches is the resident cat at the assisted living where my 102 year old Mother lives. She loves having visits from this lovely, friendly fellow. I felt compelled to paint my feeling about him. I softened a lot of edges here to portray the softness of his coat.




I received notice that my painting, Homeless, has been selected for the new Splash 21 book, Capturing Mood, which will be published by F & W publications next August 2020.



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.


Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 40th International Juried Exhibition; Lancaster Museum, Lancaster, PA

September – October
46th Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition; Center for the Arts Evergreen, CO

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
Upper Hudson River Valley Watercolor Society Award

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

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


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