The words “Peak Bloom” inspire millions to flood to the Tidal Basin in Washington DC to see the famous cherry trees framing the Lincoln memorial. Luckily, for crowd averse people like me, there are plenty of other places to see these beautiful trees in bloom.Read More
Painting outside requires thinking outside the box, flexibility and fast decision making. Every time I go out, I learn something new about painting. In this post, I’ll share with you all I have learned in my third year of plein air painting.Read More
Some places seep into your bones and become an important part of you. The San Francisco Bay Area is one of those places for me. We recently took our sons to see the place that is so important to us, and upon return I was inspired to paint many of the places that I love.Read More
When you are an artist, you never know where your next big inspiration is going to come from. Sometimes, you need to get out of the studio and look around a little. I had the intention of painting big vista landscapes, and I ended up with a series of poppies.Read More
My second season of plein air painting with the Loudoun Sketch Club just ended, and I'm reflecting on all I have learned. Read on to find out what I learned, what I bring and what I leave behind.Read More
Take a peek inside my art studio and see my painting process from the beginning to end of my new acrylic painting "An Unexpected Treasure," - a landscape painting of the gardens at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT.
What happens when I want to go on a hiking vacation, but the timing is not right? I paint myself a vacation of course!Read More