So Much to See

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This is what I saw when arriving at the Phoenix Hill Farm on a gorgeous fall day here in New Hampshire. The textures, color, building forms, wildlife, compositional possibilities stared me in the face as I roamed the property to find a spot to settle down to begin the process of Continue reading

NH Landscape: Ready Anytime

Isn’t there so much to love about this overcast view? Neutral greys of the sky and reflections on the water are what forms the foundation of this scene. The tree trunks and foliage interrupt the Continue reading

Barbados–the beginnings

So here’s how it all begins. A beautiful view from a tropical island accented with a cool rum drink, a fresh sketchbook, well-used color palette, and the thought that this no-holes-barred way of interpreting what is in front of me is about to begin anew. Continue reading

Watercolor and sketching workshops on the Cape, September 20-23, 2012. Please join me.

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I am excited to be part of this inspiring workshop to be held in September 2012. Registration is now ongoing for The Beauty of Light– Plein Air Workshop on Cape Cod.

Looking for a workshop that will challenge your current working approach in watercolor, add energy, and try new techniques under experienced helpful eyes? Try my “Catch of the Day” plein air watercolor session–a very different working approach than working in your studio.

Or are you interested in learning techniques to capture the essence of a scene, using line, color washes and inspiring notes, try my “Sketching on the Run” workshop session for any level artist working in any medium.

Take a look at all offerings at the Cape Cod Art Association website. http://www.CapeCodArtAssoc.org

Looking forward to seeing you in September.

Please forward this link to anyone you think might be interested–beginner and experienced artists. Thanks.

Framed In Four Seasons

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To most this is a window. To an artist it frames the landscape in ways that you might not have considered. A single pane window offers a broad view taking in the entire landscape. Segmenting it into 4 sections creates a simple way to check the viability of a single composition–a handy ready-made composition tool. Combine two side by side or vertically and you have a simple way to find a strong design option. Try it–you’ll like what it can do for refreshing your tried and true compositions.