Monday, February 29, 2016

Workshop Fruit

oil 6x6 inches magnify/purchase info Eight hard working students joined me in Redlands on Saturday for a one day workshop. We worked on design, value studies and color studies, and they all did a great job. Just a couple of the ladies hard at work are pictured below. I need a photographer. I get so excited about what we're doing that I forget to take pictures! Late in the afternoon I squeezed out this little demo. Today in the studio I fixed the plate that had ended up a bit wonky. What a fun day in Redlands! Thank you, Redlands Art Associaton.
See that wine bottle? We were talking about symmetry...not drinking it. Just making that clear. :-)

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Fruit, Jar & Geraniums -a still life painting in oil

oil 11x14 inches not for sale magnify I painted this as a gift to the permanent collection of Redlands Community Hospital. I've included a studio shot below. Coming up on April 22, The Redlands Hospital Foundation will host the 8th Annual "Evening With The Artists". I and four fellow artists have been invited to show and sell our work. If you're in So Cal, consider attending this well-planned and lovely evening. Friday, April 22, 5:30-7:30 pm. For more information call (909)335-5540 or click here: Redlands Hospital Foundation.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Demo For Redlands Art Association -a still life in oil

oil 8x8 inches magnify/purchase info Last night's demo in Redlands was a lot of fun. We had a packed house, and a very enthusiastic audience. Most of them stayed till the painting was finished, after 9pm! Thank you all for your patience and serious interest! Next, I'll teach a small one day workshop this coming Saturday in the same place. There are a couple of openings left, so call Redlands Art Association if you're interested. 909-792-8435 Also coming up quickly, my two day workshop at my home studio in Upland, March 3&4. I still have some openings. You'll get a ton of instruction, coaching (limited to 6 participants), coffee, tea, water and snacks. If you're interested in this or future workshops in Upland, email me:
Thank you, Redlands Art Association!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Tomates -an oil painting of tomatoes in Paris

oil 14x11 inches magnify/purchase info I just realized I've never posted this painting I did last month. I used a photo I took at fruit stand in Paris. The photo was already a nice abstract arrangement of circles and lines, not to mention the gorgeous color. I don't use thalo blue very often, but that was one aspect I enjoyed the most; a great foil to all the reds. IN OTHER NEWS: This Tuesday night I'll demonstrate for the Redlands Art Association, 215 E. State St., Redlands, CA. 7:00 pm. Open to the public.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Lemon With Geraniums -a still life painting in oil -SOLD

oil 8x8 inches magnify/purchase info Painting a still life seemed extra refreshing after so many paintings from photos. The lemon and geraniums are from our backyard. On Saturday the Redlands newspaper had a nice write up about me. My demonstration and one day workshop for the Redlands Art Association are coming up next week.
Thanks to Cathy Guzik for the photo.
As I start washing my brushes, my little studio compainion, Sandy, jumps up from her nap and waits to go in the house.

Thursday, February 11, 2016


oil 6x6 inches magnify/purchase info This was an experiment painted with no reference. No nearby roses or pictures of roses. It has an experimental price to go with it. WORKSHOP NEWS: I still have room in my March workshop. The April workshop is full. Email me if you're interested in the March or future workshops.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bronze Ballerina -an oil painting of Degas' sculpture -SOLD

oil 14x11 inches magnify/purchase info Musee D'Orsay in Paris houses this famous Degas bronze. She's in a plexiglass case that transformed fellow viewers into abstract shapes. I really enjoyed painting this one, and I'm quite happy with how it turned out. IN OTHER NEWS: I have just scheduled a couple of two day workshops in my new studio, one in March and one in April. "Painting the Lively Still Life" is open to beginning and intermediate oil painters. Location: Upland, California. If you would like more information, email me at