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How to Draw and Paint a Rose

Roses are one of the most beautiful and romantic flowers.  This is a technique for creating an attractive image of a rose in a short amount of time and without having to be too precise.   75 more words


Wave Hill, South by Southwest

Visit often and don’t wait so long to return

During the past few weeks there have been many distractions that have prevented me from painting and I miss it. 194 more words


Last Dibs for Fall, Brooklyn Backyard

Here today, gone tomorrow?

At least 170 viewers visited my home-turned-gallery this weekend for the Park Slope Windsor Terrace Artists Open Studio Tour. It was more than I ever imagined would show up, and several paintings have gone to new homes, a few more are under consideration, some giclée prints are being made and framed for holiday gifts—and I am recovering from it all with a big, thankful smile on my face (and ouch, an ice pack on my back). 189 more words


How to Draw Still Life

Still life is a great way to improve every aspect of your drawing technique.  It improves your ability to observe and then record what you see accurately.   51 more words


Plein Air at the Lake

It was too nice to paint indoors today
I may be developing a neighborhood reputation as the lady wearing the Tilley Hat, carrying the white-hardware-store bucket filled with stuff. 94 more words


After my attempts at atmospheric painting based on the wonderful work of Maurice Sapiro, I thought I would take a look at some of JMW Turner’s paintings. 630 more words

Personal Stories

Brooklyn Idyll

Next painting will have requisite fall colors, promise.


Summer was over when I walked through these two iconic Brooklyn landmarks, but you never would have known it from this scene. 197 more words