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Orpheus' Lament

This morning I put the finishing touches on my Orpheus “tapestry”, a large, unbound canvas that I started during my summer stint at PAFA. It is my largest studio painting yet, when I was a decorative painter my work could easily exceed thirty feet or so ( and many stories off the ground) but my studio work thus far has been restricted by the parameters of my work space. 573 more words

Fauns-randy Horny Blue Ones (& Others)

In Pursuit of the Shadows...

In my desire to improve my paintings I am trying to make more effective use of shadow. I am hoping to  create convincing space while preserving that sense of otherness. 192 more words

Oil Painting

abby & danny

Despite the cold weather, Abby and Danny’s easy going personalities and tight bond brought warmth to their January 24, 2015 wedding at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts… 892 more words

Real Weddings

My first sketchbook...

I was in art school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Museum College of Art was where my Aunt Teeny, my mother’s sister, had gone in the early 1910s and I did in the 1960s. 510 more words



After a dreary period of seemingly endless rejection letters from galleries and exhibitors, it is validating to have had the last few submissions accepted. Yesterday I received word that the Brand Library , for their annual Works on Paper exhibition (this is their 43rd year ) had accepted my  216 more words


Restoration Project Underway At Pennsylvania Academy Of Fine Arts

By Lynne Adkins

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The historic building housing a Philadelphia museum and art school is getting a facelift which can be tricky on a 139-year-old building. 152 more words