Thursday, January 30, 2014

SOLD-Tiki Time-5x7

love these little waterside tiki bars. the dappled light is so fun to "chase" and paint!

Monday, January 27, 2014

SOLD-Happy Hour-5x6


 starting to feel the painting rhythm that begins to happen when you paint out everyday. the cold gray winter in nc had thrown off my outdoor mojo. my muse has decided to make her appearance, and I'm excited about painting again!
loved the purple shadows and blinding light on the roof on the one below
Southard St. Morning-8x10

Thursday, January 23, 2014

SOLD-Blue Glimpse-6x6

the lousy rainy weather is gone and the streets are lighting up in the tropical sun

Monday, January 20, 2014

SOLD-Yellow in Morning Light-8x6/ New Workshop Scheduled

buzzing around on my paintmobile (a bike with easels, paintbox, and paintings tied and clamped all over it) is the best transportation on the island.
 I found this great collection of tropical colors and shapes one morning. I know in my left brain that its a house and palm trees and stuff, but my right brain just sees abstract shapes of color and value in a pleasing arrangement. the painter wants what the painter wants!

Announcing a new Key West Demo and Workshop on Friday February 28th
I'm planning a one day demo/workshop where i'll do a demonstration painting in the morning, showing step-by step how I find a location to paint, start the underpainting, and then continue on to the finish of the piece. After lunch, I'll assist students at their easels, while they work on their own plein air paintings, the rest of the afternoon. Cost is $75 for the whole day.

email me at: to register.seating is very limited and will fill up fast. I'm taking a maximum of 6 students so everybody will get plenty of personal attention.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


ok, the long drive from NC to the florida keys is over, unpacked my two tees shirts, two pairs of surf trunks, portable studio, musical instruments, and got settled in. painted, taught lots of private lessons and some drawing classes at the Studios of Key West (art center). now its time to get on the blog. here's a little ditty I did a couple of days ago.
this painting includes my two favorite things to paint, water and architecture. and when I can find them together and some nice light....painting bliss.

its my wish that you get warm looking at it if you live in colder climates!