Spotlight on Spilled Tea

I’m busy cooking up new paintings. In the meantime, here is a spotlight on on a recent painting. “Honestly, if you’re given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don’t say ‘what kind of tea?” ― Neil Gaiman “Spilled Tea” was a painting created for the Big Little Art Show in December 2019. The original isContinue reading “Spotlight on Spilled Tea”

XOXOXO

A close friend got married this weekend. Her (then fiance) had mentioned years ago that she’d like a piece of art from me for their home. As a wedding gift I painted this portrait of them. Their colors intermingle to create one larger piece. It was a beautiful way to kick off Pride Month! “TheContinue reading “XOXOXO”

Boo Who?

The countdown to my favorite holiday is T minus 5 days: HALLOWEEN. I’ve been having a witchy period. That’s why this week’s Illustration Friday theme was perfect for me. CLICK HERE to see my submission and give it a Facebook “like.” And a few updates. First of all, I have a new domain name for thisContinue reading “Boo Who?”

Winter Still Life Class at Tulpehocken Exchange

Winter Storm Grayson kicked the east coast’s arse last weekend. The participants of my Winter Acrylic Still Life class braved the ice and snow last Saturday to make some beautiful paintings. I set up a still life with velvet pumpkins, an ornamental miniature bird cage, magnolia pods, a handmade faerie crown, and some plants fromContinue reading “Winter Still Life Class at Tulpehocken Exchange”

Gourds, and Maize, and Pumpkins, Oh My!

A few weeks ago I taught a still life painting class at the library where I work. I set up a still life with a cornucopia, maize, faux leaves, and decorative gourds and pumpkins. Class members were equipped with acrylic paint and 11×14 canvases. Some people had some painting experience. Others had previously painted, butContinue reading “Gourds, and Maize, and Pumpkins, Oh My!”

New Classes with Handmade Philly!

I’m excited to announce that I will be teaching art classes this winter in a new maker space in Germantown, Philadelphia! I have teamed up with Handmade Philly to offer classes on silhouette portraiture, watercolor card making, pastel portraiture, and acrylic painting. Stay tuned for more information on how to register!

Class: Drink & Draw- Halloween Acrylic Painting

I love all things Halloween. So of course, one of the art programs I created at my library was an October painting class. Drink & Draw: Halloween Acrylic Painting riffs on the popular paint nite events. I do it a little differently, though. I served seasonal local wine and soda at this session. This isContinue reading “Class: Drink & Draw- Halloween Acrylic Painting”

New Portraits in a Special Series…

“Hope will never be silent.” – Harvey Milk I am working on a long-term portrait project with a private collector. The series highlights humanitarians who risked their lives for their cause. (Many ended up being martyred for them, like the latest portraits in this post.) The portraits are in black and white, with a smallContinue reading “New Portraits in a Special Series…”