Monday, June 4, 2018


I liked the way these two Westport chairs were sitting on a lawn in Keene Valley on a bright sunny morning  .Like a married couple side by side. I extended the shadows a bit  so they would be touching, as if they were just tapping each other to say "i am with you". That hidden connection that couples have.  11x14 oil

Red Eft

I just like using cadmium red in a composition. When I found this little salamander on the trail I knew I wanted to do a little painting. Nothing complicated. just having fun. . 8x8in oil

Friday, May 18, 2018

Red White and Bluegrass

Another Memory piece from August. On our last night in Keene Valley, the town had a square dance on the lawn at the KVCC . Somehow,  everybody wore red white and blue.  12x24in oil

Monday, April 9, 2018

I'd like to share some good news. Yesterday the pastel of my friend, artist Gina Pierleoni, won an award in the "Works On Paper" show at the mfa Circle Gallery in Annapolis. It was a Nationally juried show curated by Mary Lee Corlett of the National Gallery and out of 700 entries two! of my paintings were chosen. Gina ,covered in her handmade sewn and beaded dolls, won an Honorable Mention. Thank you Gina for posing for me with all of your creations. It really gave me the opportunity to have fun with color and texture.

Monday, February 19, 2018

In the Valley

A pastel about  the quality of light in the High Peaks 11x17in  

Monroe Holt- ADK Guide 1874( after Homer)

Monroe Holt was a Keene Valley Guide in the late 1800's. I was given a challenge to paint him by George Ludlow so I painted Holt on a map of the High Peaks with his house (which is still standing and a local landmark) Holt was known for always wearing a red shirt. I think he thought it repelled mosquitoes. 8x10in in a victorian frame .                                                                                                               

Monroe Holt and Family

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Marcy Field concert -A" Snow day" painting

Yeah snow days! .Record low temps for Maryland . No school today so I could go through some summer memories and revisit  the warm days  of August. There is a small house on Marcy Field in Keene Valley. It was once the home of Monroe Holt (1845-19210, a  KV guide famously depicted in a Winslow Homer painting with Orson old mt Phelps called two guides. I've painted it many times from a distance. Never close up. One evening there was a concert of local musicians and, sitting on the ground listening, I looked up at that magnificent pine tree and knew I would have to paint it .  pastel 18x9in