Saturday, March 26, 2016

Roger Dale Brown Workshop

Roger Dale Brown Painting
This beautiful painting is done by Roger Dale Brown.  I had the privilege of participating in a workshop in New Iberia, LA. this past week with Roger, an exceptionally gifted artist and a very generous instructor. His depth of knowledge and incredible skill made this well-organized workshop a very valuable experience.  I am grateful to have had this opportunity to learn from a master.

Roger's palatte

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


The first sign of spring. These beautiful little yellow flowers are more challenging to paint that I had originally thought.  I would like to do many of these flower studies.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Taking Flight

Another Lladro figurine.  I have never been a collector of Lladro, but I found these at a thrift store. Thrift stores have taught me a lot about learning to see, really see. . .  very important for an artist. These porcelain pieces offer a great opportunity to practice values and render light and shadows.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Milk Glass Bowl

I don't know how many out there have ever attempted to paint, but like any other art form it is very difficult.  Like learning to play the violin, attempting to write well, learning flower arrangement or designing a living space -- yes, inerior design, it takes perserverence, dedication and a true willingness to make an absolute fool out of oneself.  I just keep on keeping on. I am truly dedicated to this craft and will pursue it.  Thank heavens for the generous spirit of my family.  On subject, another still life in the search to develop my skill.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Lladro Swan

I enjoyed painting this Lladro porcelain.  The weather has been so rainy that I was unable to paint outdoors.  I look forward to painting more of these pieces.  Great exercise in values.