Monday, May 29, 2017

Clam Basket Full!

Clam Basket Full! - Pastel 8 x 10

From Maine to Cape Cod, clam diggers are hard at work harvesting the flats to satisfy the appetite of shellfish lovers. Clams are celebrated in summer festivals, among them the Yarmouth Clam Festival, a 3-day summertime tradition which takes place every July in Yarmouth, ME and the Cape Cod Chowder festival in Hyannis, MA.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


I am participating in 3 shows in May and June, and I hope you will be able to join me at one or all of the following to share a fun social time while viewing great art from wonderful New England artists.

  • Pastel Society of NH Annual Members Exhibit, May 20-June 11, at the Sunapee Landing Trading Co. in Sunapee, NH. Reception: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 from 5:00PM-7:00PM.
  • Nature's Delights at the Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center in Hollis, NH, June 2-24, 2017. Reception, Friday 2 June, 6:00-8:00PM
  • Rise and Fall of Light at the Yarmouth Gallery, Yarmouth, ME. Reception June 3, 4:00-7:00PM. More details to come.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Tulips Demo

Mini Workshop at PSNH - Tulips Demo

Both Lisa Regopoulos and I were invited to do a hands-on mini workshop at last Saturday's PSNH Members Meeting. Participants spent approximately a 1/2 hour with each of us. They watched us prep our painting surface for about 15 minutes and then created their own small paintings in the remaining 15 minutes. While Lisa was showing the process of creating a painting substrate with acrylic and pumice, I had great fun pushing watercolor around with piping insulation on UArt paper before applying the pastel. We all had a great time and had no choice but paint fast and loose....

Sunday, May 7, 2017

River of Blue Tulips

River of Blue Tulips
Pastel 8 x 10 - Sold

Blue tulips are fairly rare and the best place to see them is at the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands when they are in full bloom in April. This display, which looked like a meandering river, was only a sample of the 7 million bulbs that are planted by hand every year in this most spectacular place!