Jefferson Memorial and Cherry Blossoms

Created plein air, this painting was put together quickly with serious parking constraints and hoards of people around. Cherry blossom season in DC is thrilling.

Jefferson Memorial and Cherry Blossoms
Wallis Belgian Mist


The Season for Cherry Blossoms

Today I fought the crowds and the parking situation to do two paintings en plein air. With only an hour to paint or be towed, I worked much more quickly than usual.

Spring Cherry Blossoms
Wallis Belgian Mist


Hillsborough Silo

This is from the vantage of Hillsborough Vineyards; it's a small, charming farm with both a treeline and a fence line next door.

Hillsborough Silo
9x12 on Uart
soft pastel


Shoals at Boka Ascencion, Curacao

Located at an inlet from the Caribbean Sea, Boka Ascencion is known for turtle watching from the walled cliffs bordering it. Boka Ascencion is also the name of a plantation in this area of Curacao.

Shoals of Boka Ascencion, Curacao
soft pastel on Uart 500


Associates Gallery, Workhouse Building W-9

Join us for our regular Second Saturday opening reception on Saturday!


King George Farm

This is painted from an image I took on the way to Colonial Beach, Virginia. It is of a sprawling farm in King George County. The land was as vivid at the deep sky. Much of the foreground leaves the watercolor underpainting exposed.

King George Farm
soft pastel with watercolor underpainting on Pastelbord


Lancaster Silos, Winter

In this part of Lancaster County, much of the snow was just a memory. These silos popped against beautiful cloud formations, full of movement.

Lancaster Farm
soft pastel and charcoal on Uart 500


Lancaster Snow 2

I am going to try a bit of Marla Bagetta's style these days and do some repeation. While the first looks frigid, this one looks harsh due to its greater contrast. I especially like the deep turquoise sky and how it made parts of the snow look greenish.

Lancaster Snow 2
soft pastel and charcoal on Uart 500


Collector's Showcase at the Workhouse

Tickets are available now for the lottery-style fundraiser at the Workhouse Arts Center February 28.

My contribution for this year is Haybales & Lavender, a 12x9 soft pastel of Seven Oaks Lavender Farm in Catlett, Virginia, created with a watercolor underpainting.


Signature Membership, MPS!

I brought in the year with some fabulous news! I was juried to receive Signature Membership status with Maryland Pastel Society! This is a great honor from a long-established and respected society. I am very grateful. Here's my page at the MPS site - please take a look and "Like" it for me: