4th Annual Small Works Exhibition, Workhouse Arts Center

This year, all my of small works at the Workhouse coordinate. They hang salon-style in a column of five on the first floor of W-16, working beautifully together. And they are selling fast. Replacements will be arriving Wednesday when the Workhouse reopens.

The overall collection on the first floor of W-16 is so much fun - scaled down versions of the usual larger works or all out divergence from the status quo. It is wonderful to see the creativity of my fellow artists and to include the Studio Artists in W-16.

In a personal record, I have eight paintings at the Workhouse through the end of the year. Please visit the second floor to vote for me in the People's Choice so I will have a solo show in the Spring!


MAD for Color, 2010 MAD Artist! Collective Exhibition

From November 26 until the end of December, swing by the Workhouse Main Gallery, W-16, on the second floor to find an opportunity to view the prize winning works of the Workhouse artists chosen monthly by Interior Designers of AIDP.

Among other things, this exhibit will have a People's Choice element to choose one Associate Artist (those juried into the Workhouse and choosing not to have a studio) and one Studio Artist (juried in and choosing to have a studio), with the winners to receive solo shows in the spring in W-16.

I have three pieces on display, but Skyline Stands is the one up for People's Choice. Sure would enjoy a solo show next Spring as the People's Choice Associate, so get out and vote, people!

Skyline Stands
pastel on UArt 800


Cruise by Gallery West before Sunday

For all things bright and beautiful, here's a reminder to check out Gallery West on King St in Alexandria before Sunday to see my two pieces juried into the Power of Color II Show!


Escape to Black Friday 9a-7p at the Workhouse

All Black Friday pieces are 8x10 or less in size, hung salon-style, and very reasonably priced. The show ends in late December.

Here are a few examples of my 4x6 pastels which are available:


Occoquan Marina

Occoquan is a quaint town near both me and the Workhouse Arts Center. Having a quaint town only a couple miles away is quite convenient, both in proximity and in the cause of getting other painters to come out to create.

The Occoquan docks and marina areas have undergone an effective overhaul which makes it easier to both paint and find beautiful subjects. I pulled out my artistic license on this one, as I appreciate chances to make things in the landscape red.

Occoquan Marina


Gallery West's The Power of Color II

Meet the Artists ~ Light Refreshments
All are Welcome

Please look for the two pieces I have in the exhibit.

Welcome to The Power of Color II show.
This exhibition explores color in the creation of artwork.
Sometimes we use the same colors in all of our work, avoid others, and use others to cue our viewers
into our meaning of a specific piece. Sometimes we make statements with color.
This juried exhibit features drawings, paintings, photography and mixed media in all styles, as well as
custom made jewelry and pottery. All artists live within the Washington DC metropolitan area.

1213 King Street • Old Town Alexandria, VA 22314 • gallerywest@verizon.net
Open Wed-Sun, 11-6 • 703-549-6006 • www.gallery-west.com



This has been a wonderful autumn for painting as I've been concentrating on smaller works. I sure appreciate my painting buddies for revisiting old haunts as well as blazing new trails.

The latter was the case for me in going to Chrysalis Vineyards near Middleburg, Virginia recently. One usually thinks of traditional fall foliage in the trees, however the vines showed off extraordinary color well before them. As a landscape painter, I don't get to use reds that often, but not so this day!



Sky Meadow Clouds, Left & Right

Sky Meadows is a beautiful state park near the tip top of Virginia. The view is spectacular. These fluffy clouds adorned the early fall sky and I chose to paint them instead of the early changing foliage.

I especially love it when I can paint, finish, and can just move my set up 180 degrees to begin painting again. Sky Meadows offers that opportunity.

Sky Meadows Clouds, Left
soft pastel on UArt

Sky Meadows Clouds, Right
soft pastel on UArt