Friday, September 29, 2017




Oil on hardboard studies I did at a recent workshop offered by Debra Joyce Dawson. The workshop was terrific! We spent most of our time focusing on painting from life and working on value relationships.Value is an important tool in creating structure and unity in your paintings. By massing your dark values you create a solid design to build on. Color has value as well,which brings complexity and interest. 


Monday, September 11, 2017

"Fedora" oil on canvas, 20"x16". Painted in the figure studio class at Sunbear

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

"George" oil on canvas 16"x20" painted from life. This painting was created during the figure studio class at Sunbear Studio and Gallery

Monday, August 28, 2017


"Sky Study" oil on primed canvas 6"x 8" plein air. I would like to improve my ability to paint the sky, so I plan on doing more of these studies.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


"Meabh", oil on canvas 16"x20" portrait from life. This is a new painting from the figure painting class that I am helping to organize at Sunbear Studio.  It has been a real inspiration to paint this young woman - she has such style.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sketchbook pages from this summer
 Infirmary Mound Park
 Columbus Cultural Arts Center model
Ohio State University

Saturday, July 1, 2017