Category Archives: Studio Snapshots

Holyroodhouse

I painted this view of the Palace of Holyroodhouse (or Holyrood Palace) in Edinburgh, Scotland, for some friends who had been there on their travels and provided me a small picture to work from. It was such a small picture … Continue reading

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A road map for painting

People bring in a photo to class of what they want to paint, and it can be scary to look at and try to figure out where to begin. Often a photo is way too busy. Select what’s important — … Continue reading

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Watercolor for all seasons

Despite the arctic weather we’ve been having, the new classes are going well because people are staying in and painting! This session I divided my courses between Watercolor Landscape, and Watercolor Portrait Painting.

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With bells on

Wishing you times of joy and celebration!

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Crazy for cardinals

(Above left)  The postcard for this year’s Eastside Artists Annual Show & Sale features my cardinal painting. I sent them three to choose from, and they picked this slightly frumpy young bird with his feathers a little ruffled. (Above right)  … Continue reading

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Scarf sneak peek

We had a good day at Wheatsfield on Saturday! I’ve been introducing tote bags and scarves printed with my artwork, to complement the “Notecards for a cause.” Proceeds from all these items will go toward awareness of human trafficking, starting … Continue reading

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A larger perspective

I had a chance to see my stretched polyester prints in a grand space when I was one of several artists featured in a show at Grand Living at Bridgewater, in Coralville. This room is an area for performances such … Continue reading

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Janet Rogers workshop

Nationally-known watercolorist Janet Rogers served as judge for this year’s Iowa Watercolor Society (IWS) Annual Exhibition, and I attended one of the workshops she taught in conjunction with the IWS annual meeting. I have been teaching and drawing from a … Continue reading

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An abundance of notecards

Response to the Canticle notecards has been so enthusiastic that we’re working on a whole new set! Abundant Homes is a set of 9 notecards with envelopes, each with an image from one of my paintings on the front, and … Continue reading

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Backdrop to the stars

I’m honored to have my artwork used to make a backdrop for Simply Stellar!, the 2018 Senior Variety Show in Ames. Show organizers had this painting’s design printed onto 15' tall canvas. The design is quite abstract, so as not … Continue reading

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