Sharon Arabesque

  Sold                                             Oil on Board, 6" x 8"

  I just wasn't able to do anything today.  One of  THOSE days...
  I don't know if it was the gloomy weather or what, but nothing
  was happening.  So, I decided to post something I did last year
 and sold in my eBay store - that explains the watermark in
 the lower right corner.  I've always liked this pose, and was
 happy with the way the painting turned out, so I don't mind
 showing it.  I hope you enjoy it.
 Here's hoping tomorrow is a more productive day.

Thanks for visiting.


Blue Cloud Landscape

Pastel on Black Canson Pastel Paper, (9"' x 6")

I did this drawing as an example for the students in my
"Painterly Pastel" class at the Art League School in Alexandria,
Virginia, where I teach. This is a really fun way of working.
When people first hear black paper, their ususal reaction is
"yech", black velvet!! Elvis, tacky horses, farm scenes!!  But, it
is actually a very beautiful medium, because it makes the colors
glow.  This is a very loose interpretation of a landscape, but I do
love the blue cloud.


Oil Sketch of Liz

Oil on canvas, 5.5" x 5.5"
I really enjoyed doing this quick oil sketch of Liz, a young woman who used to
model for me in my classes. It was done from a photograph, as is most of my work,
except my work done in class. This is mostly because my studio is about as big
as a small walk-in closet. But, my husband is about to build me a new studio in
the backyard, which will be 10' x 15'. I know that's not large, but after what I've
been working in for the past 17 years, it will seem like an ice skating rink - and,
there will actually be room for a LIVE model - at last!!. Also I'll have more room
to teach workshops at my home, which is something I really enjoy doing.

Thanks for visiting today.