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Drawing and painting have been serious interests of mine since childhood when I was mentored by Scarsdale, NY Artist James N. Rosenberg. In the last 17 years I have pursued watercolor seriously and continue to find it the most intriguing, challenging, frustrating, and beautiful medium I have worked with. After much study and painting, I continue to strive to find my own voice in watercolor. In the Fall of 2012 and 2013 I taught a watercolor class 'Expressive Watercolor' at the Griffin Art Center in Frederick MD and plan to offer it again in Fall of 2014.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Here is a painting I did last week of downtown Frederick with the source photo and the first phase and finished painting.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Image of S. Carroll St, downtown Frederick, MD, watercolor and India Ink painting (7.5 x 11 inches) done for my Expressive Watercolor class at the Griffin Art Center, Nov. 19, 2013.  Note first phase has nice variation in values, which comes through after the ink phase is added.

Ocean City, Maryland image, small Paynes Gray value study, and finished half-sheet painting.  Demo done for my Expressive Watercolor class, Fall 2013 at the Griffin Art Center, Frederick, MD.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Here are four recent paintings done in my studio.  Top to bottom:  Nice, France Flower Market (15 x 22 inches), Plaza in Capri (15 x 22), Still Life with Purple Tulips (15 x 22), and Street in the Bronx (11 x 15).

Friday, November 16, 2012

Nov. 14, 2012 Demo.  Brussels, Belgium train yard.  India ink and watercolor was the subject today.  Design sketch is 4 x 6 inches and done in India ink and charcoal to show another use of the India ink.  Confession- I did the design study after the painting this time!  This was the last class and a big thanks to all of you students.  I learned so much from all of you and enjoyed our interaction, and watching your work develop.  Hope I helped you loosen up!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Demo from 11-7-12 class. Chinatown, NY City scene, half sheet of Arches 140 lb cold pressed paper.  Lesson was to emphasize LINE as a design element.  Rough sketch was done in Payne's Gray and is 4 x 6 inches.