From a photo to an Abstract Landscape

I ride my bike behind the town of Fleischmanns, New York on the back roads.  Each season brings its own drama and color.  From photos from my iPhone, I go back to my art studio and create studies.   With my more successful drawings, I expand the idea to a larger oil...

Abstract Expression of the Landscape

My sister in law and I go to Brandywine farm where Andrew Wyeth painted.  From the plein air paintings, I go back in the art studio to expand the ideas.  I am interested in abstract expression of the...

From a Drawing to an Oil Painting

At the Arts Students League’s short poses class, I sit at the edge of the room.  This is where I can see both models at the same time. Drawing them together creates an unconscious dialog. The juxtaposing of the models in different poses brings its own expression. In...

Moving Out of My Comfort Zone

From a sketch working with live models I am painting to take the drawing to a different place. It is hard to attempt to move out of my comfort zone. I’m trying to be looser with the paint and the look of the entire...