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“A Lasting Impression”

Mary Cassatt’s “Head of a Young Girl” inspired my above painting, “A Lasting Impression,” in acrylics and pastel on canvas. My goal was to work quickly and go for a mood or effect, rather than focus on detail. I wanted the viewer’s eyes to fill … Continue reading“A Lasting Impression”

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Art in the Later Years

I love it when people over 70 tell me they’re too old to learn to draw.  I tell them the story about my friend, Dottie, who bought herself an organ when she was 78. When one of her friends asked her, “Dottie, do you realize … Continue readingArt in the Later Years

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Venus and the Art of Pyrography

My latest painting, Venus Rising, in watercolor, water-soluble graphite and white Conté was inspired by Botticelli’s Birth of Venus painting. This image was also the inspiration for a drawing I made a while back on birch wood… …which I will use to explore the art of pyrography. For starters, I … Continue readingVenus and the Art of Pyrography

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“Voyage to Camelot”

Below is my latest painting from a lesson with Deanna Strachan-Wilson in Kara Bullock’s “Let’s Face It 2018” group. I added an excerpt from the poem, “The Lady of Shalott,” on vintage paper and included pieces on the ends of her hair. This is my … Continue reading“Voyage to Camelot”

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Valentine’s Day Cherubs

Using a solvent for a richer, more vibrant effect, the group did a great job with their Valentine’s Day portraits. I wanted to show my classes how they can achieve a painterly effect with colored pencils by dipping the tips into a petroleum jelly mix … Continue readingValentine’s Day Cherubs

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Solo Art Exhibit

If you’re in the Tampa Bay area, please stop by and check out my portraits at the Maureen B. Gauzza Library in Westchase. Don’t forget to sign the Guest Book! Thank you so much and have a great day!  

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