Tips for Artists: Critiquing Our Work

Join an art group or club I often take paintings to my art group. As a group, we coordinate weekly plein air locations and meet up in the locations to paint. We also have monthly “critique sessions.” To these sessions, most of us bring one or more paintings. These are … Read More

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Peoples’ Choices at Open Studio 2021

Peoples’ Choices Some years back, I came on an idea to learn which of my paintings most attracted visitors. I give away a painting each year to one of my visitors, by collecting entry cards from visitors. When completing the drawing entry cards, visitors are also asked to identify their … Read More

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Drawing Winners, 2021

What a great Open Studio Year! Many artists around the county reported good visitor rates and business success from the 2 weekends of exhibiting in their studios. This was one of my best open studios shows, in 20 years of participation. After two years of shut down, I so enjoyed … Read More

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Everybody’s Ocean

Everybody’s Ocean is a show exhibiting at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) December 2014 through April 2015. They are showing my painting Grand Coast (36″x48″), and it is well positioned by the curator. I chose sustenance as my theme. Not only is the ocean the basis … Read More

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Mt Rainier and the Hoh Rainforest

In August of 2016, I traveled with my friend Sue Elliott, who is on a quest to paint in all 50 states. We went to Washington state, with its diverse terrain and climate. We chose Mt Rainier, the Hoh rain forest and the Olympic Coast to give us a taste … Read More

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Painting Provence

In May of 2016, I traveled to France to paint with Marie Gabrielle in her home area around the Luberon Valley and Hill Villages of Provence. Every day we traveled  to a new village, each with unique architecture and old world flavor. We were served delicious food by our hosts … Read More

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