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it’s all in a name.

lastbirdhome_1‘last bird home’ ,

a title I borrowed for class last night, as we ventured into the evocative.

From the artist: Mary Newcomb; she had clever and thoughtful, easy approaching titles:

‘strange park full of stars’, and my response, quick notions, concept, approach.


‘every butterfly has a shadow’,


‘man running as in a dream through the forest’,


and ‘the last bird home’.


You guessed it, ‘last bird home’ struck a chord, for sure.

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Weekend Workshops in February 2016

Weekend Workshops coming up soon; it’s time to sign up.

Watercolor weekend February 6 and 7.

Composition Workshop February 20 and 21. Love to have you. Limit 6 ea. class.

Contact me with any questions:





Like monoprint drawing, working on a plate; so many tools available on the iPad.


9 days, 9 pears

After 9 days, I have studied many a drawing element: line, shape, value, texture, color?, space…The original intention was to get ‘back on the horse’ and work again with watercolor and find my way through this expressive media. And my plan is to continue in the process, and yes, 21 more days.

Stay tuned.


‘so far so good.’


Teaching has been ‘so far, so good,‘ actually, wonderful this Fall.

Recently, I have found how much overlap with concept there is from class to class; whether it is a composition class, watercolor workshop or a drawing seminar.  I find it is all about Design. The energy level of the student’s are terrific; they are receptive and ready each class.

At times, my weekends are full and my 2 days a week evening classes can be tricky to manage after a full days work at the architect’s desk. However, the teaching revives thanks to my students and has made me a better designer, manager and motivator.

All good.

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new date: Lessons in Composition May 3rd

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Spring Classes 2015; new sessions

vert   Contact me with your interest.


Additional time offering: Watercolor workshop 3/28 & 29

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day 2, still warming up

Warming up; looking for light, wet on wet, value and contrast.

Most importantly, no judgement calls; getting warmer.

And paints at the ready in studio, always.



first of the day, and everyday

Just a quick minute, a brush into water, into paint, onto paper; that’s all it takes.

A warm up for sure; more where that came from.

How about a bit of red today; break from yesterday.

and then there’s tomorrow.