learn how not to quit.

June 13, 2014

Lemons for Tea

Lemons for Tea, oil on canvas, 20 x 24"
My first week at Nimrod Hall was so inspiring and productive, that I have decided to go back next week. I think I might have to pick up another table cloth, that pink madras is showing up everywhere.

June 10, 2014


Morning Melons, oil on panel, 8" x 10"
After a fabulous three day workshop at BSSS, I drove west to Nimrod Hall on Sunday afternoon. I had a plan to start each day with a pre-breakfast “sketch.” I got into the studio early enough to paint Morning Melons before my first cup of coffee. 

After breakfast, it was time to rev it up — time for a larger canvas and a more complex composition. 

Don’t Eat Cantaloupe, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"

June 09, 2014

Hit Restart!

Loosely, oil on canvas, 16"x 20"
Okay, I know that I started this blog with the intention of being a daily painter. I didn’t really quit, I just lapsed. Now, I am back from a workshop with Jessie Coles, followed by a week at art camp at Nimrod Hall (Bath Co.) and I am ready to work.