Portrait of Mom

  My mother-in-law, Shirley Morris, passed away and the family had a Celebration of Life service last Saturday. To honor the amazing person she was, I painted her portrait. The painting was displayed at the book sign-in table and after the service, I went to my father-in-law’s home and hung the painting across from her favorite…

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Florence Plaza

AIS 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition – Florence Plaza

September 29 through October 30, 2016 are the dates for the American Impressionist Society 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition. The exhibition will be held at the Howard/Mandville Gallery in Kirkland, Washington. Florence Plaza, a 24 x 20 oil painting of mine was accepted into this prestigious show. I will be attending the opening reception on…

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Solo Exhibition at Christian Daniels Gallery

Please join me at the June 3, 2016 opening reception from 6-8 p.m. at Christian Daniels Gallery in San Francisco. This solo exhibition will include 24 oil paintings from scenes of the Bay area and Europe. If you are unable to attend the opening reception, you can visit the gallery through July 16 to see…

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Morning at Westwood Hills Park in Napa

Using a Drawing Tool While Plein Air Painting in Napa

A Drawing Tool helps an artist with accuracy as you begin your painting. By using this tool, you are more likely to draw objects proportionally consistent and establish key large masses in your scene. Sketch your scene on the drawing tool with a marker (first photo), then use the reference to be more accurate when…

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A Lady with Feather Fan

Oil Paintings of America – 25th Annual National Juried Exhibition

May 13  – June 15 are the dates for the 25th Annual National Juried Exhibition for Oil Paintings of America. The exhibition will be held at the Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas. My oil painting, A Lady with Feather Fan, 24 x 18, was accepted into this prestigious show.  

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