Dear Friends, I decided to bite the bullet and walk around New Canaan where I live,…in the cold, yes,…to see if I could spy a gallery that my original art might fit comfortably inside. It was time to take these young babes out of my house and into a bright new world of art consumer Read more ..
Happy birthday to my beautiful Megan Greenleaf, who just turned 3! This is my first mural, and it was SO HARD to do! With my pregnant belly, standing on a stool all day, annoying acrylic drying too fast, blood draining from my arms, it was a time of reflecting how much more I really enjoy Read more ..
My friends Lillian and Jamie both are the photographers of a company called “The portrait parties,” in which they plan party dates to snap pictures of families and children. There was a photograph of Lillian’s children that Jamie had taken during one of the parties, and when they showed it to me I begged them Read more ..
Hello Friends and Family, Normally I don’t send emails so close together, but this is information is a landmark in my career, and I wish to share it with all of you. For the first time ever I am creating prints of my art. I brought two paintings to the printers on Friday: my “Mailboxes” Read more ..
Just when you think you’ve mastered a skill, you get presented with new challenges. When presented with the photograph I was going to paint, I knew it was going to be a tough one because there were two firsts for me: I’ve never painted a dog, and I’ve never painted a sweater. Both needed to Read more ..
What I’ve been up to lately has been quite a lot of things, but in the art department, I’ve been teaching my very first watercolor class! We have been learning the rules of watercolor, and experimenting with different ideas, such as textures in a painting, silhouettes, and creating a painting using only two colors. I Read more ..
Who needs oil painting portraits when watercolors are SO much cooler? I’ve taken on the challenge of portraiture, and like I’ve always said, the more paintings I create the better they get. This is the first in a series of three examples – a black and white portrait, a color portrait and a full family Read more ..
I recall one of my professors saying in class that he loves it when an artist paints when he is starving. There is a difference in work, so I hear, when an artist paints because he wants to, versus painting because he has to. Perhaps you can tell the difference? After a year of being Read more ..
For those of you who don’t know, I have a little one now – Megan! She is my greatest creation, although I do not take much credit in creating her. Art has been slow moving because Megan consumes all my day time, and I only work at night. For those of you who are mothers, Read more ..
I now have a new site on cafepress.com, where you can buy my art as a print. You can have a car on T-shirts, mugs, baby clothes, etc. it’s also a heck of a lot cheaper then buying the original painting. Check it out: http://www.cafepress.com/dadsoldvehicle The art and music festival in September went alright. Unfortunately Read more ..