Sunday, December 18, 2016

Half-Hour Portrait

Something interesting happened as I was painting this portrait. I’ve painted a few other members of her family, but that was a few years ago, and honestly, I’m not sure I remember all of the faces. But as I was painting this portrait, I realized that I had painted certain of her features before—in a sibling, or her mom… not sure who. It was a strange feeling, but cool. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Half-Hour Portrait

Adorable brother to the sweet girl in my last post. Suuuch huge, beautiful eyes!

Just a reminder for those of you who are local:

20th Annual Holiday Show
Wine Tasting & Pre-Sale Friday Dec. 9, 7:30-9:00
Saturday Dec. 10, 10:00-5:00
Sunday Dec. 11 11:00-4:00
Contact me if you'd like to sign up for a sitting in advance, or just stop by! (Morning sittings have already filled up.) There will be lots of gorgeous arts and crafts, delicious food, live music, and a special wine tasting Friday night. Hope to see you there!

Croton Municipal Building
1 Van Wyck Street, Croton

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Half-Hour Portrait

Isn't she adorable? I loved painting this cutie pie.
I'll be painting portraits at our 20th annual holiday show at the Croton Municipal Building next weekend, December 10-11. Contact me if you'd like to sign up for a portrait in advance, or just stop by! We'll also be hosting a wine tasting Friday night from 7:30 to 9. Hope you can make it!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Half-Hour Portrait

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And here’s the adorable brother. Sitting for a portrait was not what he wanted to be doing, but he hung in there, and I’m so glad! I just love painting these kids.

I’ll be painting at our local holiday show on Dec. 10 and 11, so if you’d like to reserve a sitting, just let me know. I’m also booking portraits for the Thanksgiving weekend!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Half-Hour Portrait

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Breathing a little more calmly after painting a couple portraits today. There’s nothing like focusing hard to get my mind to settle down. I’ve been painting this beautiful girl and her brother for several years now. I LOVE seeing them grow and change, not to mention getting to paint their incredible features. I also love painting green hair.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Portrait Commission

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Well, it’s high time I posted some of the portraits I’ve been working on. Here is the first of four gorgeous siblings that I painted earlier this year. These paintings are a little larger than the half-hour portraits and took considerably longer. It was nice to be able to spend more time on some portraits; I haven’t done that in a while. These were painted from photos, as they live out of state, but after spending so many hours concentrating on their faces, I feel almost as if I know these sweet kids a little bit.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Fort Lauderdale Portrait Workshop

I had the most amazing time teaching a portrait workshop at Blanco y Blanco Studio in Fort Lauderdale recently. What a wonderful group of painters (and a couple cute dogs). I’m amazed at all that they produced! This portrait is of my host, such a gorgeous woman with the curls that I always wanted.

And here are a few photos from the weekend.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Half-Hour Portrait

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I can’t believe I haven’t posted this one yet! This is one of my favorites. Ooh, she was fun to paint! She really is this dramatically gorgeous.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Half-Hour Portrait

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I love painting kids as they grow, seeing what changes and what doesn’t. I painted Will a few years ago, when he was still a little boy. Now he’s a teenager. He’s still sweet.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Half-Hour Portrait

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I’ve been quite busy with commissions for the last several weeks, but I’m finally getting a little breathing room. I’m certainly not complaining though—I love painting portraits! Here’s one of the cutest kids I know. I waited a long time for the chance to paint her.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Fort Lauderdale Workshop

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I’m excited to announce my upcoming Portrait Workshop at Blanco y Blanco Studio in Fort Lauderdale, April 2-3. We will focus on, among other things, capturing a likeness, importance of value, and inventive use of color. It should be a fun, productive weekend! For more information, click here or contact me or

Thursday, January 21, 2016


OK, time to post some of the portraits I painted leading up to the holidays. Here's my favorite: Peppermint. I've never met this amazing dog, but I fell in love with her while painting. I just know she's a sweetheart. Can't you tell?