Studio Secrets: Outfoxing the limitations…

November 5th, 2013
Studio Secrets: Outfoxing the limitations...

I recently had an unfortunate incident with a painting I was mailing to a collector. The painting is  5″ x 5″ so it didn’t seem to present much of a problem. I’ve mailed large paintings across the country and they’ve arrived perfectly well. I carefully wrapped the painting in glassine paper. (Glassine is a special […]

Studio Secrets: Short and Sweet!

August 9th, 2013
Studio Secrets: Short and Sweet!

Have you ever suddenly discovered a simple act that makes your life immensely easier? A  no-brainer that you should have figured out years ago? For instance, when I finally figured out (after YEARS of working with pen and ink with students  of all ages) that if I used a little masking tape to secure  the […]

From the studio:

July 21st, 2013
From the studio:

People often ask how long I’ve been working on a particular painting… It’s sort of a silly question. I remember my doctor telling me that the surgery on my carpal tunnel would only take 20 minutes or so, which made the price seem exorbitant.  But she had spent 20 years perfecting her technique, which made […]

Whirlwind of Art: Summer Aartz

July 4th, 2013
Whirlwind of Art: Summer Aartz

Parents ask how it happens. How So many children walk out of my studio at the end of four jam-packed days of  Summer Aartz camp with SO much wonderful art. The answer is that it isn’t hard and it isn’t easy. But it is intense. I have students from ages 7-17. The common denominator is […]

Joseph Raffael

June 23rd, 2013
Joseph Raffael

Now that I’ve delivered the work to my show at Gallery in the Woods in Brattleboro, VT. I can get back to some other art I’ve  been wanting to share. I’ve blogged about Joseph Raffael before, but this artist does NOT disappoint. Earlier this spring I went to NYC again to see his work at […]

The Midnight Hour- When the Night Owls Dance!

June 9th, 2013
The Midnight Hour- When the Night Owls Dance!

I love that quiet moment before the dawn when black and white shadows begin to transform into color. But many people think that I am seeing it from the wrong end… after working into the wee hours, or through the night. I have watched the sun rise after standing at my easel all night long […]

Getting the word out!

June 5th, 2013

I have an exhibition opening this Friday night in Brattleboro, Vermont. The Gallery in the Woods is eclectic and lovely. All of the work is top notch. I’m very pleased to have been invited to exhibit there. It isn’t in the woods at all, it’s at 145 Main street, right downtown. This is First Friday […]

Getting the word out!

June 5th, 2013
Getting the word out!

I have an exhibition opening this Friday night in Brattleboro, Vermont. The Gallery in the Woods is eclectic and lovely. All of the work is top notch. I’m very pleased to have been invited to exhibit there. It isn’t in the woods at all, it’s at 145 Main street, right downtown. This is First Friday […]

Things come in Threes

February 27th, 2013
Things come in Threes

I know it’s a silly superstition, but sometimes things seem to come in threes. Yesterday I was hiking in our Vermont forest with my son who is visiting from Hawaii. (We had three very nice hikes while he was here.) It’s just wrong to answer a phone while hiking in the woods, so I let […]

Things come in Threes

February 27th, 2013
Things come in Threes

I know it’s a silly superstition, but sometimes things seem to come in threes. Yesterday I was hiking in our Vermont forest with my son who is visiting from Hawaii. (We had three very nice hikes while he was here.) It’s just wrong to answer a phone while hiking in the woods, so I let […]