Sunday, August 17, 2008

Watercolor Workshop

I am teaching a three-day watercolor workshop at the Sedona Arts Center, September 6, 7, 8.
For more informtion, please contact Vince Fazio at the Sedona Arts Center,

Friday, August 15, 2008

Aspen - Columbine Landing

I'm in Colorado painting with 14 other artists for Parade of No Homes....a fundraiser for the Continental Divide Land Trust Coalition. I'm painting with V....Vaughan, Joe Garcia and Joanne Hanson.

This is yesterday's 8 x 10 oil.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Colorado - Parade of No Homes

This week, I will be in Colorado, participating in the first annual Parade of No Homes - a driving tour of protected open spaces with artists on-site, capturing the landscape on canvas. Sponsored by the Continental Divide Land Trust in Frisco, Colorado, art created this week will be for sale, along with food, cash bar, live music, silent auction and 'green' non-profit booths at the annual Friends of Open Space Party. For details and more information visit

Over the past few years, I've done three limited edition prints to raise money for the Continental Divide Land Trust. Winter Fox is the latest. It is available for $35 from the organization.

If you subscribe to my blog, I apologize if you have received today's post twice. Blog spammers spammed me - and the only way I could get rid of it was to delete the entire post, then post it again.

"No Peanuts for Santa"

Four years ago, I discovered that I'm allergic to peanuts. The life-threatening diagnosis is also life changing in a positive way. Eating in restaurants and airplanes isn't quite as easy as it used to be but I feel so much is a fair trade.

I learned that there are two to three millions others in the U.S. with peanut allergy. The majority of the severely allergic are small children. I belong to an online peanut-allergy forum where, in December several years ago, I posted a 'No Peanuts for Santa' poem, where Santa discovers he is also peanut allergic. The response was so good, I decided that when I had time, I would do illustrations to accompany the poem and self-publish a children's book, 'No Peanuts for Santa'.

The time has this month, I've started working on the book. But who would agree to pose as Santa? Who else, but my good friend and fellow artist, Joe Garcia!

I share with you, one of the reference photos.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

"Low Clouds & Cows"

....or is it 'Low Cows & Clouds?'. This is a 12 x 24 oil that I've done for an upcoming show, 'Art for the Sangres' in Westcliffe, Colorado. The piece just wasn't working until I took the plunge and strengthened the foreground with cad yellow & permanent rose - then added the dots and dashes of bright yellow/white behind the cows. I like it!