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Massachusetts Workshop 2014

We had a very enjoyable summer workshop in Massachusetts this year. The students worked hard to create the offerings below. Nobody graduated, so I guess I have to return in 2015.

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Fountain Valley students

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Nancy, Heidi, Gretchen, Judi

Nancy, Heidi, Gretchen, Judi

Gretchen, Stephanie, Rhea, Tony, Nancy, Barbara

Gretchen, Stephanie, Heidi, Tony, Nancy, Barbara

Stephanie, Tony, Gretchen, Judy, Heidi

Stephanie, Tony, Gretchen, Nancy, Judy, Heidi

Here are a few shots of most recent work. Lots of progress!


New Oil Paintings

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In Memory 20×24


Winter Wonderland 16×20

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A Thousand Daisies 12×12

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Central Park Huntington Beach 12×12

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Backyard Blooms 15×30

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Buckets of Gold 24×30



Hummingbird 12×12


Pink Rose and Bud 12×12


The Art Critic 6×6


Barbados Bus Stop 6×8

Ireland Paintings

I was invited to spend time in residency in the southwestern part of Ireland in this tiny village that sprouted up during the famine. During my stay, the weather was extreme from sunny to stormy with winds howling fiercely, but I was protected in the little stone house. In the month I was there, I was able to produce 35-40 pristine watercolors with a total change of palette from the Barbados watercolors.                 The views were vast, huge and enormous no matter where I looked. The overhead clouds changed quickly making it difficult to paint outside.

Southwest Ireland

Barbados Paintings

What a picturesque place to visit! Lots of surfing here and hot pots to soak in for the non-surfers. Bathsheba is the pride of the Barbados landscape.and this painting adorned the cover of “Ins and Outs” magazine for 2010.

I made giclees` of this piece because it so represents Barbados. This is a fishing area far up the west coast with small chattel homes on one side of the road and fishing huts or booths on the other where they bring in the day’s catch.

The northern tip of Barbados offers views and cliffs and rushing, crashing waves that put fear into your bones. But here is a favorite park to enjoy, a serene inlet for swimming and picnicing and resting the soul. This painting is a full sheet watercolor.

This painting is intense in color – but just a simple fisherman against the pristine waters Barbados offers.

These colorful boats are always laying around after a day of frolicking in the sea. Lots of folks walk this beach all the way into Bridgetown because it is a link to the Hilton.

New England Paintings

Laundry always has to be done and New Englander’s take advantage of the nice sunny days to get it dried. It’s out there for all to see and is usually in the mind of the hanger to coordinate the colors.A snowy Sunday afternoon is a nice time for a walk – when everything is covered with a fresh coat and most people are snuggled around the wood stove keeping warm.

This farm was operated and maintained by brothers who cared so much about nature that they would not disturb the birds nesting there. They worked around nature at its best not spoiling the cycle of God’s work. Some of the barns have since fallen prey to the elements but it is still breathtaking to drive past.

A spring day in the country when all is just coming alive once more. The old wooden church stands tall amongst the memory of those passed

Sugar maples giving sap to made into syrup. It is usually a warm spell in February or March that makes the sap run and all scurry to collect it. These are long days in the sugar house boiling until it is satisfactory. This particular road joins four others that are lined with these gorgeous trees making a shade canopy during the summer.

The front steps of an old Cape Cod home out in the country in western Massachusetts. It is all so typical; notice the pushed out screen on the door. Summer breezes and flowers and a rocker that no longer gets used.

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