Thursday, October 30, 2008

new collage

Size 5x5
Mixed Media Collage
This small collage is one that was used as a teaching tool in class. The students learn the application of mixed media, the principal elements of design, composition, and color theory. New classes in all medias are open for registration. Contact for more information.
This collage has been SOLD.

Friday, October 24, 2008

drawing and composition

Drawing and Composition is taught as part of Exploration Mixed Media and my Watercolor Workshops. A photograph and a rough thumbnail sketch is necessary in order to compose what you are going to paint. The photograph posted here is good subject matter, but the composition is all wrong. The tree on the upper left forms a square shape as does the sky. The telephone post and wires are best removed. The interesting texture of the white bush is lost in the photo. The addition of background trees form a dark value against the white of the fence for a better composition. For information on Drawing Classes contact

Saturday, October 11, 2008

2009 calendar

Thank you all who voted. My painting will be on the 2009 calendar.
See the exhibit at