Sky, Clouds, and Water!


Friday, April 20, 2018,   10-4 pm

Bay School Community Art Center, Mathews, VA


Students will create several small studies about painting sky, clouds and water/reflections.  The instructor will have photos but students may also bring their own, printed or on the computer, or even make up some! The goal for the day is not necessarily ‘finished’ works. It is all about understanding what you are seeing.


Oil Painting—with water-mixable oils


Thursday, February 22, 2018, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Rappahannock Art League, Kilmarnock, VA

Experience oil painting, using water-mixable oils. No dangerous solvents, EASY clean-up!

Point of View—linear perspective for everyone!


Sunday, April 22, 2018, 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, VA

Linear perspective… If it’s right, no one will notice. If it’s wrong... that’s ALL they will notice. Learn basic one- and two-point perspective, with history, sketching activities, and final drawings. Simple tricks to make it work. It's not hard!

The Colors of Art—using water-mixable oils


Sunday, March 11, 2018, 12:30pm to 4:30 pm
Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, VA

You don't need hundreds of tubes of paint, you just need to know how to use what you've got! Learn to mix colors in new ways, and how green + red doesn't ALWAYS = brown! Instructor provides all supplies.

Knife Painting "101"

                       —an alternative to the brush          (with water-mixable oils!)

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 10am-4 pm
Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, VA

An introduction to painting with a paint/palette knife. Participants will practice technique, and create on or two small paintings, based on images provide by the instructor.




Please email me if you have questions or for pricing:

 Workshops Topics:

The Colors of Art— mixing colors with water-mixable oils (all supplies provided) —4 hours

Neutrals— discovering the beauty of browns, greys, and neutralized colors—4 hours 

Palette Knife 101— using a palette knife to paint landscapes (all materials provided, including 2 knives)—all day

Using a Limited Palette— explore using less colors, and famous limited palettes, like Anders Zorn—all day

The Business of Art— how to get your paintings from under the bed and into the public eye—4 hours

Linear Perspective— understanding and using one-, two-, and three-point perspective—3 hours  

Painting en Plein Air— a one-day introduction to painting outdoors—all day  

Group Presentation Topics: 

Copying Famous Paintings— my experience copying paintings at the VMFA

Enamelling 101— introduction to the terms, processes, and production of enamel work used by Fabergé

A Woman Traveling Alone—adventures of a plein air painter, on her own

The Business of Art— where do you start to get your art into the public eye? A brief overview of actions to take

Water-Mixable Oils—oil paints that mix with water? Impossible! Or is it......

Using a Camera vs. Your Eye—the importance of observational drawing/painting, the pitfalls of using ONLY photos 

2018 Workshops/Presentations (so far...)

Please contact me for private group workshops, or if you would like to sponsor one.