What the Muck?!

What the Muck?!

Muck and lots of it. That’s what we found when we drained our backyard koi pond for some spring cleaning. We also found a family of ducks, a cat, and a turtle (ornamental of course), that have taken a dive over the years. The fish hung out in large tubs for most of the day, […]

Great Week of Painting Wrapped Up

Great Week of Painting Wrapped Up

What a great week of Painting by the Pond 2016! If you’ve ever taken- or taught an art workshop before you know that you come away renewed and inspired by the others in the group, whether you are an experienced painter or it is your first time working with a new medium. As the instructor, I […]

Painting by the Pond 2016

Painting by the Pond 2016

Day #3 of Painting by the Pond 2016. This week long summer workshop, now in its 3rd year has our largest group to date with returning painters who have worked with me before, as well as new people with varying levels of experience in front of an easel. I enjoy working with such a range of styles and experience. My […]

Wrapping up 2015

Wrapping up 2015

Look back at 2015 I see a year of adventures, opportunities, milestones and gifts.  This list is primarily about professional celebrations but what makes them memorable are the relationships that were built or sustained as a result of my practice as an artist. I love making art, I need to make art. It is how I experience the […]

These Dog Days of Summer

These Dog Days of Summer

Cooling off this week at White Clay State Park had me thinking about the expression “Dog Days of Summer” which is the time period commonly associated with July 3 – August 11. The phrase has its origins in the stars with the placement of the so called dog star Sirius in the heavens which also means that […]

Painting by the Pond Summer 2015

Painting by the Pond Summer 2015

Writer, artist and student, Ivana Gatica is guest blogger this week. In David Hockney: A Bigger Picture a film by Bruno Wollheim, Hockney returns to paint his native Yorkshire. At the onset of the film we see Hockney driving the English countryside as he reflects that “I always felt that I was a person of privilege, […]

Over the Hump at the Pond

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Painting by the Pond Workshop | No Comments
Over the Hump at the Pond

Today was Day 3 of Painting by the Pond. It was a picture perfect morning- the sun came out after some crazy storms last night, the humidity dropped (thankfully) and everyone is thrilled with the progress they are seeing in their work.  You can see why I love this place and I am so happy to […]