Monday, April 25, 2011


I will be in Brooklyn this week so won't be posting any paintings.  I will leave you with this print of early spring colors.  It is a signed, limited edition digital print on archival paper with archival inks, 30" x 30".

Friday, April 22, 2011


It isn't officially spring for me until the weeping cheery is in full bloom and the wild veronica are carpeting the yard.  I think this is as close to paradise as it gets.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011


The weeping cherry was not completely out on the day I painted this but it is in all its glory now.  It bloomed right on schedule for my mother's birthday April 15th.  This year I decided to look up into the tree and was richly rewarded as I never noticed how beautiful the buds are before.  Here is last year's painting.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I wanted to capture the soft colors of early spring in this painting of my weeping cherry.  It isn't fully blooming yet and the Katsura leaves in the forground still have that combination of new green and red that is so elusive in the spring.  It is the most beautiful time of year and the most dificult to capture in paint.  Everything blends together in a fine mist of color as the whole world slowly comes to life again.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


The Marsh Marigold has now taken over many lawns, including mine, with lovely large clusters of flowers.  They are especially fond of the banks of streams and can be found now in abundance on the stream running through Merion Park.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Nursery School, Saito, Japan

This month the Virtual Paint-out went to Japan.  This is what looks like a nursery or elementary School in the city of Saito.  This city was completely destroyed by the Tsunami. Proceeds of this painting will go to help the recovery efforts in Japan.  It will be auctioned off through the Japan Challenge on the Daily Painters web site.  Or, if you don't want this very sad painting, just go here and give some money to help the children of Japan who survived to somehow make it through this devastating experience.

Friday, April 8, 2011


Tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 is the opening of a show to benefit the Haverford Township Free Library.  I am one of the 99 artists including painters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors, potters and jewelers exhibiting and everything is for sale with 20% of the proceeds benefiting the library.  the show will be up until June 21st.
1601 Darby Road
Havertown, PA 19083

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Trying to catch the wild beauty of the forsythia is one of my favorite spring pleasures.  My neighbor's large collection is a favorite place to start, and in this case end, looking for the best subject.  Several of my favorite places were hacked to pieces this year unfortunately.  Check out last year's selection here.  Check out some pure color prints using forsythia colors as their theme here.


Monday, April 4, 2011


I was drawn to the way the shadow of this tree, in this moment, knits everything together.  Shadows are to me a visual reminder of the way we are connected to everything, although those connections are always changing.