This blog is for my wonderful students. This is tribute to their talent and determination!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


This pastel on paper was done by Margaret Cox. She also paints with acrylics and oils.

Two Steps to Monet copy

This painting shows the beginning steps in Sarah Moore's copy of Monet's Lilies on the left and the finished product on the right. This was only her second painting. The colors are wonderful!!

Cry Wolf!

This painting was done by Sarah Moore. It is acrylic on canvas and about 24 x 18".

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Small Pastel

Ann Seago did this small pastel (4 x 6") today in class. She is very versatile and paints beautifully, as well (with both acrylics AND oils).

More Stacy Park paintings

This painting is by Sue Brown and is acrylic/canvas about 14 x 14". Look at that stonework!

Monday, April 27, 2009

This painting is by Pam Crowley. It is acrylic on canvas about 12 x 16". It was painted in Stacy Park.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

anatomy of a pastel

This was my demonstration for pastels for Painting in the Parks at Stacy Park on Saturday, April 25. I had to do it quickly so I tried to capture shape and lights and the general placement of things. I finished the drawing in my studio (without returning to the scene) because I believe doing that gives more character to the piece.

Cactus Flower

This painting is by Kim Scotch. It is acrylic on canvas approximately 20 x 16" (previously Painting of the Week)

Yesterday in Stacy Park

These two paintings are by Camille Harmon. She paints quickly and almost always does two paintings to everyone else's one! I think the Live Oak tree is wonderfully loose and colorful! Both paintings are acrylic and smallish 12x 12" and 8 x 10".

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Painting in the Parks, week three

This painting is by Robin Senor. I think the colors are so vibrant. It is about 12 x 14" and is acrylic on canvas.

Pastels in the park

This is another piece by Jenny Peresta. It is a pastel on sandpaper and is approximately 9 x 12". This was done today in the Painting in the Parks class.

Love those purples!

These two paintings are done by Kharon Clark. The painting on the left is acrylic on canvas and is about 16 x20" and was painted in Bull Creek last week. The painting on the right is acryclic on canvas and is about 10 x 14" and was painted in Stacy Park this week.

Friday, April 24, 2009

pastels with passion

These two recent chalk pastels on paper were done by Nikki Hart. She reminds me of the German Expressionists. Colors galore!

cupcake halo

This is a small 6 x 8" acrylic/canvas by Cathy Ricks. Yum!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

From the Monday evening class

This is Sarah Moore's beautiful Amsterdam painting, acrylic on canvas, about 24 x 36"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The process of a painting

This is one painting by Megan Conrad. The painting on the left was worked on a week ago, adding hot colors over cool, dark colors, then cool colors over the hot colors. The painting on the right was finished last night with the final lightest hot colors. It is acrylic on canvas approximately 24 x 18".

Good Golly Miss Molly!

This is Molly Leighton's most recent painting (done last night). She is my youngest student (15 years young!). Very talented! This painting is 24 x 18" on cardboard.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

More Painting in the Parks

This painting is by Jenny Peresta in Bull Creek park. It is acrylic/canvas and about 16 x 20"
I'm still waiting for her Pease Park painting.

More Paintings from the Parks

These two paintings were done by Sue Brown. The painting on the left is from Pease Park and on the right is from Bull Creek. They are both acrylic on canvas and about 16 x 20"

Painting in Bull Creek Park - 04/18/09

These three paintings were done by Camille Harmon. They are acrylic on board and are about 9 x 12" The one above was done last week at Pease Park. The other two were done at Bull Creek, yesterday.

I painted these paintings as demonstrations for my Painting in the Parks class
The painting on the left is from Bull Creek and the Painting on the right is from Pease Park. Both are acrylic - 16 x 20"
Above are several student paintings from 04/18/09, painting in Bull Creek Park

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