Category Archives: Exhibit

A Second Painting for the Writers Center Exhibit

Here’s another of my paintings to be featured at the Writers Center exhibit, opening in late June.  A ‘plein air’ painting (done in the great outdoors) painted along S Street, NW, DC, in a workshop offered by Carol Rubin, another wonderful artist.

three colorful bushes on S Street, NW, DC

S Street Lollipops.  Oil on Linen Panel.


Another Upcoming Exhibit ~~ Ten Paintings at the DC Writers Center!

The wonderful DC-area Writers Center regularly hosts art exhibits in its large space, featuring the works of local artists.  Ten of my paintings will be included in the next show, scheduled to open in late June.  This exhibit is organized around the works of those who have painted with Gonzalo Navarro, a fellow teacher at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo, MD.  I have enjoyed Gonzalo’s teaching expertise — it’s always good to practice skills under the tutelage of an expert in portraiture and figurative painting.  It’s great to have Gonzalo at the Yellow Barn, as well as Maud Taber-Thomas, supplementing the excellent portraiture teaching of Gavin Glakas.

Here is one of the paintings I’ll show in the upcoming exhibit.  More to follow.

ballerina in profile

Pensive Ballerina.  Oil on Arches Oil Paper.


Upcoming Juried Exhibit – Second Year Selected

I’m honored to have been selected again for inclusion in the second annual Hill Center Regional Juried Exhibition.  The judge this year is Philip Kennicott, Art and Architecture Critic for The Washington Post.  Here’s my painting, one of 65 works selected from over 450 works submitted by almost 100 artists.  I must admit – I was surprised!

Fall on the C & O Canal

Blazing Canal.  Gouache on Paper.


The Red Hat, framed.

Our 7 Palettes Exhibit is Over and We All Did Fairly Well

Our two-day exhibit at the Yellow Barn drew steady streams of visitors as well as pleasantly crowded scrum for the Saturday evening reception.  I believe every one of we Seven Palettes sold one or two framed paintings, along with ‘bin art’ (unframed originals and prints packed with mat and backing), and greeting cards based on our art.

A framed print of “The Red Hat”, an archival giclee of one of my favorite iPad paintings, found a good home, as did “Red on Yellow, C&O Canal Autumn”, one of my gouache paintings. I also sold several matted giclees and a print on tempered glass from my “Fruit, Veggies & Flowers” iPad series.  I don’t think I’ve shown you what the glass printings look like.  Here’s a snapshot of several (the black around each is padding to protect the tiles during shipping).

Some iPad Pints on Tempered Glass

Some iPad Prints on Tempered Glass

Many of the visitors asked questions about the ins and outs of iPad art, as well as gouache, so maybe there will be further opportunities to teach those techniques,

C & O Autumn.  Gouache.

Sneak Peak at Paintings I’m Hanging in the Weekend Exhibit

Here’s a new painting I made in gouache a few weeks ago — thinking it would appeal to people who love the C & O Canal as much as Pat and I do.  It’s based (loosely) on a photo I made last Fall on one of our walks.  Pat can’t get much exercise when I’m constantly ‘braking’ to take shots like these!

I decided to hang mostly gouaches this time, with only singles of oil paintings and iPad giclees.  (There will be many more matted & backed in the bins, though, along with lots of greeting cards printed with some of my favorite paintings.)  Remember:  Saturday & Sunday noon to 5, with reception from 6 to 8pm on Saturday.  Yellow Barn Studio, at Glen Echo Park.

Now, here’s a look at the other pieces that will be framed and available to bring home at show’s end:





For the Locals: Some Friends and I Are Having a Party (and Art Show) Saturday Night and You’re Invited!

I’ve been silent for awhile, but not inactive.  This post hopefully brings you to my brand new blog and gallery website.  I’ve wanted to have a somewhat more professional presence and this new structure allows that.  I’ve still got more to do on this, but have MUCH more exciting things to talk about at the moment   ~~~ the 7 Palettes!

hi-res-front-cardYou’re invited to our reception, Saturday, November 9 from 6pm to 8pm, at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo Park.  Our art can be seen (and purchased) then or any time during our exhibit hours.  Saturday 12pm to 5pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm.

The other six of the 7 Palettes are:  Sara Becker, Nancy Butler, Helen Gallagher, Caroline Orrick, Ann Rossilli and Penny Smith.  Check out their sites, and that of our group:  And then come visit our show!