Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hudson Valley Art Association 80th Annual Exhibition

I am happy to report that my colored pencil drawing, Pizzelle On A Pedestal, has been accepted into the Hudson Valley Art Association's 80th Annual Exhibition. The show travels from the Lyme Art Association's Cole and Goodman galleries in Old Lyme, Connecticut (June 17-31), to the National Arts Club in New York (August 4-20).

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Here is the commissioned portrait that I've been working on intermittently for quite a while: the lovely Macy and her sweet pooch, Allen. As I often do, I am posting at the point of about 99% finished, to take that final look before the last little adjustments are made.

I find that when I work at a slow and steady pace, as I have here, I seem to want to just keep going that way, and the finishing point remains far away... almost like a song that never ends... I could keep humming along happily! But, it's time to get Macy and Allen matted, framed and delivered to their home, so that finishing point has come, and it's time to stop the humming. I hope it will be enjoyed there as much as I have enjoyed creating it here!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

CPSA 19th Annual International Exhibition

I was so happy to learn yesterday that my portrait, Ella and the Cosmos, has been accepted into the Colored Pencil Society of America's 19th Annual International Exhibition! This year's event is in Dallas, Texas, at the Charles W. Eisemann Center Gallery for the month of July.

Heartfelt thank yous and lots of love to my niece (for posing), and to my brother and sister-in-law for being such wonderful patrons of my artwork... and allowing this portrait to take a little trip to Dallas!