I like to do the crossword puzzle while having my coffee in the morning. For some reason, this painting didn't want to happen. I wiped it off three times and on the verge of just tossing it in the trash. I finally wiped out the left side and added the puzzle and it came together or at least I hope it did. Sometimes you bang your head for no reason and should step back and see what you are really doing. Now to play catch up for today's painting.
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh (home of the Steelers) and came to the Northwest in 1978. I've been fortunate to travel extensively throughout the world with my sketch book, pen and ink and watercolors. That's easiest for me going through security and customs. When at home my medium of choice is oil and pastel. I love plein air and also working in my little studio. A little jazz or classical music and a paint brush, well, it doesn't get much better.
I've taught two wonderful workshops, one in Oahu, Hawaii and the other in El Dorado National Forest. My art class at Kaewyn Gallery in Bothell, WA was a delight however a brief episode with breast cancer temporarily interfered. I'm back, good as new.
I've been accepted in Juried Shows as well as Invitationals and will continue to always strive for that next level.