Sunday, February 28, 2016


TOWNER BARNS.  A preliminary sketch of these lovely barns on Victor-Egypt Road here in upstate New York on a classic autumn day.  The barn on the left, I'm told, was used for great grandmother may have even joined a quilting bee there since she lived only about a mile away.

Friday, February 26, 2016


SKETCHES FROM THE LAMBERTON CONSERVATORY.  I'm teaching a sketching class here this winter, and these are couple of sketches I've done since class has started...the greenhouse in the snow, an hibiscus and one of the tortoises they keep.  The Conservatory is part of the Parks Department in the city of Rochester, NY and an excellent place to get some green and warmth and color in the middle of a gray winter.  The University of Rochester, Memorial Art Gallery's Creative Workshop hires me to teach these classes...we may do them again next winter.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Burnsides Bridge, Antietam Creek.  At this now bucolic site, three separate Union attacks were required to take the bridge from a handful of Confederate sharpshooters shooting down from the ridge above.

Monday, February 22, 2016


Aerial Perspective.  This is an exercise I like to use in class to demonstrate how to create depth by moving from blues in the background to yellow in the foreground, working through the appropriate colors in between.