Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thin Line Tips

The email made my day. Someone taking their first art class in part because they are inspired by my paintings. He was struggling with how to create thin lines. He wondered if I used a pallet knife or super thin brush. I responded to his email and decided to share this tip as a blog post as well.

Rockport was the painting he mentioned.

The close up shows the moored ropes.

The tip is to paint the rope, then go back over the area with darker paint, thereby leaving only the thin line you desire.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

ASMA Signature Member Article

The American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) included an article in their Winter 2017 publication on me as a new signature member. Big thanks to ASMA for sharing this spotlight on my work. I hope you enjoy reading the article.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Contemporary Masters of Marine Painting

The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art of the Midland Center for the Arts in Midland, Missouri has an invitational exhibit called Contemporary Masters of Marine Painting. This museum show is from January 14 to April 2, 2017. I will have three paintings exhibited including Buck’s Harbor, Maine, a 24 x 30 oil painting.

Monday, January 2, 2017

San Francisco Paint Out – February 11

The Balclutha is a three-masted, steel-hulled, square-rigged ship built in 1886 to carry a variety of cargo all over the world. It is now part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. On Saturday, February 11 starting at 10 a.m., The American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) is hosting a paint out to paint the Balclutha from the Aquatic Park near Fisherman’s Wharf. The day will include a guided tour of the ship at 2:15 pm.  You don’t have to be an ASMA member to attend this paint out. To be added to the interest list, contact Brent Jensen at brentjensen@me.com or 415-307-7779.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Portrait of Mom

mom-program mom-painting
My mother-in-law, Shirley Morris, passed away and the family had a Celebration of Life service last Saturday. To honor the amazing person she was, I painted her portrait. The painting was displayed at the book sign-in table and after the service, I went to my father-in-law's home and hung the painting across from her favorite chair.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

AIS 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition – Florence Plaza

September 29 through October 30, 2016 are the dates for the American Impressionist Society 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition. The exhibition will be held at the Howard/Mandville Gallery in Kirkland, Washington.

Florence Plaza, a 24 x 20 oil painting of mine was accepted into this prestigious show. I will be attending the opening reception on September 29 from 5-8 p.m. and hope to see you then.

Florence Plaza, 24 x 20 oil painting

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Solo Exhibition at Christian Daniels Gallery

Please join me at the June 3, 2016 opening reception from 6-8 p.m. at Christian Daniels Gallery in San Francisco. This solo exhibition will include 24 oil paintings from scenes of the Bay area and Europe. If you are unable to attend the opening reception, you can visit the gallery through July 16 to see the art work in person.

Mission District Churches
Mission District Churches, 12 x 24 oil painting.