New Workshop open for registration:

In a few short weeks I am teaching two online workshops in acrylic painting. The first is for teens ages 14 – 18 and runs from June 29 – July 3, 2020. The second is for adults and runs from July 6 – 10, 2020.

Since this is the first time the workshop has moved online, rather than being run in-person at Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, I could use help spreading the word. Please forward this to anyone you think may be interested. The class includes pre-recorded demo videos to watch at your own pace, printable instructional PDFs with visual examples of every exercise and assignment, as well as live zoom painting sessions and Q&A meetings to discuss and critique each daily project.

Anyone can take these classes, they are suitable for complete beginners. Below is the advertisement for the adult workshop, and you can follow these links to register:

Adult workshop:

Teen workshop:

Thank you so much for your interest in this new exciting learning opportunity! And thank you for spreading the word.


This is an underpainting for another little space study. I’m working in acrylic this time which is unusual to me after so many years painting only in oil. Still, it is nice to reacquaint oneself with different materials from time to time.

acrylic painting of kitchen
Underpainting, "Cabin Kitchen", acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10"

Café on the River Cam

While in Cambridge, UK this summer my husband punted my new in-laws and I down the river Cam on a sunny day. A sunny day in England… imagine that! Well, we were strangely lucky and had plenty of sun when we were there and I took many photographs. It is quite likely that these pictures will end up in painted form one day or another and here is the first example: a playful painting of a café near where we docked our boat.

painting of a cafe on the river cam in cambridge uk
Cafe on the Cam, acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10"