Smithsonian Classes: Fish and Leaf Prints

This spring I’m teaching for the first time at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.! On April 27, I’ll be teaching watercolor and printmaking in a 5 hour workshop called Leaves Two Ways.    First you’ll transform contour drawings of leaves into transparent watercolor paintings.  Then you’ll use the same leaves

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Georgetown Public Art

  I received this mural commission in July 2018 to design and paint eight nine-foot columns in an open-air plaza at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Over eight days, my assistant Morgan and I started at 7 AM to avoid the July heat. First we primed and then painted

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New Yosemite watercolors

  Yosemite Falls in June (watercolor and ink on paper, 8 x 6 inches) and two other new paintings from my time in the park this past June show up in the new video by SR/A Gallery in Chevy Chase MD.   You’ll find them in the first 30 seconds

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Summer in the Sierra

If you’re traveling out west this summer, I’ll be in Yosemite National Park for two weeks as an artist-in-residence beginning June 11. I’ll be teaching a 4 hour class called Painting and Printing the Park each day (except Sunday) from 10-2. Here’s a link to more info on the Yosemite

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Big thanks!

Sending out a very big thanks to everyone who came to the SR/A gallery opening! I was lucky enough to sell a painting that first evening, a watercolor from Yosemite National Park’s Soda Springs. The other paintings I’m showing are from Yosemite too.  The biggest piece is a white-line woodcut

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Opening April 26

For all readers near Washington D.C.:  Six of my Yosemite paintings will be featured in a group show at SR/A La Collection Art Gallery in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Real Art on a Shoestring will feature over 100 pieces (from over 10 artists) each for $750 or less. Come by on

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Cook’s Meadow, Yosemite Valley

Three forest fires to the south filled the valley with smoke each morning, but the valley oak in Cook’s Meadow shrugged it off.  I painted this with ink and a  sumi paintbrush at about 10:30 AM.

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NEW CLASSES AT THE SMITHSONIAN ON ZOOM

White line Woodcuts

 sold out for March 2021! 

But it’s coming back this summer, check this space or the Smithsonian Associates catalog for the exact date and time.

Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish

 May 8, 10 -1 PM

Gyotaku Hawaiian Style 

If you’ve taken the first class, come on back and learn how to add color to your prints!

May 15, 10 – 1PM

Handprints: Printing on Fabric with Natural Materials

June 5, 10 – 1 PM

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LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FUTURE

Nature monotypes and hand printed clothing at the Marblehead Arts Association juried show.

Nature leaves shirt

Opening postponed. You’ll find the Marblehead Arts Association in the Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St.  Marblehead, MA

 

CURRENTLY SHOWING AT

Happy Isles Art | Yosemite National Park,  California

Yosemite Art and Nature Center