Imprimatura II

Today was a beautiful snowy day.  I was able to spend a few hours painting this morning before going out for some cross-country skiing with my husband. For the underpainting of this piece, I’m trying to keep the colors bright.  It’s a technique I learned from Tom Buechner.  The only real difference, I think, is […]


Today I spent the afternoon painting with my friend Kim.  She worked on a landscape from a trip to Alaska, and I began the imprimatura on my “Traditions” painting (I like to use the term imprimatura because it sounds more sophisticated than underpainting, even though they are relatively the same thing). I am a notoriously […]


This year (2011) is the 50th anniversary of the Oxford Gallery in Rochester, New York.  And every year the gallery owner, Jim Hall has an invitational themed show.  Last year’s was “Fiat Lux”.  The year before that was “Nocturn”.  To celebrate the gallery’s 50th anniversary, this year’s theme is “Traditions”.  The subject of my painting […]

Jake’s Valentine

Even though Valentine’s Day is a few days past, I thought I’d post a picture of the valentine I made for Jake. I usually don’t put too much into Valentine’s Day, but after a card-making party that Colleen put on last week, I was biten by the paper-crafting bug.  It was also a convenient excuse […]