the color of water, photo by artist Mary Jane Volkmann

The Color of Water

I recently received the most wonderful gift!  One of my artist friends, Linda Blondheim, and I were invited by a mutual friend to spend a few days painting on an island in the Gulf of Mexico.  Painting water and being around it thrill me, so the opportunity to have an artist residency where I could …

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painter at plein air painting workshop in Odessa, Florida

The beckoning of spring

Here in north central Florida, spring is bursting out in a riot of color and an orchestra of birdsong.  The weather is fresh and the outdoors beckons!  I recently taught a plein air painting workshop in Odessa, Florida.  I am always fascinated by the different subject matter which intrigues artists as well as the diverse …

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photo of Sandhill Cranes

Transitions

When I’m outdoors painting I keep my binoculars and my iBird Explorer Pro handy!  I get such a thrill in watching and listening to the birds, especially the flocks of Sandhill Cranes in Florida at this time of year.  I am now busy putting the final touches on a number of paintings which will be …

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