Sunny Side Up

I smile when two dear friends reacted the same way to this oil painting study: “This is so lovely to put in your kitchen!” First, I love their support. And I love the way they see my art… very differently from me.  I see what needs improvement, the details that need adjustment, the fact that…

Creative Realism

What is Creative Realism? Professor Edward Spaulding DeVoe explains it as, “I have invented the term Creative Realism as a way to best explain how artists reveal themselves in their works. No matter the style or era, the hand and voice of the artist bears witness for all time.” Isn’t this description a wonder to…

Learning from the Old Masters

Today was my second day at the Metropolitan Museum of New York painting the portrait of An Egyptian Women with Earrings from John Singer Sargent. I have enrolled in this art workshop offered by the MET with the Art Students League of New York. This workshop is supervised by our master professor Mr. Gervits. During…