Saturday, May 23, 2009


Pretty certain my "Black Iris" real name is "Night Owl" see if you agree! I call it a black iris. It is so dark and a beautiful shade of blue violet! I should really come close to completion this weekend. PLEASE hurry June 19.

Check out my sketchbook folder on Flickr! This is how I develop my ideas, take notes and sketch out image ideas. This is my third sketchbook and definitely my best one. I made the book myself - modeled after one I saw in a catalog. I can change out pages, add more or, do whatever I need to expand.

Two pretty exciting things happened this week. I attended my first B.A.A. (Buxton Art Association) meeting. A group of local artists getting together for chat and camaraderie. I also made contact with a possible exhibition venue for this coming fall in town Portland right on Gongress Street.
Step by step.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Acrylic Painting Class

Last Wednesday night, a small group of people from my acrylics class in Westbrook gathered for our last class together. Greg Locsin was our gracious host. I really hope to see this class build in to a real community of artists and creatives, getting together to share ideas and encouraging people to keep productive.

I know that I have really looked forward to Wednesday nights all winter. The conversations and wonderful working atmosphere has helped me to keep painting even after an exhausting day at work.

I found it interesting that we should meet in the very building that I was hired in over twenty years ago in Westbrook and I could not wait to see the old Forrest Street School!

For more photos, please check out my Flickr photostream - click my acrylics class collection. Keep checking back too because I plan to add work from other students too.

Thank you all for such a wonderful time. I am looking forward to a new session next fall. I do believe that the dates for winter session will be September 16 to December 16. See you there!
Left to right: by Greg Locsin, by Stephanie Emery, bottom by Everette Brown, by Olga LaPlante