Lovely article on white on white :O)

White often makes us all shutter a bit…but the main thing to remember it that white is rarely white….enjoy the following link :O)  Sourced from the American Society of Botanical Artists.

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Painting Whites on White by Elaine Searle

Originally appeared in The Botanical Artist – Volume 16, Issue 3

Please sign and share this!!!!!

The Westchester County Legislature is trying to close our Nature Centers!!!!!  Please support our parks by signing this petition to show where you stand.  If this passes our Trailside Nature Museum among many other parks buildings and programs will close on January 1st.  Please sign this petition and share it with everyone you know.  You do not have to be a resident of Westchester to sign…you can be from anywhere in the county..make your voice heard….please!


The American Society of Botanical Artists is in town :O)

18th Annual International

American Society of Botanical Artists

The Horticultural Society of New York

New York Design Center

New York, NY

November 4 – December 30, 2015

The international exhibition of botanical art hosted by the
American Society of Botanical Artists
and The Horticultural Society of New York is in mid-town Manhattan this year.
Catalogue 18th Annual ASBA show

Catalogue 18th Annual ASBA show

Tomorrow is the big day!

Our botanical art show is ready to go :)  The opening is from noon to 4pm this Saturday! Anyone in the area is invited to join us.  Many of the artists and their friends and family will be attending. The show will be up for a month so if you can’t make the opening please drop by and see the show another day….Ward Pound Ridge is especially beautiful this time of year, come for a walk and enjoy the day :)

Art Students' Exhibition Poster

Our show is coming soon :O)

Please drop off your art work next week at the WPA Gallery. The gallery is the stone building to the right of the gate at the entrance to Ward Pound Ridge Reserve.  You can drop off you work from October 28th-31st.

Click on the pdf file below for labels to attach to your art work. Print out the labels and attach securely to each one of your art works.  I will also have labels with me in class.

art show tags pdf

I will be hanging the show in the main farm house the following week so please be sure to have everything dropped off with labels and properly frames, ready to go :)

Please email me with any questions

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A tool to make your life easier :O)

With some new students in my drawing class I was reminded of the need to support leaves, flowers and small subjects while posing your subject. Please bring a white piece of foam core 11×14 or close to it to your next class :O)  There are precut pieces of foam core at Staples.  The “Helping Hands” product is also useful and it can be found on Amazon (also Radio Shack and some hardware stores.  Put these things in your bag of magic tricks for your botanical art lessons :) If you get one thing bring in the foam core…it’s cheap and light :)

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We’re having an art show! :O)

Time to get your favorite drawings and paintings together for our art show at Ward Pound Ridge Reserve. We will be showing in the main white house at the entrance to the nature reserve.

So start thinking about what you would like to present in the show and if you would like to sell any of your work :)  Deadline for dropping of your paintings is November 2nd and 3rd, all art work must be properly prepared and ready to hang. Please attach your name, subject, medium used and price securely on the back of each art work. This is a great opportunity for your work to be seen by a broad audience :O)

Reception will be from 1-4pm on Saturday, November 7th :)  Please spread the word to friends and family to come and enjoy the day with us!

Any questions about your art work or the reception please email me at

Art Students' Exhibition Poster