Get ready!!!!! :0)

Classes start next week! Time to start thinking of your Fall subjects🙂 What do want to see in front of you on your drawing table…small subjects, large subjects, colorful subjects, leaves, grasses, pods, or something from the farmers market.  Take the time to be aware of what’s around you and what catches your eye….apples, crabapples, magnolia pods….it’s all around you :O)

Check schedules and times in the “Classes” section and remember we are back at Ward Pound Ridge Reserve ❤️ See you next week!


My painting of The Pump House at Stone House this summer, I’ve loved this subject for years!

Feeling just a hint of Fall :O)

Thank you all for a lovely summer. Vickie’s garden and Kitchawan Farm gave us so many beautiful summer days.

While walking the dogs at Ward Pound Ridge this morning the doggies and I could see clear hints of Fall🙂  The tall grasses are showing off colorful seed tops and tiny blossoms…the wild grape vines are changing color.

I welcome the Fall with open arms and look forward to the crisp cool air and brilliant colors everywhere!

See you the end of September ❤️


Boiling hot tomorrow!!!!!!!!

I was painting at Lasdon today….and it was brutal!  I managed to start a painting on one of the lovely old apple trees and look forward to returning and continuing it soon.

Tomorrow is suppose to be even hotter than today, which is hard to imagine.  I’ve decided to cancel class because of the heat and promise of thunderstorms.

We will meet next Wednesday at Kitchawan and then return to Vickie’s gardens the following week.

Stay cool, enjoy some sweet tea and shade🙂


Apple tree in progress🙂


No class today :O(

The ground is soaking wet from the rains last night, this morning and with more rain on the way…so no class today.  We will try to meet again on Friday but the weather pattern is very unstable so we will have to wait and see.  I will email again on Friday morning if class is on…fingers crossed :O)

Stay dry 🌧☔️🌧