CUBA 2017 Plein Air Workshop

April 29 – May 7, 2017

Please join me on a plein air painting adventure like no other. This workshop is designed to allow you to see the day-to-day life of the Cuban people, experience their culture in a very intimate way. The tour will have it’s own tour guide and private driver the entire time we are in Cuba. This will allow you to see and experience things that most tourist will never see. The painting experience will be varied, with options to paint urban scenes as well as the beautiful rural landscape.

For more information please contact Janet Miller at The Travel Gallery (561) 745-1559 or

Road Along the Loxahatchee

Loved doing this little study of this small road that follows the river.  Was captivated by the way the light was coming over this little mound and hitting the road and the tops of the shrubs.  The sky had this slight yellow tint at the horizon.  Wasn’t quite as sunny as I portrayed it but just could help make it a bit more of a warm and inviting painting.  Pastel, (12 1/2″ x 16 1/2″)

The Amalfi Coast

In preparation for the Plein Air Workshop that I am giving in the Amalfi Coast on June 2 – June 11, 2014 I have made a painting based on a number of photo references. The challenge of recording perspectives that are not normally available in South Florida I felt the need to do a few practice runs before I embark on the real thing. I am very pleased with the way that it turned out.  Love the feeling of the strong light.  Enjoy. (Pastel, 16 1/2″ x 12 1/2″)

Hope to see you in Positano, Ravello and Capri , Italy in June.  For detailed information on the workshop visit the Lighthouse Museum and School of Art’s website at

Amalfi Coast Plein Air Painting Workshop

I am very excited about the workshop that I am giving June 2-11, 2014 on the Amalfi Coast sponsored by the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida.  If you are interested please contact Gallery Travel in Tequesta, Fl and speak with Joan Dowrick (561) 745-1550 or Mary Lee Kenny (561) 745-1563. They can give you more details about the workshop.

Florida Marsh Sunset

This is a pastel on Wallis paper  I just completed and is one of my favorite type of Florida landscape… marshland.  There is such a simple beauty about a marsh and yet they play a very complex role in our environment.  They are truly amazing and I can not help but be captivated by the marshlands and drawn to paint them at every opportunity.

Spent the morning at the Loxahatchee Wildlife Preserve in Boynton Beach doing this plein air painting.  It was an absolutely beautiful morning and had to hurry because they were predicting thunderstorms.  Not a good place to be in a thunderstorm. This piece is a 9×12 and took about an hour and am fairly pleased with how it feels and liked how I captured the look of the clouds, with their pinkish/purplish cast to them.  Love painting these marsh low land areas of Florida.