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Central Moravian at Dusk

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  I received a commission to do an oil painting of Central Moravian church in Bethlehem for the Brick Tavern Inn in Quakertown. I chose to paint the building at dusk, when the steeple is dramatically lit against the dark … Continued

MAPAPA Show – Cityscape 2016

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  I was excited to find out that my pastel painting “Behind the SteelStacks” was accepted into the annual Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association exhibition, CITYSCAPE 2016. I painted this piece in two relatively quick morning outings while my youngest … Continued

Stover Barn in April

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  The Stover Barn at Tinicum Park in Bucks County, PA, is one of my new favorites to paint. I love the way the trees have grown up right around the old but well-preserved structures. Since barns are usually in … Continued

Paint Out Chadds Ford

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On the weekend of February 6th, I painted in my first plein air event of 2016 — Paint Out Chadds Ford. The event was a benefit for the Chadds Ford Historical Society, and the society did a wonderful job hosting. … Continued

Setting sun, rising moon

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With winter illness, early darkness, busy schedules and taking care of the kids, I haven’t had a chance to get outside to paint in a while and to check my mortgage percentage calculator. This weekend I decided to just buckle … Continued

Brandywine Plein Air – Day One

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I was excited to participate in a plein air event this past week — Plein Air Brandywine Valley is a painting and photography competition, show and sale, where artists paint and photograph scenic properties of the Brandywine Valley. The event … Continued

Barn in Lower Macungie

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There’s a spot by the Lower Macungie Library where I have painted once before. That painting didn’t really turn out, but the place was a comfortable one — public ground, with enough foot traffic nearby to feel very safe (but … Continued

Summer haze

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  I had this painting mostly completed months ago, but last week I worked back into it a little more. It’s soft pastel over watercolor, 14″ x 10″. My older boys are off to school and the pace of life … Continued

Corolla, NC

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We recently enjoyed a trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina with my husband’s family.  It was a great time of togetherness and fun — our oldest boys went crazy for the ocean, and while our littlest guy thought … Continued

Union Chapel

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I did an oil painting of an old church called Union Chapel over the weekend. It was a perfect day for painting, clear and sunny, and cool but not cold. There was pretty heavy traffic on the road behind me, … Continued


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I’ve set a goal for myself of entering one plein air (outdoor painting) event this year, and I need to get outside and practice!  However, this gets difficult, since I have a two-year-old who needs constant and intense supervision during … Continued