Monday, September 28, 2015

Still-life with Pear, Daffodil, and two Tangerines on Blue and White Saucer

Still-life with Pear, Daffodil, and two Tangerines on Blue and White Saucer 
Oil on Wood
 6" x 5.5"
2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

My student Robby Houghton, a young man with Autism / special needs, began work on his Civic Arts mural commission ...

My student, Robby Houghton, a young man with Autism / special needs, who had his mural design approved by the Pleasanton Arts Commission and City Council has begun work on his mural.  

Here are the first few pictures of his progress:





Robby worked hard prepping the utility box with 1 to 3 layers of gesso and applying the first layers of heavy-body acrylic paint.  He started creating the impressionist-style painting in the sky, and it is looking beautiful!  

Great work, Robby!


Robby Houghton is a member of Sunflower Hill, an organization founded by eleven families of children with developmental delays. Their goal is to create a sustainable, special needs community not only for their own children – but for other individuals and families seeking programming and residential options. Sunflower Hill has a Website and Facebook page that provides more information about the organization.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Oranges on Blue and White Saucer - Oil Painting on Wood

Oranges on Blue and White Saucer (SOLD) 
Oil on Wood
 6" x 5.5"
2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Art and Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies For Your Classroom, MoMA, New York

Just finished this course:

Art and Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies For Your Classroom, MoMA, New York

Explore how to integrate works of art into your classroom with inquiry-based teaching methods originally developed for in-gallery museum education.