| 21 March, 2019 21:04
| 18 March, 2019 17:19
| 02 March, 2019 12:34
| 03 February, 2019 17:56
Hello! It's still winter but I'm making teaching plans for warmer weather. I've been invited to teach a pastel workshop at the Morton Arboretum in October 2019. A few people have suggested a plein air workshop focusing on fall color. If there are any topics you are interested in learning or would like more information on, please let me know. Happy painting!
8" x 10" soft pastel
| 13 October, 2018 20:22
I'm very happy to tell you that three of my pieces have been accepted into PSNM's 10th Annual Small Works Show which takes place from November 3 - December 1, 2018. The show will be held at Studio J Gallery, 6601 4th St. NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM. The opening reception is Saturday, November 3 from 4-6pm. Please stop by!
Last Light on the Sandia
| 18 March, 2018 17:55
I'm very pleased to announce that two of my pastels will be included in the Pastel Society of New Mexico's 'Members' Only Show'. The exhibit will be held at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Art, 251 Main Street SE, Los Lunas, New Mexico 87031 from April 21 - June 2, 2018. The opening reception will be Saturday, May 5, from 2-4pm. Hope to see you there!
'A Cool Spring Day' 9" x 12" pastel
'Wetland Tangle' 11" x 11" pastel
| 28 February, 2018 17:12
If you're feeling bored with your art, sometime a change in scenery can be very inspiring. Here are some photos of a painting trip to Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley with the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. Spectacular mountains and great painting buddies!
High Plateau View, 8" x 6" pastel
On a high plateau along Box Canyon Road.
| 22 January, 2018 15:37
Good News! I'm pleased to announce that my pastel "Winter Solitude" was accepted into the Pastel Society of New Mexico's 26th Annual National Pastel Painting Exhibition. The exhibit will be open daily at Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W. Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM from March 2 - 31. Opening reception and awards presentation is Friday, March 2 from 5:00-7:30pm. The public is invited - so please stop by!
'Winter Solitude' 10" x 20" pastel
| 13 November, 2017 14:01
I recently took a workshop with Richard McKinley. He likes to work in a high key range and has very few dark pastels in his box. Here's a few photos from the workshop showing his watercolor underpainting and the finished studio piece.
Watercolor underpainting for the studio demo.
Finished studio demo.
This is the palette he used. He likes to work in a high key so there were very few dark pastels. Richard has the ability to talk while he demos and has so much information to share! He's a truly gifted teacher!
| 16 September, 2017 09:26
There is a new gallery section on my website called Small Works. These pieces were all done as part of a "30 paintings in 30 days challenge." Most of them are either 8" by 8" or smaller. I had a lot of fun with these during the month of August and they were done from photographs or memory. Because the intention of these pieces was to experiment, I felt free to do some color variations. Let me know what you think - and thanks for checking in!
| 07 August, 2017 16:32
From September 2-28, I'll be participating in a show at the Placitas Community Library with five other local artists. The public reception is on September 8 from 5-7pm. The library is located at 453 NM-165, Placitas, NM 87043. Please call the library at 505-867-3355 for more information. Hope to see you at the reception!
| 24 March, 2017 15:35
The Monday Painters group that I frequently paint with has a show of 50 paintings that can be seen at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Monday - Thursday from 9am - 2pm. I have two small plein air pieces in the show. The church is located at 431 Richmond Pl, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. The show will be up until the end of May. Stop by to see paintings of places in the Albuquerque area where we meet! If you're inspired to paint with us when we begin painting again in April, please let me know.
| 07 March, 2017 19:21
For the past six weeks, the Nature Artist's Guild of The Morton Arboretum has sponsored a Winter Encounter. Members were invited to submit a photo to the Guild's blog of a finished or unfinished work of art on a weekly basis. I managed to do one pastel sketch and three plein air pieces. To see my work and the work of other Guild artists go to: http://natureartistsguild.com and click on Winter Encounter. The blog also has current information on Guild events and shows.
Thanks for checking in!
| 23 February, 2017 19:34
Registration is now open for the workshop I'll be teaching at The Morton Arboretum on April 7 and 8. It's listed as: "Visiting Artist Series: Value and Color in Landscapes."
Learn why value is essential to accurately capturing a landscape. In this two-day pastel workshop, visiting artist Laverne Bohin will show you how to use the correct value and to notice the subtle shifts of value that exist in the landscape. Develop your sensitivity to a color's value so you are better able to separate it from it's hue. During the one-hour lunch break on Saturday, visit the Nature Artists' Guild Spring Exhibit in nearby Cudahy Auditorium for some inspiration.
Visit www.mortonarb.org to register or call 630-719-2468. Hope to see you there!
| 30 January, 2017 17:25
Color and Value workshop
The next workshop I'll be teaching is on April 7 and 8 at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. We will do a number of exercises exploring the relationship between color and value as it applies to landscape drawing. come with an open mind and prepare to be surprised. See the workshop page on this website for registration information.