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Hi Everyone,

I'm sure this comes as no surprise to you but In light of this horrible virus and social distancing I am cancelling all upcoming classes until further notice.

I will reschedule them once Governor Cuomo, the White House and the Medical Experts advise that it's safe to do so.

Some of you know I flew down to Texas in the beginning of March to be with my husband for a few weeks.  That few weeks has been extended to an unknown date.  I won't be coming back until it is safe to do so.

If you'd like to take a tour of the National Museum of Art heres a link to their virtual tour. You may have to copy this to your browser.

If any of you have questions or need help with a particular technique you can call me at 518-852-9160 or shoot me an email and I'll do my best to help you.

Please stay safe and stay home!!!


Heres a couple pictures of past classes:




Artist Tip:
Cleaning Brushes:   Wipe out as much paint as you can before cleaning the brushes in thinner.  For Fan brushes use the knife and scrape the paint on to your palette.   This will keep the thinner cleaner and you'll be able to use the thinner longer before changing it.  
If you prefer a less toxic method you can clean brushes in baby or mineral oil.  However, this can only be done after you've finished painting as the oil needs time to drain from the brush. You'll need at least 2 of each brush to use while you paint.   One for light colors and one for dark colors.  Clean the brush in a pail with baby or mineral oil and a screen in the bottom just as you do when using thinner except leave the brush beating step out. It will be messy but you'll need to squeeze the oil out of the brush with paper towels.   You may need to repeat the process a couple of times.  After you've gotten as much paint and oil out as you can place the brushes straight up with bristels down to dry overnight. 

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"Whether my cathedral views, my views of London and other canvases are painted from life or not is nobody's business and of no importance whatsoever."
_____Claude Monet

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