Sugar Time

This is a watercolor and ink painting by Elizabeth Oakerson.  She was reading in old diaries about how her family, in the old days, gathered the sap and made maple syrup. Thus she… Continue reading

Allegany Roadside Rose’

This is a 11×14 oil painting of some great grapes just waiting to be picked.  You can almost reach out and grab them.  Karen Barber, one of our students, just finished this great… Continue reading

Yet to be determined.

As many of you know next year’s calendar will be Outhouses.  Sally again will be writing a poem to go with it.  She is looking for any stories about outhouses. If you have… Continue reading

Blowing in the Wind

This is meant to be a pair with the recently done dandelion (Blown Away).  I would hope that someone would buy the pair.  It is done on scratchboard with just a hint of… Continue reading

Autumn Quartet

Elizabeth Oakerson, a fairly new student, wanted to learn more about developing form so she decided to paint squash.  I think she learned well.


Recently I saw some portraits online done in scratchboard and that challenged me to try one.  This is one that I did of a friend, it is 8×10.

Willy Woodchuck

This is a new children’s book written by one of our students, Ida Case.   Available for $14 by contacting  It is very well illustrated.

Blown Away

Blown Away

Blown Away is a 5×7 scratchboard.

Outhouse Number Three

This is an 8×10 oil.  I love the combination of a manure spreader and an outhouse.  This will be one of the paintings for my 2015 calendar.