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April 13, 2019

My six year old granddaughter worked really hard on these paintings and her grandfather made  a gallery for her. I am so proud of her talent and creativity. Oh, she told me to mention that they are for sale.

February 22, 2019

At the Breakers

I started this painting with a drawing using a sepia pastel pencil to determine the size and placement on the canvas.

I completed the wash in using Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Blue oil paints thinned with turpenoid. 

I start painting from the back, midgro...

January 2, 2019

The reference photo for this painting was taken during the dress rehearsal for a beginning ballet class. This was the first recital for two of my favorite dancers. These adorable dancers were watching the ballet teach off to the side, They were all supposed to be doing...

December 27, 2018

Jumping Waves by Cindy Wagner

This family portrait is of my three grandchildren. We were on a family holiday at the Breakers. The idea for the painting was inspired by Potthast paintings at the beach. I wanted to capture the joy of childhood for my grandchildren. The cl...

December 3, 2017

I added the designs on the top of the tutu, defined the flower, hanger and hook. Now I have to decided if i will add the sparkles on the tutu and the sequins on the top? Not sure yet.

Layer Three of the Recital Tutu- Thicker paint with attention to the folds in the fabr...

November 22, 2017

I spent most of the day today painting the lace dress for the Portrait of Lina in Lace. Last night I tried to find some tutorials with tips on painting lace and found there is not much on oil paint method and technique. Hopefully this blog will help the next artist pai...

September 18, 2017

En Plein Aire Oil painting- Flanders Nature Center with the Pomperaug Outdoor Painters on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Artist were invited to paint and tour the former property and studio of noted artist Natalie Van Vleck.

May 27, 2017

A Portrait of Emma and Ella. 

I am fortunate to be surrounded by my wonderful family. They are my inspirations and are a joy to paint. This is my grand niece and her favorite dog. She is currently spending a good amount of time at my home while hers is under constructio...

May 3, 2017

This portrait was inspired by my 4 year old granddaughter. She appears delicate and fragile with her thin build and translucent complexion. She is absolutely fearless. She was scrappy and determined from the moment she was born. A twin and premature she was tiny and to...