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Happy New Year Year 2017!

Happy Holidays!

"Moody Watercolors"

Autumn Colors in Watercolor Workshop

Watercolor Seascapes Workshop at Sandy Hook Beach, NJ

Welcome Back! Looking Forward to Seeing You in My Class or on a Workshop

A Week of Drawing Fun for Young Artists

"Painting in the Open Air" 2016

Looking Forward to Watercoloring with You in 2016!

October Plein Air Workshops

Week-Long Drawing Class for Young Artists

"Summer Watercolors"

Painting Summer Greens & Trees in Watercolor Workshop

Spring Plein Air Watercolor Workshops

Lake Champlain Watercolor Workshop (in partnership with Shelburne Craft School)

Season Greetings!

The Ogden Minton Pleissner Gallery

Watercolor Workshop at the East Hampton Art Association

It's the Perfect Time for an Autumn Colors Watercolor Workshop!

"Plein Air Watercolors" at the Ridgewood Art Institute

My Classes at the Ridgewood Art Institute will Resume on September 3rd & 4th

Join me on a Watercolor Workshop in Central Park, NYC & Shelburne Farms, VT

Weeklong Drawing Summer Session for Young People

Painting Summer Greens & Trees Watercolor Workshop at Ringwood Manor

"Peaceful Places"

Happy Birthday Anders Zorn!

Watercolor Trivia

Wishing You a Wonderful Holiday Season!

"Wintry Mix"

"Ivory" Black Friday for the Art Lover

The NJWCS Silver Medal of Honor

"Not So Plain": Plein Air Painting

Watercolor Painting Trips, Summer 2013

John Singer Sargent Watercolors

Join Me for a Watercolor Demonstration at the Salmagundi Club In New York City on April 16th

Happy New Year!

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Art Lover

The Sol App and the Golden Hour

Can Art Promote Healing?

Come Join Me on a Watercolor Workshop

The Complete Painter's Handbook

American Watercolor Society Membership

Watercolor Palettes

Real Men Use Magic Eraser

91st Annual Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society and Traveling Exhibit

Exhibitions to Check Out!

Watercolors of Acadia

Cold Hands, Warm Palette

Watercolor Reflections & Resolutions

Holiday Greetings!

Ten Great Movies about Art & Artists

Isabellas Free….Forever!


The Ogden M. Pleissner Gallery is located at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne Vermont.

The Ogden Minton Pleissner Gallery

Fri, Dec 12th, 2014


"You can say that a picture has a sense of place, but in a painting, a landscape, to me it's the mood conveyed that counts. Constable, Homer, and George Inness convey a sense of place in their pictures, yet there is something else that goes far beyond that." - Ogden Minton Pleissner (1905 - 1983)

The Ogden M. Pleissner Gallery at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont is a real treat. Pleissner was a master watercolorist who was well known for his landscape and sporting paintings. The museum has taken his studio from Manchester, VT and made it a part of the gallery. It looks just like how he may have left it; complete with a painting in progress on the drafting table as though he stepped away for a little break.

Whenever I'm in Vermont, I make an effort to visit the gallery. It's home to over 600 of his paintings and every season they display a few dozen. The gallery does a great job rotating the pictures, so you always see something new. I'm a great admirer of Pleissner and feel a real connection to his art. He studied under the famous artist/teacher, Frank Vincent DuMond (1865 - 1951) at the Art Student's League in New York who is also a part of my own "art lineage."