Monday, February 9, 2015

A few summer's ago, I visited an art museum with a friend and fellow artist, Patricia Gordan.  We had lunch in the beautiful outdoor area. It felt like we were in a garden. I took lots of photos that day as I always do. I recently looked through my photos of warmer summery scenes and found a few that inspired this painting.  This is called "Ladies Lunching".

"Ladies Lunching"
20" x 20"
Oil on Canvas

Monday, February 2, 2015

Last week during a major snowstorm I decided to escape from all the cold and snow. I went into my studio and cranked up the heating stove and turned on some great music. I had a mini vacation in my imagination listening to Jimmy Buffett and Bob Marley,  while I kept painting away. I took myself to a beach in Naples, Florida where I saw this cute little girl playing in the sand. Here is the result of my afternoon's work.

"Blue Pail"
12" x 12"
Acrylic on Gessoboard

Sunday, January 11, 2015

A few days ago, I saw a video of huge waves on Lobster Cove on Monhegan Island. It made me want to be there. I cannot go right now so I did the next best thing and that was to paint it. Here is a painting I did this afternoon using several old photos as reference. I miss the ocean so much!

Lobster Cove
16" x 20" 
Acrylic on Canvas

Friday, June 27, 2014

A few nights ago, I had this terrible nightmare! I dreamed I was in a strange dark city and I felt frightened and lost. Eery music was playing and there were ghostlike figures dancing and rising into the air. I felt the urge to get it out of my head so I painted what I saw. This is the result.

"Midnight Dancers"
16" x 12"
Oil on Linen panel

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

It's been a long time since I last posted. I have been very busy traveling and painting and participating in family activities. It's that time of year once again, that I am thinking about Monhegan Island. This morning I went into my studio and painted this oil painting from a small watercolor sketch. This painting will be on display this summer and for sale at the Monhegan House. Please stop by and take a look if you are on the island.  
"Evening Light on Lobster Cove"
9"x12" oil on Linen Panel

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Thinking About the Forest......

Today, I woke up and felt so tired of winter. I longed to walk through a forest and hear the sound of leaves crunching under my feet. Winter has been tough for so many of us who live where the snow falls. I remembered a painting I had started last fall and pulled it out. It is painted with a palette knife. I completed it this morning and decided to place it on my blog.

A Monhegan Scene
16" x 20"
Oil on Linen Panel

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Shadow Man

 I dream in color. My dreams are very much like mini movies because I often hear music in the background. The music enhances the mood of the scene and intensifies what I am experiencing while in another realm.  Often, I feel the urge to try to recreate not only what I see but the feeling I get from the overall dream experience.  This painting was created after I had a beautiful dream that I was walking on a foggy beach where I encountered a strange dark figure. The title of the painting is "The Shadow Man".

 The Shadow Man
Oil on Linen panel