Sunday, May 22, 2016

It's that time of year when flowers are beginning to bloom. Every year at this time I paint lilacs. I love everything about them. They smell so great and they remind me of when I was a child playing in my mother's yard. She had huge lilacs growing in various shades of purple. Their fragrance was like heaven!  Here is a watercolor I painted a few days ago.

     Mémère”s Lilacs
      11" x 15"
      Watercolor on paper

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Yesterday was unseasonably cool and very cloudy outside. I went into my studio and turned on my little heating stove and decided to paint something light and fun to brighten up my day. Here is the results.

11" x 15"
Watercolor on Paper

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Recently I spent time relaxing and painting in Scottsdale, Arizona. The weather was perfect! Sunny and in the high eighties every single day.  I sketched and painted in the sunshine and really enjoyed my time there. Now, I have lots of photos and sketches to work from. Here is one of the paintings from my trip.

"Arizona Palms"
11" x 15"
Watercolor on Paper

Monday, January 11, 2016

A few years ago, I went to see the Nutcracker to watch my beautiful great niece Corinne dance. She was the star of the show! At one point in the show, she was patiently waiting side stage for the others to finish their performances and for her queue to return to center stage.  I glanced over her way and loved the way the light was hitting her white dancing gown. I had to paint her! Here is "Waiting to Dance".

"Waiting to Dance"
11" x 14"
Oil on Linen Panel

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I had a great workshop in Vermont with master watercolorist Alvaro Castagnet! He's a great teacher and he amazed me with his skills with the watercolor medium. I am still playing with my watercolor paints and did this painting of a scene I painted once before in oils. It is from my trip to Giverny a few years ago when I visited Monet's garden.

"Path to Monet's" 
watercolor on Arches paper
11" x 15"

Monday, July 6, 2015

Last week, I had a fantastic time on Monhegan Island painting with my friend, Kathy Morrissey. The flowers were in bloom all over the island. On this visit, I found myself drawn to them even more than the ocean.   Here is a watercolor inspired by the afternoon light. I love the golden sunlight against the bright purple lupines.

"Lupines in the Afternoon"
7" x 14"
Watercolor on Paper

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I am so excited!! Soon I will be on beautiful Monhegan Island painting with my good friend Kathy Morrissey! We have been trying to organize our schedules so that we could get this thing together.  Finally it is settled and I am looking forward to my stay at the Monhegan House. I am doing something different this time around. I am going to work in watercolors only. I have decided to leave all other mediums back home. I travel light these days. In anticipation of my upcoming trip to the island, I did this painting of Lobster Cove in watercolor.

"Evening Comes"
15" x 22"
Watercolor on Paper