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 raising 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
$575.00

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
16"x12"
Oil on Linen panel 



Thursday, November 7, 2013

After attending a great workshop in the Catskills with Kim English this past summer, I have become more interested in painting figures. I have painted figurative scenes in the past but my primary focus had been landscapes and seascapes. While at the workshop, the model took a break on a hot summer day and she rested on a blanket. I caught that moment with my camera and recently decided to do this painting.


A Warm Summer's Day
12" x 16"
Oil on Linen Board

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Today,  I felt very tired of the heat and humidity and decided to paint a cool scene. I found a photo that I took last winter on a trip to Boston. It's a scene of people walking down the street shopping. Here is the painting that was painted partly from the photo and the rest from my memory.

 "Winter White on Newbury Street"
                                                           24" x 24' Oil on Canvas


Saturday, August 17, 2013

I am practicing a lot with a palette knife and really loving it! Here is one of the recent paintings I did.

                                                                        L'oignon

                     16 x 8 Oil on linen panel