Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I wish all of you and your family members a very Merry Christmas! Take your time when traveling, don't rush, stay safe and have a great time at all your family gatherings!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Announcing Small Works for Sale at two Holiday Shows!

Playing in the Sand

5"x7" Oil on linen Canvas, Framed
$175.00 Plus shipping

I have lots of small paintings available for sale at the following Holiday Shows. They make great Christmas gifts for friends and family members who love art and otherwise could not afford to buy larger works. These small oil and watercolor paintings can be seen at the following locations:

NHAA Levy Gallery
136 State St. Portsmouth, NH
Dec 1-31.   Reception Fri. Dec 3  5-8pm

Irvine Gallery
River Tree Arts
35 Western Ave Kennebunk, ME
Dec 1- 31  Reception Sat. Dec 4  4-6pm

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Touching Water

I recently went through my old photo collection and came across one of my son when he was little. It brought back many happy memories of all the times we spent at the beach. I was inspired to do this little painting.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Still Life with Golden Vase

I find great joy in painting colorful still lifes in the wintertime. This was done from a photo that I took a year ago. Whenever I receive flowers I quickly set up a still life and photograph it so that I have many warm, floral scenes to work with in the dead of winter. This is a very small painting but it packs a lot of punch!

7"x5" Oil on linen Canvas, Framed


Friday, November 19, 2010

Path to the Sea

This is a favorite little painting that was done very quickly with a large brush to keep the energy going. It is a scene from Kittery Point, Maine at Fort Foster. That is a great place to paint because of the beautiful rocks and winding little paths along the shore.
5 x 7 Oil on Linen Canvas, Framed

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Pile of Pumpkins

I was at the local Agway Store to buy dog food and I saw their latest display of fall flowers and pumpkins. I could not resist this exercise in painting multiples. Out came my camera and I ended up doing several paintings. This is the first one.
6"x 6" Oil on Gessoboard, Framed

Path to the Cove

This was a fun painting to do! I was experimenting with a new textured linen canvas glued to a birchwood board that my artist friend Stan Moeller gave me to play with. Trying out new surfaces is an excellent way to keep the creative juices flowing.

6"x8" Oil on linen Board, Framed

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Vine Tomatoes

I saw these tomatoes when I was buying food at the market and I just had to paint them! I get excited whenever I have an excuse to use bold, bright reds in a painting. I also love to paint shadows and these were just to lovely to resist!
6"x6" Oil on Gessoboard, Framed

Monday, October 4, 2010

Three Acorns

I needed to get a study done and I was at a loss as to what to paint. While walking my dog in my field, I could feel the crunch of acorns under my feet. There seems to be more of them than ever this year. This was my answer. Here is the result.

6"x8" Oil on Linen Board, Framed