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

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It's hot outside here in New England and a great day to paint the ocean! Here is a painting I did in watercolor of the Ogunquit Coast.

Coast of Maine
watercolor on Arches Smooth
11" x 15"

Thursday, May 7, 2015

I was looking through my photos today and found this one of me on the terrace at the Chateau La Napoule in France. I went there to study painting in 2007. It was a very rewarding experience that I will cherish all my life. I was surrounded by friends and it felt like we were one big family with one common goal which was to paint outside and become better artists. We had so much fun and still talk about it today!  Many happy memories!  Here I am on the terrace right on the Mediterranean sea.


Today I felt like practicing watercolors once again. It was so warm and sunny so I decided that if I cannot drive to the ocean today, I would at least paint it! This is a small study on paper.

10" x 14"
watercolor on paper

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Today is warm and sunny and whenever the weather is like that I love to play with my watercolors! It's been a long time since I experimented with this medium and I must say it's a challenge. That said I love a challenge and because I am painting just for me, not for any show, I am having a great time playing. Here's today's results.

Watercolor on paper

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