Thursday, May 14, 2015

When she was bad...

When I was young, my mother's preferred form of punishment for my shenanigans was a timeout in my room. Well, let me tell you, that was no punishment at all for me because then, as now, I relished the alone time, when I could draw up lists of my parents' failings, read voraciously, draw, and best of all, NAP!
The napping part continues to hover near the top of my list of ways to escape. Here's the first in a short series of "messy bed" pieces.  Oil on canvas, 9 x 12.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The End of (Snow) Days

Here is a 12" x 12" pastel on black Canson Mi-Tientes Touch.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

"Winter Sun"

This winter, all we in New England have wanted was a shred of hope that Spring would someday be here. This interior is from a recent rare sunny day. Although the snow is still 4' deep in the yard, the path to my studio is showing a few brave blades of grass — finally!

Oil on Wood Panel
16" x 16"

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Visiting New Hampshire

Well, I visited New Hampshire last year, and there was no snow on the ground at the time. Now, as I've finally dug my way through waist-deep snow (with help from my neighbor and his snow blower ) to the studio, I've resumed work on several new paintings. Here's the start to an oil version of a pastel I completed and posted here recently. Work in progress, 12" x 12" Oil on panel.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Today on the easel

We still have two feet of snow on the ground from Monday's blizzard, and we are expecting another 12 inches  tonight and tomorrow. I'm not a big fan of snow, but when I can look beyond the inconvenience it brings, it can be an enjoyable subject. Here's a pastel on orange Canson paper. As yet untitled. Approx. 10 x 13.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Happy New Year!

I haven't posted here in over a month. School vacation, general holiday busyness then laziness and an attempt to exchange screen time for easel time have all contributed to this hiatus.
Here's a pastel I finished ( I think it's finished) yesterday. With 28 inches of new snow on the ground and more in the forecast, I thought it would be a good idea to recall a warmer time.
"Daylilies, Concord, Massachusetts" pastel on paper, 11" x 16".

Monday, December 22, 2014

Now I'm an architect!

I changed one or two architectural features of this inn in New Hampshire in the service of the painting — the original architect is long gone so he won't care. Pastel on paper, approximately 15" x 13". I'm so happy to have some time in the studio, despite the hectic seasonal activities!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Prepping for Holiday Open Studio

In between chopping onion and celery, and other kitchen tasks, I've been sneaking out to the studio to cut glass, drill holes, hang new work, and otherwise prep for my upcoming Holiday Open Studio, DECEMBER 6 & 7, 11 — 4.

Along with my own work, there will be some fabulous pottery by my friend Karen Borg.
Please plan to stop by if you're in the area. In addition to original artworks, prints and my 2015 desk calendars, there will be chocolate chip cookies made from scratch, and other goodies.
In the meantime, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

"Wave II", Pastel on paper, 6" x 8".  $125 framed.