Friday, September 25, 2015

Work in Progress

My original goal here was to present works in progress, and now, after a ridiculously busy summer and early Fall, I'm attempting to get closer to achieving that goal.
Here's an oil, in progress, from a day I spent at West Parish Cemetery, a beautiful and peaceful place in my hometown of Andover, MA.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

2016 Desk Calendars — hot off the press!

Because I'll be away for a few days soon, I'll be shipping on September 1. Calendars feature 12 new works, and at $18 + S+H, make a great gift!

Order anytime via this link or via email or personal message.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Another Digital Day

As I mull over some critical decisions, like what song to choose for the mother-son dance at the wedding, my painting time in the studio right now is minimal. I'm framing like mad for the upcoming WCSH6 Sidewalk Art Festival on August 22, as well as taking a trip South for a family reunion at Pawley's Island, hosting a wedding celebration in our yard, and finally, opening up the studio to the public on October 17 and 18.

A painting on the iPad, usually done at my kitchen table, is a spontaneous way to express myself without getting at all messy or using up precious art supplies. "August Observation" takes a look at a pot of fading summer flowers against a backdrop of lush, deep greens as summer winds down.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Summer Break — NOT!

Yes, it seems as though I've slowed down here this summer. Actually, I've been very busy traveling to Asia and Cape Cod, getting ready for a solo show in Provincetown; plus taking classes, painting in the studio and now, preparing for a September wedding here on our property as well as getting geared up for teaching three or four courses this Fall. 

Here's a piece I've been working on, one of an ongoing series featuring our silly rescue, Mack. Another  session or two and this will be ready for prime time, I think!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Memories of Cambodia

Here's a scene from the outdoor market in Siem Reap, Cambodia. While the market is gigantic and at times overwhelming, the farmers who set up on the sunny perimeter are able to present their wares in a stunning, sunlit setting. This farmer's marketing strategy: dress in colors that intensify the many shades of green in her produce.

 Pastel on Paper
"Greengrocer, Siem Reap"

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Really old art

I haven't posted lately because last week I watched my firstborn marry his love in Seoul, Korea. What a busy time! After taking a lot of photos at the wedding, I left my camera someplace so it is probably gone forever, even though I had attached my name and address to it some time ago. I'll be relying on others' photos.
After Seoul, we traveled to Cambodia. We visited some very old temples (think Tomb Raider!!) over four days, and were amazed at the wreckage caused mostly by the growth of surrounding tree roots. Though efforts are in place to restore these old temples, cutting down trees, (some of which have become part of the structure by now), isn't an option. Here's a door frame, one of many at Beng Mealea Temple.

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"