Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Clamming Party

Clamming Party
Pastel 8 x 10

More fun as a group....

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Thinking of a Few More...

Thinking of a Few More...
Pastel 8 x 10 - SOLD

There are rules about clam digging. Clams can be dug by hand or hand-operated fork, pick, rake or shovel. Each digger must use a separate container. Clam holes must be refilled and undersized clams pushed back into the refilled hole. When do clammers decide that their baskets are full enough? When they have reached the legal weight limit or when they can't carry anymore?  The temptation is always to get a few more...

Thank you to the Yarmouth Gallery for selling this painting.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Teaming up...

"Teaming up..."
Pastel 8 x 10

Father and son, maybe?

Don't forget the next Yarmouth Frame and Gallery exhibit "Rise and Fall of Light". Reception this Saturday, June 3rd, 4-7PM. Looking forward to seeing some of you there.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Clam Basket Full!

Clam Basket Full!
Pastel 8 x 10
Available at Yarmouth Frame and Gallery

From Maine to Cape Cod, clam diggers are hard at work harvesting the flats to satisfy the appetite of shellfish lovers. Clams are celebrated in summer festivals, among them the Yarmouth Clam Festival, a 3-day summertime tradition which takes place every July in Yarmouth, ME and the Cape Cod Chowder festival in Hyannis, MA.

Hope to see many of you at the next  Yarmouth Frame and Gallery exhibit "Rise and Fall of Light". Reception this Saturday, June 3rd, 4-7PM.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Shows


I am participating in 3 shows in May and June, and I hope you will be able to join me at one or all of the following to share a fun social time while viewing great art from wonderful New England artists.

  • Pastel Society of NH Annual Members Exhibit, May 20-June 11, at the Sunapee Landing Trading Co. in Sunapee, NH. Reception: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 from 5:00PM-7:00PM.
  • Nature's Delights at the Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center in Hollis, NH, June 2-24, 2017. Reception, Friday 2 June, 6:00-8:00PM
  • Rise and Fall of Light at the Yarmouth Gallery, Yarmouth, ME. Reception June 3, 4:00-7:00PM. More details to come.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Tulips Demo


Mini Workshop at PSNH - Tulips Demo

Both Lisa Regopoulos and I were invited to do a hands-on mini workshop at last Saturday's PSNH Members Meeting. Participants spent approximately a 1/2 hour with each of us. They watched us prep our painting surface for about 15 minutes and then created their own small paintings in the remaining 15 minutes. While Lisa was showing the process of creating a painting substrate with acrylic and pumice, I had great fun pushing watercolor around with piping insulation on UArt paper before applying the pastel. We all had a great time and had no choice but paint fast and loose....

Sunday, May 7, 2017

River of Blue Tulips


River of Blue Tulips
Pastel 8 x 10

Blue tulips are fairly rare and the best place to see them is at the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands when they are in full bloom in April. This display, which looked like a meandering river, was only a sample of the 7 million bulbs that are planted by hand every year in this most spectacular place!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Today's Gift

Today's Gift
Pastel 10 x 10

The gift that keeps on giving! These did not come from the Easter Bunny but from a friend who raises chickens. So lucky to have my own providers of fresh eggs.  This batch was delivered in this produce basket and was actually wrapped in a yellow bow! 

Happy Easter and Spring!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Blue Bungalow

Blue Bungalow
Pastel 8 x 10

A much needed post after all the snow that hit New England this week!

Painting the local color while in Grand Bahama a couple of weeks ago. It was fun to watch the morning shadows move across the walls of this blue bungalow next door to our rented yellow one. A great week of sunshine and painting with friends Bobbi Heath and Carol Douglas!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Cottonwoods in Zion

Cottonwoods in Zion
Pastel 4.5" x 5.5"

Very excited that my miniature painting "Cottonwoods in Zion" received an "Honorable Mention" award from the Connecticut Pastel Society this week end. Thank you to juror David Kaphammer for the honor!