Monday, February 20, 2017

Art and Flowers

Art and Flowers

It was a fun week-end at the Tower Hill Winter in Bloom event, where floral designers were tasked to interpret selected paintings from local artists. It was great to be in the good company of artists Maryann Mullett, Pam Short and Barry Van Dusen, just to name a few.

Thank you to floral designer Anne Berndtson for her lovely arrangement of my Alliums painting. Her interpretation title is "Transitions".

Here is her Statement of Intent: This arrangement focuses on a few elements to capture the painting's atmospheric yellow and the almost imperceptible shift into a shadier green side of the garden. The yellow vase filled with yellow Mimosa and Eucalyptus seeds echoes the canvas background. Purple flowers stand tall with green fronds and pink Genista trailing over the vase like the shadow on the flowers. Dark purple and green Trachelium hint of the background. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Road Master
Pastel 8 x 10
Available thru Yarmouth Gallery

Come and check out the birds with attitude in the "Enchanted" show at the Yarmouth gallery in Yarmouth, ME. The opening reception is on Friday 11 from 4 to 7pm. Hope to see some of you there! The show will be up until May 13th.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Treading Lightly

Treading Lightly
Pastel 8 x 8
Available thru Yarmouth Gallery

Still on a roll to paint birds with attitude. Maine seagulls are scavenger birds that will eat your lunch at the beach if you are not careful...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

View from the Pier

View from the Pier
Pastel 8 x 10
Available thru Yarmouth Gallery

A Great White Heron enjoying the aqua waters from the pier in Key West. The great white herons are considered a color variation or “morph” of a subspecies of great blue herons found in southern Florida and the Florida Keys.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Watch your Back!

Watch your Back!
Pastel 8 x 10
Sold

Couldn't wait to play with my newly acquired Terry Ludwig "Best Blues" and "Stunning Yellows" and chose to try them on the most ubiquitous and most photographed inhabitants of Key West: roosters. These multicolored, strutting wild creatures are seen all over town and always provide free entertainment during my visits there! 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

A magical New Year's Eve evening at the Boothbay Botanical Gardens in Maine. 
Wishing all my wonderful friends, students and supporters of my art, a very happy new year filled with joy, good health, art and peace! Looking forward to spending more time with you all in 2017.


Saturday, December 24, 2016

No Mail Pickup Today

No Mail Pickup Today
Pastel 4.5 x 5.5

Wishing all my dear friends, students and supporters a wonderful holiday season! I am looking forward to spending more time with you all this coming year. 

This is the last of my miniatures for 2016. Met my goal of 30!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

On a Fall Day

On a Fall Day
Pastel 4.5 x 5.5
Sold

Getting close to finishing my personal challenge of painting 30 miniatures in 2 months and being done by the end of the year. Six more to go. The process just keeps me painting daily and it is great fun! This small piece is from an evening fall day near the Shaker Village in Harvard, MA.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Cottonwoods in Zion

Cottonwoods in Zion
Pastel 3 x 4 
Sold

 A few weeks ago, I challenged myself to paint 30 miniatures to be executed fast on left over pieces of Wallis paper. I have really enjoyed the process and I have nine more to go before the year is over. This small piece of cottonwoods in fall attire is from my hiking trip in Zion this last October.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pumpkins for Sale
Pastel 8 x 10

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!