Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Day After the Snow Fall

The Day After the Snow Fall - Pastel 8 x 6

Day 3 of the ART + WORK + LIVING  5 day challenge sponsored by Mary Gilkerson. Pressure is on to complete a painting in 20 minutes or less. This one took 25 minutes. Working to achieve the goal in the next 2 days. It is an energizing process....

Friday, January 19, 2018

At the End of Madigan Lane #2

At the End of Madigan Lane #2
Pastel 8 x 6

Day 2 of the ART + WORK + LIVING  5 day challenge sponsored by Mary Gilkerson. I am keeping with the theme of painting my street to build muscle memory. This one is from a different angle and more intense sky. I was tempted to add the phone poles on the left for added movement but decided to stop just before the alarm went off. It took 29 minutes. We'll see if I can achieve a 20 minutes painting by day 5....

Thursday, January 18, 2018

At the End of Madigan Lane

At the End of Madigan Lane
Pastel 8 x 6

I am participating in the ART + WORK + LIVING  5 day challenge sponsored by Mary Gilkerson. I have chosen to paint the snowy end of my street at dusk for my first daily painting. It took 35 minutes. The goal is to decrease the painting time to 20 minutes by day 5. Really enjoying this!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

On a Winter Walk

On a Winter Walk - Pastel 8 x 10

Today's snow scene painted from a photo taken during a seriously cold walk through the woods.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Winter Arrival


Winter Arrival - Pastel 10 x 10

Wishing all my wonderful friends, collectors and followers a very happy New Year 2018! Thank you all for your continuous support, comments and encouragement. You make my painting journey all worth while....Winter has arrived and with it beautiful snow scenes that must be painted!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Wintery Road

Winter is changing our landscape, just in time for the season's holidays. I wish you all a joyful holiday season with family and friends! 


Friday, October 27, 2017

Night Lights


Night Lights - Pastel 12 x 16

We had a great time painting the "dark" with Christine Danylik Ivers this last weekend. I highly recommend Chris' fun and informative workshops. I completed this night scene from the French town of Puy L'Evêque (image courtesy of Chris).

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Lavender and Broom

Lavender and Broom - Pastel 5 x 7

Can't seem to be able to stop painting scenes from Provence, but fall is upon us in New England and the autumn colors beckon. Time to switch to another color palette....

Monday, September 25, 2017

Provençal Dining

Provençal Dining
Pastel 11 x 14

Outdoor dining in Provence is a favorite summer pastime. This small restaurant in the village square was just perfect after a day of painting and touring: magical setting, great food and wine, light breeze and no bugs!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Romantic Moment in St Rémy
Pastel 11 x 14

Very happy that my painting "Romantic Moment in St Rémy" was accepted into the Pastel Society of NH's National Juried Exhibit. Thank you to the Juror of Selection Kim Lordier

The opening reception is on Oct. 23rd and the show runs from Oct. 21 - Nov. 25th at the Discover Portsmouth Center, Portsmouth, NH. Mark your calendars to see a great show!