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!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Lonely Stroll in St Rémy

Lonely Stroll in St Rémy
Pastel 11 x 14

There is something magical about the evening lights and old buildings in the medieval towns of Provence. This alleyway in St Rémy was empty on a quiet summer night. I thought that adding a lone figure in the painting would help the scene.

Monday, August 28, 2017

In the Garden

In the Garden - Pastel 8 x 10

A plein air piece done in a friend's beautiful garden.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Lavender Miniatures

Lavender miniatures - pastels
Available at Yarmouth Frame and Gallery

Started with the idea of a bigger lavender painting but ended up with miniatures, a format I particularly enjoy: small space, little time, less fuss!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Poppies and Wheat

Poppies and Wheat. Pastel 11 x 14
A favorite French subject to paint.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Last Poppies

The Last Poppies - Pastel 8 x 10
Available at Yarmouth Frame and Gallery

Same spot in the lavender fields of Grignan, different view. Very few poppies were left due to the early heat wave.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lavender Fields

Lavender Fields - Pastel 8 x 10

For the last few years, I have had the pleasure of organizing painting trips to Provence with artist friends and students. I look forward to these trips every summer and this year was no exception as a small group of us headed to the beautiful Drôme Provençale.  

The lavender was in full bloom a couple of weeks early, a sure sign of climate warming, but always a real treat for visitors and painters. This scene is from the lavender fields of Grignan