Sunday, March 22, 2020

Normandy Spring

Normandy Spring - Pastel 9 x 24

For the first time in many years I will miss the beautiful poppy (coquelicots) fields in bloom in my native France. But... I have enough memories all the way from my childhood and photo references to keep painting them. Here is to spring, hope and renewal!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Drenched in Light

Drenched in Light - Pastel 11 x 14

No travel in sight for some time but there is plenty of painting inspiration around town. At sunset, the intense western light turns this white house at the edge of the Audubon into bright golds and oranges.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Bennetts Brook in Winter

Bennetts Brook in Winter - Pastel 9 x 12

No need to go far to find my painting inspiration in winter. Another favorite area in town for my daily walks is the Shaker Village that takes you to the Bennetts Brook at the end of the road.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Barn on Prospect Hill

Barn on prospect Hill - Pastel 16 x 20

I walk or drive by Prospect Hill Farm, dedicated to volunteer farming for hunger relief, in my town every day - The light and shadows on one of the barns were striking on this particular winter day.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Backlit - Pastel 10.5" x 8.5"

I was teaching a pastel class when the late afternoon light came through the trees adjacent to the property. Everyone stopped their work, grabbed their phones and snapped away. This is my own interpretation of a precious moment. 

Friday, February 7, 2020

Winter Day's End

Winter Day's End - Pastel 11 x 14

I walk this path through a corn field almost every day regardless of weather. The late afternoon winter glow makes it all worthwhile. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Huddled... - Pastel 8 x 10

A new year, new resolutions and new painting subjects. I am embarking on a long term personal painting project that seems to involve a lot of sheep at the moment....

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Leading the Way

Leading the Way - Pastel 7 x 9

Yesterday, my husband said "No sheep today?". So, today I obliged with another scene from the Normandy coast.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Grazing on the Meadow by the Sea

Grazing in the Meadow by the Sea - Pastel 9 x 12

From another glorious morning on the Normandy shore.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Morning Caravan - Les Salines

Morning Caravan - Les Salines
Pastel 9 x 12

It is during this holiday season that I feel most nostalgic about my native Normandy. This early morning scene in the Salines on the coast, is to remind me of a wonderful family gathering this fall, hiking through this sheep salt meadow as the haze slowly lifted.