Saturday, December 10, 2011

Clementines in Old Bowl

Clementines in Old Bowl
Pastel 6 x 8
Sold

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sweet Clementines

Sweet Clementines
Pastel 6 x 8
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These clementines are a gift from Spain I always look forward to this time of year!

Sold at the Concord Art Association annual holiday exhibit and sale. It is a great event with beautiful artistic creations and gifts for everyone!
Reception: Sunday, December 4, 2-4pm. The show will last through December 22. . Check it out if you can.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Pumpkin and bittersweet
6 x 8 pastel
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We are having fun painting pumpkins and fall scenes in class. Here is my class contribution.

I am doing a workshop on October 15th-16th at the Concord Art Association in Concord, Mass. If you are interested in finding more about this 2-day class, please check the information and logistics in the CAA workshop site.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Outdoor workshop


Sometimes, conditions are just perfect for outdoor painting. This was just that kind of a day for our workshop in Harpswell, Maine: great weather and a very fun group.

The artists


The art work - day 1

The artwork - day 2

Next workshop at the Concord Art Association in Concord, MA on October 15-16. For workshop information, click here.



Sunday, July 31, 2011

Provencal Pots


Provencal Pots
6 x 6 pastel
Available for purchase through Olive and Branch

I am usually spending time in Provence this time of year. I won't be going there again until next year. Feeling somewhat nostalgic, I painted my provencal pots which spend their own summer in my garden.

If you enjoy all things from Provence, check Olive and Branch  for great French accessories and gifts for the home.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Demo 1 at the Concord Art Association

Completed tomatoes
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Tomatoes demo in progress

Tomatoes painting in its first stages

Michele from the CAA doing the introductions

The Concord Art Association graciously invited me to perform a pastel demo at their beautiful facility in Concord, Mass. It was a wonderful experience, well attended and great fun!

Stay tune for future pastel workshop information at the CAA.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink
Pastel 8 x 10
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A treat from the garden, already replaced by irises and other blooming wonders.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Best Oranges of the Season

Best Oranges of the Season
Pastel 7 x 7, matted and framed
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Auctioned at a fundraiser for Primary Source, an organization that promotes global education by preparing K-12 educators to empower students to be culturally literate, contributing global citizens in our increasingly interconnected worldhttp://www.primarysource.org/25th-anniversary-celebration.
 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blue Lilacs


Blue Lilacs
Pastel 10 x 10
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There is a profusion of flowers in bloom right now and we are having fun in our pastel class painting clusters of lilacs, apple blossoms, forsythia and other spring blossoms. What fun!



Sunday, May 1, 2011

Yarrow by the Pond

Yarrow by the Pond
Pastel 10 x 10
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It is May 1st and it's official... color is part of our lives again! Forsythia, daffodils, tulips and azaleas are in bloom, a reward we have all been waiting for after a very long winter in New England.

If you enjoy spring and summer and happen to be in Maine on Saturday 7 May, please join us for a reception at the Yarmouth Frameshop and Gallery for the "Impressions of Summer exhibit". It will a wonderful and colorful feast for the eyes!

"Impressions of Summer"
30 artists and their works
Gallery Reception
Saturday, May 7th, 4 to 7

Diana Johnson, William Hallett, John Bowdren, Neil Wyrick, David Little, Marcia Feller, Anne Witte, Lois Strickland, Sukie Curtis, Suzanne deLesseps, Bobbi Heath, Joelle Feldman, Susan Gosselin, Linda Dessaint, Elizabeth Newman, Anne Macleod, Ruthie Garroitt, Kathleen Daughan, Martha Baum, Dale Augustson, Cathrine Breer, Mary Lynn Engel, Sandi St.George, Kitty Clark, Alison Bramhall, Judith Barker, K.Dana Nelson, Denise Horne-Kaplan, Andrea Sawyer, Anne Tarbox

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery
720 Route One, Yarmouth, Maine, 04096
207-846-7777
Tuesday ~ Friday 10 ~ 6 Saturday 10 ~ 4

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Yarrow Field

Yarrow Field
Pastel 8 x 10
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I am happy to report that my three entries - "Yarrow Field", "Lilacs" and "Need More Forsythia" - were selected for the "Garden of Earthly Delights" juried exhibit at River Arts in Damariscotta, ME. Colin Page, a wonderful painter of Maine landscapes (among others) was the selecting juror for this show.

If you get a chance, please join us at the opening reception on Friday 29 April, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Looking forward to it!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Lilacs

Lilacs
Pastel 8 x 8
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The only lilacs available at the moment in New England are from the store. In anticipation of these favorite blooms in my own backyard, a bouquet from the flower shop will do.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Pastel Class


Let me introduced you to the members of my new pastel class at the NOA Art Gallery and School in Groton, Mass! From left to right: Jean, Meghan, Dylan, Alice, Kate and Joni. We are missing Lois in the picture, but there will be other photo opportunities! They are a wonderful group and learn fast. They have only done 2 sessions so far and look at what they were able to produce practicing layering pastel techniques on Canson mi-teintes paper! I am impressed!

Next class, we will be practicing blending, layering and scrumbling on sanded paper. Can't wait to see what they'll do!



Friday, April 1, 2011

Need More Forthysia

Need More Forthysia
Pastel 8 x 8
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Mother Nature played a dirty trick on us this April Fool's day and dumped another 10 + inches of snow on the ground. I refuse to be defeated and I am creating my own spring!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tajine # 2


Tajine # 2
Pastel 8 x 8
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I am on a tajine kick: Cooking it, eating it and painting it. Life is good!

This beautifully decorated tajine was a gift from my sister and I bought the two miniature ones at an outdoor market in the town of Uzes in Provence. I used the small ones for extra condiments.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tajine

Tajine
Pastel 8 x 8
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Tajine (or tagine) is a North African dish which is named after the special pot in which it is cooked. I own several of these beautiful vessels and I love to serve this wonderful dish directly from the pot. There are many variations of this slow-cooked stew and I can't wait to try Sarah Commerford's "chicken and preserved lemons and olives" recipe. Check out Sarah's blog for fun and entertaining reading and great recipes from around the world!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Going Bananas

Going Bananas
Pastel 8 x 8
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It's March. There is still plenty of snow on the ground and it is cold... very cold. This winter is lasting too long and being cooped up in the house is enough to drive anyone bananas! Painting them is a better alternative.

Friday, February 25, 2011

New Shingled Roof

From left to right: Bobbi, me, Suzanne and Kitty at the Yarmouth Gallery

Our "Postcards from Provence" show in Yarmouth, ME was a success and a lot of fun! Thank you to all who came to enjoy the opening reception with us. Also, thank you to photographer Bob Delaney for taking pictures of the event.

New Shingled Roof
Pastel 11 x 14
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The reality is, winter is still very much with us in New England and snow is abundant! This beautiful old house in Harpswell, Maine was graced with a brand new shingled roof just before winter. After a few months, the cedar shingles, then a bright burnt orange, have already weathered into a beautiful silver gray.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Looking for Shade

Looking for Shade
Pastel 8 x 8
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With several feet of snow covering the grounds of New England and frigid temperatures, wouldn't you want to be looking for shade in a hilltop village of Provence right now? I certainly wish I were there!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Leading the Way

Leading the Way
Oil 8 x 8
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There are many intriguing and spectacular entryways lined with cypress trees in the Provencal countryside. You get curious and want to walk down the path to check out what the house hiding around the bend looks like. These entryways are usually private and you just have to leave your curiosity to your imagination. I could not go beyond the open gate of this private property in the village of Tourtour but there was no sign that said I couldn't paint it!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pretty Way to the Cabanon


Pretty Way to the Cabanon
Oil 8 x 10
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Lavender comes in different tints of violet from the palest to the more saturated. Lavender fields can range from a light grayish violet to a pale pinkish magenta or purple as well as a pale blueish indigo. I find them all stunning.

An interesting tidbit for painters out there, a tint is the mixture of a color with white, which increases lightness while a shade is the mixture of a color with black, which reduces lightness.

Come and see this painting at our "Postcards from Provence" show in Yarmouth, Maine on February 12th. Hope to see many of you there!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Village with a View


Village with a View
Oil on paper 8 x 10

Tired of the New England cold and huge amounts of snow? Come and join us to look at lavender fields, cypress trees and sunny country scenes at our "Postcards from Provence" show in Yarmouth, Maine on February 12th. A great art show and a glass of wine will warm you right up!
Hope to see you there!



Thursday, January 13, 2011

In Full Sun

In Full Sun
Oil 6 x 6
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The 0live tree is a typical element of the Provencal landscape, and has flourished by the Mediterranean since 6000 b.c. It is a symbol of peace (the olive branch), perseverance (survives in arid, sun-baked soil) and gastronomy (salade nicoise, tapenade and countless delicious recipes).

My friends Bobbi, Kitty and Suzanne and I were inspired by the beautiful shape and glimmering pale greens of this lone olive tree bathing in the high noon heat. Each painted interpretation will be gracing the walls of the Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery for our show "Postcards from Provence," which opens on February 12th. More details on the exhibit in my next blog.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Multiple Choice


Multiple Choice
Pastel 11 x 14
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Surely one of these would be perfect for your shopping needs! I own an orange one.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year


Happy New Year!
Luscious Bunch
Pastel 4 x 4

As we turn the page on 2010, I have many things to be thankful for. It has been a great year of painting and constant learning. I took wonderful instructive workshops with Carol Marine, Colin Page and Gail Browne, was in juried shows at the Concord Art Association and River Arts and exhibited my work in multiple galleries and venues. It has been great to have my own online gallery in the Artists International Gallery and to be given exposure to so many talented artists. I declare last year a successful year and I enter 2011 with great anticipation to grow as a painter and expand my horizons through more workshops, attending and giving demos and expanding my painters network.

I wish you all a very happy new year. Thanks a million to all my friends and followers for their continued support. Let 2011 be a luscious bunch of cherries!