Friday, November 20, 2015

Best Friends

Best Friends
Pastel 8 x 10
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Reminder: Come and enjoy art and refreshments at the Yarmouth Gallery Holiday Show tomorrow, Saturday 21 November. The reception starts at 4:00pm until 7:00pm. It will be fun!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

At the Gallery

At the Gallery
Pastel 8 x 10
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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Pink Aster

Pink Aster
Pastel 8 x 8


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They line up the roads, the sea shore, come in a variety of blues, violets and pinks and are one of my favorite fall flowers to paint.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Pumpkins for Sale

Pumpkins for Sale
Pastel 8 x 10

Like many artists, I thrive to create looser, more abstract paintings. But sometimes, it feels sooo.... good to paint within your comfort zone. This week end was just one of those times. Pumpkins on their way to Fruitlands.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Pink Reflection

Pink Reflection
Pastel 8 x 12
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At the end of a late summer day in Harpswell, Maine.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Figures of the Day

City Street Fashion
Pastel 8 x 10
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It is a very busy summer and there has been little time for posting. I have been creating a series of figures as a break from my most conventional painting. 

My painting and teaching activities at the Fruitlands Museum are on-going until the end of October. Please check their web site for more information. The Layers exhibit by 80 Dusty Fingers at the Museum Gallery ends on September 8th. Don't miss this beautiful show if you have not yet seen it! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sentier des Ocres

Sentier des Ocres
Pastel 11 x 14
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Inspired from a walk through the old ochre quarries of Rousillon, classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France. The ochre mines closed in the 1930's and the Sentier des Ocres is now a protected site. Ochre pigments ranging from yellow and orange to red (from other regions) can be purchased in the tourist shops in town. I mixed a little of it in my watercolor under painting.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Daily Figures

 Red Accessories - Pastel 8 x 5 
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Since taking a workshop with Tony Allain, I have integrated what I learned into my daily routine and have been painting at least one figure a day, fast and with very few strokes. Today, it is "Red Accessories"... just because I love red shoes.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Red Carpet

Red Carpet
Pastel 8 x 5.5 - Sold

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The French countryside looks like a red carpet during poppy season in May and June. This field with the Alpilles in the distance was on the way to Roussillon.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Workshop with Tony Allain

On their Way
Pastel 8 x 10
NFS

I recently attended a workshop organized by the Pastel Society of Connecticut, with master pastelist Tony Allain. What a treat! Tony's generosity in sharing painting tips and techniques left us with many "take aways" after 3 days of painting outside of our comfort zone:

- Painting from sketches, not photographs
- Applying the least amount of pastel strokes (150 max.) to keep paintings fresh
- Speed paintings (10 minutes) to loosen up
- Creating a painting with 3 colors (3 values of each)
- Painting figures with a wide marker (like a Sharpie) and applying deliberate pastel marks

I composed "On their Way" entirely with pastels since I did not have wide markers at the workshop. It is my first attempt at a group of figures. So much fun!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pastel Exhibit - 80 Dusty Fingers



I am very honored to be among the 2015 Pastel Artists-in-Residence at the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA. Please come and see our group exhibit called "80 Dusty Fingers."

Enjoy works by Linee Baird, Cynthia Crimmin, Dave Kaphammer, Lisa Shattuck-Regopoulos, Arlene G. Richman, Jeanne Rosier Smith, Gary Ozias and myself at the opening reception on July 12th or before the end of September. I am looking forward to seeing many of you in the beautiful Fruitlands Museum setting.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Upon Reflection

Upon Reflection 
Pastel 8 x 10

Amused myself painting a series of buoys from Maine. Available for purchase at the Yarmouth Gallery

Friday, May 1, 2015

Gone for a Swim

Gone for a Swim
Pastel 8 x10
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On a beautiful day at the beach...

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Demos at the Fruitlands Museum




I feel privileged to be included in the Eighty Dusty Fingers pastel group selected as the 2015 "Artists in Residence" at the Fruitlands Museum. It is an honor to be sharing a residency with such talented pastel artists as Linee Baird, Cynthia Crimmin, Dave Kaphammer, Gary Ozias, Arlene Richman, Lisa Regopoulos and Jeanne Rosier Smith.

The residency includes classes, workshops, plein air and formal demonstrations, as well as exhibits from April through October, 2015. Please contact the Fruitlands Museum or check their website for more information.

Demos on Sunday 3 May
I will be giving a demonstration on the pastel medium from noon to 2:00pm in the Wayside building of the Fruitlands Museum on May 3rd. I will discuss materials, how to apply different pastel techniques and illustrate the process. Lisa Regopoulos will then perform a formal pastel demonstration from 2:00-4:00pm. Don't miss a great afternoon of learning and fun!

PS: You can enjoy an early brunch at the Fruitlands Museum Cafe or bring your own brown bag lunch to the demo.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Pink Allium

Pink Allium
Pastel 10 x 10
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Wondering what is happening to the allium bulbs I planted this last fall.  They are still buried under several feet of snow and it seems like a long way off before I'll get to see them....

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Potts Point Sunset

Potts Point Sunset
Pastel 12 x 18

Very happy to have received the "Diane Townsend Award" in the Connecticut Pastel Society Members show for my painting "Potts Point Sunset". It is an honor to have any work selected by Robert Carsten, juror of this exhibit!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Shadow Land


Shadow Land - Pastel 11 x 14
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I saw this intricate display of long shadows while snow shoeing in mid afternoon on the grounds of the Fruitlands Museum. The sun was low and the air frigid, but what a spectacular and inspiring scene!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Standing Guard Over Nashoba Valley

Standing Guard Over Nashoba Valley
Pastel 11 x 14

Expecting more snow in the next few days. After so much plowing and shoveling, what is there left to do but paint it? 

Check out my 2015 classes, workshops and events. I hope some of them will interest you.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Zigzagging Through Snow

Zigzagging Through Snow
Pastel 11 x 14

I had the great pleasure of painting snow in a workshop with Master pastelist Frank Federico a couple of weeks ago. This painting was done on gator board prepped with gesso, pumice and a coat of bright pink gouache. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

"Garden Delights"


Green Apple
Pastel 6 x 6

Please come and join me for the opening of my solo show "Garden Delights" in the Symphony Hall of Indian Hill Music in Littleton, MA. The reception is on Friday 6 February from 6:00 to 8:00pm . There will be refreshments and music. Hope to see many of you there!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Roped In

Roped In
Pastel 10 x 10

With the windchill factor well below zero here in New England, my mind is drifting back to a perfect day last summer in the small harbor at Paimpol, Brittany with its colorful boats and buoys. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Members Show at Concord Art Association

Potts Point Sunset
Pastel 12 x 18

I am honored that my pastel "Potts Point Sunset" is one of the selected paintings to be displayed at the Members Juried 1: Painting and Sculpture, 2015 show at the Concord Art Association.  The art entries were juried by Mary Tinti, Curator at the Fitchburg Art Museum

The exhibit will run from January 15 to February 20, 2015. The opening reception is on Thursday 15 January from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. I hope to see many of you there to toast the new year in style!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year!


Curvaceous
Pastel 6 x 6
Sold

Happy New Year everyone! I cannot close 2014 without a huge thank you to all my wonderful students and followers, the galleries that represent my work and my collectors for their continuous support and encouragement with my art. You keep me going and enrich my life! I am looking forward to full time painting in 2015 and to many exciting events that I will share with you later.

I am kicking off the year with an exhibit at the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford MA, with NOA Gallery's artists and instructors. Come and see a display of beautiful watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, beads and tapestry weaving from NOA's great art teachers: Suzanne Binnie, Alexia Rosoff Wilber,  Claudia Chase, Joni and Dylan Parker-Roche.

Reception at the Parish Center: Sunday 18 January from noon to 3:00pm. Hope to see many of you there to toast the new year!
Gallery hours for NOA's show are from noon to 2:00pm every Sunday through the end of January.