Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring Bundle

Spring Bundle - Pastel 11 x 14
In need of painting flowers before another snow storm comes our way tomorrow. Happy Spring Day!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Water Reflections

 Water Reflections - Pastels 8 x 6, 9 x6 

Had a great time painting water reflections with Dave Kaphammer at a PSNH workshop on Saturday! These were my paintings for the day.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Petunias in my Sister's Courtyard - Pastel 8 x 10

Thinking of my sister and her beautiful sun-drenched courtyard in the south of France on this Valentine's Day. Wishing you all a wonderful love-filled day!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Impossibly Red

Impossibly Red - Pastel 9 x12

If you like red tulips, Holland is the place to be in early spring.

This painting is available at the Yarmouth Gallery for its HeArt Show. Reception from 4-7PM, Saturday 10 February. The exhibit will be up until May 26th. Don't miss some much needed color!!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

April in the Netherlands
Pastel 10 x 10

Taking a break from painting snow. I have been feeling a great need for color in these recent dreary winter days. No better painting subject than the most amazing blazes of color that cover the landscape of the Netherlands in April. I photographed these yellow tulip rows while on the train from Amsterdam to Amersfoort. 

Friday, January 26, 2018

The Red Barn

The Red Barn - Pastel 8 x6

Day 5 of the ART + WORK + LIVING  5 day challenge. 
The subject may have been a little too ambitious for this 20 minutes marathon, but I made it (after a couple of wipe offs)! I find the daily 20-30 minutes exercise very helpful to build confidence, loosen up and overcoming the dreaded painter's block. I am committed to keeping up the routine....

Sunday, January 21, 2018

By the Railroad Tracks

By the Railroad Tracks - Pastel 5 x 6

Day 4 of the ART + WORK + LIVING  5 day challenge. 
The subject may have been a little too ambitious for this 20 minutes marathon! 

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!