Thursday, December 27, 2018

Otter Brook at Dusk

Otter Brook at Dusk
Pastel 9 x 12

A closer version of the glorious late afternoon light at the Otter Brook trail in Harpswell, Maine. 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Chasing the Golden Light

Chasing the Golden Light - Pastel 9 x 12

It is the time of year when the late afternoon light is at its best. Warm browns, greens and oranges and that bright spot of gold in the distance...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Glow at Otter Brook

Glow at Otter Brook - Harpswell, ME. Pastel 9 x 12

From a walking trail in Harpswell, Maine when the late afternoon light was just perfect!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Small Gathering

A Small Gathering - Pastel 10 x 10 - Sold
I could paint poppies every day but this is the last poppy painting for now as my interest has turned to other subjects...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Moving with the Wind

Moving with the Wind - Pastel 12 x 18

From a day in Provence when the mistral moved things about. Poppies remain my favorite wild flowers.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Left or Right?

Left or Right? - Pastel 9 x 12

Even if you are not sure of your whereabouts in the Tuscan countryside, the GPS will eventually get you there!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Tuscan Broom

Tuscan Broom - Pastel 8 x 6

A small plein air piece done from our villa's front door. 

Friday, June 29, 2018

Path to the Villa - Pastel 9 x 12

I recently returned from a memorable trip to Tuscany. This country road lined with cypress trees and poppies led to the villa we rented on Sienna's hillside.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Yellow Profusion

Yellow Profusion - Pastel 9 x 12

The last of my forsythia mini series. A beautiful profusion of yellow to be enjoyed while it lasts! These bushes are now an undistinguishable green among other bushes.

This painting is also available at the Yarmouth Gallery for the "Key to Contrasts" show which will be on until September 2018.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Spring Delight

Spring Delight
Pastel 9 x 12

Another scene of forsythia in bloom before they all turn green. 

This painting is available at the Yarmouth Gallery for the "Key to Contrasts" show. The Artists Opening Reception is on May 19, 4:00 to 7:00PM. Come and enjoy the show which will be on until September.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Spring Burst

Spring Burst
Pastel 10 x 10

After a long winter, spring burst alive in just one week. I set up my easel and painting gear on my porch and painted this forsythia bush in its full yellow glory in my back yard. New England is at its best in the spring! 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Garden Pot

The Garden Pot - San Miguel
Pastel 6 x8 - Sold

Peace and tranquility in the courtyard of our host in San Miguel. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Quiet Moment in San Miguel

Quiet Moment in San Miguel - Pastel 5 x 7

Painting the streets of San Miguel de Allende was just pure eye candy!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Looking forward to seeing many of you at our "Instructor and Student Show" this Sunday 22 April in Harvard, MA. Reception : 3-6PM.
The show received a wonderful endorsement from the Harvard Press and I am so thankful to my wonderful students for their positive comments and continued support:

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 - Sold

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 - Sold

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

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 - Sold

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!