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. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Happy Holidays!

Wishing my family, friends and collectors a wonderful holiday season filled with joy, peace and love. I am so grateful to have you all in my life!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Sky Spectacle

Sky Spectacle - Pastel 9 x 6

It is winter in New England and the sun sets by mid afternoon. Too early in the day but still spectacular most days at the Fruitlands Museum's overlook.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Fall Brilliance

Fall Brilliance - Pastel 11 x 14

Still painting fall foliage before the rumors of first snow come true tonight...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Concord River Winter Blues

Concord River Winter Blues - Pastel 9 x 12

One of my paintings on display at the 4 The Love of Pastel exhibit at the Wild Salamander Creative Arts in Hollis, NH. The show is on until November 4, 2019. Don't miss it if you live nearby. It is a beautiful show.  

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Burnt Island Lighthouse - Pastel 11 x 14
Maine is commonly referred to as The Lighthouse State. It has 65 historical lighthouses still standing and spread out along 5,000 miles of coastline, inlets and islands. The Burnt Island Light in Boothbay Harbor is a 200 years old beacon. Available through Yarmouth Frame And Gallery llc.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Quiet Day on Squirrel Island - Pastel 8 x 10

Back to Maine for the summer! I have new paintings in the Celebration exhibit at Yarmouth Frame And Gallery llc. The show runs through September 28th and is co-hosted with the Royal River Conservation Trust. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Trust. It is a great show. I hope you get a chance to see it!

Friday, June 28, 2019

Corner Street in Obidos

Corner Street in Obidos, Portugal - Pastel 9 x 12

It had been over 20 years since I last spent time in Portugal. Much has changed with the amazing tourist boom taking place all over the country but  the medieval village of Obidos - though much visited - still holds its timeless charm. This lovely corner street scene away from the touristy main street was meant for me!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sepia Evening

Sepia Evening - Pastel 9 x 12

Had a great couple of days in Aline Ordman's PSNH workshop at the Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center in Hollis, NH. I produced this painting that I wanted to keep working on but decided to go along with the class consensus to leave it alone. So, it is signed as is...

Sunday, April 28, 2019

First Color of Spring

First Color of Spring - Pastel 9 x 12

Winters are long in New England and we long for any glimpse of color as the first sign of spring. The forsythia in my backyard is usually the first one to deliver.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Nature's Gift of Gold

Nature's Gift of Gold - Pastel 16 x 20

I photographed, cataloged or sold my last winter paintings. This last one is from an extraordinary 20 minutes of pure gold over our orchard after a storm. An unforgettable moment of pure beauty! 

Time to honor spring and paint color! 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

End of Day

End of Day - Pastel 8 x 6

Another daily practice, painting my street in a different light. Soon spring will come and subject matter will change...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Pink Dusk

Pink Dusk - Pastel 6 x 9

Winter is still with us. Looking at my street from my studio's window. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Snowbound on Madigan Lane

Snowbound on Madigan Lane. Pastel 9 x 12

Same snow day looking down my street...

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Ending Snow Storm

Ending Snow Storm - Pastel 8 x 10

A tonal painting for a tonal day from the last snow storm in our apple orchard.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Frigid Air

Frigid Air - Pastel 11 x 14

I try to walk everyday, even in winter. I do make exception when it is 5 degrees Fahrenheit with a windchill factor of minus 15... It is wiser to take some quick pictures of the frozen landscape and paint it in the studio.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Smelling the Flowers

Smelling the Flowers - Pastel 10 x 10

Next in my "Street Moments" series. San Miguel is in full bloom in April: pink, red, yellow bougainvillea, purple Jacaranda trees and a multitude of other flowering plants. A feast for the eyes. Lingering behind her companion, this lady seemed to be taking her time to appreciate and smell the flowers...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Daily Walk

Daily Walk - Pastel 10 x 10

Saw this gentleman taking his daily walk a couple of times while I was painting plein air in San Miguel de Allende (Mexico). Same outfit, same pace and his lady not far behind. I will post her next.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Waiting for the Work Crew

Waiting for the Work Crew
Pastel 8 x 10

Wishing all my friends, family and patrons a very Happy New Year filled with happiness, love, health, peace and art.

The new year is time for new beginnings.  I have started a series of paintings that has been on my mind for several years. The scenes are inspired by "Street moments" that caught my eye while traveling in different countries and places in the US. This first painting is from San Miguel de Allende. I was attracted by this young man sitting amid the rusted work buckets and traffic cone while waiting for his co-workers.