Thursday, July 24, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
My kind of image, so painting it was fun. So fun that I did 2!
I've got my fave. Which one do you like?
Ponder it over the weekend. I'll tell you which one the collector choose on Monday.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
I've got a bunch of little beach paintings I'll be posting over the next few days. It is almost like meditation painting these - getting lost in the little beach worlds. Fun stuff, I'm at a loss for titles though.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Normally when I'm working on some of my bigger paintings or commissions, I like to start off with a "study" or a small painting, just to get the juices flowing. Usually that meant painting a cupcake or two. Recently, reworking old small paintings has been my go-to warm up. This little blue beach girl is one of them. I'm working on my values in paintings and these beach people paintings are perfect for that kind of practice.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Instagram and my iphone camera as much as the next gal but nothing compares to slowing down and really taking in a view like drawing or painting in a sketchbook. Less of a commitment than setting up an easel and paints for a plein air session, whipping out a drawing in a sketchbook has a charm all it's own.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
- I found this old lantern at a consignment shop. It just screamed "garden" to me. Originally, I was thinking of hanging it from a tree but when I got it home, it was just perfect for the " garden wall"
I cut some coir matting for the base - the stuff used to line those hanging planters - I happened to have one in the shed so I re-purposed it.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
I love gardening. In fact if I wasn't a painter I would be a garden designer ( I actually worked as one for a summer). Color theory, creating compositions and solving problems are all skills an artist hones while creating a painting and a garden becomes a giant expression of the gardener/artist.
In my little suburban, zone 6b garden, my plan is to create garden rooms. My garden philosophy is that a garden should have surprises. A successful garden is one that does not reveal itself all at once but offers a new experience as you move throughout it. Which brings us to this years project : the garden trellis wall.
I am trying to divide our yard into 3 distinct "rooms" - the deck/dining area, the firepit garden and the shed garden. To achieve this we needed to create a wall between the deck and the "shed garden". Also this blocks the view of a neighbors house - making for a very private deck area and the perfect support for vines.
I figured out exactly what I wanted, drew up a plan and recruited my husband and his handy friend to do build it.
No, I like black as a back drop for plants. When the clematis grows up this, the flowers will really POP!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
My first One Kings Lane print sale was a big success. Thank You! I have been picked up to be a part of several upcoming sales on One Kings Lane so keep your eyes open for those too -especially if you missed the chance to order a print the first time around.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Easing back in with a little peek into my (currently very messy) studio. Working on 3[ 24x36 beach scenes. One is for a commission, the others will be available soon - more soon.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
-My One Kings Lane sale is still happening and this painting is offered but if you are interested in the original, that is offered directly through me.
- I delivered 10 paintings to Eisenhauer Gallery on Marthas Vineyard last weekend. I love this gallery in Edgartown. Planning a trip to the island this summer?, be sure to stop by!
Painting a large commission, some more cupcakes, and wrapping up another year of teaching K art.
AND on top of that the garden beckons, and it is my Birthday Month SO...
This week I am taking the blogging pressure off - I try to blog M-F but this week I need to put all my energy into the commission so I'm taking the week off. I'm sure I will pop in though and share something and I'll share the commission painting when it's done too.
Have a good week everyone!!