Sunday, December 1, 2013
To know me is to know that I make a mean paper snowflake.
Some might say I'm a little nutty about them.
I learned how to make a 6-sided snowflake as a girl and have made oodles of them since. Sometimes I even make cool designs in them like coyotes, ballerinas, Yodas, flowerpots....it's endless really.
Here is a little tutorial on how to do it - Happy Cutting!!
Saturday, November 30, 2013
So how's that holiday shopping going? You know original art makes a great holiday gift right?
Of course you did.
It checks off all the boxes - unique, original, special, handmade, something for everyone, supports a small business...
Sunday, November 24, 2013
The "To-Do" list is huge this week. Making fresh paintings came off till next weekend. I will be posting some little oldies though. This one is a favorite - not my usual subject or style but the colors are pleasing and who doesn't love hydrangeas? As I recall one of my sons asked me to show him how I paint a portrait and without having anyone around to paint, I painted this little pitcher which was on my mantle. So it's got a sweet little memory attached to it.
Plus it looks kinda Thanksgiving-y.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
The original Artists For the Bay Show & Sale Is Back (and tax free!)
The Opening Reception on features more than 45 local artists highlighting over 175 pieces of art and jewelry at the Save The Bay Center's Providence Journal Charitable Foundation Gallery – and all tax free! A portion of the proceeds benefit Save The Bay. Artists' works include a variation of mediums, styles, and subject matter.
Tickets include food, wine, beer, coffee and stunning art in a festive setting overlooking Rhode Island's greatest natural resource, Narragansett Bay. Attendees will also receive a coupon for a free appetizer at Hemenway's Restaurant.
Ticket Price: $30
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Hello. This is my twirl girl. Remember that? Just twirling around for the fun of it. You got dizzy and laughed out loud. I don't know about you but I could use some more twirling for the fun of it in my life.
So anyhoo - I feel like blogging again - not just the popping in every now and then kind but making friends with my blog and the whole process of "blogging" again - It's alot, this posting paintings - all the steps it takes to get an image on the screen - not to mention the ACTUAL painting process!
It's also in a way relaxing and focuses me to the task at hand. I've been hanging out with my friend Leigh over at allcreativelike.com and some other rockin creatives- we're getting our money mojo on and through the process of the class, I've realized that I miss my blog.
Hello blog - giving it a whirl again...and maybe a twirl too, you know- for fun.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
This is a little plein air I did a while back - haven't had a chance or made the time to get out there this year. A shame really, it has been such a beautiful fall.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Come by and say Hi maybe even get a jump on your holiday shopping!
See you then.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Warren/Bristol Art Night and watch me and my very talented artist friends PAINT! Plus see some of our past portraits in person and also enjoy the work of Potter David Harrington.
That's right. Live. And In Person. Artists painting in their natural habitat. July 25, 5-9.
All the cool kids will be there. Some of the artists painting will be Rob Rey, Kerry Smith, Kathy Weber and more! Also on display will be some portraits painted by Kate Huntington who is the talented artist who started this portrait group 20 yrs ago!
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
It has been a busy early summer actually -
Happily I can report that I have been accepted as an artist member to the Copley Society of Art in Boston.
Truly honored. Eons ago, as a young college art student, I remember standing on Newbury St. thinking "Some Day..." and now that day is here. ...as soon as I pay my dues.
You can check them out HERE
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Check her out: http://allcreativelike.com/blog/
Monday, June 24, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Swimmers - hmmmm, I know there is a better title here somewhere, it just hasn't come to me yet. Sometimes while painting a title comes to mind right away, in the very early stages of painting.
I like when that happens.
So while pondering titles, I'm gearing up to paint some more of these swimmers - 48x48 and larger -
Sunday, May 19, 2013
I am thrilled to be a part of such a great gallery!
Visit them if you are on the island this summer and check out their website HERE
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
My friend Kate Huntington is part of 2 shows opening this weekend - check them out if you are in the area
Monday, May 13, 2013
My Mothers day stated off like this:
a quick road trip coming up soon - exciting news- I'll share soon.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The small paintings are on the back burner for now
Thursday, April 18, 2013
|30x30 oil on panel|
This has been the monster I've been fighting for a while now.
Until now, until I got back in the studio and just painted - for ME, for the love of painting, for the escape, for the meditation, for THE FUN OF IT.
TAH_DAH! painting is fun again and I've got a secret I'll share with you soon about this painting and some of her friends. stay tuned
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
It is FINALLY nice out!! Hooray! I think I might actually thaw out now after the deep freeze.
Some little paintings just got back to me from a gallery. They are in frames and I've decided to offer them up here for sale. Great gifts - ready to go!
Friday, April 5, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
#2 - oh hello little little beach plein air. - so painting outside when it's 38 degrees IS possible but you better be quick! my fingers were getting cold. The simplicity of this one is what I like - plus I LOVE this color palette right now...this would be great BIG - like 30x30 or more- above a couch. Don't you think?
(It is a little more subdued in person)