Thursday, January 22, 2015

Portrait sketch

Finally getting back into painting from the live model!  What has it been? A year?  
This portrait sketch was done in about an hour.  I forgot how fun it is.  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


WIP work in progress.  One of my favorite parts of the process is painting the background color around the head.  
Often I do this upside down.  Habit, but it is also a great way to see the painting in a new way.  Flaws show and then can be fixed afterwards.  

Monday, January 19, 2015

Studio Peek


Update from the studio.  Prepping panels, starting paintings.
  I love this time of year - fresh starts all over the place.  Bring it. 

and here is my view - love this January light! and of course my little buddy

Friday, January 16, 2015

Fresh Air Friday - The Nature Trail at Patriot Place

Did you know there is a nature walk at Patriot Place in Foxboro?  Well there is - and its a nice little half mile jaunt around a cranberry bog.. Park your car in the lot to the right of the Bass Pro Shop. Walk too short?  you can walk another mile or so to the Pro Shop and pick up some fresh gear for the big game.  GO PATS!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Snowy Owl 2, debbie miller 11515

6x6" oil on panel $100
 Here is another Snowy Owl from last winter. Here is the original post.  And below is my copy of the catalog with my painting on the cover - finally came!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Showy Owl 6, Debbie Miller Painting

This week I have a lot of shipping and lesson planning and painting and photographing to do.  So I am sitting here working on some blog posts for the week with paintings from my inventory.  This owl painting from last year is among my favorites and I chuckled when I read last years post about it since I am working with the Packers/Cowboy game on in the background.  Read the post HERE and also there is a link to purchase there too.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Fresh Air Friday - color inspiration

Field Trip Friday has morphed into Fresh Air Friday for 2015.  It's important to recharge the battery and nothing does that better than a good old fashioned walk outside.
Go get it.
  Look for these colors - the colors of winter beach walks -  to show up in my new paintings. I can't get enough of them!
(btw - nfdp means "not for daily painters" - it is so the DP's robot doesn't pick up the first photo and post it on their blog.)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Beach Walk 010815 -2 beach painting

12x12" oil on raised wood panel $400
So weird to be editing beach photos and paintings from the summer when it is like 2 degrees out but it is happening here.  This one is of my little home town beach.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Day Dreaming - beach painting 0115-1

24"x36" oil on canvas $2500
I just took my dog for a long COLD walk on the beach.  23 degrees with a snow squall and wind.
I actually LOVE winter walks on the beach - but if you are day dreaming of warm summer days - here you go!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Breezy Girl - beach painting

12"x12" oil on panel 
I have this sweet little breezy beach girl painting available.  $400.  Painted on a raised panel, it is ready to hang.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Hello! Snowy Owl

Hello.  I painted this little Snowy owl a year ago.  Here is last years post.  HERE.  
The very cool thing about it is that it is on the cover of Blick Art Supplies Winter Sale catalog!!
How cool is that?  One of my facebook friends artist Greta Ward posted this photo after she got her copy in the mail. ( I haven't got a copy yet and my Blick store doesn't either)
This painting was my favorite out of the batch I did last year and it is available. $100

Friday, January 2, 2015

Bode Dog

2014 ended with us losing our beloved sweet Bode. (right)
Just the sweetest boy ever.  We miss him.
Dogs are the best.  Plain and Simple.

 I love painting them too.  Thinking up some ideas for a series of abstract dog inspired paintings that I'm kind of excited about. Nothing like my past dog paintings although I like doing those too   HERE is a dog post from last year and also one of my favorites HERE

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Every year I like to pick a word - just one - that is my "power word".  Sort of a one word mantra.
2015's word is FRESH.
 Fresh start, fresh art, fresh food, fresh air,  it's all good, etc. 
 My son says it all the time and it became the front runner when I started to think of words while making my goal list for the year.
 ( I may have to steal his hat.)
Notice I said "goal list" not resolutions.  Resolutions fail - goals and the STEPS it will take to attain them, now those are FRESH.  Last year I broke things down by quarter and wrote down my goals for each and exactly what I needed to do to make them happen.  This made a huge difference in my business.  I really do need a plan and get ready because this year I've got some pretty fresh goals.  Te-he.

First step - clearing off the studio bulletin board.  So what will your word be?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Book Trees

This years Christmas craft obsession.  Paperback book trees.  So easy and who doesn't love a good re-purpose,  recycle,  FREE project?   Just google "paper back book trees" and you will get all the how-tos.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Benched3 - swimmers, Debbie Miller

30x40" oil on canvas $3,600
These guys should look familiar. I have painted them before on a smaller square panel.  Loving them large scale. 

Monday, December 1, 2014


nfdp -
I love this time of year.  Crisp, cold days are my favorite and I've made a "note to self" to get outside a lot over this winter - especially during the next few hectic weeks.  This time, I had a visitor, who was not one bit afraid of me.

Finally after a long turf war, she hopped into the brush.  Nothing like a deer encounter to get you in the holiday spirit

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pink Hoodie, gold frame

6x6" oil, framed in gold- 11.5x11.5.  Love this one. See how great it looks framed in gold HERE

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Beach Day, gold frame,

First Up - Beach Day.   the painting is 6x6" oil and framed it is 11.5 x11.5.  You can see the frame HERE