Friday, November 30, 2007

"Teamwork" daily painting,beach scene

6x6" oil on masonite sold

Usually I dont like to say if I like a painting or not but this one I do like, maybe because watching kids create stuff at the beach is the best...give 'em some sand,water and a shovel and its amazing what they can do, often working together to make incredibly creative things...its great.
***ALSO***, if you are in the Peterborough NH area...actually Antrim NH, My good friend Heidi Schwieger is directing the Antrim Players production of A Christmas Carol. It opens tonight and her daughter Sophia is part of the cast too. Wish I could be there! So if you're nearby check it out and give them a big 'break a leg' hug for me.
Have a good weekend all!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Free Bird

6x8" oil on masonite sold

another one of those 'more than one title' paintings. :-)

PSST....theres a new blogger/painter on the scene: Dave Gonville a very talented painter, surfer and my brother. Be sure to check out his work.

Friday, November 16, 2007

A Beach Day

6x6" oil on masonite
This painting will be nicely framed and available at The Donovan Gallery next week along with a few other little paintings. You can contact me or them if youre interested in purchasing this one. Also, theres just a few more days to vote on my painting "Fledgling" that is in the SmallWorks NA show at The Greenich Workshop Gallery. ***this is a big show, I am so proud to be a part of it ***
Have a good weekend all. I'll be preparing more boards to paint and making cranberry sauce.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Moms On Duty

6x6' oil on masonite sold
I love to work on a painting with the title already in my head. For some reason its more fun. About 6 titles were bouncing around, this is the one that won out. We're so lucky-my friends and I- that this is the way we spend many of our summer days. Sweet. But not easy, as every mom knows ...we are ON DUTY the whole time. ...but still. aren't we always? might as well be at the beach.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Beach Day

6x8"oil on masonite. these beach paintings are sorta dreamy, I like them. Below shows one in a great floater style frame that its new owner Pat Warwick had made. She is a fellow RISD alumni and really great ceramic artist, check out her beautiful work here. Seeing my paintings in their new homes and the different way they get framed is so cool. If youve got one take a photo and email it to me I'ld love to see them and share the different ways they are framed and/or displayed. Also, I donated one of my little paintings to the RI PBS Arts Auction, the online bidding has started and the onair auction starts tonite. check it out.

Monday, November 12, 2007

A Checkered Past

6x6" oil on masonite
chilly gray day and Ive got a cold. in a kitcheny comfort food kindof mood, I ended up here. love black/white checks and green apples. tough for me to paint though so everynow and then I paint them for practice. I love the shadow on the right.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


6x6" oil on masonite
breezy cool. just so you know, these are kinda 'wonky' on purpose...thats where the fun comes in. they'll evolve and thats fun too. if you paint all the time all sorts of things happen :-)
**** also the voting for Smallworks North America is closing in a couple weeks. You can vote for my painting HERE!!!!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Drama Queen

6x6" oil on masonite
I still dont have my computer so this was 'quick color corrected' again. Its close except the green is sooo much prettier in person, more 'apple-y'. These are waaaay fun to paint. :-)

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Glam Up

6x6" oil on masonite SOLD
I'm so not a glamour girl but I do have a thing for chandeliers and like painting them in this kindof illustrationy way. thinking about adding words maybe,... a little series of these is in order. My 'people' paintings will be back soon, sometimes I need a break to get recharged.

Friday, November 2, 2007

'Leaves" :daily painting,plein air,autumn

6x6" oil on masonite SOLD
I cant think of a good title. I asked my husband (who is tired of this question) and he said "Leaf Me Alone" :-)
I still dont have MY computer so I have to admit that I color corrected this with 'auto correct'. needless to say its NOT correct color. The sky is a much prettier blue and the leaves are more yellow. Its the best I can do for now.
These tree tops were my muse last winter. Today they drew me in again, the yellow against the sky was just too yummy and because of the storm expected tomorrow, they'll be gone soon.