Thursday, February 28, 2008

Warm up


6x8" oil on masonite sold

this is my warm up for today, a picture about warming up :-) wishing it would warm up outside....
wiped the rest of my work today...dang, one of those days...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Recharging

6x8" oil on masonite
This one is for all the Moms out there whose kids are back in school after the winter break.
Hope you can take some time for yourself, - regroup,recharge,replenish. namaste.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Summer Color

6x8" oil on masonite

Winter outside, daydreaming inside. Todays inpiration:



"I want to be where the talk of the town

Is about last night when the sun went down

And the trees all dance

And the warm wind blows in that same old sound

And the water below gives a gift to the sky

And the clouds give back every time they cry

And make the grass grow green beneath my toes

And if the sun comes out

I'll paint a picture all about

The colors I've been dreaming of

The hours just don't seem enough
To put it all together

Maybe it's as strange as it seems"



-Jack Johnson -lyrics from "Talk of the Town"

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Spring Contained

6x8" oil on masonite

My son Teddy is like me (and many others in my family ) a nature lover. He knows tons about animals and birds, he's constantly filling up buckets with small creatures he finds, he's got a 'bird sketchbook' he's been working on and is trying to turn our house into a 'nature lab'-like the one at RISD which we love to visit. This is one of his finds - a little chickadee nest he found after a wind storm - (fyi-its illegal to take a nest out of a tree or bush, this one was on our driveway).

He's upgraded his presentation from old salsa jars to my wedding china and a handblown glass cloche, an idea he stole directly from my mother whose got another bigger nest he found displayed the same way. So the question is...if he's 'nature boy' does that make me 'Mother Nature'???

Monday, February 18, 2008

February

6x6" oil on masonite
Ever notice how the shortest month seems to be the 'longest' month ? ...at least for we New Englanders

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Following Her Bliss

8x10" collage, paper,ink,paint
a collage OR the ART of procrastination :-)
feeling a bit under the weather and getting ready to start some bigger paintings (a bit scary) and working on some projects not to mention the boys,home,pets,husband. anyhoo, somepeople shop or clean , I doodle, cut and paste...at least for today. back to the paints later.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Together -Again

6x6" oil on masonite

dang its hard to come up with titles everyday. -and to paint something interesting too
-especially lately, preoccupied with some other projects and wondering what the 'Dog Whisperer' would say about my dog breaking his metal collar today when he dashed at a squirrell on our walk....our 90 min. walk/run/and training session - which was going real well until "SNAP"!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Together

6x6" oil on masonite

painted this on a red ground with a new #8 flat brush and really like the results. its drying on my window sill and the colors are just yummy, something about this little still life makes me smile.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Rex


6x6" oil on masonite SOLD
Rex the Pug. Isnt he the best? Throughtout art history pugs were the most popular dog to paint. I can see why, so much fun! This is a commission I did of a beloved pet and have to admit I enjoy doing these. So, I welcome more to anyone interested in having a portrait of their favorite pooch. just send me an email inquiry.


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sled Dogs Waiting

6x6" oil on masonite

At the race, there were lots of mixed breed dogs(my favorite 'kind' of dog), part huskie,part hound,part shepard. Big and fast. The huskies though, they 'spoke' to me. Maybe its the intensity of their eyes or their coloring, or their 'wolf'ness, seeming to be one beat away from wild, touching my 'nature girl' nerve.

favorite part of this painting is the back dog's eye and bridge of nose. also the painterly-ness and intense color. ...now back to tending to my sick son and neglected laundry pile...

Monday, February 4, 2008

Heart of Snow

Looks like I spoke too soon. I'm busy with some commissions and making new panels so no new art today. dang.

If you are a regular reader you know about my heart rocks, well last week while standing in the middle of a frozen lake watching the sled dogs, I looked down and this was what I saw. cool huh.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Run Dog Run

6x6 oil on masonite
For Feb. Ive challenged myself to post/paint EVERYDAY. course that is always the goal but life usually gets in the way, so for Feb. I wont let it :-)
Go Pats!!!