Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Recharging


6x8" oil on gessoboard - contact me for availability

oops - I was supposed to post yesterdays painting today so it would show up on the

Daily Painters home page - the theme for October 1 is 'orange' . So I'll repost this one

Beachbreak

8"x8" oil on wood panel
more experimenting here.
this is on a 1/4 inch board with black edges and a cutout in the back for easy hanging.

A beach break is a surfing term for when a wave breaks over the sandy bottom rolling into the beach, but I also like the idea of a 'beach break' - taking time out of our regular lives to go to the beach-

-speaking of regular lives: posting early today because I teach kindergarten art on tuesdays.

- I'm thinking about teaching some kind of workshop for adults in 2009 too - any thoughts on that?

-also, I totally appreciate EVERY comment and email I get - lately Ive been slow to respond - due to my busy fall schedule and sharing my computer with a teenager and a couple of pre-teens! - keep the comments coming though! I really do read them and enjoy them.

kelley - no special days in Oct. - just my favorite month here in NE.

Anne M - I sent you an email. did you get it? send me an email, I'ld be glad to help you out.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Hot Mama

6x6" oil on masonite
a re-work of an older painting - adding orange - for October, my favorite month :)

**yesterday I went to the RISD museum to see the new Chace center and also the Dale Chihuly exhibit and the David Macaulay drawings - all amazing -if you are in the area don't miss these!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Beach Walk

16"x20" oil on canvas (contact me for availability)
Ive been working on a small series of 'bigger' beach scenes - less detailed, more suggesting, lots of paint. they are very fun and possibly leading me in a new direction.
**stay tuned for where this will be hanging!**

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Go to Your Happy Place

6x6" oil on gessobord
"Go to Your Happy Place" - people email me all the time telling me that my paintings often remind them of what they imagine their 'happy place' to be. I love that. That makes my paintings successful in a way.
Lately, Ive been hearing a lot of 'Go to your happy place' from the trainer Ive been working out with too - although the beach is my favorite place, turns out my 'Happy Place' is a crowded coffee shop I used to go to when I was at RISD. my next series of paintings perhaps?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mini Celebration




6x6" oil on gessobord
(blogger wont let me post a bigger image - weird)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Chase

6x6" oil on gessobord
probably every kid whose ever been to the beach has chased a seagull - at least I hope they have. A day at the beach, chasing the gulls is a good day. period.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Quick Update

Sept has turned out to be sooooo busy! But on wed. I was lucky to stop and smell the roses - or weeds -with my sweet little niece....
Today was a jammin painting day - one of those days that just clicked. Worked on 2 big paintings that are for something special - and exciting - that I will share with you soon. Next week - a gallery update and I'm back into the painting groove so more 'dailies' too and teaching a bit this year too!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Jack

6x6" oil on gessobord
This is Jack. He was the beloved dog of fellow artist Karin Jurik. She has started a new blog that I think is very fun. Every wed. she will post a photo for anyone to paint their interpretation of it and she will post the results. Its called; Different Strokes from Different Folks
check it out and also her work if you havent already.
** also, I really love painting dogs so if anyone wants their dog painted just send me an email.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Watch Dog - daily painting

6x6" oil on gessobord
watch dog - or watch the dog- is more likely - he, having a tendency to chase squirrells. We call these 2 'litter mates' because they have grown up together and are best buds ....totally painting for myself today :) what a treat

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Looking Back

6x6" oil on gessobord
Looking Back, looking forward. Lots of that going on this time of year with the end of summer vacation and the start of school.
(this photo has really washed out the color, it is much richer in person. psst. -I really love this image, inspired by North Beach in Chatham - a favorite place))