Saturday, January 31, 2009

Foggy - daily painting, beach scene

8x10 oil on wood panel $160
my goal for the next month is to paint (and post) everyday! Since February is the month for love, might as well do what I love AND paint what I love. So #1 is Foggy, cause there is nothing I love more than a foggy day at the beach and these little beach scenes are soooo much fun to paint.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Presidential Party - daily painting,cupcake

6x6" oil on gessobord
couldn't resist these cupcakes at the market yesterday. Got me thinking how many red white and blue cupcakes are being made for presidential parties this week.
Used a limited palette for this and painted on a bright red ground, specifically trying to be loose and impressionistic with my brush strokes- staying away from tight and fussy.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Seeing White

The Seeing White show is up at gallery 297 in Bristol RI heres a link:

Ive got a couple paintings in the window!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Secrets in the Snow - daily painting,children playing in the snow

Secrets in the Snow
6x6" oil on gessobord

set out to paint the beach today but was drawn to winter again - this image in particular. weather its children creating with snow or sand its a subject that I just adore.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sweety - daily painting,cupcakes

8x8" oil on supported panel

Another little sweety. whenever the mood strikes to paint a still life a la prima, most of the time these little cupcakes shout out to be painted. The nice thing - or gross thing - is that they hang around the studio for months! ewe.
There is one spot in a painting that I and I think all artists just seems to fall in love with. As much as laying on thick paint like frosting FOR the frosting is the funnest part...I love that little sprinkle on the left

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

More Glam - daily painting, chandeliers

6x6 oil on gessobord
its my usual winter ADHD kicking in, cant seem to stay with one subject matter for long :)
keep returning to old faves though and full of ideas and to-do lists

Thursday, January 8, 2009

My Spot- daily painting, still life

6x6' oil on gessobord
Working on some work for galleries for the next week or two. this little scene on my desk caught my eye this morning so used it as a warm up. loving this color palette right now too- all leftovers from the self portrait day

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Little Sweetie

6x6" oil on panel

Note to Self

today is self portrait day over at Daily Painters. A challenge for sure. I havent tackled a self portrait is 20 years!!! yikes. As a student at RISD way back when, I took a portrait class my senior year and it was probably my favorite class. For a semester I had to do 5 portraits a week and bring them in for crit. Painted friends on occasion but mostly it was just me. Only a few survived over the years but everything I learned came right back. Found myself setting up my palette with the same colors and in the same order, adjusting the light and the mirror in the same familar way...everything the same except of course the image in the mirror! hmmmm, it was alot more fun back then but still such a great 'assignment' for any artist. Try One! I might make it a yearly event from now on. :)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

nfdp - getting these framed and ready to go out to a Winter White show. more info soon

Friday, January 2, 2009


nfdp Sneaking in here....I'm not officially back until Jan. 7.... just thinking back on all that 2008 brought and looking forward to what 2009 has up its sleeve.... just wanting to send thanks out to all of you for inspiring me last year! now back to the 'to do in 09 list'.....