Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Space -daily painting, beach scenes

8x10 - oil - people watching - and painting them are 2 of my favorite things to do...but sometimes a nice empty space is the way to go...

Monday, June 29, 2009

At the Coast - encaustic

12x12 - encustic,oil - At the Coast.
layers of oil and wax - love doing these. this one may be going out to a new gallery, still deciding...still rainy here on the east coast!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Commission - children playing at the beach

12x12 oil on panel
popping in for a second! A commission that I really enjoyed - one of those 'flow off the brush' ones

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sortof on vacation this week...due to the computer cord and getting into the routine of summer with boys out of school, ....so not really vacation but a break from painting.

Found this photo while cleaning today. Its my favorite of my sister and I (she's on the right) and exactly the kind of photo I like to paint from - it captures a moment in time. So much more interesting than if the two of us had been grinning at the camera...
Not sure which beach we're at but I think its
at the Cape Cod Natural History Museum. Which is one of my favorite places to go on the Cape still. If you find yourself on the Cape this summer and especially if youve got kids its a must see.

now back to the laundry and the trunk list...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Artists for Save the Bay

The Artists for Save the Bay show runs through Aug. 28 so if you cant make the reception stop by the show some other time this summer. Its a great collection of coastal art for a great cause (and the Save the Bay building is pretty cool too!) I'm so happy 3 of my paintings are included in this years show!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009


the plug to my laptop broke! it'll be a few days to get my laptop up and running again. be back soon

Friday, June 19, 2009

All Summer

24"x24" encaustic, collage, oil on board nfs - this ones mine.
my beach boys. Its about to be 'all boys -all summer' in a few short days.....*sigh*

Looking forward to the change of pace however. time to refocus,reevaluate,restart and relax.

packing my pochade box up to keep in the car for some beach day plein airs and also going to experiment with some things.....

Thursday, June 18, 2009

iris + poppies - flower friday and sketchbook

6x6 oil on panel. flower friday.
iris and poppies from my garden - painted this last week. they are gone now. Walking around the yard looking at everything in bloom, I feel guilty if they dont get painted so I'm bringing back 'flower friday' for the summer.......
and another summer goal is to actually fill an entire sketchbook!
usually there are several in rotation and end up a mishmosh. So I'll be trying to fill ONE from start to finish. occasionally i'll share a page or too - it'll help keep me accountable ;) AND its fun to peer into an artists sketchbook isnt it? like getting a glimpse into their studio space - love it if my artists friends out there would share their sketchbooks too

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Strawberry Study - daily painting,floral

6x5ish oil on panel. Working on a big still life with strawberries. this is a quick study for it. painting strawberries is soooo fun --- aliz. crimson and cad red lt...my 2 favorites in the same fruit. doesn't get any better than that ;)
*sigh* its the little things ....

Monday, June 15, 2009

All Creatures - great and small...

no painting today - instead my niece and I went for a nature walk at the beach and hit the jackpot! first we found a robins egg - at the beach! who knew?? then...we followed fresh deer tracks! we must have just missed him!!! and THEN.....a 30 ft. humpback whale (dead)!!!
very smelly but still cool to see. I love the beach. Something new everyday...it'll be a while before I can top this though ;)

Friday, June 12, 2009

A June Wedding - daily painting

6x6" oil on masonite panel. Big wedding weekend I'm guessing. this I painted last fall - of my parents cake topper which theyve saved for 45 years!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

beach umbrellas -daily painting, beach scene

6x6' oil on masonite panel. lots of thick paint here applied with a palette knife. Which by the way is my palette knife from college!!
working on some encaustics today!! - so fun - I'll post them when they are done

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Twirl Girl - daily painting, beach scene,children

6x6" oil on wood panel. loving this little pink sundress, its going to come up in a few paintings this month.
Still plugging away on commissions and getting organized but couldnt resist this little Twirl Girl

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Working on some commissions this week and some other studio stuff but wanted to check in and thank everyone who have been leaving comments for me!
I appreciate and enjoy all of them. With the year half over already , I'm reviewing my To-Do list and responding to comments is right up there near the top!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Charlottes Garden

12 x12 oil on panel. this is a re-post of one of my favorites....too busy enjoying my weekend away to paint!

Stopped by the Congress St Gallery and saw my paintings - on the wall and in the window! a great gallery in a great little seaside city. I love Portsmouth NH

Thursday, June 4, 2009

flips - daily painting

6x6" oil on panel traded in the clogs for cooler footwear :)

*** saturday I'll be at the Broke Arts sale in Peterborough NH part of their weekend long
"Thing In the Spring"
with a originals, some prints and a few sale items - should be a fun day/weekend.

*** also in NH this month Ive got 6 paintings at the Congress St Gallery in Portsmouth NH as part of a small group show! I love Portsmouth and cant wait to go check them out and spend some time in this great New England town.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Pink Geraniums - daily painting, floral plein air

6x6" oil on panel. so nice out today I painting outside in the backyard. Did this all with one brush (4 bright I think) so fun, fresh and simple

Monday, June 1, 2009