Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Saba - monday portrait session

12x12" oil
Saba - a beautiful name for a beautiful girl. It means Cool Morning Breeze in Arabic. She was the model last night at our monday night portrait session - wish I had a photo of her too so you could see the likeness...what fun those eyes were to paint! but as for the spot I love? it would have to be her nose - loving that lighter brushstroke inbetween her eyes -yum

Monday, April 26, 2010

Cape Summer

8x8 oil. Working on some bigger paintings but thought I'ld share this little one - one of the
most beautiful spots on the Cape - North Beach in Chatham

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Treasure - mothers and children, beach scene

6x6" oil. Treasure. Today was busy with getting our backyard pond cleaned out and good to go for the season...around our pond are many of my boys 'treasures' found over the years.... they make me smile

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Black Hat - beach scene, mothers and children

6x6" oil - geez, talk about a painting slump.... its been a few weeks of starts and stops, wipe outs and confusion on which direction to take - happens to the best of us I suppose... strange - havent felt like painting but started running again, became a vegetarian and have the overwhelming urge to get another dog!! what is THAT about??!! must be spring fever :)

So back in the comfort zone but ok with it. Happy here and spent the entire day painting which is always a good thing.

Painting big - alot bigger - is where I'm heading but will still keep at these little ones to help work things out - stay tuned for more moms at the beach - inspired (finally)by mothers day

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mark Taber - portrait series

18x24" oil. back from my painting break - sometimes you just need to do other things to recharge the creative juices.

But nothing could be better for getting my painting groove back than hanging with a bunch of RISD alumni for a portrait session - which is what I did last night- and a GREAT model too.

Seriously this guy was FUN to paint. His name is Mark Taber and he is a local pianist here in RI - we were treated to a bit of his talent while setting up. Thank you Mark.

You can read about Mark HERE