Thursday, October 28, 2010

Artists for Save the Bay

So happy to be apart of Artists for Save the Bay again this year. What a great way to support local artists and the Bay....check it out HERE - the Opening Reception is thursday, Nov 18, - 5:30 - 7:30 @ the Save the Bay Center in Prov. - which is such a cool building btw

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Autumn Woods 2 - daily painting plein air landscape

6x6" oil - every year during this week I HAVE to go outside and paint - and it has to be trees - Ive got a thing for dark trunks against the orange leaves.
Also has to be loose and painterly, I want to capture the feeling of being in the woods this time of year not every branch,leaf or twig

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ladies Night - daily cupcake painting by Debbie Miller

6x6" oil - a treat from saturday night at my studio with girlfriends ---I am completely obsessed with my larger works - these little ones have truly become my warmups before diving into the big ones.
It really is a great way to loosen up and get 'ready'

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fat Mermaid - daily painting,small figurative oil

6x6 -oil
- a big welcome to the newbies who are finding their way to my blog after yesterdays Open Studios! Thanks to all who came by -old friends and new -

Friday, October 15, 2010

signing off for the weekend...
hope I'll see you this sunday for the Artists Open Studios in Warren RI....
I'm in the 30 Cutler St building -suite 210
bring friends , I'll supply the art :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Autumn Woods - plein air painting by Debbie Miller

6x6 oil - a plein air from last year - havent gotten out yet this fall and the leaves will soon be gone! This is a favorite from last year - shows signs of the desire to go more abstract and loose

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

furlough series #2 -buckets - beach scene,contemporary art

20x20" oil on canvas - next up - buckets. and yes the Bob Dylan song was stuck in my head the whole time

Monday, October 4, 2010

Furlough #1 - the chair - beach scenes,contemporary art

20x20" oil on canvas --- Furlough series - a departure, a vacation, breathing space -- painting the way I've been thinking about for a while now....still fascinated by people at the beach as a subject but now there are other things at play. Layers for one. Getting away from realism is another.
So take a little vaca with me, lets see where it goes

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Skim - beach scene, contemporary

20x20" oil on canvas -- the one that started it all - this new series - -this thing that is consuming my thoughts and keeping me up at night :) ..... best seen in person and guess what you can!
soon i'll host an open studio to celebrate my new space but until then you can stop by Oct 17. I'm in the 30 Cutler St. mill building

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Daisy - beach scene,contemporary

20x20 oil - below is a close up -
bought a bunch of 20x20 canvases today and painted 3 already - pushing things into a more abstract zone, thinking about the negative space and the thick vs thin paint and the drippy stuff too.
Normally the subject would be the thick paint and the background or the negative space...the "ocean" around the subject would be the thinner paint. Today I thought "what if I flipped it ?"

more exploring of this.... enjoying a more contemporary bent and the bigger size