6x6" oil on masonite
One week from today is the RISD alumni/student sale. Hopefully we will have weather like today! Its so gorgeous out. If not, we'll be under tents. Its such a fun sale either way. Look for my sign(below) and lots of little daily painting originals!

Go Ahead and Soar

6x6" oil on wood panel sold
Be Creative, Be Yourself, Let your spirit take flight. Thats what I was thinking about today when I painted this. Marisa over at is encouraging everyone to do something, Anything creative today. This is what I did with that in mind. Now its your turn, doesnt have to be a painting...could be making cookies, writing a poem, taking a new way home from work, or stacking pumpkins on an urn like I did today. Try it! If you want send her a photo of your creativity!

Seasons End

6x6" oil on masonite panel sold

Painted at the beach today. What a gorgeous day! a bit windy though and once again spilled my medium! but I'm happy with this one and the day. The golden rod and asters in the beach grass and roses are in full bloom. Gorgeous. I love this time of year. Below check out all my goodies I picked up at the farm stand on the way home. Now thats some fall inspiration! :-)

Beach Bright

6x6" oil on masonite panel
Maybe if it actually starts to FEEL like fall around here I'll start to paint something besides the beach. Anyway, the more I paint the more I have the urge to move away from realism into ....well, I'm not sure, something simple? loose? graphic? Its a constant battle. In this it was all about just color. yummy crisp color (once again my photo doesnt do it justice) and that shadow on the blanket. I like that.
***dont forget, if you are in the area the RISD alumni,student sale is on Oct. 6th 10-4 on Benefit St. in front of the museum. Its a great time and place to pick up some neat art. I'll be there with lots of paintings and some prints too. Come by and say HI.***

Beach Color SOLD

6x8" oil on masonite panel sold
This I actually painted on 8x8 but I think it looks better cropped (this is the cropped version)so when its dry I will cut it down and resign it. The photo also doesnt really capture the vivid color. I tried. Below is a photo that I just cant help calling "I 'heart' the beach" The beach we go to (Briggs Beach,Little Compton) is actually loaded with rocks which I almost always dont paint-artistic liscence :-) BUT we are always on the lookout for 'heart' rocks and for the last couple of years we bring them home and toss them in a bowl on our dining room table. This is a photo of them. We 'heart' the beach.

Beach Day Fog SOLD

6x8" oil on masonite panel sold
Couldnt resist another of these, they are very fun to paint. I've been painting alot to get ready for the RISD alumni sale. So stay tuned, I'll have a preview and more info soon.
And for the New Englanders out there....was this a gorgeous fall day or what? I got out this morning for a run and am starting to get some fall inspiration brewing. This weather is the best. Also, If you are in the area check out the Yoga Loft this week in Warren for some free yoga classes. more info here: namaste.

Wrapping Up

6x6" oil on masonite panel
So when I was painting this and thinking about the title I thought "Perfect, this will be last beach painting for a while". But I am having to much fun with them so there may be more. :-)

Beach Fog SOLD

6x8" oil on masonite sold
Its finally raining here, so I was inspired to paint the beach in the favorite beach weather. Right now this is drying on my kitchen window sill and I have to admit it is one of my favorites of late. Not sure why, maybe its the 'feeling' or the colors or the fact that I love the beach on a foggy day or the free loose manner in which it was painted, maybe its all of the above. At any rate, I like it and now I'm going to clean up and put away some summer stuff, dare I say 'it may be time to get Mums'. Some of you are probably alittle sick of the beach scenes and wondering when the fall scenes will pop up. Ive got a few more beachy ones to get out of my system but oooh the warm side of the color wheel is starting to look real tempting ;-)

A Good Match

6x6" oil on masonite
I like this title. :-) I like their matching outfits. I imagine them having spent years strolling the beach together. Maybe this day was their my parents, who just celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary. A Good Match.

Summer Shoes 3

6x6" oil on masonite
The people paintings which I do love to paint more than all other subjects are a bit taxing, so usually I have to follow up with something loose and simple. (and sometimes a nap!) Still inspired by summer at the beach though

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