Wishing all of you a Happy New Year!!

Beach girls - daily painting, beach scenes, children playing at the beach

6x6" oil - Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving.
Here, the leftovers are gone and so is the time off. Full speed ahead now.
Painting lots of little beach scenes this week...perfect little gifties :)

happening now and shop update

Note cards are in!! Each pack has 2 each of 5 different Santa paintings and plain white envelopes - perfect for little holiday notes to friends or just to have around as decoration - they would even look cute framed! I'll have them at the RISD Holiday Sale, my Etsy shop or stop by the studio

here is my handsome date checking out my work at the Artists for Save the Bay event. This show is going on until Dec 28 - and is a great way to support local artists, Save the Bay and get some original bay themed art for a gift - a win,win win! more info HERE

and these 4 cuties are all ready to be hung at the DeBlois Gallery in Newport RI for their Invitational Itty Bitty Picture Show - opening this weekend -


6x8" oil - sooooo not chillin right now!
- getting ready for the RISD holiday sale, framing paintings for a gallery, commissions, mailings, teaching ... in between all the mom duties, and holiday planning.

You know the drill - same crazies at your house, and at the North Pole too ..... sooooo, back to sipping the now luke warm latte...
I'll drift off to Santas beach, ya coming?

Off Season Santa - beach scene,holiday,daily painting

6x6" oil - happily painting away,listening to Christmas songs on the radio and thinking about what Santa does for vacation.

He goes to the beach of course!!

If someone doesnt snatch him up first, he'll be in my booth at the RISD Holiday Sale on dec. 4. come by and say hi! I 'll be booth 313.
here is one of the furlough series paintings in a frame - lookin good I think....and so does my studio supervisor Baxter in his little sweater

i love seeing my paintings framed and in their new homes - so if youve got one of mine email me a pic -
tuesday it teaching day for me - kindergarten and preschoolers. here a couple of my
kinders taking in the 3-d line project - always a big hit with the boys - imagination imagination imagination

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

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'

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 :)

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

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

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

Let's Celebrate! -daily painting,still life,cupcakes

6x6" oil
Let's celebrate my new studio with some cupcakes, shall we?

here it is - empty and with out the window installed... looong and skinny but bigger than it looks in the photos and much larger than where Ive been painting and SO MUCH MORE LIGHT - its north light!!


here are 2 of the demos Carol Marine did at the workshop - so great to get back to basics and be a student again - for 3 days straight. Carol - is a terrific instructor - wise beyond her years! Great bunch of artists in the group too!! I will post links to some of them soon.

Below are some of my boards - some of them are 10 min studies.. I'm super comfortable painting my way around the human form but put an apple in front of me!! eeeek - scary!!
Soooo they were my focus during this workshop - .... Carol is THE Queen of painting apples so thought I'ld learn from the best


gosh its been a while since Ive made a post. Once I get into my new studio - which isnt quite ready yet - the posts will be frequent again.....cant wait!!

in the mean time .... I'm taking a workshop with fellow Daily Painter Carol Marine and my kindergarten teaching has started up again!

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