Thursday, September 26, 2019

September on Block Island 2019

        Walking north from Mansion Beach on Block Island, one comes upon this scene....I had noticed it in the summer and returned to paint it one early morning last week. The wind was formidable and the waves were breaking almost on me! Of course the ferry saved the day!
        This old house I have always loved...across the street from"painted rock"...There was a "soon to be wed" couple there , Dylan and Lily, painting the rock with their wedding date, Sept 21, also mine 45 years ago.  As I worked on this study , I wondered which was harder to do, the rock or the canvas? Mansion Beach Bluffs 24x30" oil on canvas    Little House at Painted Rock, 16x20" oil on canvas

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Blue Chair with Still Life and Paintings

Well I just posted a repeat painting and had to remove it! So here is one that I have not posted before....I hope! I really like the paintings on  the floor behind the chair...Block Island and Provincetown studies....30x30 oil  on canvas

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Recent Work at Jessie Edwards Gallery Block Island RI

  My most recent paintings of Block Island are being exhibited this week at Jessie's gallery....This scene is the view from our back yard on the west side of the island...wonderful sky...great feeling of space and freedom is what I get here...24x36 oil on canvas...Check out the rest of the show at

Monday, July 22, 2019

June on Block Island

        June's a month that went by very quickly, but I did get out to the island. One incredible (still felt like Spring) morning standing in the middle of the most beautiful bunch of wild flowers I painted this view of the Springhouse Pond and Atlantic beyond. A memorable day for me...It will hang at Jessie Edwards Studio beginning this weekend, come have a look ?....20x30"oil on canvas

Saturday, May 25, 2019


A jar of daffodils...what could be simpler? Little trumpets of Spring! 16x20" oil on canvas

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Venice at Night in Hudson NY

                               Both of these paintings are truly reminiscent of what I saw in Venice Italy....not romanticized but what it was really me...night time studies are fairly difficult but these work... they are both watercolor and gouache on 140lb hot pressed paper 22x30" come see them in person in Hudson at 510 Warren St Gallery this is the last weekend of the show...

Monday, April 1, 2019

April in Paris Venice and Sicily at 510 Warren St Gallery Hudson NY

I am having an exhibit at 510 Warren St Gallery in Hudson NY ....April 5-28  Opening reception Saturday April 6 3-6 pm ALL ARE WELCOME. !!!!!The painting at the top is A Garden in Toramina Sicily... The second one is a study of Inside a Gondola in Venice, and the third painting is of A Barge on The Seine in Paris ...All are 22x30" watercolor and gouache ...A wonderful way to bring in the SPRING!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Full Moonlight on the Alford Valley

A long walk home one cold night and this is what I saw....The moonlight was amazing... 30x40"oil on canvas

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Snowy Day From My Studio Window

This scene never fails to inspire...But today the snow was lovely and the red mill building with the green railroad bridge just made me the little red STOP sign and the little green street sign ...all held together with the snow falling....18x24" oil on canvas

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Self Portrait January 2019

       Here I am  standing in front of a mirror in my studio, again. Well haven't done a self portrait since last year this time, New Years Day...Now I need to keep the glasses on no matter what... I don't know where January went but it just dashed away over the frozen hills...I am wearing a very warm cashmere scarf I found at a thrift shop which works well to keep the cold at bay...16x20 oil on canvas

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Same Chair Different Scene Just Sold

      The painting at the top was completed in October 2017 ...The lower one was painted this August 2018 ....Both of them were done at Ricky and Elizabeth's  farm in  Sheffield MA.  A good French chair will always inspire especially surrounded by wonderful things.... They were both just sold at 510 Warren St Gallery in Hudson NY  to very lucky people!  36x36" oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Bouquet!

                              Presents from some of my students( the bouquet) and the pears)...a good reason to find a canvas and start painting...looking...putting the puzzle I heard Van Gogh say in a new film about his life " I paint so that I don't have to think" ( close to that) a sentiment I have shared many times with anyone who will listen... and so a beautiful bunch of strange flowers ( I love each and every one of them) with a Georgia O'Keefe book in the "background"  ....oh yes....Merry Merry for all that believe in this day... Thank you for all of your kind gifts...I stay peacefully at home! 24x24" oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A Bowl Of Pears On Three Different Days

Day one a lovely blue fly landed on the arrangement...Day two I tried a new cloth, one of the pears had come from a tree on Block Island( it was rounder and not quite so pink)....On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me A White Bowl Filled With  Seven Pears.....20x20"  16x20".  20x20" all oil on canvas

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Alford Valley in Autumn

Same valley different day....different time of year...always the same feeling of how much I love this place and the changes I watch it go through... soon there will be snow!30x40" oil on canvas

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Late Summer Scene

These chairs looked inviting to me...French outdoor seating... Just trying to keep up with the past months ...all of that time flew by so quickly isn't that true?...30x30' oil on canvas

Saturday, November 17, 2018

October Dahlias

 I was so busy painting and traveling in October no time to post! These are some of the paintings I worked on ...The first was done at my sister Thea's house, I loved the leaves in the yellow water and the goldfish tank behind....well I loved it all, the window with the autumn leaves falling, the Mexican fabric the vase is sitting on....24x30 oil on canvas ...The second study was done after I went and picked a huge bouquet of Dahlias at Naumkeag gardens in Stockbridge Ma.... These blossoms  are just reaching their peak before the first frost...this I painted at my house, The petals and colors are so lush and gorgeous!  24x30 oil on canvas

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Block Island September Scenes

On the Island painting for a week as the storms rolled in and out over the sea...and sky...I am so in love with this place and how magnificent it all appears to me....Westside View From Our House 20x30" oil on canvas.   Eastside View From Sue's House 24x30" oil on canvas

Saturday, August 25, 2018


August 1- September 2 2018 OPENING RECEPTION Sunday Aug 26 2-5pm

ALL WELCOME!    Alford Valley Springtime 30x40" oil on canvas

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Block Island Paintings at Jessie Edwards Gallery August 3-23 2018

Some recent paintings exhibited at Jessie Edwards Studio on Block Island... A beautiful show if  I don't say so myself...Mohegan Bluffs Morning Light 30x40" oil on canvas  Dunn's Cartway 30x40" oil on canvas

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Berkshire Barns

Hot summer days painting the landscape with my class, hard to find some shade to stand in... I was very inspired by this old barn and several others near by...I wondered if  there would ever come a day when no one will know what a barn is? I love that they were used for so long but now abandoned....30x30" oil on canvas

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Peonies on the Table

      When the peonies bloom I get excited.. they are so gorgeous ....and so I try to find a place to paint them...Our table is where they landed along with Dave Mecklin's handmade in Maine chairs the foreground my cup of coffee necessary for the energy to finish this painting   36x36" oil on canvas

Monday, June 4, 2018

Sam Playing It Like It Is In The Studio

All he needs is his guitar...All I need is a paint brush...Amazing sounds inspiring me...30x30" oil on canvas

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Upper West Side of Manhattan in Winter

I painted this scene for my cousin Robbie's daughter, Esther....she took the picture...Now living in Kentucky she is a little bit home sick for The City...(there is only one right ?) A lovely snowy evening in the park...Not a soul in sight....20x24 oil on canvas

Lest's Not Forget St Croix?

Somehow the time has run away from me...(I had a bad flu cold thing) Better late than never... So here at last is a painting of the Carambola Beach on St Croix this past March...It was very rough that day...we threw ourselves into the crashing waves...just always   11x14 watercolor gouache

Monday, March 19, 2018

Self Portrait Painted on MY Birthday February 15 2018

So this is what I saw when I looked in the mirror this past February 15 2018...I look a little ragged I think...Glasses on for the first time so I can actually SEE what I am doing...there is a new landscape of the Alford Valley behind me on the wall....Winter day, I am bundled up....took my wool hat off since I had painted it too many times...16x20" oil on canvas

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The PRICE CHOPPER Plant in the Winter Studio

When I enter the local grocery store the flowers call out to me...Here is a plant that made it back to the studio in sub zero weather and lived to be painted several times(there is another one )...I liked the funny little simple and the leaves so wild...20x20" oil on canvas

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Time Passes in the Studio as in Life

The bouquet was picked as winter approached and there was very little left in the fields to chose from...but I loved it and so I painted it and then painted it again (as usual) at least a week later...still lovely in the morning sun of the studio... 12x12" oil   11x14" oil

Sunday, January 7, 2018

510 Warren St Gallery Hudson NY "Into The Garden" January 5- 28th 2018

The show in Hudson will hang for this month...You can go see a dozen beautiful interesting inspiring paintings of my gardens and others from around the Berkshires...Get away from the cold and dive into the color...This particular study was done at Naumkeag Estate ....This was the "gardeners" cottage surrounded by Dahlias...30x30" oil on canvas

Friday, January 5, 2018

Lilies at Margot and Val's House Winter Afternoon Light

I brought Margot Trout, wonderful artist,  these blooms and fell in love with how they looked on her table so I painted them! I get a really good feeling inside this old house (1700's) can you tell? 30x40" oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A Winter Landscape in Gt Barrington Ma

I painted this from my friend's studio....I loved the reflection of the sunset in the river and the wiggly trees in the snow...the houses were not quite so humble I used my artist's license... I just sold it to a student of mine who appreciated the feeling it gave her...Winter is here again...Christmas is gone the New year approaches! Hope you have a HAPPY ONE...oil on canvas 16x20

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The View from Charlie's House Monterey Ma

The very distant hills (Mtns?)are the Catskills...on the other side of the Hudson River...This painting was a commission from a loving husband for his lovely wife...Xmas gift perhaps? Autumn is over Winter is on the way....30x40" oil on canvas