Monday, December 27, 2010

Snow in Central Park ( from a photo on a card)

I sent out some Christmas cards with this beautiful image on them....The buildings in the distance have such a haunting feeling up againt the snowy ground...also the stormy sky always gets me.... I liked it so much I thought I would try to draw this is what came from that experiment...I enjoyed my time drawing...and that's the reason I do this work...c'est tout... Black China Marker on Bristol paper  @16x20"

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Stag on a Starry Night

Here is the first drawing from my mind I have really ever done ...or at least for a long since I was six? Anyway I did bring this stag sculpture to the studio and that is how I got the inspiration... not to mention it was the Christmas season and this is what came to mind....Merry Christmas !!! 24x36" china  marker(wax pencil) on paper

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wilcox Farm Woods

And so after I painted the three heifers in the AM... I wandered into the beautiful woods in the PM and could not leave before I had spent some hours with this incredible woodland stream and autumn trees.... I was about to start painting a huge tractor in the shed but realized that I would love it if the farmer backed it out of the shed before I painted it...better composition....but he was nowhere to be found and so the woods called...glad I listened...will have to catch the tractor another fall day....maybe spring  watercolor 22x30"

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Three Little Heiffers

OK so I did paint this a couple of weeks ago before it started to snow....back at the Wilcox's farm, my favorite farm of all.... these girls just look so cute to me and I sort if let myself have fun painting them....of course they stood still for about three I really made most of it up!Even the tractor didn't have tires on it...  watercolor on 22x30" paper

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fox in the Snow

I painted this study several years ago and then decided it needed something....It was just the road and the I added the was pretty tricky to figure out but I like it more now.... The new show at 510 Warren St Gallery opened up last night....seemed to be a hit... oil on canvas 20x24"

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ruby Chard

Every year I grow ruby chard in my garden to paint and is a bunch I picked just for the painting...gorgeous greens and reds.....24x36" oil on canvas

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Milkweed and Landscape in the Studio

Drawing is very difficult when you are really used to painting...I think in terms of masses of color , but then again there is line to I just keep working at it and I swear I will do it differently the next time...22x30" China Marker on paper

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Still life with Pomegranite and Osage Oranges

These drawings were done in the past few days....I was reading Van Goghs letters where he speaks about drawing all the time and I wanted to do some myself....these were done with China Marker on paper @ 22x30" It is tricky when you get used to painting to switch back to drawing...a challenge, but a good one....

Monday, November 15, 2010

October Sunset Block Island

This is the other half of the previous and cold....sun and inspiring place to spend some time...watercolor 22x30" on paper

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sunset at Cooneymus Cove

Our last weekend there to close the incredible stormy sunset...I painted this when I got home from a photo I had taken..the wind would not allow for painting outdoors...watercolor 22x30"paper

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Gasner Estate on Island

Every one else was at the beach across the street...but the light was just beautiful this afternoon ...clouds and pond and the feeling of September in the air....I always wanted to paint this building and this was the day....   watercolor on paper 22x30"

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Alford Cemetary All Hallows Eve

A welcoming sight on a late Autumn afternoon...the local resting place...Is it haunted?I love the "monuments" as they are called....look like sculpture to me....this is a watercolor on 22x30" paper

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Alford Church and Schoolhouse

Here is what our little town looks like to me on a late fall afternoon...the storms of winter are on their way...oil on canvas 24x36"

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Watermellon and WinterSquash

This is what's going on in the studio lately...the harvest of the local painters....interesting combination....couldn't resist painting it though...winter is on it's way....24x30" oil on canvas

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Coast Guard Station and the Tide is Going Out

I spent an afternoon working on this study watching the tide go out and the boats coming the time I left here it was getting dark...sun setting...but then I saw the barn reflection....watercolor 22x30"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Champlin's Farm Sunset

On the evening that I painted this watercolor I was coming around the bend heading home from the coast guard station where I had just worked on a study of the tide going out and I saw this reflection of the old barn in the ponds which I could not resist....(that was a mouthful) anyway I got set up to paint and realized I did not have any water to paint with ( I was just using the salt water always handy near the cut) just then one of my students drove up ( she hads also been painting down near the coast guard station) and she had a bottle of Poland Spring water which she donated to the I had a great time trying to capture this wonderful scene....later I learned that old Mrs Champlin had recently died and the farm had been sold off to some new folks...probably not wanting to farm unfortunately...watercolor 22x30"

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bass on the Block

This fish was caught on Block Island and painted out there too....I couldn't resist a beautifuhl fresh fish.....added the knife and lemon for balance....watercolor 22x30"

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Full Moon over Autumn Trees

This is what I saw one night as I came home from a meeting....The clouds looked like they were swirling around the moon....In this painting I have attempted to capture that night....watercolor 22x30"

Monday, September 27, 2010

Moon over the Apple Tree

This was painted earlier in the month....stone wall at bottom built by youngest son....I woke up in the middle of the night and saw this view out of the back window...for some reason I thought it was inspiring....have another moon scape in mind...will try it soon.....watercolor 22x30"

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Moon setting over Montauk

I woke up in the middle of the night and looked out and this is what I saw....the moon was not full yet but as it was setting it was an orange color.... a wonderful sight....watercolor 22x30"

Monday, September 13, 2010

The House on the Road to the Sea

I have always loved this old's right down the road from the Andrews and on the way to Claudias....The fence is particularly wonderful in the afternoon light....watercolor 22x30"

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Big Bunch of Sunflowers

Here are two of many studies done of these sunflowers....these are watercolor on 22x30" paper...I will show you some more  sometime....lots of fun to paint as you can see?

Monday, September 6, 2010

More Circus

Cole Brother's finest...White horse and a blond ....always something exciting to fill the ring...Ladies and Gentlemen....Children of all ages..this needs a little more work...

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Circus is in town

One of many studies done and to be done of the circus...endless inspiration there    watercolor 22x30"

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Quaint Farm in the Berkshires or The Yellow Chair

I spent last Thursday AM working on this and a few more days too....such a beautiful place I have never seen...everywhere you look something  interesting and growing.... 36x48" oil on canvas

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Berkshire Summer View

This bouquet had been tempting me for a while at the studio and then the day came that we went over to Alford valley to I brought the flowers and..voila! the hay field in the background was about to be mowed and loaded into the wagon there on the right....watercolor 22x30"

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

42nd St and Park Ave NYC

So this was the  picture on the invitation to the "Manhattan Watercolors" show that opened this past weekend at the Front St Gallery....23 framed watercolors and a bunch of others in the "bin" alot of good work of which I am glad of....I will try and include the rest of the show soon.... 22x30" watercolor on paper

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sunset at Payne's Dock

When I did this study there were not so many boats in the harbor...I mean not as many as there are now...this is the image on the invite to the opening this Jessie Edwards Gallery Block Island ...One good thing about painting is that I get to edit what I am looking at and transpose all of it...the Coast Guard Station is in the distance....24x30" oil on canvas

Thursday, July 29, 2010

To The Lighthouse

well it was quite a day with the gulls crying and diving to keep us from their young hatchlings....but I persevered ,hung in there, kept painting..this was the first study since the light had been rebuilt and the color of the trim had been changed to white after 100 years of red? anyway I sat in the sand painting...and had a wonderful time of it....22x30" watercolor on 140lb hot pressed Arche paper

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fishing on the Gee Willie Makit

Mike reeling in the big one....and the rain on the water up at the rip off the North Point...wonderful day of fishing and drawing...11x14" black china marker on Bristol....

Friday, July 23, 2010

Incoming Storm

This was painted at the Hogpen...storm came and went I actually had to run to the car and sit out the rain...covered the painting and palet with some kind of cloth.... oil on canvas  24x24

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The View from Gashouse Lane

Now you see what you're missing? Block Island at it's old  outhouse and an incoming you see the cat crossing the yard? the gallery owner thought that it looked like a tiger...well I told her it was a cat, which indeed was a little the question is, do I get rid of the cat or keep it? Swimming is great and I had alot of fun painting this wonderful BI view... oil on canvas 24x36"

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Flourishing Garden or Watering Can from Sing Sing(the prison,spelling?)

I painted this at a friend and students house one fine afternoon...could not resist the watering friend came out while I was painting and told me she had gotten it from the gardener at Sing Sing prison" They don;t make them like that any more." she said...I just loved the colors and the raised beds filled with growing things....

Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Day Hay Fields and Garden

This painting is still being worked on, cause I always see something that needs to be changed...on going...a mean not big changes but subtle ones....the garden needs some weeding, planting and rearanging I think....oil/canvas 30x30"

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Monterey Mass Laundry Line

Here is a  country gentleman's laundry hanging out to dry on a fine summer's day...the sky lights give it away, that is , this is no back country farm was I look at this painting I think maybe I will remove the skylights...they do not add to the image...what do you think?oil on canvas 20x24"

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lilies at Jeannine's

These wonderful Day Lilies were everywhere, well all along the old stone wall next to the woods....I love the gorgeous orange up against the violet trees and green ferns and leaves...watercolor 22x30"

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dark Marsh and Wild Iris

After painting on Block Island for several days....sunny skies and blue seas....I wanted to go to a dark place, and when it started to rain one afternoon   I found myself under the boughs of a tree, totally enjoying this wonderful scene with no sea or sky in sight.....oil on canvas 30x24"

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bluffs and the Fog Block Island

A misty night at the bluffs...incoming waves and fog ...a distant sunset...a mysterious setting, very inspiring...watercolor 22x30"

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Looking East from Center Road Block Island

Last week  I spent painting on Block Island . On this particular day it was clear and sunny and this distant view just grabbed me...You can learn so much by just looking...All those years I have traveled down this road and now I have stopped and looked hard at what is really going on there.... a real pleasure...oil on canvas  20x30"

Monday, June 7, 2010

In the Spring Woods

Here  is an oil study done in the woods. It was a very different experience from the watercolor....30x40"

Monday, May 31, 2010

Vernal pools in the Spring Woods

Deep in the spring woods where the ferns are growing and the marsh marigolds have already bloomed, I spent the morning painting.There was a Jack in the Pulpit and lots of other wonderful wild flowers to be seen..I kept thinking of Charles Burchfield and what a great job he always did when in the woods.....the first time I saw his work I was transfixed by the feeling he got when painting the deep woods....

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Spring Flowers and Old Blue Chair

I am sorry for the week of no posted work but the computer crashed and I had no access to photos of recent paintings ! So here goes after a long dry spell....A bouquet of early flowers brought in by a student set on a blue coral fabric from St Croix.... I love this old chair, the shape is pure poetry....and I was so grateful to spend time with this still life.....watercolor 22x30"

Monday, May 10, 2010

North Light Stormy Day BLock Island

I thought I would try this from one of  Laura's photos which she so kindly sent to me from the island. I loved the red and purple in the sky..the stormy sky...the paper has a little ripple becuse i think it was still wet when I took this pic of it...watercolor 22x30"

Thursday, May 6, 2010

John Kingston in the Studio

John stopped by one morning to keep us company and the next thing you know ....he posing....with some tulips...watercolor 22x30"

Thursday, April 29, 2010

More Springtime Rapids

So after I completed the other two studies of the river I saw this view and got the triptych feeling....I love standing next to the river and painting ...nothing makes me happier really...well painting any water feels good to me, oil on canvas 30x30"

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Up River Rapids and Trees

this is actually still in progress, as they all are for quite a while...but you get the main idea...there is one more make it a triptych ....oil on canvas   30x30"

Friday, April 23, 2010

Magnolia Blossoms in Studio Window

One of my students brought this bouquet into the studio and I could not resist the temptation of a Springtime moment... two days latter they were gone, petals all on the floor and leaves emerging from the stems...oil on canvas  30x30"