Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Storm Deep Winter

Yesterday there was a "white out" couldn't see a thing for about 20 minutes....
then there were blustery winds for hours bringing in the below zero world....this what it looked like driving down an old dirt road, snow piled high on either side....oil on canvas 20x24"

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Diana's Tulips

There's nothing like a good bunch of wild tulips, not to be confused with wild salmon, these tulips were grown in a garden but went wild after they were in a vase for a while ... you can't blame them...this movement inspires me.....oil on canvas 20x20"

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tree in Winter

The view across the road from our house...snow in the fields....sun
is just setting....oil on canvas 20x16"

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Marybeth's Swiss Chard

Just so I remember that something really grows here....the last study done in the garden this fall...seems a long way off at this frozen moment....oil on canvas 20x24"

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mackerel and Checkered Table Cloth

Fresh fish is always cause for painting....especially some good mackerel...beautiful blue tones and great patterns oil on canvas 20x24"

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Amarillas and Winter outside

It's the time of year for the blossoms inside to keep the color which is no longer outside....I am enjoying the snow outside....and always the flowers inside... oil on canvas 24x24" & 20x24"

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Portrait of Antoine

I did this portrait a couple weeks ago....Antoine is my arobics teacher,trainer,hero....he tries very hard to keep me fit and strong....
I do the best I can.... oil on canvas 30x24"

Monday, January 18, 2010

Our Lily Pond

We dug this small pond last spring,well actually my son did, this year it was full of blooming plants and it gave me constant joy, especially the frogs and lillies, I couldn't wait to paint it which I did late in September on a beautiful day...oil on canvas 24x24"

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Amarillas and Dragon Sofa

This is the interior of the old farm house...which I loved... and miss...but now I have the painting which tells it is short art is long... oil on canvas 30x40"

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Self Portrait

It's the self portrait time of year...introspection ,winter,cold....I never get old? oil on canvas 24x20"

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Clothes Line Wilcox Farm

Last study done at the farm this fall....only kale left growing in the garden....when I went into the farm house to talk to Babe (just celebrated 93 years) he thought it was pretty funny that I had just painted the old towels on the line, he asked if I had included the holes ( in the towels) ?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

View of Central Park from the Plaza

We spent the night on the eigth floor and woke up to snow in the park....This view was magical...I put two pieces of paper together to get the whole picture...It was St. Patricks Day in NYC....22x40" water color and gouache on paper ( there is a reflection from the glass on the left of this photo...oops, sorry)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Portrait of Martin

In the winter it is easier to get models.... Here is the "postman"( literally) retired now with some time on his hands....I saw him across a crowded room and was struck by his poise, not to be confused with pose...a very quiet sitter 24x30 "oil on canvas

Monday, January 11, 2010

Cyclemen and Pear

At the studio this morning I tackled this still life.... Central Park in the background..this was the third study of the same subject
Do you want to see the others? 20x24" watercolor on paper

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunflowers and the Sea

An old French vase and a bunch of September sunflowers in the studio
sitting in front of a Dories Cove Rock painting.... 24x24" oil on canvas

Friday, January 8, 2010

Bonita on the Blue Stool

Dinner is ready! But first it must be painted....thanks to Scott and his trusty fishing pole.....20x24" oil on canvas

Thursday, January 7, 2010

View from the Sullivan House BI

This was my favorite painting ( one of many) from September on the island....There was a terrific North Eastern wind and cloudy sky but we had been painting in the shelter of the Sullivan House...I had been working on two studies and was fairly exhausted and ready to call it a day when the sun broke through over New I kept painting ....don't quit before the miracle happens... 24x36" oil on canvas

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mother with her Piglets

There's nothing like a bunch of baby pigs to inspire me. I especially liked the little black one. They are moving constantly so the challenge to capture them on the canvas is great.... and always fun.... 24x30" oil on canvas

Monday, January 4, 2010

Snow Storm Housatonic

Here is the view from my Front St studio window....train tracks, water tower, factory
,mountain and snow .....nice view.... 18x24" oil on canvas

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Snow Hill

Here is a view out the back window of my pantry...I haven't done alot of snow scenes so here's one.... and since it snowed all day here...24x24"oil on canvas

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Farm Truck Autumn

This was a good old truck painted back in November...Last days out side painting....24x36" oil on canvas

Cut Glass Bowl

One of my students brought in this old cut glass bowl. I added the nasturtiums and lemons.
This was back in November. Oil on canvas 16x20.

Yellow Pears and Blue Plate

I found these pears to be irrestistable.....16x20 oil on canvas