Saturday, December 24, 2011
My son Will picked these apples from our orchard this fall...we were supposed to eat them, since they were wonderful organic fertilized by our horses apples...however I just kept admiring them in this basket beside the back door of our barn...turning all sorts of strange colors...so I did make one or two pies but basically I did what I really wanted to do with them...and now they will last forever in this painting...Merry Christmas!... oil on canvas 36x36" larger than life
Friday, December 23, 2011
We were taking a walk on a dirt road in the woods when we came apon this dead fox...the animal was so beautiful I wanted to take it back to my studio to paint it...however this idea was discouraged....so I picked up the frozen carcas and moved it off the side of the road thinking I will return with my paints...seeing it there, it's little black paws and lovely fur was very moving...as if it had just fallen asleep...when I returned it was not there...fortunately for me my husband had taken a good photo to work from....oil on canvas 24x30"
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Not to change the subject but I really liked this image and I wanted to show it to you...Went to a life drawing class this week but didn't think nude men were such a good subject to blog...I have to take some photos of recent work...Tomorrow is Winter Walk in Hudson NY, wish you were here...we will have an opening at 510 Warren St Gallery...I am exhibiting some of the snow paintings from last winter...this Block Island reflection from Payne's Dock is a watercolor and gouache 22x30"
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
So here I am looking into the mirror and seeing all the things around me, which are many, I could paint self portraits endlessly because I am an easy model....not easy to paint though...found this canvas in the basement...the mice had chewed on the bottom of it so I just filled it in with more paint..oil on canvas (chewed that is) 24x36"
Friday, November 18, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I have a great model every Monday morning...Sam comes to the studio to play...so I try to see what I can see....I really love the guitar shapes and the shoes are good too...just realized the reflections in the case were actually the paintings on the gallery wall...gotta love it...Braque did a more thorough job...oil on canvas 30x30"
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
I arrived at the studio the other day to find this urn filled with a glorious arrangement of inspiring food and flowers....figs and garlic and artichokes and peonies, turnips and cabbages and too many other wonders...left by Crocus Hale Florist...oh thank you great one...I felt like I was painting back in the 1700's in Holland...all that was missing was the bee on the blossoms...oil on canvas 24x36"
Friday, November 11, 2011
What a difference a few hours makes in the sky on Block Island...Afternoon silver clouds on a dark sky,looking south....then early morning pink clouds on the horizon looking north toward the mainland...put them together and you have a typical day at Dories Cove...see earlier blog entry for the sunset, looking West! watercolor and goauche 22x30"
Monday, November 7, 2011
There is something about a Nasturtium that really attracts me...the color? shape? the way they seem to dance? well whatever it is these watercolors were my response to those beautiful annual blooms now gone with the winter freeze...watercolor and gouache 16x20"
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Caught in the act...I started this study on a warm sunny morning...however it was so windy I had to go inside...then I went back out this cold grey afternoon to work on it...ended up back out in the sun this morning with no wind...sometimes I wonder what it's all about...the desire to paint yet another view of Housatonic...more love and beauty I guess...36x36" oil on canvas
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I painted this last week after I had done a bunch of watercolors of the Nasturtiums...I wanted to do an oil...it took me quite a while to figure a way to compose the painting so that it would inspire me...Sam was playing in the studio that morning and I had been studying a collage of George Braques which was filled with guitar images...so...this is what came of it...oil on canvas 36x36"
Friday, October 14, 2011
This is where they stored the freight awaiting the trains...now empty, would make a great studio? wool blankets for WWII were made here in Housatonic...among other things...now mostly art, which does not seem to need a train to move it...yet... old blue station in the distance as well as mills,one used for most popular, Country Curtains,other one mostly abandoned, patiently awaiting an architect and lots of money... the water tower holds its own...I was really trying to find an angle to paint it...so the depot did the job... oil on canvas 30x30"
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Can you see the gull? I was looking down at it...another beautiful day by the sea and the bluffs...eroding more each year...a different perspective...but always so inspiring to try and capture the bliss of just being there 22x30"watercolor and gouache
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
One evening spent down at Dories Cove on BI....just watching and painting as the sun set into the clouds...I put the sun where ever I wanted it which is why it does not seem to move....but it really did move and so did my paint brush....watercolor and gouache 20x24" 16x16" 12x16"
Friday, September 30, 2011
This is the actual "Spring House" on Block Island....there is also the hotel named after it...I remember coming here to fetch water with Doris Andrews many years ago...no one uses it anymore..the path to the water is over grown with weeds...I love the red roof and shape of the building...watercolor and gouache 22x30"
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
There is something about an empty chair that makes me want to paint it...or perhaps really just sit in it...but if I paint it I can always go and sit in it....want to join me? watercolor and gouache 22x30"
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
These paintings were done last week on Block Island..I was out there with some students painting for the week....we had glorious weather and a great painting time...These boats caught my eye...The "Gee Willie Make It" the fishing boat in the Old Harbor with all the other fishing boats, is the one we go out on every summer to fish with Captain Bill....always catch something .... I love all the fishing boats and their stories ...The other sail boat in New Harbor, the "Kemmo Sabe" as in "The Lone Ranger and Tonto" is a beautiful sloop? Don't know if you call them that...owned by a nice guy named Bill( Bills and boats must go together?) who was kind enough to not move her for the duration of this paint job and let us come aboard.....not so easy to build a boat with paint..I learned alot... watercolors..22x30"