Here she is again...sweet Rosie....we were lucky to get her to pose today...she is very busy trying to move to NYC....looking for an apartment....know of any? she has a job writing for a Green online magazine...I love to paint Rosie....can you tell? oil on canvas 24x24"
This is East Rd Alford Ma....almost every day Mike and I walk down or up this road ....this particular afternoon I was struck by the color of the snow with the late afternoon light on it...and the funny cast shadows on the road from the snow bank....I did this painting from memory in the studio the next morning...hard for me to do considering my ability to remember things....but it does remind me of what I saw and why I liked it..oil on canvas 18x18"
These are all sketches done while I relax on the warm sand .....watching the day go by... you have to work very fast as people do not stand still for long....an impression can't wait ...11x14" china marker,pen paper
Now here are some quick sketches from the summer months on the beach on Block Island....an old friend.....how far off is the summer? we are on the way to the West Indies next week...ink pen on paper 8x10"
Todays efforts ...as I started painting I said to myself...why am I painting this flower? and I answered ,because it is so beautiful....and I love the colors....this was one Iris stem left over from a bouquet I brought to a friend at the hospital.... which he loved....the other flowers were orange African Daisys so that is why I picked the orange fabric....oil on canvas 12x12"
I went out crosscountry skiing the other day in the middle of a snow storm....when I got to this spot in our neighbors field I stopped and marveled at the silence of the falling snow....it was so beautiful,peaceful, inspiring....I made mental notes and then skied the next day to check my notes...this is what I saw...trying to paint the snow falling really challenged me, but after all I think this works in a way....oil on canvas 30x30"
It was a snow day.... which meant I was not jumping in the car to go anywhere...so I set up my easel by the back door ( looking out at the pool) and painted what I saw...the snow had stopped....but it was all still there as well as the hungry birds....there is nothing like the brilliant red of a Cardinal in winter oil on canvas 24x24"