Thursday, February 24, 2011

The girl who had a taste of drowning

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"

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Back to Winter

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"

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Summer on the Block Island Beach

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 impression can't wait ...11x14" china marker,pen paper

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Girl on the Beach

Now here are some quick sketches from the summer months on the beach on Block old far off is the summer? we are on the way to the West Indies next pen on paper 8x10"

Monday, February 14, 2011

Iris and French Cloth

Todays efforts 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"

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Snow Storm

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 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"

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bird Feeder in Snow

It was a snow day.... which meant I was not jumping in the car to go 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"

Monday, February 7, 2011

Barrett's Present

It was so beautifully wrapped that I just had to paint it....someone said the shadow seemed ominous ...It is what it is....It is real life....still haven't opened it...oil on canvas  11x14"

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

And in this ring...The flying Bambinos

How could I resist the girls in the skin tight suits about to fly up into the Big Top?   Amazing bodies and skills to match....watercolor 22x30"