Thursday, December 26, 2013

Church on Warren St Hudson, NY

I am not sure what kind of church this is...only that it is beautiful in the winter night with the stars interesting challenge with the black watercolor....22x30" on hot pressed 140lb arches paper

Friday, December 20, 2013

The God Child

My God daughter posed at the studio this was such a pleasure just to spend time with such a beautiful young woman...gorgeous eyes and wonderful young lips...she said she thought the first study resembled her mother and the second one, her father I really don't know , except that I had a  blissful 3 hours watercolor on Bristol paper 16x20"


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Apples From Our Trees.....Sold!

I had to pick these apples, each from a different tree...and take them to the studio to paint...thinking of Cezanne ...every apple an unusual  color and shape the white cloth all colors of the rainbow...I had  painted them, the apples, the day before just in black when I got to the color I was totally thrilled...this study sold at my open studio a few weeks found a good home...a bowl of pears went with it...if there is anyone who needs some fruit or flowers? Please ask and I will try to find you what you want! oil on canvas 16x20 "

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Winter Garden

Amazing how different  a garden looks when it is covered in snow...after all those wonderful months of growing things and harvesting the precious fruits of one's labor...the world  does seem to get simpler visually in the winter...I get a nostalgic feeling painting this scene for what it once was...and will be again I hope! oil on canvas 16x20"

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Sunflower Fields November


One morning I went out to paint a sunflower I had my eye on for several weeks and the farmer had cut it down the day before then I went looking for more at which time I came across these rows of almost dry sunflower heads at the local Taft Farms I spent many pleasant days painting there before the serious cold set in and the farmer eventually came out with his tractor and cut them all down to be plowed under for the winter...can you find the blue jay?oil on canvas 20x30"