Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas to All From Housatonic Ma

Here is the view from my studio... again...after a long day of snow it had finally stopped when I painted this wonderful scene...that unusual moment of quiet and stillness after the storm has passed...30x30" oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Turnips in a White Bowl on a White Cloth

I seem to have a fascination recently with this white bowl and cloth...I like the subtlety of the colors it creates in different lights and with different vegetables and fruits this case the green leaves on the turnips and the little red roots were so important to make the painting against warm?20x20" oil on canvas

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The First Snow

The starlings fly in and land on the young maple tree in the foreground and the distant hills fade into the snow squalls...the wagon tracks hold the new fallen snow leading back to the barn and the warm light on this side of the barn reflects on the snow...what else can I say? I really love this painting and it just sold to a couple of really wonderful men who truly appreciate my work! Thank you...oil on canvas 36x48"

Monday, November 24, 2014

Before The Snow Flies in Alford Ma.

Here is our valley in the late Autumn afternoon...the cows are just walking into this field and the sun is going to set got dark as I painted this does take quite a while to paint something like this standing on the side of the road...the big plant in the foreground is some Poke weed...gorgeous purple color berries... oil on canvas 30x40"

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Hostas and Hydrangia After the Frost

The leaves of the Hosta Lilies were so wonderfully golden in color after the first frost that I had to paint them...I love the sculptural feeling that the veins in the leaves create .... all the colors of the painting are really great together, my humble opinion...30x40" oil on canvas 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sun Setting in Manhattan

The exact location of this painting is not so clear to me now...I know it was midtown..5th Ave? I know that is Harry Winston's diamond store on the corner...the people are long gone from that moment in time...the feeling I had when I painted it is still with me...the painting is in Hudson NY at 510 Warren St Gallery until December... go see it, it's a beauty... just like Manhattan...oil on canvas 36x48"

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Madison Ave and 55th St Manhattan NY

OK here we go back to the city... The paintings are in Hudson NY at 510 Warren St Gallery for the month of November...Please come and see them...opening reception ...TODAY! 3-6 pm All are welcome! These paintings will take you to Manhattan whether you like it or not... oil on canvas 30x40 " special prices for all who are interested...check it out...510WARRENSTGALLERY

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Some Kind of Pears or Perhaps Pairs?

These are actually the pears I like to paint...the beautiful ones...with lots of color and funny shapes...the ones that are fun to look at...and by the time I get around to painting them ,  they have gone by the time to be eaten...for some reason I am enjoying the white cloths and bowls...pale and reflective...oil on canvas 16x20"

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Berkshire Autumn Millpond West Stockbridge

There is a lovely millpond in West Stockbridge Ma that one can really only see well from Robin's backyard where we were fortunate enough to paint...I love the cool color of the pond and the reflections of the sky up against the warm Autumn shades...It was a pleasure to spend the morning standing next to the water...always....oil on canvas  24x30"

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Westside Block Island View

This is actually our screened in porch and the view on a hot Autumn afternoon...Flowers picked around the yard, a few left here and there...the sun streams in and the flag flies...nothing like a water view to clear the mind...30x40" oil on canvas

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dorie's Sunset and Hog Pen Boats on Block Island

Dories Cove Rock as the sun sets and the color of the water changes again...I will never tire of this subject always changes....
Boats behind the Hog pen...I love the reflections and the bird just floated by...painted on most recent week out there ....September with painting class...oil on canvas   24x24"

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Crescent Beach Block Island Two Views

I look up the beach and see the Surf Hotel and other buildings , and the Ferry Boat at the dock of course....then I look the other direction and see the distant bluff up by Mansion Beach ...Summer days, summer views...watercolor and gouache. on paper..16x20"

Thursday, September 4, 2014

On The Block Island Porch

A couple of bouquets out on our porch which I just really wanted to paint...there is nothing like a porch in the heat of summer with some divine flowers to spend time with...watercolor and gouache on paper 22x30"

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Iska's House is For Sale in the Berkshires

Every time I go to Iska's house to paint I fall in love all over again...such a romantic and beautiful home filled with the most amazing art and furniture shipped from her old family homestead in Poland which was taken  over by the Nazis back when... here it is alive and well and I am surrounded by the opera playing throughout the rooms as I paint...when the house sells(a great deal , see it at "Storybook  Homes ")amazing....watercolor and gouache on hotpressed Arche Paper  22x30"

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Red Onions Anyone?

Fresh from the garden on to the canvas...still needs a little work...already cooked and eaten...oil on canvas 20x24"

Friday, August 8, 2014

Manhattan Paintings at Front St Gallery Housatonic Mass

Downtown somewhere in Soho , couldn't resist the billboard images...Midtown ,Madison Ave looking South, couldn't resist the reflections in the buildings and well, everything else...please come to the opening Saturday August 9 3-6pm love to see you!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sunset Block Island Our House

I loved the dark clouds and the light in the Elm tree...This weekend at Jessie Edwards Studio I am having an opening of my new Exhibit  2014 Watercolors and Oils....July 31- August 13th...Opening Reception Saturday August 2nd  5-7pm    Please come! would love to see you!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Self Portrait in the Summer

Some days I just want to kick back and do a self portrait...checking in with whatever I think I look like on any particular one point as I was working on this I stood back and burst out laughing...there were so many wrinkles! who was this old lady Well I took care of that with one fell swoop of the brush...easiest face lift one can get...I like the color notes of the face...oil on canvas 16x20"

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Laura Chester's Table

A few days ago I took the painting class up to Laura's newly renovated old house to work...everyone was outdoors painting the beautiful summer gardens and views except me... I had fallen in love with this wonderful table, chairs and cupboard...the daylilies were the clincher....I adore daylilies...watercolor and gouache 22x30"

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Peonies in the Front St Gallery Manhattan Show

Unbelievably beautiful blossoms to study and paint...crazy how wonderful they are...totally enjoyed my time painting them...can you tell? oil on canvas 30x30"

Saturday, June 28, 2014

View From Claudia's Block Island

It was kind of grey and stormy when I started to paint this study from Claudia's upstairs deck...
Link to Claudia's Rental  a spectacular view of the beach and John and Pam's house with the lily started to rain I had to go inside as the wind was also blowing...I forgot to add the telephone poles until I was reminded by a friend in Missouri ...thanks for that!  oil on canvas 24x36"

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Block Island Rain

Standing on the Springhouse Annex Porch just out of the rain...the fog was rolling in and out....quite a nice early summer  day...I liked the green chair and distant town...I thought the porch was going to be all red until I looked up and saw that indeed it was actually the color of rain on a wet red porch...that's what I love about never now what is there until you try to paint it...24x24"oil on canvas

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June Garden in Sheffield

The garden is coming up with all sorts of wonderful things...and a real beauty this one is...another perfect day in the Berkshires...oil on canvas 36x48"

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Manhattan Spring

I am told this area is called Madison Square Park?  As I walked across the "park" I was struck by the skyline and spring Sycamores just leafing out...great spot...great Spring...oil on canvas 30x40"

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Braque or Matisse?

This is my most recent "interpretation" of a "Georges Braque" ....when I started the painting I was working from a print in a folder that one of my students had brought back from a museum in Vienna which was written in German... so for a while I thought it was a Matisse! Until there was a proper translation....I did this to free up my brush and colors...and because I liked it... you can't beat the Fauves for the "wild" touch...oil on canvas 24x36"

Friday, May 9, 2014

Springtime Still Life

OK so here are some new blossoms...yes the Easter Lily and the sweet Primroses...I love them both and the black stripped dish cloth was a nice find...oil on canvas 18x18"   more flowers to come...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A View From the Gardens in Taormina Sicily

This view was particularly beautiful...up on top of the rocky hills there were castles and monasteries...there were stone walkways leading up to both which we did hike up....such a wild landscape one does not see every day or get to paint! watercolor and gouache 22x30"

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sicilian Landscapes

Sunrise from our patio at the Villa amazing view to wake up to...It does not seem possible that such a place exists is all too wonderful...I loved the Date Palm Tree out side the window, the little birds loved it also...Roman ruins everywhere you looked...molto bella...watercolor and gouache 16x16 14x16"

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring on the Side of the Road

Unfortunately this Robin will not be flying around this spring...I saw it on the side of the road and one of my students picked it up and brought it to the studio...A beautiful bird to spend time with , postcards from Sicily and the white Hyacinth...oil on canvas 18x18"

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Taormina Sicily views from our Hotel Villa Carlotta

Mt Etna is visible from  the restaurant on the top is sending out smoke every day now and sometimes it hides in the clouds...Looking out to the Ionian Sea the landscape is lush and full of wonderful colors...I am very happy to be painting this incredible scenery! Watercolor and gouache 11x14"   

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Afternoon Sky in Fredricksted USVI

Sitting on the beach there is a long cloud formation that has been hiding the sun...but now the intense light is revealed and all is well...I see so many colors in the water and sky it all becomes abstract movement...a glorious afternoon swimming and then I get to paint! St Croix is as beautiful as ever...Watercolor gouache 11x14"

Thursday, March 6, 2014

St Croix Afternoon. Carambola

It took me   a while to figure out how to blog on an iPad.   Here I am in my kind of Paradise..... Water ....warm tropical air that smells of the sea...if this painting looks strange that is because it is....sort of abstract....waves rocks all creating interesting colors and shapes....hopefully more to come...watercolor.  11x14".   
Gallery opening Tonight at TOP HAT GALLERY.   Company St Christiansted USVI 5-7pm

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

More Winter Landscape

Looking west across the Alford valley....actually this was the first snow....some grass stubble still visible...I loved the tracks heading off into the field...there is a light on at the barn....more snow on the way...starlings landing in the tree....oil on canvas 36x48"

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Winter Scene

Looking out across my friend Joan's back yard from her studio, I fell in love with this scene....the snow , the sunset, the reflection in the river...winter at its finest....more to come...oil on canvas 18x24"

Friday, January 31, 2014


                                             BLACK AND WHITE   DARK AND LIGHT
The first painting was done with oils on canvas...using only black white and ochre...after seeing a film about the prehistoric ?cave paintings in the south of France...charcoal, ochre cave wall and white where they had carved through the surface of the wall.....GORGEOUS....I love to watch old black and white films from the thirties....simplifies things... all value no for me a real challenge ...seeing as I am trained in the Impressionist School!...Second painting is a  watercolor on is the view from my studio in Housatonic's been snowing lately...gotta love it...Please come and see them!...OPENING RECEPTION SAT FEB 1   3-6 pm at the 510 address

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Winter in the City...NYC that is....

It is so cold here right now I am inspired to paint the winter scene...Cherry Lane Theater in the West Village ( I used to live there, the West Village that is) on a snowy evening...loved the light in the windows  at dusk...then of course the Rockefeller Skating rink...Could someone tell me who the statue is of spread out over the waterfall? I like this composition with the big tree not front and center....also love the random figures captured so well!  20x24" oil on canvas

Friday, January 17, 2014

New Selfie....or is it Self Portrait?

Here I am in the studio holding a remnant of the holiday...a Christmas gift, an exotic Amaryllis...wearing my painting gloves...the old cotton church kind found at a booth selling strange stuff at Lyme Rock race track...4th of July Vintage races...they are hard to find...these old gloves...anyway I stood still for an hour or two...this is what I saw and felt that day    16x20 oil on canvas

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Back to Manhattan....the NYC Library

I really loved the very modern buildings cropping up behind the old....the trees catching the light was good too...also the intense abstract patterns on the street were fun ....41st street and 5th Ave looking west...oil on canvas 30x40"

Thursday, January 2, 2014


I love Kandinsky's work...all of those clear colors and wonderful shapes...great eye I do "interpretations" of them...after going to see the recent show at the NEUE Gallery I am inspired to follow his brush strokes and mix his colors...for a moment I see through his eyes...30x 40 " oil on paper