Three apples three studies...on the same cloth...we grew these apples in our orchard...there were several thousand out there this season...we have been eating them for months now.... so I brought some to the studio...imperfect organic apples... amazing how much fun it can be to paint them...want one? they are all for sale...11x16" 16x16" 11x16"oil on canvas
This Autumn was glorious and at the Botanical Garden in Stockbridge Ma it was magical to me...I love these Anemones that bloom so late in the season...everything else almost gone...now they are...except in this painting...what a day it was....30x30" oil on canvas
This cornfield is across the road from our house...The corn has been chopped and only the stalks remain defining the rows ...the golden rod has gone to seed...the leaves are off the trees and have blown away...I love these skies...harbingers of the coming winter...Bring it on...30x40" oil on canvas
A late Autumn scene in our valley looking south toward Mt Washington in the distance...A few cows grazing as the evening sun goes down... and the moon is rising....I love this valley...30x40" oil on canvas
From the beach at sunset on the Island...sand dunes in shadow and wild beach roses surrounding Rosalie's wonderful old house and The Gothic behind....to the Berkshire Hills where the cultivated flower reins supreme at the Botanical Gardens in Stockbridge Massachusetts around an old Cottage... How I love to paint outdoors and breath in these beautiful scenes...20x24" oil on canvas for both of them
When I finished the first watercolor I was very pleased with the simplicity of the flowers up against the pure white background...however as I spent more time with it I felt like there was something missing....or was it just difficult to leave it alone? I like the more dramatic feeling of the white spaces around the flowers and the background becoming more interactive with the flowers...what do you think? @16x20 watercolor gouache on Bristol
If you are able to make it to Hudson NY tomorrow I will be there at the gallery from 12-6pm and would love to see you and show you these wonderful paintings! Come swim with the fishes...Barracuda Lurking 36x48" oil on canvas Blue Fish Red Coral 36x36 " oil on canvas
It has been a good summer for growing things here...lots of sun and rain...I take quite a few liberties when I am painting what I see so there really were more tomatoes on the vine? The old sundial came from my Mother's garden...still ticking.... watercolor gouache 22x30" 140lb paper
A morning spent at the Simon property with all the Phlox a blooming....I love this old iron gate and fence...a beautiful shade of Emerald Green with all the other greens around it...What would I do without Summer? It scares me to think of it....living without all of these exquisite flowers seems impossible to me...there is nothing like an August garden to make me very happy...22x30" watercolor and gouache on 300 lb Arche paper
The Freight train rumbles through the town of Housatonic a couple of times a day...once heading North and once heading South...here it is crossing the trellis one quiet afternoon... Tomorrow from 3-6 pm I will be at the gallery for an opening party for all to come and see the paintings of Housy...Please stop by and say hello!
This is a painting of the Sullivan House porch painted last autumn...not so many boats in the harbor...this is a calm place to paint when the wind is blowing from the North East...it is one of many to be exhibited this coming weekend on Block Island at my opening Saturday August 8th 5-7 at Jessie Edwards gallery...Please stop in and say hello...30x40" oil on canvas
A most recent painting of the water tower and old mills...also train tracks in foreground...Front St.Gallery is now showing all the paintings of Housatonic painted over the many years...Please stop by and see them! 24x36 oil on canvas
Sorry to be so long out of the Blog loop...that is if anyone noticed? First painting,The view from our living room on Block Island...The West side on a stormy rainy day....could not go out to paint...30x30"oil on canvas.....Next, Claudia's," then "living room( upstairs "now" bedroom)with Eastern view, also wonderful Summer blooms...How long ago? 24x30" oil on canvas
Once again the view from my studio...I am watching the green of the trees climb up the mountain...What a relief to look out and not see snow...In the foreground the cast shadow of the Shufelt Block...30x30" oil on canvas
I came home from the West Indies and all I could think about was what I saw in the sea...so I decided to try and paint it! Very difficult to work with my underwater photos and compose this painting...more to come ....36x36" oil on canvas
The Grapetree branches hang over the beach looking toward Fredrickstead in top painting and over Cane Bay and the distant Carambola hills on the lower study... I really enjoy these trees, since I sit in their shade to paint ....watercolor and gouache on paper 11x14"
On the top a view from Pelican Cove looking towards Christiansted. Below, what I see from our little porch of the cottage where we stay at Cheney Bay. I find myself totally in love with this island with its beautiful colors and Caribbean Sea everywhere I look....watercolor and gouache on paper@ 8x12"12x12"
I guess I sort of fell off the edge of the Blog for a while ... Been down in the Caribbean with no computer access...will update work done down there soon...until then...White Amaryllis blossom a gift from Crocus Hale...in an old wine glass of my mother's....12x16" oil on canvas
These are the kind of sunsets that you see in the winter...everything covered in freezing cold snow and then the sky is ablaze...no leaves on the trees ...just their bare bones...even the distant hills are cold...24x36" oil on canvas
I wanted to paint the hill and tracks in the snow...I was wrapped up in the cold in front of the big glass store front of my studio...my students said I look like I have a cold in this painting and am sick and tired of it...well I am impressed if I can paint so you can see EXACTLY how I feel ...getting better as time goes on...oil on canvas 20x24"
Another personal interpretation of a favorite or interesting painting...trying to see what was happening when it was being painted..at least on the canvas...well someone now is the proud owner...for the amazing price of $375 USD at the St Francis Gallery!!! What a deal! sign up now for your very own interpretation of YOUR famous favorite!... 24x30" oil on canvas