Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Play It Again Sam

Once more I am blessed by having Sam Rosen play at the studio...He comes to practice and I get to paint...while listening to his amazing tunes...36x36 oil on canvas

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Apple Studies

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

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Last Flowers Before the Frost in Stockbridge Ma.

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

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Stormy Skies at Sunset

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

Thursday, November 12, 2015

How Green Was My Alford Valley?

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Block Island and the Berkshires

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

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Before and After

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

Friday, October 2, 2015

"Underwater" 510 Warren St Gallery October 3rd 2015 Opening

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

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Our Vegetable Garden in the Berkshires

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

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Summer Garden in Hillsdale NY

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

Friday, August 21, 2015

Front St Gallery Exhibit of Housatonic Landscapes Opening Tomorrow

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!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Block Island Scene... Johnny's Beach

Sitting on the late afternoon summer beach...actually evening...the light slanting in from the West onto the rooftops...Johnny's and Claudia's...time for a swim... watercolor gouache 12x16"

Monday, August 3, 2015

Jessie Edwards Gallery Block Island RI 2015

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

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Block Island View

A wonderful tree that grows along side the  road on the island that I have wanted to paint for many years and finally did!...see Jessie Edwards Gallery...lots of new paintings...30x30" oil on canvas

Thursday, July 16, 2015

HOUSATONIC the Mill Town and the River

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

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Where Have I Been? Block Island!

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

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Springtime Comes To Housatonic

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

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Underwater Again

My second attempt at going underwater to paint and try to capture the feeling of what I saw...this is one of the most difficult tasks...to paint while I am not underwater...oil on canvas 36x36"

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Coral Reefs in the Carribean

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

Monday, March 30, 2015

More St Croix

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"

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Scenes From St Croix USVI

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"

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Winter Blooms

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

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Beets for my Birthday

 A colander full of orange beets really turned me on...especially with this great piece of blue fabric under it... gotta love it! I am 64 today.....20x24" oil on canvas

Thursday, February 12, 2015

January Sunset Alford Mass

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

Monday, February 2, 2015

January Self Portrait With Train Tracks and Hill

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"

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Gallery at Berkshire School Pic

Here is a shot of the gallery where my work is right now....very beautiful show...wonderful space...great light...students abound...

Sunday, January 11, 2015

New Exhibition Berkshire School Gallery

Please stop by and see the show...a beautiful group of paintings...I will be there Monday Night 6-7:30pm....love to see you!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Picasso Interpretation...Sold!

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

Thursday, January 1, 2015

...Happy New Year's Eve !

The view across the river from Joan's studio...winter night ....strange light...18x24" oil on canvas