Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Manhattan Scene

                 This chair sits in my friend Claudia's bedroom in her apartment in NYC . I thought it was beautiful with the lovely conch shell sitting there in the light from the window and the rooftops in the distance, such a long way from its original home. Pink and green always turn me on....and so did all the angles of the walls and moldings, not to mention the shape of the chair and the wonderful upholstery....so there you have it...the last painting of this year. 24x30" oil on canvas

Friday, November 29, 2019

Alford Valley Late Autumn with Cows at Sunset

                I loved the sky and the shadows that the cows were casting over the still green grass in the late autumn light.  The leaves are gone and the hills  on theater side of the valley  are the color of bare trees. One lone Maple  in the foreground anchors the painting and the barbed wire fence holds all of that beauty together...or so I think..30x40" oil on canvas

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Sheffield Garden Potted Plants in Summer

             A beautiful summer day in the garden at Ricky and Elizabeth's...Such wonderful plants and containers  sitting in the sun casting cool shadows all around on a warm day....I am very happy and grateful to be  painting  here... a fond memory now that the summer is past and these plants are indoors to be protected from the frost as am I....36x36" oil on canvas

Thursday, September 26, 2019

September on Block Island 2019

        Walking north from Mansion Beach on Block Island, one comes upon this scene....I had noticed it in the summer and returned to paint it one early morning last week. The wind was formidable and the waves were breaking almost on me! Of course the ferry saved the day!
        This old house I have always loved...across the street from"painted rock"...There was a "soon to be wed" couple there , Dylan and Lily, painting the rock with their wedding date, Sept 21, also mine 45 years ago.  As I worked on this study , I wondered which was harder to do, the rock or the canvas? Mansion Beach Bluffs 24x30" oil on canvas    Little House at Painted Rock, 16x20" oil on canvas

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Blue Chair with Still Life and Paintings

Well I just posted a repeat painting and had to remove it! So here is one that I have not posted before....I hope! I really like the paintings on  the floor behind the chair...Block Island and Provincetown studies....30x30 oil  on canvas

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Recent Work at Jessie Edwards Gallery Block Island RI

  My most recent paintings of Block Island are being exhibited this week at Jessie's gallery....This scene is the view from our back yard on the west side of the island...wonderful sky...great feeling of space and freedom is what I get here...24x36 oil on canvas...Check out the rest of the show at www.jessieedwardsgallery.com.

Monday, July 22, 2019

June on Block Island

        June's a month that went by very quickly, but I did get out to the island. One incredible (still felt like Spring) morning standing in the middle of the most beautiful bunch of wild flowers I painted this view of the Springhouse Pond and Atlantic beyond. A memorable day for me...It will hang at Jessie Edwards Studio beginning this weekend, come have a look ?....20x30"oil on canvas

Saturday, May 25, 2019


A jar of daffodils...what could be simpler? Little trumpets of Spring! 16x20" oil on canvas

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Venice at Night in Hudson NY

                               Both of these paintings are truly reminiscent of what I saw in Venice Italy....not romanticized but what it was really like...to me...night time studies are fairly difficult but these work... they are both watercolor and gouache on 140lb hot pressed paper 22x30" come see them in person in Hudson at 510 Warren St Gallery this is the last weekend of the show...

Monday, April 1, 2019

April in Paris Venice and Sicily at 510 Warren St Gallery Hudson NY

I am having an exhibit at 510 Warren St Gallery in Hudson NY ....April 5-28  Opening reception Saturday April 6 3-6 pm ALL ARE WELCOME. !!!!!The painting at the top is A Garden in Toramina Sicily... The second one is a study of Inside a Gondola in Venice, and the third painting is of A Barge on The Seine in Paris ...All are 22x30" watercolor and gouache ...A wonderful way to bring in the SPRING!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Full Moonlight on the Alford Valley

A long walk home one cold night and this is what I saw....The moonlight was amazing... 30x40"oil on canvas

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Snowy Day From My Studio Window

This scene never fails to inspire...But today the snow was lovely and the red mill building with the green railroad bridge just made me happy...like the little red STOP sign and the little green street sign ...all held together with the snow falling....18x24" oil on canvas

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Self Portrait January 2019

       Here I am  standing in front of a mirror in my studio, again. Well haven't done a self portrait since last year this time, New Years Day...Now I need to keep the glasses on no matter what... I don't know where January went but it just dashed away over the frozen hills...I am wearing a very warm cashmere scarf I found at a thrift shop which works well to keep the cold at bay...16x20 oil on canvas