Sunday, March 19, 2017

One of my favorite subjects are the natural forms found in nature. Sometimes I like to do abstract work. This one is on large watercolor paper. I'm hoping to get back to this large, sometimes messy format soon. Oh for a real studio and not just half the living room and kitchen table! This piece is a combo of charcoal, pastel and gesso.

Mixed Media

Do something fresh tomorrow. Something new to celebrate the first day of Spring. To be honest I'm still working on my winter paintings! Yipes! But new flower paintings are coming up soon.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Hello Everyone!

Winter has been busy what with working as a library temp and taking care of family members. But now, back to painting and just in time for the end of winter! So I have to hurry and play catch up.

One of my favorite walks is out by the Holyoke reservoir and I can't get enough of the views. So here is another painting.

Winter Sky at the Holyoke Reservoir
Oil on Canvas

As always this is also on Daily Paintworks

Stay tuned for more work to come!! 


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Aftermath of the election kept my painting to a minimum. That and working again in a public library...along with all the books I keep taking out! Now to head into my winter series of paintings.

One of my favorite places to walk the Holyoke Reservoir.

Oil on Canvas

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Good week ahead! Especially after the Women's Marches!!!!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Even in December it is still Fall and so I am posting probably the last in the Fall series of paintings. Another Fall sky. I liked this one for its hopeful light shown in an early Fall sky close to Sunset.

Early Fall Sky
Oil on Panel

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving and Apples

Apples are quintessential Fall here in New England. This painting was done several years ago using oil painting and just blending everything in real fast, even the quick charcoal drawing underneath. It's a bit larger than my others. I hope to do more like it in different sizes and maybe some pears, quince who knows. 

11inH by 30inW

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I like how in cooking shows they change up ingredients, like substituting quince for apples or using hazelnuts in a pecan pie. Reminds me of painting too.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Fall Abstract

After the election, sigh...I started this more limited color gray/brown with elements of white/blue painting of the trees reflected in water. I decided to focus on the reflection as an abstract vision in its own right. 

Fall Abstract

This is part of my Seasons series. You can buy this at auction or buy it now at It is so good to paint again after Inktober!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Greetings for November! 

With Inktober over I am back to my Seasons project. I was prepping this little beauty to make a more involved painting of a cornfield, but it got such a good response all on its own I've left it as is! It even got picked as a Dailypaintworks Auction Pick. 

Autumn Sky
This painting is 6 by 8 in on panel but I'm planning on doing a much larger version on canvas. Back to painting!