Sunday, March 01, 2020

GJWP Shadow

"Light and Shadow Still life demo"

Painting is all about light and shadow. 
I did this demo for my Naples Art Association, Friday morning Painting A Day class.
This month's GJWP subject is "shadow". I particularly like painting white objects and pushing color.

Monday, February 24, 2020


4x4 sketchbook drawing

Dragonflies symbolize rebirth and transformation. This sketch was done as part of Inktober. Check out my fellow GJWP homie, Jody Regan to see her fabulous daily sketches.

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Monday, December 02, 2019

Girls Just Wanna Paint Challenge "Vintage"

"Vintage Pin Cushion"
4x4 oil on panel
This month's GJWP challenge was "vintage" and this little pin cushion, which belonged to my mama is the perfect subject. 
It is so cute and of course, functional.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Expressive Brushwork Workshop

"Tootsie Pops" 6x6

I am excited to be teaching my "Expressive Brushwork" Workshop at North River Arts Society, this Saturday. 

As seen in these examples, I limit and vary my brushstrokes so as to keep them fresh. We will focus on edges and transitions practicing with still life items.
This one day workshop will take place from 9:30 - 3:30 with a break for lunch. 
All levels welcome! NO pressure.
Bring your sense of humor and leave your inner critic behind. 

Follow this link to sign up.

"Over Economy Mountain"

 "South River Marsh" 16x20  block in 

 "South River Marsh" 16x20  finish

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Summer's End

Ferris Wheel
12x12 oil on panel

Summer in New England is, sadly, a very short season. 
It seems to go from lilacs to 4th of July, to August's end, celebrated at the the Marshfield Fair.
I love the sparkle of lights against the dark sky. 
This is what's "on my mind", for Girls Just Wanna Paint this month. Stop over and check out the fabulous paintings!

Friday, August 02, 2019

Coast Guard Beach

Coast Guard Beach
6x6 oil on panel $125
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This is my entry for Girls Just Wanna Paint.
Coast Guard Beach is a beautiful stretch of coastline on the outer Cape. High dunes covered in sea grasses slope down to the beach.
This day was windy with big surf.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

PAAM 12x12 At The Bradford

"At the Bradford" 
12x12 Acrylic on Panel

The Governor Bradford Inn is an Icon on Commercial Street in Provincetown. I love the abstract shapes of the kitchen doors and vents with the windows and doors of the rooms upstairs. 
This is a donation for Provincetown Art Association and Museum's (PAAM) annual 12x12 silent auction. 
Bidding starts at $125.
You can bid at this link Provincetown Art Association and Museum 12x12 silent auction
Or better yet, visit beautiful Provincetown and see the show!

Check out my DPW gallery to see my available paintings.

Monday, July 01, 2019

Maine, The Way Life Should Be

"Lupine Field" 10 x10 oil on birch panel

I just spent a week in New Harbor, Maine with a fabulous group of painter girlfriends. Girl friend trips are mostly about great, and I mean GREAT food, and laughing. We watched movies and played a hilarious board game, which, because we were unsure about the rules, was even more hilarious. Although the weather didn't cooperate, we did manage to get out and paint. 
On this particular day, the best day of the week, I set up beneath the shade of a pine forest and painted a study of this view for this months Girls Just Wanna Paint Challenge.
We celebrate our tenth year (seriously?) of posting our paintings.
More to come.

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Snow Birds

"Flight" 6x6 Paper collage

Passages is this month's Girls Just Wanna Paint topic. 
Since it is only a week before we "snowbirds" will be departing for Naples, Florida, a birds in flight theme seems like a good metaphor.
I used some craft paper for the background and then drew and cut out birds shapes from tissue paper to create a little paper collage on watercolor paper. It takes quite a long time for me to figure out the balance in the cutting and pasting, but I like the feeling of this one.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Rusty the Boardwalk Cat

 Rusty, The Boardwalk Cat 
8x8 oil on birch panel 

This was last month's theme for Girls Just Wanna Paint. We had a lovely dinner meeting at Sally Dean Mello's awesome, artsy house and you can see the paintings here.
Rusty lives under the Atlantic City Boardwalk. He and his feline friends are cared for by volunteers from Ally Cat Allies. Rusty's human friend, Tim, told me that through the trap, neuter, release program, they've completely eliminated the birth of kittens in the Boardwalk area. 
Rusty's left ear is tipped, to identify him as neutered. I left that in.

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Monhegan Vista

Monhegan Church View
 6x12 watercolor and ink on Arches paper

I first painted this in oil, from the stair top deck of Monhegan House Hotel.
It's my favorite place to stay because they have little one room "garrets" on the fourth floor. 
Very cozy!
This watercolor and ink painting was done from a photo taken from the deck. 
There is a great book called "Monhegan, The Artist's Island". Check out the works of many famous artists who have painted on the island.

My garret far right 
 View of The Island Inn from Monhegan House
 Sunflower and garret

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Girls Just Wanna Paint August Challenge: Edges

"Edges" paper collage 5x7

Cut paper has edges and I enjoy a little cutting and 
pasting now and then.
Check out Girls Just Wanna Paint to see this month's interpretations.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Fundraiser for The Trustees at South Street Gallery

 "Queen Anne's Lace at Two Mile Farm"
6x12 oil on panel 

Acquiring, maintaining and protecting the beautiful marsh land here along the North and South Rivers is at the top of my environmental list. 
This is my entry for South Street Gallery's Paint to Preserve silent auction which is up until August 17. 
You can see all of the paintings HERE.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Girls Just Wanna Paint Monthly Challenge

6x6 Watercolor

This month the Girls Just Wanna Paint topic was "Anxiety" which made me sort of anxious. 
I came through, though, with this watercolor. The blue green background is the calm and the "static" in the lower part of the painting is the anxiety.
Actually, anxiety is static.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Provincetown Art Association Silent Auction Online

The Red Dory

This is my entry for the Provincetown Art Association's annual 12x12 silent auction Fundraiser.

This year, the bidding is online!

Click on This Link to see the Auction Home Page and follow the directions to view the paintings and bid.

Friday, July 06, 2018

Standish Shore

 Standish Shore
9x12 oil on panel
I painted this view many years ago when these old buildings were still on the land. Across the far shore is the old chimney at Plymouth Cordage, where ropes were made. 

It's officially summer and we're at the tail end of a heat wave. 
Stay cool everyone.

 Our backyard oasis

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Hawks Road, Parrsboro Nova Scotia

"Hawks Road" 12x12 oil on panel

The topic for this month's Girls Just Wanna Paint challenge is 'calm'.  
Here we have bright sunlight casting tree shadows over the sandy road. This first glimpse of the Bay of Fundy comes into view at the end of Hawks Road, through a short stint of woods, where we have rented a cottage for the past 20 years. 
It is Heavenly.

Cottage at Second Beach

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Osprey Obsession

Our Girls Just Wanna Paint challenge is COLOR.
How can you go wrong? 
This is my interpretation.
I photographed an Osprey nest from my jetski and made this painting from it!
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