“First Place” sketchbook watercolor
Friday, September 01, 2023
Monday, July 31, 2023
- This is the teeny tiny front cover of my 2.5x3” book
- Oh, the dog days of summer!
- Hot, humid and long.
- I’ve been hugging the air conditioner while working on a little “concertina” folded book, in my dining room/kitchen studio. This is a meditative way of thinking about how to design each page or spread of pages. I have a hoard of gelli printed papers, ephemera, paint, Posca pens and embellishments.
- I hope you enjoy these process photos.
Friday, June 02, 2023
“Somewhere In Time”
Procreate digital Painting
This month’s GJWP challenge was to “Paint like Sally”. Sally Dean is one of the most versatile and creative artists I have ever known. Painting in all media, all styles, mosaic, paper mache, clay, wood carving, there is nothing that she cannot do. Check her and the other ladies out here.
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Monday, September 26, 2022
My red and orange nasturtiums have been prolific this summer and displaying them in my collection of glass vases, bottles and jars and painting them, gives me great joy!
Thursday, September 01, 2022
Friday, December 31, 2021
As soon as I saw this image I knew I had to paint the halo glow of the setting winter sun, around the silhouettes of Pam and Piper. Since the image was fairly dark I had to adjust and invent a composition that would set off the two main subjects. I delivered it on my annual trek to her Christmas Eve with the horses, open house in the Berkshires. It was magical🎄⭐️
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Please enjoy my photos of these magical equines.
Happy 2022 🤞🏼
Sunday, October 31, 2021
This month’s Girls Just Wanna Paint Challenge is pink and orange and as usual, I was putting off doing my painting until the last minute dreaming up all of the different ideas I had.
Luckily, I had this one in the archives because last Wednesday our area was hit hard by a Nor’easter and I spent the past four days doing stuff that involved cleanup and assistance and I was too tired to paint!
Friday, October 01, 2021
I began painting this simple white chair with a pitcher of sunflowers upon it but I hadn’t set up a background. I liked where I was going so I put it into Procreate to see what could be done to resolve it. I ended up having the most success I’ve ever had with Procreate and loving the result.I will post the finished painting at some point and it may or may not look like this.Check out Girls Just Wanna Paint to see the other chairs.
Thursday, July 01, 2021
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Monday, March 01, 2021
Monday, December 07, 2020
I painted outdoors on one of the last warm days and was struck by the light shining through the foliage of this flaming orange bush, against the dark background. I knew I had to take it on! It was a struggle to “make” something out of the area around the bush, which was actually a stone wall, but I figured it out using temperature and color. I had only to create some shadow areas with a grayed down mid range dark. I toned the canvas orange which preserved the glow of the bush.
Sunday, November 01, 2020
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Trouants Island is connected to the Marshfield Hills mainland by a dirt road through the marsh, which is only passable at low tide.
I was out there recently during a summer rainstorm. Suddenly the sun broke through the still black sky and lit up the marsh in a dazzling display of bright greens! Check out our paintings for this month’s challenge “Marshfield Hills”, at GJWP.
Monday, August 31, 2020
7x9 Sketchbook Watercolor
Friday, July 31, 2020
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Check out the Girls Just Wanna Paint, Sunglasses Selfie post here tomorrow.
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Friday, April 10, 2020
I'm primarily an oil painter, sometime watercolor painter and dabble in other media. I picked up acrylics a couple of years ago when I took a workshop with my friend and fellow GJWP artist, Page Pearson Railsback.
I love the creaminess of the paint and the way I can create transparent layers over previous passages. The color is rich and not chalky as I remember it from my long ago, art student days.
I'd been working on this abstract piece which seemed like a metaphor for life coming to an abrupt stop. Placing careful brushstrokes next to one another, as I worked out the color harmony on this was fun and meditative. I plan on doing more.
I'm still in Naples and don't plan on returning home until the insanity subsides.