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.
Monday, December 07, 2020
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.
Sunday, March 01, 2020
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Tuesday, February 04, 2020
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Monday, December 02, 2019
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Friday, August 02, 2019
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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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
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
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.