Friday, August 27, 2010

Michael Costello Opening at Julie Heller Gallery

I'm taking an overnight trip to Provincetown to attend my friend Michael Costello's "Gods and Monsters" show at Julie Heller Gallery.
Michael is seriously good at both representational art and the kind of art that really stops people in their tracks. He tends to portray his models as the 'not conventionally beautiful people'. He's a hardworking fearless artist. Check him out.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Take Me Out #2

I love these little take out cartons that are sold in the party stores. My favorite kind of food is already cooked (not by me) and just lands on my table.  The painting is, as always, more subtle and fresh in the 'real'. I don't even want to talk about the difficulty of taking and resizing photos ;(  Be sure to check out the Fresh Paint Daily Painters site to see the work of some of my fellow artists.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Black Eyed Susans

I have a new setup and some new lighting angles for my still lifes. Also, I use tissue paper for many of my backgrounds. I also have a new camera and am having a hard time getting good photos. It's time to read the book :( The color in this painting is much better than this photo shows. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bennett's General Store

This is an iconic scene here in Duxbury, Massachusetts. In the winter this jeep wears a hardtop roof. Lettered onto the sides of the Jeep are the items the store carries. Ice cold beer, Wine, Spirits, Deli, Subs, Breakfast and Sandwiches. I don't think I've ever seen a painting of it. Am I the first?
Check out Fresh Paint Daily Painters, a new group of artists I was invited to join.  

Monday, August 16, 2010


My 'kids' left to go home to Naples but we had a wonderful time and the weather couldn't have been better. Very unusual summer here in New England. Today I got back on the horse so to speak. I say this whenever I haven't painted in a while and it's true. It's almost like I've never painted at all.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I'm Away from My Desk ;)

Ray and Chrissie at Green Harbor
My favorite niece Chrissie and her sweet husband Ray are here on a rare vacation from their business in Naples, Florida to attend a family wedding and are staying with Don and me this week. The wedding which took place on Saturday evening was a fabulous family time. I saw cousins and relatives I've not seen in too long. It was a magical day and we're all still under the spell. I will paint again soon. Really ;)
Melissa and David~ August 7, 2010  

Our Lady Help of Christians Church

Monday, August 02, 2010

The Boss

On our recent trip to Nova Scotia we visited That Dutchman's Cheese Farm in Upper Economy. It sits high on a hill overlooking the Bay of Fundy and they have walking trails and an array of animals including chickens, roosters, turkeys, emus and even peacocks! Fabulous. We watched them make the cheese and of course sampled some and came home with a few wedges. It is a blissful place.
This painting is for the Girls Just Wanna Paint monthly challenge the theme of which is Fin, Fur or Feather. This fabulous white rooster had all the hens chasing after HIM!!

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