Thursday, December 31, 2015


12"x12" oil on panel

This commission had to be painted from a photo, of course, but there are many pitfalls in that and it takes some knowledge to find a way around them.

The original photo gives me enough information in the dog's face but the glare on his body erases his chocolate brown markings. What I ended up doing was to just fill in what I knew to be there. 

Don and I are packing for our annual trek to Naples, Florida on January 8th. 

I like to take this last day of the year to thank all of you for your visits and comments. They are much appreciated!
Happy New Year everyone!

Friday, December 11, 2015


12x12 oil on Panel

I love painting boats and water! 
This is a commission for a friend who will be giving this to her husband for Christmas. It wasn't initially on that kind of timeline but it sure works!

Monday, December 07, 2015

December Marsh, Green Harbor

Green Harbor Sunset
5x5 oil on panel

I'm busily painting a couple of commissions and needed to prime the pump before working on larger paintings so, I painted this little sunset down by Green Harbor. 
It wasn't that cold today and it felt great to be outside!

By the way. Don't miss the North River Arts Holiday Sale going on all week at the GAR Hall at 157 Old Main Street in Marshfield. They have gone all out as always, beautifully arranging the art and artisan work. I have a bin with some serious bargains there! 

Thursday, December 03, 2015


8x8 paper collage on birch panel

On my trip to Utrecht art supply last week, I accidentally ended up in the paper department and could not resist this beautiful sheet of handmade paper with all kinds of organic material embedded in it. I used it as the backdrop for my Girls Just Wanna Paint monthly challenge piece, "celebration". 
I  also chose the dragonfly paper in teal and black and ended up cutting them out and decoupaging them into the composition along with Christmas sheet music printed off the internet. I completed the piece using stamps in red, gold, silver and copper.
It was great fun and I wish all of you a wonderful Christmas Season in which ever way you celebrate. 
I am fortunate.
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