Sunday, July 27, 2008

Next Set 2-daily painting,beach scene

6x6" oil on gessoboard

This is another study for a bigger version of this that will be available at one of my galleries soon (more info later)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Evergreen - daily painting, Colorado

6x6" oil on gessoboard

so where does someone who lives on the coast go for vacation? Why - the mountains of course!
colorado actually
The painting is a little plein air of my sister's horse pasture and below some trip 'snapshots' ....we were deciding which way to go home when we saw the cloud....needless to say we went that way :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

untitled - beach scene, daily painting

6x6" oil on gessoboard
- a very quick plein air at the beach last week - my subjects got up and left! how dare they :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Pablo Picasso and Francoise Gilot : Portrait by Robert Capa, 1948 gelatin silver print

I am often inspired by old black and white photos of people at the beach - and this is one of my favorites! I got a delightful comment by Mark Adams yesterday that reminded me of it, so I thought I'ld share....Isn't it fantastic? By the way if any of you have old beach photos you would like to share- send them to me! I'ld love to start posting them or using them for inspiration

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Another Foggy Day - daily painting,beach scene

6x6"oil on gessoboard
taking a litle summertime off...but will be back with loads of beach scenes later this week!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

My Boys - big

24"x24" oil on board NFS
My boys - big. Big- because our youngest is about to turn 10! (10,12 and 14 ) AND this is a 'big' painting for me...2 feet x 2 feet!! very fun, hope to do more when time allows. The cropped version is better - more interesting composition, think I'll paint it again...

Monday, July 7, 2008


6x6" oil on masonite

If you find yourself on Water St. in Warren RI (and you should - lots of funky antique shops,restaurants,architecture,seafood...) over the next few weeks stop by the Yes Gallery and check out this group show featuring paintings by my brother - Dave Gonville
The opening is on Friday July 11th 6:00 to 8:30 with live music and free beer.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

you tube

I just spent HOURS making a 'video' for youTube with some of my Beach Scenes. Probably would have taken my 14yr old minutes... here it is , it even has audio! Eventually I will do one of me actually doing a painting...make take a while ;)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


6x6" oil on gessoboard
Freedom. There is something special about a day in the waves - magical even- and it stays with you that night when you close your eyes, you can still see and feel the rolling power.

Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Beach Bum - daily painting, beach scene

6x6" oil on gessoboard sold
usually while painting a title pops into my head. for this I wanted something that touched on the young girl/older girl thing because that is what drew me to the image but Beach Bum is just stuck in my head- so there you go