Father and son fishing together. Timeless. couldnt resist painting them. local beach today - with gas prices the way they are, think this will be a frequent spot for painting
Endless Summer - remembering those days when a summer seemed to last forever. Catching a wave was the only thing to do.......
6x8' oil on gessoboard NFS
a commission finished today. (not MY baby - someone elses little cutie) Tomorrow - more scenes from the beach inpired by todays warm weather and last weekends 'unofficial' start of summer. Soon Ive got a little update on what has gotten me so busy lately...so stay tuned.
also, made my favorite 'salad bowl' pots for the deck... oh yeh and I have an ad coming out in the June issue of American Art Collector magazine!! it is on the newstands today-I think- so go pick one up and check it out. I'm really happy with it. My brother and sister-in-law helped me with the design layout - actually they did it all and did a great job! talented couple: those 2.
12x12" oil on gessoboard $300
another 'big' flower still life with my favorite -lilacs. hope to get some time to paint these again before they wilt...sometime inbetween baseball, and laundry and my birthday ;)
love this beach scene: ladies wading around in the water like a bunch of shore birds, barely getting wet. Every beach has them. :)
back to it today with a vengence. painted for 4 hours, then shipped 4 paintings. treated myself to an iced coffee after that marathon. :)
I've painted this image before and always come back to it. I dont like to reveal wether I like a painting or not but this one I do love, it speaks to me in so many ways. - the warmth on her shoulder just plain rocks. :)
a bigger version of Moms Time Out that I did a while back.
To all the moms out there - enjoy your day!!
A Boston Terrier. If I had one, his name would be John Adams. - no surprise to anyone who knows me and my current obsession with the book and the mini series.
last dog for a while....tomorrow I'm getting back to the beach!
fox terrier is next in the small dog series. A fox terrier was my first experience with a 'pure breed' dog. When I was 10 my best friend had one. They called her Kelley but her 'official' name was Lady Kelley of Salisbury St. My dog - a mutt - was just plain Lady...and a fine one at that...she didnt need a title ;) --as for the painting, I am loving the yellow.
all over the place subject wise lately. if youve followed my blog since the beginning though, you know flowers in jars are a favorite...been waiting a year for more dogwood blooms.
small dog, small painting. this is the first from a little series of dogs. saw -tooth hanger on the back for easy hanging and the sides of the wood are painted black. Personally, I like my dogs big but I can appreciate the huge personalities that the little breeds have and had fun painting them.
The plan is to make some prints of these, I'll let you know when I get around to that. :) May is such a busy month - almost as busy as December if thats possible.
hmmm, looks way more blue on my screen than in person. weird. its a purple bottle. a quicky today. trying to paint flowers in a very impressionistic way not getting caught up in the details, harder than you might think. 2 for 2 so far this month :-) psst... I'm (secretly) shooting for 31
May Day. I love May. What better way to spend the day than with my dog doing a little plein air. My car is still out of commission with its mystery illness so we walked to this spot. -down the end of our road and on the river. Started out painting the water but this view behind just begged to be painted. Its the top of a big 3 story victorian that is right on the busy road but from my spot on the water the apple trees in bloom and the marsh block the view of the cars. Its so pretty from this angle, couldnt help imagining a time gone by.