Monday, March 30, 2015

Summer by the Sea

Summer by the Sea
9" x 12" x 2"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord

I cannot believe that it is still snowing here in Boston. All day Saturday and again this morning. It has really been a long, cold, and trying winter. Our yard is still a sea of white.

I painted this subject matter in an attempt to make summer get here faster. I can't count on spring anymore.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Chalkboard art

While visiting my sister in Texas, we did a lot of redecorating in her new home which was so much fun. One of the things we did was paint chalkboard paint in her front hallway/cafe so I created these two chalkboard art pieces for her. I think I like this new medium!

My sister loved them so much and then created this one herself after I left.

Monday, March 16, 2015

"Way Up Along," Provincetown, Mass.

Way Up Along, Provincetown, Mass.
30" x 40" x 2"
Oil with a palette info on Ampersand Gessobord

Paul sent me some great old postcards from the early 1900s of The Red Inn in Provincetown. I thought it would be really fun to recreate these on a large scale for their 100th year anniversary this summer.

I love reading the backs of the postcards. This one is from 1921. It reads "You must see this place. We are spending the night at "Red Inn"- at present we are on the beach wading. So lovely. Delightful trip. Love, Lena."

I used blue painters tape so that I had a nice clean edge to recreate the white border and text that was on the front of the original postcard. I took some images along the way to show my progress and also to show the large scale of this painting.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Provincetown Light Houses

Provincetown Light Houses
12" x 12" x 1.5"
Oil with a palette knife on Blick Studio Artist Board
While visiting Ptown, we were enjoying an afternoon coffee and these houses across the street caught my eye. Not just the beautiful afternoon light that was falling on them but also how they framed the view of the lighthouse in the distance between them. Pretty sweet.

Monday, March 9, 2015

A Triple Play of Pears

Pear Leaning to the Left
6" x 6"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas panel

 Pear Standing Upright
6" x 6"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas panel

 Pear Leaning to the Right
6" x 6"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas panel

Triple Play of Pears
Each 6" x 6"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas panel

While at the grocery store, I saw these beautiful red forelle pears. They were just calling to be painted. I had never seen pears so red before and at such a small size. I loved them so much I had to paint three different versions. They would hang nicely together as a trio I think.
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