Tuesday, April 11, 2017

MacMillan Pier is a ribbon winner

MacMillan Pier, Provincetown
8" x 10"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas

I was pleased to find out that this painting I entered into the Spring Foxboro Art Association won an honorable mention ribbon. The juror, Robin Wessman took the time to write a little something about each painting he awarded a ribbon. Here is what he wrote about this piece:

 "This painting 'feels' like summer! Bright light, scene itself & colors. Picked out things that highlight what summer on water is all about."

For someone who loves summer, this was so great to hear!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Red Inn 12 : : A New Perspective

The Red Inn XII
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord
12" x 36" x 2"

For Number 12 in the series of Red Inn paintings, I took a slightly different perspective than the previous 11 versions. I decided to focus more on the beautiful gardens and the flowers so the fence and the road take on less of an important role in the composition. Painting all of those greens was challenging but adding all the bits of yellow, orange, and red for the flowers was really satisfying. I even included the tiny statue dedicated to the memory of a very dear friend of the inn, Reenie, on the left hand side.

Friday, March 3, 2017

My favorite assemblages

Last July, Polo and I had an assemblage art show that we call "Awesomeblage." I realized I never posted some of my favorites. These were so much fun and many have found new homes. Can you tell what items were used for each piece?

Robot Angel
NFS
Cowbell
SOLD

Forest Monk

Money Purse

Pigtails
SOLD

Barbershop Quartet (still looking for a tenor)
SOLD
Some Pig

Monday, February 13, 2017

Funny Faces

Funny Faces
18" x 18" x 1.5"
Oil with a palette knife on Blick Studio Artist Board

I had this sketched out on a board awhile ago and kind of forgot about it until I was cleaning some things in the basement. The inspiration for this painting was an old family photo that my friend Sarah posted of her, her brothers, and their friends. The original photo was black and white and I originally started to paint it in shades of gray but it just wasn't working. So I restarted it again in color and had fun just imagining what the colors might be or what colors I wanted them to be. I hadn't painted one of my family photos in a while so this was really, really enjoyable.

Below is an "in progress" shot. For these paintings of old family photos, I tape off the sides with masking tape so that I have a nice clean edge to paint the photo border in last.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

In the News

Entering Foxboro
16" by 16"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord
SOLD

The local Foxboro newspaper did a story on our art gallery and the artists who have done Patriot themed work. Both my and Polo's artwork was featured. The painting above of the Entering Foxboro sign was shown. This painting just sold this past December, bought by a local woman as a gift for her husband for Christmas.



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Inspired in Maine

Lords Point, Maine
16" x 16" x 1.5"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord


For our 15th wedding anniversary this year, we spent a couple of days up in Kennebunkport, Maine. It snowed the first day, and while cold, it made for very picturesque views. We drove along the coastline, and took lots of pictures to use for painting inspiration. This was one of the views that was calling me to paint it. The orange glow of the sky along the horizon behind these amazing homes nestled out on the peninsula is what caught my attention. As well as the flock of seagulls that were flying, swimming, and hanging out along the beach.

Here are a few closeups of the birds in the painting...





Wednesday, January 11, 2017

It's January-time to think of summer

22 Milestone Way
8" by 10"
Oil with a palette knife on cradled board

This cute little cottage is where we spent a fabulous week last August-Maushop Village on Cape Cod. I painted this for my good friend Danielle's birthday so that she can be reminded of our summer fun all year long.
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