Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Little Sox Fan

Little Sox Fan

14" x 11" 

Oil with palette knives on cradled 1.5" board


I've been working on a series of little girls called "Las Ninas". This painting was inspired by a copyright free photo I found on Pixabay.com but I changed several things about it. I added the red hat and the Red Sox logo to her shirt. I added the wicker basket and the black and white kitten peering out of it. There was also a boy in the background that I removed. I wanted to focus on just her.

I love painting photos of summertime images in the middle of winter. It makes me feel that warm weather will soon be here again.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Entering Falmouth commission

Entering Falmouth II

16" x 16"

oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord


Heather saw the Entering signs I had on display at the Artist's Studio and Gallery at Patriot Place in Foxboro and asked if I had one for Entering Falmouth. I had painted one last year but that one sold so I offered to create a new one for her.

That's the Nobska Lighthouse shown in the background and that road is where the famous Falmouth Road Race marathon goes through each year.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Pickled red onions as Christmas gifts

Pickled Red Onion Tags

Approx. 2" x 4"

Oil with palette knives on board

Not for sale

I'm still catching up on my Christmas posts! I painted these tags as gifts for my art pals. I love pickled red onions and the pinkish red color is just right as a gift for the holidays. I actually used the onions as my models for each painting before they got cut up to pickle.

I put the onions in these cute jars I purchased at Michael's and then added the ribbons and tiny forks to each one. 

Here is how the group looked all together. I'm really happy with how they came out-I might post these images on Pinterest. I found tons of recipes for pickled red onions on Pinterest, but I don't think anyone else has thought to give them as homemade gifts like this for Christmas.

Friday, January 20, 2023

New paint pour/palette knife painting combo

Xtasea (Long Point Lighthouse)

16 x 40

Acrylic and oil on canvas


Last September, Polo and I took a wonderful sailboat trip in Provincetown on the Bay Lady II. This painting was inspired by the view we had sailing by the Long Point Lighthouse and beach.

I created the water and sky using an acrylic paint pour technique. Then once that was dry, I painted the sailboat, lighthouse, and beach, and land using my palette knives.

Here's a link to a movie I created showing you the paint pour process. It was very messy but a lot of fun.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

The famous Lobster Pot in Provincetown

The Lobster Pot, Provincetown
20" x 16"
oil with palette knives on board

Chris asked if I would paint this famous restaurant on Commercial Street in Provincetown as a Christmas gift for his mother. He and his siblings spent a lot of time in Ptown as kids and they have many family memories there.

Mary Ann loved the painting and it is now hung in their living room for all to see.

I just learned that the Lobster Pot is up for sale. Only $14 million. I wish only the best for this iconic restaurant’s future.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Colorful Provincetown II

Colorful Provincetown II

24" x 36"

Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord


Diane and Annie were admiring the first version I did of this painting hanging at Cafe Heaven on Commercial Street in Provincetown and asked if I would paint them their own version of it. 

Here is the link to the post about the first painting.

Their painting will hang in their home on the scenic Shore Road in Truro.

I took a few photos of the painting in process along the way. 

Monday, January 2, 2023

A Very Meowy Christmas


6" x 6"

Oil with palette knives on board

Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday. 

I realized that I didn't get a chance to post anything in December and that's because I was busy working on commissions. I couldn't post them until their new owners received them as gifts. So now I get to share with you what I've been working on. 

First up is this cutie, Owen. His owner named him that because Owen kind of sounds like "orange". Owen had a good life but recently went over the rainbow bridge so Donna asked if I would paint him so Sandy would be able to see his cute face every day and be reminded of what a special cat he was to her.

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