Thursday, December 22, 2011

"Sunflowers" After a week of a watercolor house portrait painting and a carton of eggs I thought I had better loosen up a bit. I had a lot of fun with this painting yesterday.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More fun with watercolor onYupo, or maybe I should say more frustration with it. Still working on this one.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

"Sunday's Breakfast" literally was Sundays breakfast, some times I don't know why these silly things inspire me! After I ate the eggs I ran down to the studio to paint the shells.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Two shows tonight! Next Door Gallery, where I will have 3 new paintings on display, and Preservation Framers were there is a contest for the popular vote. I have a new piece there as well.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Strutting His Stuff" This weeks painting class, painted on masa paper. I love this paper and I love painting roosters.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Artists’ Reception
Please join us
December 3, 2011
7-9 p.m.
( refreshments will be served )
250 North Main Street
Mansfield, MA 02048
Featuring fine art works by:

John Baker Christina Beecher Betty Brenton
Gerard Conroy Michael Evans Barry Fineberg
Phyllis Gorman Charles Guay Daydre Hamilton Donna MacLure Nancy Malacaria Tom Musante
Karole Nicholson Jane Ostlund Michael Raucheisen
Don Swavely Carol Wontkowski
Live Jazz from Connor Schultze and Paul Bloom

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Kaleidoscope" This pieces was achieved by applying specially formulated watercolor paints to yupo paper. First stretching a webbed film over the paper, wetting it entirely and then pouring paint. Very exciting but incredibly messy.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Last weeks watercolor painting class study. Art glass crystal and candy.

Friday, November 11, 2011

"Strings Attached" will be on display with "Eggstravaganza" and "Vinyard Haven Band" at the Orpheum Theater this Saturday night November 12 for a one night only art and music event, tickets are $10.00. It should be a good time

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"Eggstravaganza" a close up of the eggs in my hall topiary

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Im so glad to be back painting with the girls again, it gets me painting in overtime. This fan painting will be the subject matter for this week, one of the fans my husband brought home from the last trip to Hong Kong I had painted it previously in the painting with many of my collection but i'll let them off easy by only painting one, I had to make up the persimmons, they are not in season, so I am hoping I might be able to find some at the market tonight or we will have to use something else.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Painting class starts again next week, a fall bouquet is what we will be working on, just to get everyone loosened up, and because the sedum are just so beautiful right now.

A new opening at the Next Door Gallery in Mansfield with take place this weekend. I will have two pieces on display.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

More onions.


Friday, September 16, 2011

After not painting for a while I wanted to challange myself. So I painted this transparent plate on a floral fabric with sparkling egg yolks. It WAS quite the challenge. I will exhibit it this weekend at the MMAS show on the South Common in Mansfield, MA along with my full sheet painting of pool balls entitled Rack'em Up.

Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
Old Chinese Proverb

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I'm still working on this watercolor, sneakers were borrowed from a friend one is a pair of Peter Max circa 1970 I think, really cool ! anyway I seem to be facinated with shoes lately. First the heels then the boots now these, I am looking to do a pile of flip flops next.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Finally! my fourth painting was excepted into the upcomming New England Watercolor Society' Juried show. Signature member status finally achieved. "Picking Up The Pieces" will be on display September 14 thru November 12 at the Westfield State University Downtown Gallery.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

"Made For Walkin' I wasn't sure if I was quite finished with this one but framed it anyway and what do you know it just took 2nd place in the upcomming show opening this Sunday at the RIWS juried show Artists Choice. SOLD

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Gallery at Patriot Place got a beautiful article in both the Foxboro Reporter and The Sun Chronicle this week. Here I am working on my Chinese Fans painting. We had a very succesful weekend, what a joy to be part of all this.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

"My Fans" I think I am still working on this watercolor. Painted this weekend at the Patriot Place Gallery in Foxboro. A collection of fans collected for me by friends and my husbands last trip to Hong Kong. I had the idea in my head for a long time but it was harder to collect the fans than to paint them. This was a really fun weekend painting with Vera Cross, Martha Marson and and Robin Wessman. All very beautiful painters.

Monday, June 27, 2011

At the Patriot Place gallery and studio last weekend

and got in a little painting. "Bottles for Sale" painted from a photo I took antiquing in Kennybunk on one of the many rainy days this spring. Watercolor Framed 16 x 20

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Gallery at Patriot Place is the place to be this weekend.
The weather will be great and myself, Frank Quinn and
Vail Pagliarani will be on location painting the days away.
The gallery is located in the CBS Zone area of the complex, right next door to Fossil.
Also tonight Sat. June 18 is the opening at The Next Door Gallery where I will be exhibiting 3 new pieces.

Friday, June 17, 2011

"Vinyard Bandstand" (Watercolor)one of the dozen painting I will have on display this Fri, Sat and Sunday at the "Gallery at Patriot Place"
stop by if you can. Last weekends opening was a huge success, hopefully this weekend will be just as exciting.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Three of my paintings on display at "The Preservation Framers"
We had a very nice turnout and the music was awesome.
Thanks Matt and Rob!

Monday, June 13, 2011

"High Steppi'n"
What fun this was to paint

Can be seen at the opening this Saturday night at
"The Next Door Gallery" in Mansfield MA

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Here is the next version of the eggs study, a little less information. I like the simplicity much better.

Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
Old Chinese Proverb

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"Farm Fresh" Last weeks class still life was a real success, eggs are alway fun to paint, I did two different versions of this painting and will post the other next. Thanks for looking!!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Well, computer whoow's have put this posting on the back burner but the painting has continued.
"One Clementine" will be on display with two other new pieces at the Next Door Gallery for the next few months.
Opening June11 @ 7:00

Also on display are three pieces at the Preservation Framers "Rock n' Roll Freedom show in North Attleboro.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"All the right ingredients"

Thursday, April 28, 2011

This weeks painting class was a complicated still life, a little tight but fun for me and lots of color.

I plan to keep going with it and add lots more sewing stuff.

Friday, April 22, 2011

"Spring Bouquet" Painted in the third week of class, this very loose floral set up was a lot of fun but challenging for some, I think I painted 50 of this type painting before any of them got framed.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Farmer Cook's Seat" Here is some type of farming equipment tossed on the side of the barn at a farm around the corner from my house. It was constantly getting me attention, so I thought I must have to paint it.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Second week of watercolor class and we painted this still life of pottery with shell.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The start of another new year of watercolorclasses,
here is a sample of what we worked on last week

Thursday, April 7, 2011

another little charmer.

Monday, April 4, 2011

A little charmer, framed just 10 x 10

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A snapshot of two little watercolor paintings I offered for The Foxboro Boyden Library Auction which took place this past Saturday night. It was a great success. So many beautiful pieces, I was lucky enought to get a beautiful little oil landscaped painting painted by the lovely Adele Corrigan.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

"Sedum Still Life"
A little something from a while ago, to busy to paint right now with the pricing and framing and all the requirements for the upcomming show to be hung tomorrow night. I'm sure I will get back to painting next week.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Hangin' Out"
One of the paintings offered in the bin this comming week at our 5 person show at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society. The paintings in the bin are shrink wrapped and frameless, sold at a discounted price to be framed by the purchaser.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

An invitation to my upcomming show at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society.
Artists I am showing with are Mary Wojciechowski, Joan Croce,
Bill Lane and Rick Cardoza. Show opens this Sunday March 27. and runs thru April 16. with an opening reception April 3
Please join us we would love to see you all.

Friday, March 18, 2011

This is a cropped portion of a painting from long ago, entitled "My Deeres"
There are a bunch of tractors positioned down the street that look like they are getting ready for sale or auction. I plan on getting down there today to photograph them in the sunlight. They are so fun to paint.

Friday, March 11, 2011

"Three More Onions"

"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cleaning house I came across a print of the first silverware watercolor painting I did.
Yup still my favorite!

Monday, March 7, 2011

"Woman In The Arts" Here is a photo of our opening at the Preservation Gallery opening Saturday night in N. Attleboro MA. A fun and exciting night was had by all. Matt and Rob did an amazing job with the food, wine and gathering such wonderful talent. I am so fortunate to have been included. And so happy to have sold two paintings!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"King of the Coop" Awarded 3rd Place at the Post Road Art Center Marlboro MA
"Animal Show" on display now thru March 3rd.

Monday, February 28, 2011

I just completed the second painting I have done of silverware, I still like my first one better but
that was sold years ago.
"Flatware" 16 x 20

Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Room For Two"
Watercolor painted on yupo paper

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Please see to see information on an upcomming show I will be participating in called "Woman in the Arts". I am so excited about showing with such talented artists!

Monday, February 14, 2011

The puzzle that has been on the table for the last 2 weeks all of a sudden called to be painted. Here it is almost finished.
"Picking up the Pieces"


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Just a simple still life of some fruit and veggies