Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

This weeks painting class still life was a borrowed Rosewood (?) vase from my friend Joanne.  I took in two exhibits this week and am so inspired to try new things.  Im thinking we will be working on an abstract for our final class, maybe it will excite the girls to paint more on their own after class ends in two weeks.  Anything to inspire!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Here are a few of the very nice and talented Board members at the Helen Bumpus Gallery last Thursday hanging my show.  Everything looks great, the show can be viewed now but my reception witll be Saturday Nov. 23 from 2-4.  Twenty three pieces most of which are new.....please come if you can!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Thursday, October 10, 2013

"Asparagus on Toile" watercolor on Arches 140 lb. Since I had the asparagus out I couldnt resist painting my favorite scarf in yet another painting.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Here is a commission painting I did for the parents of a just married young couple commemorating their first date.  Very sweet, I even got to see the video of them opening there gift, what an honor.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Watercolor on Arches 140,  "Septembers Bounty". I'm so taken with the cabbage this year, I'm gonna attempt one more painting of them before they are all gone, I picked this beauty up at the local farm and the beautiful yellow cauliflower too.

Monday, September 30, 2013

My outdoor booth at the Country Gardens Artisian show yesterday.  What a beautiful day, we had a great crowd, I sold my pepper painting and lots of prints, all in all it was a great day for me.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Talking with Frank Quinn and Daydre Hamilton at the Next Door Gallery opening this past Saturday night.  The show will be up till the last week in November, I have a rare landscape hanging on those walls.
"Pottery and Eggs"  first painting of this years painting session, two new girls were amazingly GOOD!
all of the pieces came out quite nice although there were a few unhappy with the results I was very pleased.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

"Shades of White"  watercolor on paper.  I'm back in the painting mood getting ready for yet another year of paint classes.  Started this yesterday and  raced down to finish this morning.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Latest of the Maine Marshes painted on illustration board, on display at the upcoming opening at
The Next Door Gallery Saturday Sept 21st at 7:00 pm

Friday, August 9, 2013

On of the few landscapes I have painted .  SOLD

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Painted this little watercolor while gallery sitting at The Gallery at Patriot Place this past Sunday.

Monday, August 5, 2013

 can now view my work on Fine Art America

Friday, June 28, 2013

"Collections"  a large and very challenging subject I have been working on for some time is finally done.

Friday, June 14, 2013

"Cherries,Paisley and Lace"  Rain rain go away, although it got me in the mood to paint this intricate piece yesterday.  Inspired by the bowl one of my students gave me as she was getting ready to downsize.  The cherries in the market looked so good (and tasted good) and my favorite table scarf made for a nice little still life.  Watercolor on Arches 140 lb measures 16 x 20 matted.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

North Shore Art Assoc.  Glouster MA
Exhibit 2
Bea Toomey Memorial Award

Excellence in Watercolor

Donna Maclure

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Painting out on location in Foxboro, I'm so rusty as an outdoor painter, I need lots of practice.

Monday, June 3, 2013

"Game Time"  completed this painting Saturday while gallery sitting at Patriot Place.  I might tweak it a little later this week, while painting it I was not happy with it but worked through for a successful painting.  And the Red Sox beat the Yankees so Yaaaaaa!
Dropping off today at the North Shore Art Association hoping I get in, I've not been turned down so far.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

This is where I will be  today...The Gallery at Patriot Place, I'm thinking I will paint a baseball picture today, maybe give the Red Sox a little luck . 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

"Sterling and Bing" Watercolor on paper

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Watercolor on Ampersand Aquabord, this we did in class last week, they all had a look of fright when they came in but really seemed to enjoy the painting and most had great success with it.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ken and I at my opening a week ago at the Terrace Cafe in Wrentham MA.  It was quite well attended and everything looked great.  Thank you Jackie and Nancy at the cafe!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

"Who's the Bosc"  Watercolor on Aquabord is one of several pieces I will have on display tonight at the Preservation Framers Gallery
Artists of The Preservation Framer Gallery May 4th 7-10pm

Artists include:

Ria Hills, Shelly Eager, Kim Weineck, Lindsay Nygaard, Colleen Vandeventer, Karole Nicholson, Donna MacLure, Christina Beecher, Christopher Flanagan, Robin Wessman, Carol Wontkowski, Don Swavely, Galen Cheney, Krzysztof Mathews, Anatoly Dverin, Peter Clarke

Live Music by Steve Marchena

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

"Yellow Gold"  won Peoples Choice award last week at the Flower Show hosted by Post Road Art Center! SOLD

Sunday, April 28, 2013

"Making Sauce" watercolor on Arches 140.  Painted this yesterday while gallery sitting at The Gallery at Patriot Place.  Lots of foot traffic, I was so busy greeting people I'm surprised I was able to complete this.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Here is the new invitation for an upcoming exhibit I will be having at the Terrace Cafe' here in Wrentham.
I have several new pieces and a few older ones.  Really looking forward to it and seeing everyone there.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fellow watercolor artist Donna Kenny Kirwan and myself in NYC taking in the American Watercolor Society Show.  Donna was an old neighbor in Rumford RI and was the first person to inspire me and encourage me to try watercolor.  We promised each other the next time we went to the show it would be to see our own work.  She had a piece in 3 years ago!  I am so proud of her!
The show was amazing by the way!!!!

Quote for this sad week....

"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good"

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"Asparagus and Lemons" painted while gallery sitting on Sunday at the Gallery at Patriot Place.  Getting ready for an upcoming exhibit at the Terrace' Cafe in Wrentham Center in the month of May.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Here is this weeks watercolor class painting.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Yesterdays painting was of the prettiest peppers I ever did see in the market,  perfectly placed in my moms old vintage aluminum colander. Watercolor  on Arches  cold pressed 16 x 20.  SOLD

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

This weeks class....all of the paintings came out super great!  it all makes me so happy.  I'm working on a whole sheet of totally complicated glass and so I am really enjoying class with these quick daily projects.

Friday, March 22, 2013

"Five Pears and a Pineapple"  Watercolor on Arches 140.  I first treated the basket with gum arabic and am sorry I did.  I wanted to be able to lift the lights out but it made it too hard for the washes to stick while glazing later on.  The pineapple comes from the name of the quilt which I made probably 15 years ago.  Easily the most difficult one I ever made.  I hope to try another quilt painting at some point, this is my second one.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

DUXBURY – When the Duxbury Community Garden Club presents its Blooms at the Complex March 23-24, at the Art Complex Museum, spring will most definitely be in the air.
Members of the club carefully select an exciting range of paintings in a variety of media exhibited in the Duxbury Art Association Annual Winter Juried Show. They then interpret the artwork with their individual floral designs. The event is free and open to the public, free of charge from 1 to 4 p.m. For details see

So interesting that the group had selected this piece to interpret, it is the second time one of my works has been selected.

Watercolor on Arches 140.  Painting to start the class off next week, simple and small to get everyone back into the swing of things.  After that class its gonna get tougher!! HeeeeHeeeee

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pictured above is this year's FAA judge Cindy Baron, OPA, ASW, with her choice as the "Best of Show", Laura Zangetti's painting "Big Red". Cindy said that judging so many wonderful works was difficult, but in the end she relied on criteria such as creativity, design and brushwork. These are what she chose as her ribbon winners:

In Watercolor

1st Place: "It's a Ball", Donna MacLure
2nd Place: "Baskets", Elaine Levin
3rd Place: "Cabbage Head", Jerry Aissis
Hon. Mention: "Dories at Low Tide", Kris Occhino
Hon. Mention: "Open Door", Vera Cross
Hon. Mention: "Tulips", Karen Gordon
Hon. Mention: "Cape Cottages", Christine Tarter  "This was my personal favorite watercolor"

Monday, March 18, 2013

Here I am standing in front of my grass in snow painting with artist Tracy Maroni and her friend Doreen at our Next Door Gallery opening Saturday night.  A great time was had by all.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"Koi" Watercolor on Masa paper.

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new"
Albert Einstein

Friday, March 8, 2013

Watercolor on Illustration board.  "It's A Ball"  This paper was interesting, the same paper I used to paint the grass in snow.  Color stays mostly on top and is imposible to lift out completly.  I found it hard not to make mud!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Another rework.
Some pieces are available for purchase at

"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around"
Willie Nelson

Saturday, March 2, 2013

This mornings chicken study, painted on Winsor Newton paper.  I had a piece laying around and had not painted on it for many years.  I have to say i'm not fond of it, but I like my little chickens.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A photo of my piece on display at the "Duxbury Winter Juried Show 2013"
On display now thru April at the Duxbury Art Complex

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Here is a picture of my springtime mantel with two of my aquabord paintings. 
I was in the mood for spring yesterday even with the 8 inches of snow remaining on the ground.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Here is one from way back but I always liked it and it hangs in my guest bedroom
....a little mysterious, painted on canson watercolor paper. 
I love to experiment with all different paper surfaces.
Prints of much of my work can now be ordered from the following website.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Watercolor on Illustration board.  Im pretty excited about this one, the new surface was fun to work on, it worked up really fast.  I painted it from a photo I took while at the cottage in KPT Maine after a beautiful snowfall.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

"Onions" Watercolor on Arches 140 paper will be on display at the Next Door Gallery March 16th opening.

"Yesterday is history.  Tomorrow is a mystery.  Today is a gift."
Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, February 22, 2013

Well, finally I can load a photo!!!!!!!!!Have not been able to for a week now.  Busy painting in the studio but no new paintings to post, reworked this one a little when I felt I needed to loosen up.  I will be posting new pieces in a day or two.

"Everybody is a genius.  But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."   Albert Einstein