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.