Saturday, November 29, 2014

My latest landscapes both on display now at The Gallery At Patriot Place.  Each is 7.5 x 7.5 " and framed with a three inch double mat and lovely brown flecked wooden frame. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.
"W Dyer"

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Winter landscapes were the subject matter of our final class this fall.  Eight weeks went by so fast!
We painted these wet into wet starting with the background dropping in color over color and quickly into the foreground with the shadowed path and tree shadows.  We scraped in some of the trees and painted in others, we also used some white gouache for the snow on trees and the fresh falling snow.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Watercolor painting class painted pickles in glass jars again this week, we had done this years ago and I was anxious to do it one more time.  There were quite a few very successful pieces done and all enjoyed the challenge. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

This weeks watercolor class "Fall Harvest"  I raided my window boxes for the subject matter.  Those are called Turban squash, they were easy and fun to paint,  I'm told they are edible too, but I think I'm only interested in painting them for the time being.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Here we are all of "The Gallery at Patriot Place" artists.  Frank, Laura, Jack Jerry, myself, Ann and Polo.  I'm so happy to be a part of this fine group and so proud of our gallery.  Open Friday's 6-9, Saturdays 1-9 and Sundays 12-6.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Here are a few more pieces I did of the pond behind the Bass Pro Shops in Foxboro.  I still have many more photos I took and will try some different tecniques on the next painting.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This weeks painting class painted "Guacamole". a fun subject matter that all enjoyed.  The background was our favorite Quin Gold and Winsor Violet wet and juicy layered.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Geraniums on yupo paper.  A fun and easy yupo exercise, I started by painting the background around my drawing and when it was semi dry I lightly painted the white petals that I had previously drawn and lifted a few from the background to finish.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lilly Pond watercolor practice for an upcoming class.  I was taking pictures this week at the cranberry bogs behind Patriot Place and was inspired to try a couple of Lily pieces.  It was such a beautiful and serene spot SOLD

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"Silver Drawer"  won Excellance in Watercolor this weekend at the North Shore Art Associations Juried show!  Oh, yeah for me!  it is one of my favorite new pieces.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Floridian Fancy Fruit"  Watercolor on Arches 140 lb.  Photo taken by an old friends mom in her backyard mango tree.  I painted it while gallery sitting last Saturday at The Gallery at Patriot Place.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

painting on location with my new friend Joan in Cape Porpoise.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Seashore Purse" watercolor on arches 140.  I found this crazy bag made out of fisherman's net and collected shells in it last year, the other day it inspired a new painting.  I drew it one day and had to stare at it for a few more to figure out how I was going to attempt the net without driving myself crazy.  When I finally got underway it wasn't hard at all.  I just started painting the net and then painted the shells underneath one by one.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"Aprons"  was done as a gift for Jane the owner of Artworks 5.  These cute little numbers were hanging in the studio backroom of her gallery and were just calling out to be painted!  So Sweet

Friday, August 8, 2014

here's another little painting I just donated to the RIWS 1000 paintings event.  Oh so cute!
I just love painting chickens!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

One of three mini paintings I dropped off for RIWS upcoming 1000 painting sale and auction.
preview party is this coming Sat.  Aug 9 with the event happening on Aug. 16th.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

watercolor rooster

Monday, June 30, 2014

"Rooster"  Painted this fellow last week and am in love with him,  he's already at the framer for a heavy frame for the country french look.

Monday, June 2, 2014

watercolor on Aquabord.  We did this piece for one of the last classes this year, it was a challange for most but we did have a few completed and they were all quite successful.  Im really liking mine and am hoping to exhibit it in my next show.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The final week of class, simple and very Zen like.  These pieces all cake out beautiful, the girls in my class are getting better and better!  I'm super proud of so many pieces we worked on this season.
Marblehead gallery opening approaching, already sold one piece!  Cant wait to see host my guests, Thanks so much Jane!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"Leaves"  this is this weeks painting class project, painting negative space, we had some really nice pieces that i will be anxious to see completed by next week.  We didnt have quite enought time to finish in class.  Lasst weeks project of shells on Aqua bord is still not complete, it is still in need of a few tweeks.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dropped off my work at the gallery in Marblehead yesterday,  it looks great.  The opening reception is June 1  for  2-4.  Invitation is being printed and will be mailed out asap.  My "Cracking Up" piece in the window looked great.  I have 7 new pieces on display and the rest are ones my frequent opening guests may recognize.

Friday, April 25, 2014

"Beets and Onions"  here is what we did for watercolor color class week number 5.  I think it kinda looks like the cover of a cooking magazine.  The onions were a little tough but the beets painted themselves.

I will be working this Saturday and Sunday at The Gallery at Patriot Place and I always welcome company.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Garlic never looked so pretty as when I spread the wrappers open to paint.  They look just like flowers.  SOLD

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy "Earth Day"  Here is week 4 of this springs painting class.  We all picked a photo of a bird, any bird.  The first step was to make an out of focus background.  We had quite a few successful pieces.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Week three watercolor class painting "Sunflower Tower"  painted on Arches 140 lb

Thursday, April 3, 2014

This was the second week of painting class, we got a lot of beautiful frameable pieces this week.  I am so excited for all of my students they have all grown so much!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

"Collections"  received 3rd Place at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society's Members show this past weekend, pretty good for a piece that was turned down from a juried show last fall!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

My watercolor classes start up again next week, this is what I have planned for the first class.  Nice and easy to get the creative juices flowing again after that long cold winter and a refreshing subject matter to celebrate the arrival of spring.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

"Pepper Stars" won first place in an on line contest at Fine Art America this weekend!
Several pieces of my work can be viewed and prints purchased at:SOLD

Monday, March 17, 2014

Laundry in the landscape,tiny little painting.  watercolor on Arches 140

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Here is a quick little landscape study to loosen up a little, I seem to be in a little bit of a funk lately, not sure where to go and what to do next.  Cant seem to find anything to paint that makes me happy right now, having a little bit of a panic as  to  what to paint this spring in class which is starting in just two weeks...YIKE

Thursday, March 13, 2014

"Early Spring Bluebird"  Watercolor on Arches 140.  Its snowing today but I have been seeing these lovely birds for the last few weeks and wanted to preserve my memory.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

"Spilled Candy"  watercolor on Arches 140

"Imagination is everything, it is a preview of lifes coming attractions"
Albert Einstein

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

"Priceless"  this piece will be on display this coming weekend and "The Next Door Gallery" in Mansfield MA
Wine and dessert opening is from 7-9

Thursday, March 6, 2014

"Winter Grasses"  just won 2nd place in the Post Road Art Center's "Seasons" juried show.  If you find it on face book there is a "Vote for your Favorite" segment.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Women In The Arts


The Preservation Framer is thrilled to host its second "Women In The Arts" Reception on Saturday, March 1st 7-10pm

We are dedicating this evening to over 12 of the most wonderful and talented women in the area! Some, we have known since the opening of our gallery. Some have more recently graced us with their presence. All have a definite style and a unique vision that places them in a very special category: THEY ARE ALL FINE ARTISTS!

We have been looking forward to this night for a long time, and we are proud to exhibit some of our very favorite artists for this group show. From Photo Realism to Abstract Expressionism and Everything In Between ... this is the show you don't want to miss!

The evening is free of charge & makes a perfect date night. We will have refreshments and showcase live music from our talented friend Gay Barboza. Make sure to visit our neighbors Porto Bello Cafe, Bistro 45 or Natty Greene's Tavern for diner before of after the reception

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

"All That Shines"  watercolor on Arches 140 lb.  larger than my Silver Drawer painting I previously did on Aquabord, this piece is 27 x 32.  I almost gave up half way through but i'm now pretty happy with the finished painting.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A super nice full page spread in the Duxbury Clipper of my opening at the Helen Bumpus Gallery last month.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

"Candy Kissed"  watercolor on Arches 140 lb  SOLD

Saturday, January 18, 2014

I was reminded of this painting I did from long ago when I saw a beautiful thread painting yesterday while dropping off at the Winter Juried Show in Duxbury MA SOLD

Friday, January 17, 2014

"Peck of Peppers"  watercolor on paper, painted while gallery sitting a few weeks ago at 'The Gallery at Patriot Place.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

"Pineapple Passion" 
I've taken a break off of blogging but have continued to paint most days, in a panic thou with several show dates this year, excited but nervous I wont have enough good work.  I'm thinking of this one, its quite large 27 x 34 if I frame it.