Friday, October 30, 2015

"Silver" this weeks class lesson and last weeks actually, it took all of two weeks for the girls to complete, we worked from a photo which I don't like to do in a class much but the subject seemed easier to draw that way, we had the actual still life set up as well.  Also, when I took the picture I took it outside where the blue of the sky reflected in the silver making for more interest.  I have to say this painting was by far the winning painting this year, every one enjoyed it and had great success.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

"Totally Tropical"  one of this years class paintings that I have been very lax in posting.  A subject much enjoyed by all.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

"Asparagus and Lemons" will be on display at The Gallery at Kent Art Assoc. in Kent Connecticut October 18 - Nov. 1 as it was accepted into the 39th annual International Exhibition.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

colander of peppers,
watercolor painted while gallery sitting at The Gallery at Patriot Place last Saturday.

Monday, August 10, 2015

I'm still working on this one, it is quite the bear, had trouble with the hot pressed paper I'm using and I don't understand why, just a bad piece I guess, anyway, the photo was taken while antiquing at the Brimfield fair which was lots of fun poking around,  I will post again when I'm finished.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

My piece "Tangled"  accepted into the New England Watercolor Society' Regional show and also took an Honorable Mentions prize is on display now till August 1 at the Chatham Arts Center, Chatham MA

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My 1st Place Winner at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society's "Special Arrangements" Juried show.  Judged by Judy Walsh!
More silverware.  Watercolor.  "Shopping For Silver"
"String Section"  Im back to painting music.  Love it

Friday, June 5, 2015

Watercolor Iris study

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The beautiful golden Iris in my garden are in full bloom, unfortunately the heavy rains of yesterday flattened most of them in my garden.  The blooms are so enormous its not a surprise.  All the more reason to paint them since they had to be cut.  Here is one in all its glory, it is also the subject for the makeup painting class this morning.

Watercolor Iris

Friday, May 29, 2015

Strawberries 7.5 x 7.5

Monday, May 18, 2015

I couldn't let those lilacs go a spring without being painted!
They are exceptionally beautiful this year.  We will be painting them in class tomorrow:-)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

"Garden Pots"  this weeks watercolor class lesson,  we painted the background, dried it, then taped it off with masking tape so that we could drop heavy color into the pot area and let the colors mingle.  We then dropped a little salt in for texture of moss and garden debris to make them look old and worn.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Watercolor landscape 7.5x7.5 Arches

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Landscape week with many reference pictures to look at we created a place from imagination,  thinking in terms of foreground middleground and background.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

"Rock On"  demo painting for this weeks class which I will be submitting to an upcoming juried show, it was amazing to see the different interpretations, everyone's piece was as individual as they are.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Week 1 of this springs painting class, "Veggie Soup" 
Watercolor on Arches 140, I'm thinking about a dark background, there is just not enough punch for me. Girls did well, its more complicated than I like to start the season out with because I have many who don't paint until they get back to class after a long winter but the cabbages in the grocery were just so beautiful I thought they needed to be in a still life.

Friday, March 13, 2015

"Backyard Chicks"  watercolor on Arches 140 lb.
A painting of my son and daughter in law's chickens which I raised as baby chicks for them.  Sadly the two gold ones are gone now but Zulo the black chicken is still queen of the roost.  She now has 2 new chick sisters.  I painted this while on duty at The Gallery at Patriot Place last month.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

"Silver"  watercolor 8x8
On display at The Next Door Gallery in Mansfield MA

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Country Cabbage"
I recently purchased this long narrow watercolor pad approximately 6x12 its fun because it forces a different perspective,  it made this cabbage more dramatic for sure.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

"Beach Rocks"  something I think I'm going to try with my upcoming spring class.  I first painted shapes and shadows with a few washes of blended Burnt Sienna and Cobolt Blue then added the local color.  I had a photo but was liberal about following it and totally made up the colors for drama and design.

Did you see that sunrise today!!!!!

"You can live as if nothing is a miracle, you can live as if everything is a miracle"
Albert Einstein

Monday, March 9, 2015

"Sunflower"  watercolor on paper 7.5 x 7.5
on display now at The Next Door Gallery, Mansfield MA

Sunday, March 8, 2015

"Flowering Cactus"

Saturday, March 7, 2015

"Shadow Dancing"  these are pretty little vases I borrowed from a friend seeing them with their long winter shadows.  The glass features tiny little crackles that I was afraid to paint to many of because I thought it might just be to picky.  Love painting shadows and so happy to be painting again after a long dry spell :-)

Friday, March 6, 2015

My painting in the New England Watercolor Society's Signature Member Juried Show
and it's Bronze medal award!