Monday, July 27, 2015

Seaside garden- sold

Oil, 6" x 6"
Pink hollyhocks, blue water and sky- couldn't resist. These are little paintings but I'm tempted to paint them really big.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Red Hollyhocks- sold

Oil, 6" x 6"
I found these hollyhocks in the afternoon sun at a public garden not far from home and knew I'd be painting them. Luscious color, beautiful light...

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Colors of the Azores

Oil, 8" x 8"
I recently got back from a trip to the Azores. Didn't do much drawing or painting while I was there, unfortunately- too busy sightseeing. I did this from a photo when I got back. It's a colorful place- you wouldn't see bright orange houses or white houses with lime green trim in New England, but there it just looks right.
Email me for price.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Rock and rose

Oil, 6" x 6"
Painted the other morning at Westport Town Beach/ Allens Pond Audubon Preserve, MA. The soft hazy light and sparkles on the water were really appealing.

Sunday, June 28, 2015


Oil, 6" x 6"
I met this little guy when I was out painting one day last week. Who could resist such a cute face? He's much more interesting than the landscape I painted...

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sketching on Benefit St.

Watercolor, pencil, ink, approx. 8" x 10"
Ed and I met on historic Benefit St. in Providence one day last week and realized we could spend a lot of time there this summer. Great architecture and quiet shady street. Email me for price.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

White buildings in the sun

Oil, 6" x 6"
I've had my eye on this building at the Providence Country Day School in East Providence for a while and finally got to paint it yesterday morning. I'm always seeing things when I'm driving that I think, I'd like to paint that, but I can't right then. I've started keeping a notebook in my car and writing them down so that when I have time to go out and paint I have a list of possibilities.

 $100.00 + $10. S/H

Monday, June 22, 2015

Portrait painting

My class "Painting Portraits in Four Colors" starts next Monday night, June 29 at the South County Art Association, Kingston RI. There's still room if you want to sign up. It's always fun, we work from live models and I start each class with a demonstration. Oils or acrylics.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Geranium- sold

Oil, 6" x 6"
Searching for something to paint in the backyard on a sunny day. This is a higher key painting than I usually do and it was fun.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Beach roses

Oil, 8" x 10"
Painting at Round Hill Beach in Dartmouth MA late yesterday. Lots of beach roses, pink and white, scenting the air. Fog rolled in toward the end, obliterating the distant shore.
I painted the roses first because I wanted that bright clean pink/magenta, then I painted the greens around it.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Iris are blooming

Oil, 6" x 6"
One of my favorite flowers...

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Portraits and a portrait class

(It was raining the night I left this class. Turns out that while rain doesn't hurt an oil painting, it will soak into the unpainted canvas paper around the edges and make it wrinkle...)

A few faces I've painted recently, in oil. If you're in the Rhode Island area, I'll be teaching a class this summer at the South County Art Association on Monday nights in mid-June and July. Two weeks of portrait drawing, and a month of painting portraits with a limited palette. You can sign up for the drawing and painting classes separately. Suitable for beginners, although some drawing experience is recommended. (The summer classes aren't listed yet on the website, but I'm sure they will be soon.)