Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Snow on Benefit St.- sold

Oil, 8" x 10"
I'm trying to look on the bright side during this winter without end. Snow on the east side of Providence can be very pretty. Of course, right after I took the reference photo for this we went sliding down College Hill and almost hit another car. A little too close for comfort, that was.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Cardinal - sold

Oil, 6" x 6"
This little guy was in the bush outside my kitchen window the other day. How those small bodies can keep warm in this weather is something I don't understand...

Friday, January 30, 2015

Pink rose-sold

Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
A "New Dawn" rose, from my backyard, last summer. There aren't many things prettier than light shining through rose petals.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

White rose- sold

Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
The color in the actual painting is much prettier than this, but no matter what I do I can't get the subtle blues and lavenders to show.

Just in time for Valentine's Day...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

House on Pawtucket Ave.

Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
Done from my car. The sun sets twice as fast when you're painting something complex. I had to put in the tree and shadow from a photo later.

Friday, January 23, 2015


Oil, 6" x 6"
Setting up still lifes lately has been a pulling-out-my-hair experience, but I like this one. One of these days I'm going to start painting larger...

Also, if you're in the Rhode Island area and haven't seen the Artists for the Bay show at the Save the Bay Center, there's a free reception next Saturday, Jan. 31. Mimosas, bloody Mary's, and refreshments! The show comes down the following Monday.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Breakfast at Louie's, Providence RI

A couple of quick sketches from this morning. They have a lovely fruit cup!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Tropical tangerines-sold

Oil, 6" x 6"
I love painting tangerines- that bright orange color is unlike anything else, and it almost makes you feel warmer and happier while you're painting it.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

House at Bridgham Farm-sold

Oil, 6" x 6"
Painted this yesterday just before sunset, from my car. Bridgham Farm is a public park in East Providence, this house was beside the parking lot.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Bike path reflection- sold

Oil, 6" x 6"
Some unseasonably warm winter weather got me out painting this week, after I had seen these rocks and reflections while taking a walk.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Last night's model

Oil, 11" x14"

Saturday, December 13, 2014


Oil, 8" x 10"
Painted this past summer in my backyard. This painting was a little larger but I cropped it. Geraniums are one of my favorite flowers, they make such bold color statements.

This painting by Childe Hassam has always been a favorite of mine...