Sunday, January 31, 2016

Green Skiff, coast of Maine

Oil, 6" x 6"
Another skiff, beached on the coast of Maine. I loved the turquoise color and the distressed surface.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Oil on canvas paper, 12" x 16"
A (disappointed) Patriots fan was our model last night...

Classes I'll be teaching this spring- I'm going to be pretty busy for a month or two:
The Portsmouth Arts Guild- Portrait drawing and painting,  on Wednesday mornings starting March 16.
The Westport Art Group- A first for me, a portrait WORKSHOP! The information is not on their website yet. Two days, Friday and Saturday, tentative dates are May 13 and 14.
Portrait demo open to the public on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30.
And, South County Art Association, Portrait Drawing and painting, Thursday mornings at 10AM, starting March 31, 10AM.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Bus stop

"Bus Stop", oil on canvas paper, approx. 8.5" x 11"

I wanted to try using some different color combinations than the usual ones so I went to the Pantone website and found a number of combinations using their  "2016 Colors of the Year", Rose Quartz and Serenity (for the rest of us, that's pink and blue).


This particular group of colors seemed perfect for the painting I wanted to do. I tried to stick to these colors or something very close, and of course needed to add a very pale yellow for the lightest areas. Because the painting was going to have a lot of cool colors, I used a pink ground underneath that peeks through here and there.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Save the Bay closing reception

Oil, 8" x 10"
The annual Artists for the Bay Show and Sale ends soon. There is a closing reception on the last day, January 30, from 1-3 PM where light refreshments, Bloody Marys and Mimosas will be served. In addition, that day you can get 10% off any art or jewelry purchase. It's such a good cause, consider stopping in and making a purchase- you'll be supporting both local artists and a wonderful organization.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Portrait drawing and painting classes

It's so nice when the portrait model wears something fun to paint! I thanked her for wearing this red scarf.

I have some portrait events coming up this spring. First, a demonstration (!) at the Weaver Library here in East Providence, RI on Monday, March 7 at 7PM. I've never done a demo for the general public before and I'm just a wee bit nervous about it. Second, I'm  going to be at the Westport Art Group for a demo on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 PM.

Classes I'll be teaching this spring- I'm going to be pretty busy for a month or two:

The Portsmouth Arts Guild- Portrait drawing and painting,  on Wednesday mornings starting March 16.
The Westport Art Group- A first for me, a portrait WORKSHOP! The information is not on their website yet. Two days, Friday and Saturday, tentative dates are May 13 and 14.
And, South County Art Association, Portrait Drawing and painting, Thursday mornings at 10AM, starting March 31, 10AM.


Monday, January 11, 2016

Paddling in pink-sold

Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
Another in my sometime series of skiffs.You don't normally see the inside painted pink; it certainly caught my eye.
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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Green chair and geraniums in the garden

Another scene from my trip to Maine, this old green-ish chair with red geraniums was irresistible. Just sittin' in the sun, watching the bees and butterflies...
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Friday, January 8, 2016

Geraniums by the water- sold

Oil om panel, 5" x 7"
I was going through photos of a trip to Maine last year and found a number of images that I had forgotten and really wanted to paint. (I really have a soft spot for geraniums, especially pink ones.)


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Provincetown street scene



Oil, 6" x 6"

Alas, I have no Christmas-y artwork to post this week, but isn't a sunny summer vacation scene better?


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Clearance again

Because there was a problem with the link to my Available Painting page that I can't seem to fix, I'm posting the paintings here.



Beanpot and apples, oil, 6" x 6"
$75.00 plus s/h




Zig Zag Cloud, oil, 6" x 6"
$75.00 plus s/h



House on Pawtucket Ave., oil, 6" x 6"
SOLD




Fast Service, oil, 6" x 6"
$75.00 plus s/h

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Clearance!


"Fast Service", oil, 6" x 6"
I've chosen half a dozen small paintings, including this one, and reduced the prices a LOT.
If you're interested, head over to my Available Paintings page and check it out.