Friday, February 29, 2008

Grand Food Market-sold

Oil on canvas, 6" x 8"
I love painting street scenes.. this market is in lower Manhatten.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Two Umbrellas-sold

Oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
The pastel workshop at the East Side Art Center was great fun. Stupid me, I didn't think to take any pictures to post here until after it was all over. Thanks to those who participated (a talented group!) and to the Art Center for hosting us.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Primroses and turquoise vase- sold

Oil on canvas, 16" x 18"
I've been having a hard time painting anything larger than a 6x8 lately, but with this one I feel like I got my groove back.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lilies in glass brick

Oil on canvas, 12" x 14"
Once in a while I like to buy a new color, so I bought cobalt violet light recently (mostly because it was on Richard Schmid's list). I used some in this painting. It's a lovely color but has NO tinting strength. It virtually disappears when you mix it with anything. I won't be buying it again.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Clementine reflection

Oil on canvas, 6" x 8"
Yet more clementines... Orange isn't my favorite color for a lot of things, like clothing, cars, furmiture- but I love using it in paintings. It just warms everything up.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Citrus in Bowl-sold

Oil on canvas, 6" x 8"
I hate to throw anything away while it still has some use left in it and that includes fruit and flowers in my studio. Citrus inventory: two month-old limes that are now the same size and consistency as golf balls; some month-old clementines that are holding up amazingly well; 2 lemons; and 3 oranges, I can't remember what type, that I bought because they're a soft yellowy-orange, with some greenish-brown patches, much nicer to paint than the bright orange of other fruit.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hot Dog

Oil on board, 8" x 10"
From a trip to New York last year. These hot dog carts are everywhere.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Orange Hat-NFS

Oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
The woman's orange hat and her friend's turquoise trunks are such perfect complements, I had to do a painting of it.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Beach Gossip

Oil on canvas, 6" x 8"
I loved this image of these 3 ladies standing in the late afternoon sun. In Rhode Island right now it's about 15 degrees F and very windy. Spring is still 2 months away...

Friday, February 8, 2008

Lilies and lemons- Sold

Oil on canvas, 6" x 8"
Lilies are great flowers to paint- they have a big bold shape, they last a long time as cut flowers, and the scent fills the studio as you're working!

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Oil on canvas, 6" x 8"
These primroses ended up beside this turquoise glass vase and I just liked the color combination.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Mexican pitcher

Oil on canvas, 6" x 8"
I do love Salvation Army. For a still life painter, there's nothing better. I picked up this great Mexican pitcher, in perfect condition, for $3. When we were in New York recently, we went to a Salvation Army store on the same block as the hotel, and I was surprised to find that the stuff they had wasn't as good as the store I go to at home. Then I realized that there were about half a dozen antique shops on the same block. I think I know where the good stuff ends up.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Building with water tower- Sold

Oil on canvas, 16" x 20"- sold
This is a street scene in New York. I used a palette knife a lot on this one and really like the kind of scratchy texture it has. I should probably try that more often.