Monday, March 31, 2008

Sarah's dogs- NFS

Oil on panel, 8" x 8"
Just for fun, I thought I'd post this today. This might be the only dog portrait I've ever done. I painted it last fall as a gift for a friend. Two cuter dogs I've never seen.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Pears and swirls-NFS

Oil on canvas, 6" x 8"
This is a little demo I did for my class on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

Muted reds-sold

Oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
i was in Home Depot recently looking at paint chips and was intrigued by the flyers some paint companies produce with suggested color combinations. I thought it would be interesting to do some little paintings based on their colors just because they'd be different for me. Turned out to be harder than I thought to find stuff to paint that were the right colors, so this is the only one I've done so far, although there may be more.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Bottles, oranges, ivy-sold

Oil on canvas, 12" x 16"
I taught my first class yesterday at the Handicraft Club on the east side of Providence. It's a really wonderful old building, with a kitchen and dining room for those who want to eat lunch there. Great for me, because I'm teaching a morning and an afternoon class. 
I liked the bottles that I painted the other day and decided to paint a larger version of it, just finished it this morning.

Monday, March 17, 2008


Oil on canvas, 6"x 6"
The big bottle with the cork was in our garage when we moved in over 20 years ago. I finally washed some of the dust off it, brought it inside, and painted it. Who says I'm a procrastinator?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Twilight, Washington St.

Oil on canvas, 9" x 12"
This is a painting I did a while ago, and realized recently that I had been too faithful to the photo that I worked from and made it too dark. I repainted areas of it to bring out a little more color and detail, and am a lot happier with it.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Carrots and Onions

Oil on canvas, 12" x 16"
How boring is this, on a scale of 1 to 10? (10 being better)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Warren's Point Stroll

Oil on canvas, 12"x 18"
Warren's Point is a lovely private beach on the south coast of Rhode Island. I was there last summer to work on a commission and got some nice photos for paintings.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Flowers for a Valentine-sold

Oil on canvas, 16" x 20"
I actually spent days working on a larger painting of these flowers only to wipe it off because it just wasn't going anywhere. I hate it when that happens!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Floral study

Oil on canvas, 6" x 8"
This is a sketch for a larger painting that I'll post tomorrow.