Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Block Island 2-sold

Oil on panel, 8" x 10"
We got out early on Wednesday morning, a beautiful day, and went to the Southeast Lighthouse. This is the view looking east from the lighthouse grounds.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Block Island 1

Oil on panel, 8" x 10"
We had a great week on Block Island. It was a fun and interesting group of people. A tropical storm prevented the ferry from running on Friday, the day we were supposed to leave, so we had to stay over an extra night.
This is the first painting I did- a view from the backyard of the house where we stayed.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Sailboat sparkle-sold

Oil on panel, 8" x 10"
I started this "en plein auto" but ended up revising it a lot in the studio.  Trying to catch that sparkle in the water is a challenge.
I'll be painting on Block Island next week and won't be posting anything while I'm there. Hope to come back with lots of new stuff!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sharp light-sold

Oil on panel, 8" x 8"
I really like the abstract qualities of this scene- the bands of lime green and orangey yellow, the spot of red (all sailboats should have bright colored sail covers, just for us painters).

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pears on diamonds- sold

Oil on canvas, 6" x 8"
A rainy afternoon had me painting these over-ripe pears.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bold Point- sold

Oil on panel, 8" x 10"
Yesterday afternoon was a beauty, and I managed to get out for a little while to paint this scene. The bridge in the background is I-195 connecting Providence and East Providence.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Orleans inlet- Sold

Oil on panel, 8" x 10"
I went to Cape Cod on Friday and painted with Janice and Anne. The day started off with a little sun but then the clouds took over. In spite of that we had a great time and I'm fairly happy with the painting I got- though it definitely would have been nicer with sun.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Back to the garden-sold

The last yellow roses, oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
My interest in floral painting has waned lately, but I hd to make time to paint these last few blooms from a little yellow rose bush I have.
I'd like to welcome my art school buddy and good friend Janice Thurston to the blogosphere. Check out her work, www.janicethurston.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Warren waterfront II-sold

Oil on panel, 8" x 10"
I wanted to paint this scene later in the afternoon to get that orange-y glow and yesterday was the perfect day to do it.
My friend Janice calls what I've been doing lately "en plein auto".  I love it.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Foggy morning, Barrington- sold

Oil on panel, 8" x 10"
I'm getting more addicted to plein air painting, particularly when I can sit in my car and do it-- less likelihood of people deciding they need to see what you're working on and to tell you about the people they know who paint.
This morning was foggy and I went to what is becoming a favorite place to paint to do this.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Striper Marina-sold

Oil on panel, 8" x 10"
I've had a hankering to paint puffy clouds lately, so when I saw them yesterday I tossed my painting gear in the car and headed down to the river. I'm happy with the result.