Friday, December 25, 2009

Boat portrait

Gouache on paper, 6" x 8"
No dogs today. This is a sketch for a commission I'm doing.
Happy holidays to all. I won't be posting again until after New Years.
New subscribers to this blog ( until January 15) will have a chance to win a small painting!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The dogwalker

Oil on canvas, 6" x 8"
Even I wasn't sure until last night if I was going to continue the dog theme, but yes, THREE dogs in today's painting. (I'm sure I won't be doing one with four.)

RE my painting giveaway- today is my 395th post. But, since we'll be out of town between Christmas and New Years, my 400th won't happen until January. So if you want a chance to win one of my little paintings (I'll be giving the winner a choice), subscribe to my blog before January 15th.( Apologies to anyone who already subscribes- I'll try to come up with something for you later. I'll take suggestions.)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

On the second day of Christmas...

Two dogs on leashes...
Oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
On another note- my 400th blog post is coming up! OMG, I can't believe it. So, I've decided to give away one of my little (6x6, 6x8) paintings to a new subscriber. So, if you've been thinking of subscribing to this blog but haven't yet, now is the time. Anyone who subscribes between now and January 15 will be eligible.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Let's go- sold

Oil on canvasboard, 6" x 8"
I saw this little guy outside the art supply store the other day. He wanted me to go for a ride, but I said he wasn't old enough to drive.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sunflowers in a Mexican pitcher

Oil on canvas, 24" x 24"
I started this painting quite a while ago, and finally finished it this week. I love this pitcher- hand-painted and signed on the bottom, I paid $3. for it at a thrift shop.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wine and water- sold

Oil on panel, 6" x 8"
We went to a restaurant in Tiverton called the Boathouse which has fabulous views of the water and the setting sun.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Oil on panel, 8" x 8"
A scene from one of my favorite local Irish pubs.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Girls in the sand- part 2

Oil on canvas, 20" x 24"
I actually finished this painting a couple of months ago, but wasn't that happy with it- the bottom part of it seemed dead to me. Then I was looking at it yesterday and thought maybe if I cropped a couple of inches off the bottom it might be improved.
Not a big difference, I know, but if you have an opinion about which looks better, let me know.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Girls, sand, seagull- sold

Oil on canvas, 11" x 14"
I have several photos of these girls at the beach and I keep going back to them to paint.

On another note, check out what my friend Ed the computer graphic genius did with my painting of the three cups from yesterday.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Three cups

Oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
I've always liked the pale pastel colors of these cups and have wanted to paint them for a while. It was actually harder than I thought it would be, to get the right shapes of the cups and handles and the gradations of color.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Foundry Artists opening

Better late than never! Here's a photo of opening night (Thursday) at the Foundry Artists Holiday Sale. Lots of shoppers, great food and music.
To see a 360 degree shot of my booth (minus 3 paintings that sold) and surroundings, done by Ed Huff of Rhody 360, go here. You'll need Flash to view these.
Or to see the band, go here. Or another view of the show here.

The show is in the Pawtucket Armory, an old building gradually undergoing restoration (you'll notice the peeling paint on the walls). Every year that I've been in this show I've been fascinated at how, in the course of 3 days, this cavernous dark place sprouts booths filled with light and beautiful things, like magic mushrooms. Maybe next year we'll have a time-lapse video on YouTube...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Autumn garden-sold

Oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
Tonight is the opening of the Foundry Artist show and sale at the Armory in Pawtucket, RI from 5PM-9PM. There'll be free refreshments and live music; stop by if you're in the area!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009