Friday, July 30, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Bit of Blue-sold

Oil on linen, 6" x 6"
My neighbors have a hedge of hydrangeas in the front of their house, and they have never looked better than they have this year, just loaded with blossoms. Don't you just love that color blue!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Broome St. Bar- sold

Oil on canvas, 24" x 30"
One more image of a painting in the F.A.N. Gallery show this August. (Most of the other paintings I'll have in this show have already shown up on this blog.)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Roses in a pink vase

Oil on panel, 24" x 24"
This is another painting that will be in the show at the F.A.N. Gallery. The show runs from Aug. 6-28.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Flags and Fog-sold

Oil on canvas, 11" x 14"
We drove down to Philadelphia this weekend to drop work off for a show at the F.A.N. Gallery for their "New Talent" show opening Friday, August 6. It's not a big gallery, but it's in a great location, a block away from the Betsy Ross house, so if you've been dying to see historic Philly and do some gallery hopping too, now's the time! This is one of my paintings that will be in the show. Stop in and see Betsy, she'll tell you why she told George Washington that the stars on the flag should have 5 points, no more or less.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The bug box

Oil on panel, 8" x 10"
I went to Cape Cod on Wednesday and went painting with two very good friends. We've been trying get together to do this for a long time, and finally got a day when it all worked out.
Later in the day we went to Tree's Place Gallery to see the show of paintings by Kim English. Wonderful paintings! I want one!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bend of the road

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 8"
Stopped by the side of the road and did this quickie on my home from teaching Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The red house (Bristol Narrows)

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"
Bristol Narrows is a pretty spot on the water in Bristol that seems to be a well kept secret that only locals know about. At least that's my impression. I've been wanting to paint this red house for a while now, finally did.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Fields of chicory-sold

Oil on stretched linen, 6" x 6"

Walking around Watson Farm, the purplish-blue of chicory flowers is everywhere right now. There are large drifts of it all along the dirt roads that wind through the property.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Barnyard Beauty-sold

Oil on linen, 6" x 6"
Another image from Watson Farm. While most of the chickens and roosters were in pens, several were allowed to roam freely. This one was near one of Heather's lovely gardens.

Friday, July 16, 2010

'51 Chevy- sold

Oil on canvas panel, 6" x 8"
Yesterday we painted at Watson Farm in Jamestown. I had never been there before. What a beautiful place! It's open to the public for a small fee 3 afternoons a week, but for the month of July it's open to artists for free on Thursdays in exchange for a painting for a fundraiser in August. It's run by a wonderful couple, Don and Heather Minto, and this '51 Chevy is one of Don's prize possessions. (It does run, even though it looks like it hasn't moved in years.)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Landscape- sold

My landscape painting, "The Egret", was accepted into the Little Compton 12th Annual Art Show, which is up for this weekend only. Stop by if you're in the area!
The bottom painting was a little demo I did for my class in Little Compton. We painted at the home of the owners of Sakonnet Vineyards, a really lovely spot with some beautiful gardens.

Float 2

Oil on canvas panel, 6" x 8"
This is a companion piece to the last post. Two girls in the water on a hot day at the beach. These can be hung side by side.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Floating 1

Oil on canvas panel, 6" x 8"This is one of a pair that could hang together. I'll post the other tomorrow.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Painting in Bristol

I'm teaching a class through the Portsmouth Arts Guild on Fridays this month, and my intrepid little group met yesterday for the first time. We're painting on the streets of the historic little town of Bristol, RI, and we managed to find a shady area at Independence Park to set up and work on black and white value studies. NOBODY wants to paint in black and white, but in the end they all agreed it was a very helpful lesson. Next week, color, I promise!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Flowers in a mug- sold

Oil on stretched linen, 6" x 6"
Another little floral... I really like these bluish-purple asters. They're not fussy plants and they look great with the coreopsis and gloriosa daisies that seem to flourish in my yard.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Flowers in a turquoise glass-sold

Oil on stretched linen, 6" x 6"
Just picked a few flowers out in the backyard for this one.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Roses in a cup-sold

Oil on stretched linen, 6" x 6"
Just felt like painting flowers today, these roses are just about done blooming.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tide pool shadows

Oil on canvas panel, 8" x 10"
Yesterday afternoon we went painting at a place called Bristol Narrows. This was the second painting I did, painting as fast as I could to catch the light before it was gone. At first I thought it might be a lost cause, but I ended up fairly happy with the result.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Memorial Hall steps- sold

Oil on linen, 12" x 16"
At the end of the school year this spring, a woman sits on the steps with coffee and notepad in the dappled shade. I loved the contrast of the tall dark doors with the one figure in sunlight.