Monday, April 30, 2012

Soft Breeze- sold

Oil on board, 8"x6"
Looking through some photos from the beach last summer, I decided I had to paint this one.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Work in progress

Oil on canvas, 20"x20"
I was out painting last week when a photographer from the Providence Journal happened to spot me.
Photo, courtesy The Providence Journal

I ended up having my picture in the paper, working on the above (as yet unfinished) painting of the Washington Bridge, which spans the river between East Providence, where I live, and Providence . One of my students told me yesterday that she saw the photo and thought it made me look like I gained 50 lbs. So, for the record, it's a VERY bulky down jacket.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

It's spring

Oil on panel, 8"x10"
Lately I've had no desire to paint in the studio. All I can think about is going outside. This house is next door to the wildlife refuge in Tiverton RI. Email me for purchase information.

On another note, my blog was one of several chosen this week as "Best of the Web" by Pocketchange Lifestyle Blog. They have a lot of really interesting stuff and a Tip Center if you're shopping for- who knows what.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Clark- sold

Oil on canvas panel, 10" x 8"
From my Monday night portrait group. I think I'm getting the hang of painting with four colors.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Crazy Week

Last week was crazy busy- taught all day Tuesday in Providence, at the Convention Center at 8AM on Wednesday to set up my booth for the Home Show, at the show Thursday 3-9PM.

Taught my last "Limited Color Portrait" class at the Portsmouth Art Guild on Friday morning (some of the results above, I was proud of everyone, a number of them had never painted from a live model before and it was a struggle). Back to the Convention Center Friday afternoon. My husband babysat my booth Friday night so I could go to an opening at the Imago Gallery, where I'm part of a group show until April 22 (see sidebar of blog).

Back to the Convention Center Saturday all day until 9PM, and Sunday until 5PM. Then, EVERYTHING comes down. It's quite a spectacle, watching trucks and forklifts carrying jacuzzis, mattresses, and what have you out of the hall, dodging the dozens of people who are carrying stuff to their vehicles. It's amazing how fast it all comes apart.

Was it worth it? From a financial viewpoint, the jury is still out. A lot of networking goes on at these shows. I met and talked to dozens of people, including a number who subscribed to my blog while they were there. To all of you, thanks! I really enjoyed meeting you. (And thanks to the people at Apple computer, because the iPad makes all things possible.)