Sunday, November 25, 2007


Boston, Before the Rain
oil, linen on board
9"x12"



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Thursday, November 15, 2007




Pair of Chestnuts
oil on canvas
4"x5"




Thursday, November 8, 2007


Apple with Peel
oil, canvas on board
7" x 11"

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Oranges on Cloth
oil on canvas
9"x12"



Rock n' Wave
oil on canvas
16" x 20"


Egret
oil on canvas
22x30







ref photo ...crias w/c

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Taking Off
oil on canvas
14"x18"








ref photo Terrence P w/c

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Goldfinch
oil on canvas
6"x8"













sold


photo ref. dave slaughter/wc

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Nectarines
oil on canvas
5"x7"

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Retired in Rhode Island
oil on canvas
6"x8"

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Hawk Mountain View, Pa
oil on canvs
8"x10"

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Not Forgotten
oil on cavas
5"x7"

Wednesday, August 8, 2007




Backyard Moon
oil on canvas
5"x7"



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Monday, July 30, 2007




Rock 'n Wave
Rhode Island
oil on panel
5" x 7"

Sunday, July 1, 2007


Rose of Sharon
Colored Pencil on Bristol
7"x10"

Sunday, June 24, 2007


Moon
oil on panel
6"x8
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007




Apricot Study
oil on panel
4" x 5"
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Quick study. I bought an old teapot at a yard sale and thought to use it along with apricots for a larger still life.
I'll get to it as soon as I finish another painting I've been working on.

Sunday, May 27, 2007


The first one I saw this season.



Peony
oil on panel
6" x 6"




Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I was drawn to paint these peppers by their color.




Little Red Hots
oil on panel
4" x 6"

Monday, May 21, 2007


Chester County Farm
oil on panel
6" x 8"

Saturday, May 19, 2007


Narragansett Wave

9" x 12"
Oil on masonite


A cold windy day in New England but still beautiful.

(winter 2006)


"Waiting for Spring"

was painted last December (2006)
It was so warm here, in the Northeast. Our grass was still green and spring plants were sprouting.



5" x 7" oil on canvas
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I love Rhode Island. It's such a beautiful state. I have family there and visit as much as I can.

This is:


Newton's Rock
4" x 6" oil on canvas



Friday, May 18, 2007


This is a small series I started in Boston. The first and last hydrants are 4 x 5 in. The others are 7 x 5 in. To me, they seemed to have their own personalities. The last one was painted in Pa. When another one catches my eye I'll continue the series.
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Walnuts

5" x 7"

oil on panel



I've been giving a few to the squirrels everyday until I went to buy more and saw they were almost $7.00 a bag. They'll have to continue to share sunflower seeds with the birds.

Pennsylania Barn
oil on panel
8" x 10"

Sunday, May 6, 2007






Yellow Pear
oil on panel
5" x 5"



Red Apple

Playing with surface texture of panel. A quick apple study.
oil 5" x 5"

Sunday, April 29, 2007


Felt like loosening up a bit. Painted this pear from life this morning in soft north light. Had fun.

Saturday, April 28, 2007



I felt like painting outdoors but it's been raining like crazy so I did this instead from photo I took last fall.

oil on panel
6" x 8"

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Gardenia 2


Gardenia's are my favorite flower. I love the fragrance as well as their beauty. Now and then I buy one but no matter how hard I try, I can't grow them. I'm giving it another try.. I'm hovering over this plant, keeping my eye peeled for any sign of trouble.


This is painted on prepared panel. oil 4" x 5"

Monday, April 16, 2007






Did this one today so I would have something to post on the daily painting site. Planted these "Cone Flowers" last year. Wonder if they'll come up this year.

4" x 5"

oil on canvas

Sunday, April 15, 2007


The plums in this still life I set up were so sour. I guess since they're not in season. The seeds (pits, stones?) were so small they were almost non existent. They looked so tasty in the super market.
16" x 16"


#1
This is what I've been working on most recently. It's my grandson. He's a little strange at times. He and my son were at a mall in RI and he picked up this large branch and walked around with it for several minutes. I have no idea why, but my son snapped a photo.

I'm not sure if the composition is finished here. I have an idea or two for the background but for now I'm going to put it aside. I'll pick at the figure and tree somemore as well.
9.5" x 12"

#2

Worked on this a little more today. The color is a little more accurate. Must be the light due to the "Noreaster" we're having today. Still have a lot to do.


#3


I'm not having fun. I have to put this away for a while and get a fresh look at it later.

Thursday, April 12, 2007


This is a drawing I did of my son standing on the beach in Narragansette RI. Spent the last few weeks there visiting my daughter and grandson. (I was a child bride, ahem). Anyway, It was cold. Hence the warm clothing.
I used the "envelope method" of drawing for the first time. Apparently it's a classical method that's been around for a long while.
Anthony Ryder has written a beautiful book on this method, "The Artist's Complete Guide To Figure Drawing". His drawings as well as his paintings are exquisite!

I had to paint this after I had it drawn. Both the drawing and painting are about 6" x 8". A few minor adjustments in the painting.
I've titled this "Just Standing There" because he was .....just standing there.
This is my friend Angie. She owns and runs an art supply and frame shop. (Art Lines) For years she has been asking me, "When are you going to paint my picture?". So, one day armed with my camera, I went to the shop and snapped a few not so great photos. Here's the one I used for her portrait.




Here's the finished portrait with the frame she chose. Photo's not great and a little crooked.. took it while hanging in her store... painting was hanging not me.

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