Sunday, April 12, 2015

Opposite sides of the country!

Fall in Eastman
12x12 oil on canvas

Joshua Tree 1
12x12 oil on canvas

I've been painting scenes from New Hampshire but took a trip to Joshua Tree National Park and couldn't resist switching to warmer scenes.  The lower painting is the first in a series I'll be working on and then switch to NH to capture the spring scene.  Nature is such a delight and today is absolutely gorgeous.  Out for a mountain hike!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sketches from New Hampshire

 Tip of the Island
5.5x5.5  water-soluble wax pastel on paper

Sunset on the Lake
5.5x5.5  water-soluble wax pastel on paper

Snowed In
5.5x5.5  water-soluble wax pastel on paper

More watercolor sketches of views around my daughter's house in New Hampshire.  Looking to continue with using these as a starting point for more paintings.  

Saturday, February 21, 2015

View from the common area Bennington College

View from the Common
12x24 oil on canvas

I could look at this scene forever!  This painting has been worked on and changed since it was started 2 1/2 years ago and it's not quite done but close to what I'm going for.   


Snowy Hills  12x12 oil on canvas

Here's another painting of a scene in Grantham, NH.  They also have plenty of snow!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The blizzard and 3 new paintings

Maple tree at Thorndike Dog Park

I took this picture last weekend after we had a few inches of snow and there was no breeze.  It was a beautiful and serene morning until the pups started to arrive.  They had a blast!
We're socked in, locked down and travel banned today with the blizzard.  I'm taking advantage of the time to post here, bake a no-knead whole wheat sour dough bread and some gingerbread for the pot luck tonight with my buddies on the first and second floor of my building.  

Here are 3 paintings-2 from the sketches I posted in Nov.  I'm thinking of going even bigger, maybe on paper.

Rocks and Eastman Pond
12x12 oil on canvas

Cloudy Sunrise
12x12 oil on canvas

Grantham Field
12x12 oil on canvas

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Spy Pond show

Happy New Year to all!  I'm excited to be having a show of the project I undertook for a year of painting and blogging my explorations and experiences at Spy Pond in Arlington MA.   I'll hang the show on Monday Jan 5 and the opening reception is Thursday Jan 8 5:30-7.   Also I now have a studio at 6 Vernon St. in Somerville, MA. which I share with my friend and fellow artist Martha Slocum.  We participated in Vernon St. Open Studios in December.  It's wonderful to have a large space to both make art in and be able to view it properly.  Of course there's also the benefit of being surrounded by other artists.  Hope you can stop by the show or catch the open studios in the spring.
Here's the front and back of the postcard for the Spy Pond show.