Sunday, November 30, 2014

Vineyard Days

12x16 Oil on stretched canvas

I painted this one some time ago after our family visited Martha's Vineyard and biked out to Gay Head beach.  It was a very bright day, late afternoon, and the colors were wonderful.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Barnstable Harbor 2

6x6 Oil on Panel SOLD
I've spent the Thanksgiving break down with the flu- no turkey, no pies, no painting.  I finally have a bit of energy today and so I thought I would return to some photos I took of the boats in Barnstable harbor a couple of weeks ago.  It is nice to think of sunny days as ours get shorter and shorter.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cape Marsh 4

16 x 20 Oil on Stretched Canvas

This one was from a scene I took a photo of during the summer months some tine ago near Sandwich, MA.  Lots of light and warmth and life.  A great place to stroll.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cape Marsh 3

16x20 Oil on stretched canvas

Another view, same marsh.  Autumn is almost past and the leaves have fully turned to browns.  

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Cape Marsh 2

6x6 Oil on Panel

This marsh is actually a continuation of the previous.  It is a favorite place near Barnstable harbor.  As the seasons change, the light and colors change from bright greens of spring and summer to golden and ten a bit flatter in tone as the skies gray and the snows come.  

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Winter Wonderland

16x20" Oil on Stretched Canvas
A nearby gallery put out a call for paintings with the theme of 'winter'.  Their description was for ideas not only reflecting snowy scenes but perhaps darkness, struggle, etc.  You get the idea.  Well, I am not submitting but it did get me thinking.  When we think of winter, perhaps we might just imagine 'snowbirds'.  My sister is a snowbird, leaving the north country before November begins and returning when the snow melts.  She has so much fun all winter with her southern friends.  This would be a typical winter scene in Ft. Lauderdale and the other east Florida coastline towns.  Winter-  now there's a nice thought!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Living Large

16 x 20 Oil on Canvas

I found myself at home alone on a stormy Saturday night- perfect for painting.  I've been thinking all week about working on some larger pieces again.  The daunting thing about bigger work ifor me is subject matter- what is worth the extra space?  This size-16x20- isn't even particularly large.  But last night I thought ' why not'.  And I like the result.  It was quite freeing.  I took a walk last weekend in the Minuteman Park in Concord, MA.  Lots of nice trails and the leaves at peak.  I think I have captured the joy of the day-sunlight and crisp temperatures and a lovely slow pace.


6x6 Oil on Ampersand Panel
Tonight the clocks "fall back".  In New England, that means a very early nightfall beginning tomorrow.  I usually don't look forward to the start of the dark season and so am trying to anticipate how I can make the most of the quietness of the season.   I'm thinking of doing a series of night paintings. Could be fun and it would be something new for me.  Bring it on!