Thursday, December 31, 2015

St. Michael's Daytrip

8x8 Oil on Board. SOLD

We had a great visit with family this year near Easton, MD and I am just getting around to capturing some of what I saw in the beautiful harbors in the area.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Living Large

24x36 Oil on Stretched Canvas

For the past few days I've been working on larger pieces.  Some I had started and am finishing and others, like this one, were just in the idea phase- blank canvas.  I blocked it yesterday and worked on it most of today.  Lots of paint- big brushes-palette knives- really a good stretch!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

In Process

24x36 Oil on Canvas

This is a large piece that I have been stuck on for some time now. The original foreground building was red, and as I blocked it in I just couldn't get past the color or the prominence -I wasn't comfortable with what was there in the scene.  Today, I am having some fun changing things around and I am getting much happier with what could happen.  There is a long way to go with this one, but I feel that I can move forward at last.  It is the type of work I would love to do regularly, so it became a stumbling block. Sometimes, you just have to take some chances and go ahead at risk of failing.  Here's hoping I can finish!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Tiny House

8x8Oil on Board.  NFS
It has been a very busy holiday season- not much time to paint in the past two weeks.  However, I did manage to finish this one- a gift for family of their "tiny house" a lovely little carriage house apartment in Arlington, MA.  Can't wait for the unwrapping later today!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Sunday in the 'Glades'

8x8 Oil on Panel

This is another from our weekend trip to see family staying in central Florida.  Hot light and sunny Sunday afternoons.  This is a canal that cuts through Florida near their place.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Company's Coming


8x8 Oil on Board. SOLD

While visiting my sister yesterday I. central Florida, we came across these two who weren't entirely happy to have visitors.  Cows are not something I see every day in Boston- couldn't resist!