Sunday, January 31, 2016


6x6 Oil on Panel

I am still enjoying painting these sunny Arizona landscapes.  This bright pathway at Taliesen West had a wonderful, large, spiked plant that caught my eye.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Trail Walk

6x6 Oil on Panel. SOLD

I'm painting from photo references during the winter months and generally choosing whatever brings a smile.  I loved my visit to Phoenix in November and so enjoyed the scenery- the different color palette and the plant life that is so different from my New England home.  This is the second small gem this month.  They look fabulous in gold 2" frames and I can't wait for this one to dry.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Rock Meadow Snow Day

11x14, Oil on stretched Canvas
I went out to paint in the snow for the first time.  Warm boots, coat, snow pants- but cold fingers and hard to adjust to gloves.  The light was fantastic and you realize how many people are out and about in our local conservation land- hiking and skiing and walking dogs.  It was a great way to spend the afternoon and I am very happy with the result.

Monday, January 18, 2016


6x6 Oil on Panel

Today's little gem.  Snow here in Boston today, but certainly it's warm in Phoenix!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

White Barns

6x6 Oil oN Panel

Whew!  That was a bit of a long stretch without paintng- almost two weeks.  So good to be back.  I return to this barn grouping often because it brings a smile and a sense of home.  I took several photos of these groups this summer and it called to me as a great way to gear back up for the new year.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


No painting for a bit this month.  I've been readjustung  to work, traveling and just trying to catch up after a very busy December.  I also got stuck with a painting I started and couldn't finish.  Somehow I can't quite abandon it yet.  I've also been thoughtfully taking in information and thinking about the painting year ahead.  I'd like to see more accomplished this year than last, enter some shows, paint outside voraciously, take one or two great workshops.  In order for any of this to happen, I need to be very intentional with my time and resources.  The respite is great for quieting and planning and refueling.  I can't wait to get back to the easel!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Maryland Visit

8x8 oil on Panel

I like the lines of old houses with great porches.  This little gem in MD had nice detail and the light was falling just right.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

St. Michael's Boats #2

8x8 Oil on Panel

This is another from the stroll through the harbor in St. Michael's , MD. 

Friday, January 1, 2016


24x36 Oil on Canvas
Progress on this piece this week.i have taken this painting to the place where I need to stare at it for awhile to see what it needs.  Great lessons learned!