Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sail Away

8x8 Oil on Stretched Canvas. SOLD

This was for a friend and I love the way it turned out. Just a small piece, but it captures all that needs to be said about this bright sunny day on a sailing pier.  I was particularly pleased with the reflections and can't wait to work on a large version of this one.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Why I Like to Paint Small Pieces

For the past couple of years, I've been painting many, many small paintings- usually 8x8's.  I started as part of a 30 day painting challenge and have continued because they are fun.  I am also still working full time, so many evenings I have time to work small but not the energy to begin a large piece.  Many of my small paintings become larger paintings over time.  I'm currently working on several large paintings for a hopeful solo show sometime within the next year.  The other reason I love small is that it allows me to share my work and  many can buy real art to enjoy in their own spaces.  I get the nicest notes- great encouragement.  That's it for now!

Craigville Beach Cottage

8x8 Oil on Stretched Canvas

With summer now in the rear view mirror, I'm still enjoying painting places I love.  There is a set of small house cottages right across the road from this beach that really catch the light at certain times of the day.  The hydrangeas were in bloom- all the better in this dry summer season.

Friday, September 9, 2016

View from the porch

8x8 Oil on Stretched Canvas

This is one of my favorite spots in the summer- a great place to sip coffee or read a book.  I'll use this sketch for a larger painting very soon, but will frame this one as a keeper.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Hyannis Harbor


8x8 Oil on Stretched Canvas. SOLD

While picking up our daughter at the ferry, I had a chance to appreciate some of the local fishing boats.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Provincetown Wharf

8x8 Oil on Stretched Canvas

And yet one more!  I am very pleased with this one, painted early one morning this week.  I've always liked yellows and the sun on the old Main Street storefront just glowed.  The flags, too, are a sure identifier of the town -always festive and never boring!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Plein Air in Barnstable Harbor

8x8 Oil on Stretched Canvas. SOLD

I managed to get out and paint on Sunday in a favorite harbor.  Shortly after I started, the farthest boat moved out!  Always good to map in shapes and darks quickly....