Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fall Vista with Pumpkins

8 x 8 Oil on Gessobord

This started out as a beach scene and morphed into a pumpkin painting.  I'm not sure why.  Possibly because the beach scene I had planned on painting was not developing properly and I totally lost interest.  I scrubbed it all off and started again, just going with the flow.  Nothing really to go by; just applying paint to see what developed.  Big surprise to me...I like it!  I left it as is, almost afraid to touch it again since my batting average wasn't the best for the day.  Happy Pumpkin Time, Everyone!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

You Can Do It!

6 x 6 Oil On Gessobord

Winding down the summer beach theme as Fall sets in...  I'm not quite sure whether this young girl was pulling her brother out of the water or pushing him in.  I prefer to think she was protecting him by keeping him from danger;  however, that might be wishful thinking on my part. This little painting is just a study of movement.  Something I enjoy so very much :-)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Gull Convention During Rough Seas

12 x 12 Oil on Gessobord

I have become really fond of gulls.  I realize they are pests at times, but when they are soaring, they are quite beautiful...and of course, anything that has to do with the ocean has a special place in my heart.  Monhegan Island is like Vegas to the gulls that hang out there.  The tourists sit on picnic benches eating and spilling, dropping food, discarding leftovers, and then get up and just leave a big mess.  It's pay day!  Not only that, but some of the cooks bring the fish remains and toss them in the air.  What a sight that is.  I tried to catch the gulls in action with my camera but they were too fast, and I'm pretty sure I was running in the other direction.  They were pretty intense!   Jamie Wyeth did paint them, and of course, brilliantly.  If you get a chance, check out his incredible work.  Here are gulls during their down time.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Flamingo Dawn

8 x 8 Oil on Gessobord

Monhegan, Maine... again!  You can tell how much I love the place.  I woke up one morning before dawn and walked around the Island taking in the beautiful sunrise and the colors as they began to appear.  I don't think I will ever forget it because I have never seen anything quite so beautiful.  This plastic pink flamingo was taking it all in as well, and perhaps keeping watch over what was going on; although there wasn't much at that hour. He might have been part of the Island security force.  Probably the only one.  If you look between the two houses, you can see a bit of the ocean and Manana, the uninhabited island directly across.  As the sun came up, Manana became bright orange, an unbelievable sight.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


6 x 6 Oil on Gessobord


I'm not a fan of insects of any type, so painting this made me a little itchy :-)  My Daughter-in-Law took this photo using her zoom least I'm hoping she didn't get this close to the bug.  I do know that a Dragonfly doesn't sting.  Growing up on Long Island, NY, we had tons of them at the beach.  They were just a part of summer and when I see one, I can almost smell the ocean.  I really love Katherine's photos, and she seems to know what I like to paint so we make a good team.  So, here's my version of  "Dragonfly".

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Window Shopping

8 x 8 Oil on Gessobrd

I should call this "Male Model Shopping."  A woman can dream, can't she?!  Maybe she was just looking at her own reflection...Not!  This painting was certainly a challenge.  Not only did I have to worry about painting the woman, but I had to figure in her reflection and the huge male figure behind the glass.  A little rough around the edges, but I'm actually pleased with it considering...I think...For now...Probably until tomorrow...Maybe until a little later....Actually I see a few things right now...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Just Right!

8 x 8 Oil on Gessobord


This painting was done for our Electric Company Artists' Co-op's (TECAC) first ever art challenge.  Our members have to do something that directly incorporates beds into their art.  I can't wait to see what each artist does!  The paintings will be hung for Bedford's Second Friday event in December.  We have such an eclectic group that a challenge like this will be something to see, so I hope anyone who is within traveling distance will come to the Co-op and also take in all the art and festivities Bedford has to offer.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Well, it's been a good summer.  Here are a few of the paintings that I have sold in the last two months.  The images aren't the best, but you can get an idea.  The beach scenes were relatively large, and I'm so pleased that they have found new homes.  For some reason, the "Hamptons Mist" painting (image at the top) never photographed properly, so it's hard to picture it.  It was actually one of my favorite paintings.  Others that have sold this summer:  Yellow Kayak, Don't Hate Me 'Cause I'm Pretty, Caning, A Single Slice, and two commissions. If you have purchased one of my paintings, I just want to say thank you and hope you get years of enjoyment from it.   

Monday, September 2, 2013

All Ears

8 x 8 Oil on Gessobord

This painting was an experiment in using color, and you can see I had fun with it :-)  The original painting isn't as violet as it appears here.  For some reason, the camera picked up on the purples.  Dory might not think it's worthy of public view, but I will assure her that I will paint it again.