Thursday, December 23, 2010
A couple of weeks ago my husband and I (and our pup, Rocksie) took a snowy hike up nearby Dixmont Mountain. At the bottom, the ice lightly coated the trees. By the time we reached the top, every branch and limb was encased in close to an inch of sparkling ice. It was a winter WONDERland!
I liked how my husband's orange sweatshirt was a spot of color amid all the gray. This painting is a Christmas surprise...shhhhh.Oil on panel, 6" x 6", NFS
Fresh Paint Daily Painters will have its first ad in the February issue of American Art Collector. I'm honored to be one of the featured artists in our first ad. I invite you to visit Fresh Paint and enjoy the wondrous variety of talented artists.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Beginning with my first batch of homemade soap fourteen years ago, I've not purchased 'store bought' soap since. I love the process and just finished making a fresh batch for Christmas gifts. The house is filled with the scent of Bay Rum! I created this painting to use as tags for the soap. Forgive the title, I'm into the spirit... or maybe it's the intoxicating scent of Bay Rum!
Soft pastel and 22k gold leaf on sanded paper, 11" x 14" (matted and framed), $135 + shipping
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
This painting is a commission. After attending our recent Studio Open House, a guest was hoping to win the painting give-away. When he didn't win, he talked with me about painting a similar piece for him. Of course I was happy to.
5" x 7", Pastel on sanded paperSOLD
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Yesterday we hosted our annual Studio Open House celebration.
We had a full house, as guests of all ages browsed one hundred oil and pastel paintings both upstairs and down.
We enjoyed refreshments and art conversation.
Congratulations to Glenice Williams, the winner of this year's painting give-away.
A heartfelt thank you to all who came to share this day with us. It is a success because of you. I'm still basking in the glow...
Friday, December 3, 2010
The culmination of the month's long preparation for our annual Studio Open House is upon us! Tomorrow we will open our home to share the past year's art, enjoy refreshments together and kick off the holiday season. One hundred new paintings, both pastels and oils adorn the walls in every room. It's an exciting time. We welcome you to join us.