Friday, November 30, 2012

Is Anybody Home?

Here's the third of four cardinal paintings I did of the male who's been watching me paint. Wonder if he's thinking, "Always on the outside, looking in."  One more sleep until our annual Studio Open House...very excited! Here's the music that's got me going...and going...
Oil on panel, 6" x 6" 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tidal Pool

I worked from a photo I'd taken on one of my many sojourns to the ocean this summer. I was painting this at a recent art fair when a lady stopped by to view the art. She really loved this piece, but it was wet. So she's coming by our Open House reception this weekend to pick it up. That's a lady who knows what she likes and has the patience to wait for it!
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Monday, November 26, 2012

Artisan Fairs

I spent the past three weekends doing art fairs for the first time. I've gained an added respect for the folks who do 25-30+ shows year round. I think I'll stick to 3 or 4! I met a lot of great artisans and customers, talked art with kindred creators and actually got to paint while I was there. It was a wonderful learning experience for me and another aspect of my artistic journey. The adventure continues!
Gearing up now for our annual Studio Open House this Saturday with about 200 new paintings. The anticipation builds...

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Visitor

What struck me when I looked out my window was the contrast of the dark bird and nature's green background. Lots of birds have been visiting my deck recently. :o)
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

In this Together

This is the last of the recent stone series. It helps me to paint in a series. By doing three or four or more paintings,  I can really get a feel for so many things...color, shadows, shapes, composition. Sometimes one painting just doesn't feel like enough. Here's some of the painting music for you to enjoy.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

To Love!

This was a commission for a man's girlfriend of 30+ years, his wife. His words...sweet, huh?
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hot Spot

Same cardinal...different pose.  I've been busy getting ready for one more art fair the three days after Thanksgiving...and our Open House the following weekend. Very excited for it all! Here's some great music to paint to....energetic! HO - HEY!
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bright Spot

Yes, we had our first snow last week! It was just a tease of a couple inches and only lasted two days, but it was beautiful. And this guy's been visiting our deck for a couple of weeks now. He sits right outside the window where I paint. If I'm really stealthy, I can grab my camera and snap away.Here's the music I've been painting to lately.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Thursday, November 15, 2012


This is Rosco...a much loved pug. He cracks me up! He belongs to a friend who commissioned his portrait as a Christmas gift...but some technology/blue tooth glitch put an end to the surprise. It's ok. Rosco's dad was glad to have it early.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Weebles Wobble

A new painting from an older series of reference photos I couldn't get enough of.
Here's some great painting music.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Inside Out

As I mentioned the other day, I"m not yet used to painting in front of large crowds (like the ones at last weekend's artisan fairs), so I chose to paint a comfortable subject done from a series of familiar reference photos.  I'm pleased with the brushwork and am happy to say I actually enjoyed people stopping to watch. Interestingly, kids were most intrigued...came right up close and asked a lot of great questions. Here's some of the music I'm painting to lately. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Monday, November 12, 2012


Another sky...which I'll be doing more of. A bit abstract, wouldn't you say?
Here's some music I can't get enough of.
Oil on panel, 6" 6"

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Peace by Peace

This one's a gift. It's a little more intimate than the others, 5" x 5". And here's some cool music my son introduced me to...great for painting...and bouncing!
Oil on panel, 5" x 5"

Thursday, November 8, 2012

As It Should Be

More stones painted while I was at the artisan fair. I don't usually paint in front of large crowds of people, so stuck with a familiar and comfortable subject.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

All is Well

I was happy to be able to do some painting at last weekend's art fair. It generated some interest and was nice to be able to get some work done while I was...working. :o) This is one of the stone paintings I did. I really like the gentle colors of it.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

With a Twist

I enjoy the challenge of capturing the glow of translucent objects...especially oranges.  I'm loving this music right now.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Sky's the Limit

Had a busy, full and successful weekend at my first art fair.  It was so organized, professionally run and I was among some amazing artisans. I'm pooped! And another one coming up this weekend. 
I've been wanting to paint clouds for a while now...and The Daily Paintworks Challenge recently gave me the perfect excuse. This was my challenge entry. Here's the current painting music I'm listening to. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Looking Down

I love painting stones. I really like the color of these with the mossy greens, warm rusty oranges and gray-blues. Here's some bluesy painting music.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6

Friday, November 2, 2012


I was at beautiful Schoodic Point last weekend and stopped at a small beach on the way home. I was intrigued by this sky. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Great Grapes!

This one is all about the light. It was really fun trying to capture how the light hit each grape in a different way. And some of the music that had me moving...
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"