Wednesday, February 22, 2017

winter musings

 Winter is not my favorite time of the year. I tend to get moody, but if I keep exercising and painting, I make out better. Time with friends is really helpful. I went to Ireland last summer, here is another painting from our travels. The Dark Hedges was used in the Game of Thrones. I have not watched it, as I don't think I would like it!

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The Dark Hedges - Northern Ireland(not for sale)
 My oldest son asked for a painting of Tom Brady. I thought he was awfully good to think his mother could paint a decent picture of him! I guess he could always put it in his closet if he didn't like it. Tom's not done yet. I need to focus on some details yet.
Tom Brady  (not for sale)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Summer Travels

A trip to Ireland this summer was an amazing journey to a foreign land that didn't feel that foreign...we loved the whole country and the people. Only one painting so far has come from that trip, but I'm sure more will be painted soon!
Giants Causeway was one of my favorite stops; natural formations of stone that look like a giant playing with his blocks. Many hexagonal shapes and sizes. Ballycastle, Northern Ireland.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Water, water, water

I have been obsessed with water since I moved to Maine over 20 years ago...growing up in the Midwest where lakes were far and few between (or hard to get to like downtown Chicago Lake Michigan), I have thoroughly enjoyed the easy access here. These paintings are my most recent.
Old Port Summer Eve

Sea Glass Hunting

Sunday Afternoon Walk

Spring at Tidewater Farms

Kayaking the Coast

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Today, a cow

Well, I am trying to do a better job of "quick" paintings. It forces one to be "looser" which a lot of artists strive for. Many times I get too bogged down in details. My friend K Dana Nelson is doing the same thing. She is amazing. Here's my 2 hour cow.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Happy New Year 2016!  A new year always brings a chance to start fresh. What changes are you making? I guess my changes are ongoing. Life is a journey, right?

"Captured Colors" Art Show at Skillins - Coming on January 21 - February 17

5 Artists are displaying our work together -- There will be an Artists' Reception on Sunday, January 24 1PM - 3PM. Come meet the artists - refreshments provided.
I'm working on a couple of paintings that will be in the show. Then I have other choices to make!
"Commercial Street" 11 x 14 Oil $200
"Waiting for Spring"  11x14 Oil  $225

"Coming Home from School" 11 x 14 Oil $200

"Sailing on Casco Bay" 16 x 20 OIL $275
    

Friday, January 30, 2015

2 HOUR PAINTINGS

Well, Here is is, middle of winter! 2 feet of snow on the ground, and more falling...I have been painting, but a different kind of painting than I normally do. These are acrylic -- quick, fun paintings that I have been sharing with all kinds of people -- students for a night -- art, wine, and fun. My students are non-painters. Some would describe themselves as "stick figure painters". But they come, and are willing to pick up a paintbrush for (sometimes) the very first time since grade school. I give them kudos -- it's hard to get outside of one's comfort zone, and for many this was WAY outside the zone. Here are a sampling of some of the paintings over the past few months. All are acrylic and take less than 2 hours to paint. For pictures of my students, go to www.facebook.com/spiritedpaints 










Thursday, September 11, 2014

Haiti Paintings

oh, fall is definitely here. I love summer in Maine; but I get very little done, I'm too busy enjoying the weather. I should learn how to paint plein aire and enjoy the weather at the same time. I find the beach is too windy for my paints. Well, the good thing about cooler weather is that I buckle down and get work done. There is an art show I want to get into this year -- lots of competition; I am trying a couple of different subjects that are out of my usual comfort zone. It feels good to try new things. Here are the entries. Wish me luck!
Haiti - Remote Village - 11x14 Oil SOLD

Haiti - Bringing back the food and water SOLD
Haiti - Laundry Day SOLD

Spring at the Maine Shore (11x14 oil $200)

Fiesta and apples SOLD