Tuesday, June 28, 2022

June Rose

 My neighbor gave me a few of these splendid roses from her garden. With the cobalt blue glass, I knew I wanted to paint them. Here’s my set up on the deck. With our awning there is beautiful diffused light.

Here’s the finished painting. As you can see- I cropped a lot!!! 6x6 on a cradled panel.

They are just beautiful- now captured in a painting. Sold and off to a new home in Hilton Head, SC.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Cuttyhunk Plein Air


We took the ferry from New Bedford and an hour later we were tying up in Cuttyhunk, the outermost island of the Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts. Home to just 10 year round residents, the summer population grows to 400! Here’s the Fish Dock, where I settled down to do my painting.

  This was a lovely surprise. A First Place and a sale! Very happy!

We turned in our paintings, and they were judged, then we all came in for the art show. I think there were 47 artists! Exciting because the last two years had been virtual- so great to be on Cuttyhunk, painting together!


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Let’s Meet at the Beach


Two chairs and an umbrella- all set up for a great day at the beach. I got in the ocean yesterday and even though it was only 55, it felt so invigorating. This painting will remind you of the long days of summer. Take time to do the things you enjoy- time is moving fast!

16x20 painted in oil on a deep gallery wrapped canvas.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Above & Below

 I love looking at things from different perspectives. 8x8 oil painting on a cradled wood panel.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Standing Ready

 So fun to paint these umbrellas at the beach- before the people arrived to open them and spread all their gear underneath. 8x8 on a cradled wood panel, available through my gallery at DailyPaintworks, also at Spring Bull Gallery in Newport, RI where the whole show of 9 Member Artists can be seen. Since the pandemic- all of our shows are online- it’s been great!

Thursday, May 12, 2022

The Red Bucket


I love the shapes and colors of umbrellas at the beach- I also love to paint stripes. This painting is 8x8 on a cradled wood panel and can be purchased though my Daily Paintworks gallery. Also can be seen at Spring Bull Gallery in Newport, RI through June 12, 2022.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Driftwood Beach II

 Driftwood Beach is such a surreal place, so unlike the beaches full of play and umbrellas. Here you must walk carefully, as roots and branches are underfoot. The strange shape of the fallen trees take on human form when you look at them a certain way. A little 6x6 oil on a cradled panel now available in my Daily Paintworks gallery. Just click on the link!