Sunday, November 29, 2009


Since I got home from vacation in South Carolina, I've had a bad cold, then Thanskgiving, then lying low trying to feel I haven't been into the studio yet.
Thought I'd share some paintings from a workshop I took with Dora Atwater Millikin. All painted around the grounds of The Newport Art Museum, using a limited palette of cad red, ultramarine, cad yellow, and white.

Friday, November 13, 2009

First Light

This last painting was especially fun-because of the truck! I'm off to Hilton Head for 8 days, no laptop, so no posts. Hope to come back with new images, relaxed and refreshed.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Painting these old buildings under renovation was sublime, getting the smell and sensations of summer under my skin. On this particular morning, I went behind the buildings, giving myself the view from 3rd beach. Painting fast and early, as the workmen showed up not too much past 7am.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Included this painting in my submission to the Scenes of RI Show. I struggled with making the CD, but it finally happened, and a friend, Thank you Jules!, delivered it for me- on the last day, of course.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Island Park

I'm having trouble with the computer, or maybe its the operator?!? My scenes of RI CD isn't happening, unless I ask someone for help, which I am loathe to do.So I'm posting a little painting I had fun doing on a very windy day this past summer. Drove by the spot the other day and the boat is still there, in someones yard.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A little painting I'm thinking of submitting to Scenes of Rhode Island. Its not really a scene, more like an icon, taking a cruise on the Bay, a summer must. This upcoming show is sponsored by the RI State Council on the Arts.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Folding Metal

Painted this ordinary metal chair while I was gallery sitting at The Portsmouth Arts Guild. Changed the background later to make it more in keping with the other 3 chairs I did. They will hang as a group next month at DeBlois Gallery. More info to follow.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Brought this chair in from home, its been in the basement as its gotten a bit wobbly from being used as a computer chair. Now we have an actual computer chair, but wanted to paint this and remember it. It used to belong to my husbands mother so I thought about her as I painted. Lovely.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Went out a number of times this summer, usually as the sun was just coming up, to paint these cottages. I was taken by their weather beaten shabbiness and wanted to capture a time before it disappeared. And gone it is, as I drove by last Friday, these cottages have been totally rehabbed, no doubt functionally far superior their their old former selves, but in a way, a bit sad to me. I'm glad I took the time to get out early and paint them.See the images on my website.