Monday, May 31, 2010

Mill Street Morning

Finally got organized to paint plein air today! All my painting paraphenalia loaded in the car. What a beatiful morning in Newport. Ended up here, on Mill Street, looking at 2 new shops The Newport Tower Museum and The Mill Street Garden Shop. Good luck to both of these new businesses!This building housed the Red Cross offices for many years. Me, I'm just happy to be outside and painting. Lots of friendly visitors to our town stopping by for a look and a chat.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Back from a fabulous 8 day trip to Italy, what an inspiring and magical place! This image is a portion of a larger painting (30x60) which will be part of a show I'm having at the Portsmouth Arts Guild later this summer.I will be posting "parts" of the paintings I have been working on, all scenes from restaurants and coffee shops, with and without people. I am excited with how this work is going and hope you enjoy the pieces! When the show opens I will post the pictures in their entirety.

Friday, May 7, 2010


Another small alla prima of the hyacinth we bought for Easter in memory of our parents. Painting it gave me time to think of them and the wonderful way they introduced me to art, from noticing the smallest patterns in a snowflake to the grandest palaces and museums of Europe.