Sunday, April 29, 2012

Two Pails

This is the completed painting which has been back and forth to class with Nancy McCarthy at MassArt a few times. The right side looks somewhat warmer in real life, do you all do much with Photoshop to adjust the color? I have felt sometimes that the color looks somehow "flat", but I let it go and just post. I'm looking forward to any ones comments about this.

Monday, April 23, 2012


6x6 plein air while camping on the Outer Banks. I wanted to try something simple, a glass on a table. I know there are problems and need to try more glass on a table. Will be a good exercise to continue with.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fair Day

8x10 acrylic. Waiting for the fair to come again this year, to take my grandkids, to take photos, to paint!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fair Play

8x10 acrylic; fairground in Bristol, RI.  I love all the images and memories this image evokes, I can smell the cotton candy!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Julia Another Attempt

11x14 canvas on panel, not liking this surface, is it canvas or a panel? It wants to be both but I'm not happy. Or is it an excuse for my painting, which was a struggle all night long. Wiped out my sad attempts at features 5 times, enough already. She is so lovely, but that's not what this is about. I hope I am growing in ways I just can't see yet.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Nag's Head

This yellow house sits in the dunes next to Jennette's Pier in Nag's Head, NC. The pier goes out 1000 ft from shore, rebuilt last year after damage from yet another hurricane. 6x6 panel, a sunny but windy day. Beautiful.

Friday, April 13, 2012

In the Woods

When I was in Annapolis earlier this month, I wanted to do some plein air studies. We were staying in our RV at a friends house, deep in the woods. Walking around, I noticed this woodpile and thought "that's it". Something simple. Well, you know as well as I do, it's never simple. The morning was cold, in the 40's, but I'm glad I stuck it out to do this little 6x6 study.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Back To The Dock

This 12x48" painting is my response to the fishing industry of Rhode Island, with articles I found and fixed to the stern of the boat using encaustics. I entered it in a show "Imagine Blue" at The Portsmouth Arts Guild and was thrilled to find out that I won 1st Prize. I wanted to share this good news with you!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Julia 2

Such a challenge last week. Same model, but I had a lot more difficulty. Didn't plan my time, and rushed with the bottom third of the painting. Usually I work all over the canvas at the same time, but not this time. Why can't I just leave some of it unfinished?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Blue Sash Start

I enjoyed painting the sashes so much that I wanted to try one sash in a longer format; this canvas is 12x24. I mapped out the drawing with ultramarine, after spending a fair amount of time setting up the sash so that the folds would make the composition I was looking for.