Friday, December 2, 2022

Thank you Camellia Art!

 So happy to hear that my South Carolina Gallery Camellia Art on Hilton Head Island has found a home for this Big -40x60!- Beauty. Titled Sand Patterns, it reflects my love of shape and color found along the coastline. Intrigued by patterns that form with the shifting tides, this restful yet dynamic painting invites the viewer to contemplate the wonders of nature… and be filled….as I was…with gratitude.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving


The last of this little series of daisies is titled In This Together.6x6 on a cradled panel, all three are available on my Daily Paintworks Gallery. Did you know that in Norse mythology, the daisy is a sacred flower for the goddess of beauty, love and fertility? 

Daisies symbolize motherhood, new beginnings, innocence and hope. And don’t we all need some of that? 

I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful- there’s always something to be grateful for.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

One Looks to the West

One Looks to the West is the second of three small oil paintings of daisies. Cradled wood panel ready to hang or sit on a mantle/shelf to cheer your home. A sweet gift. 


Thursday, November 17, 2022

One Looks to the East

 Here’s the first of three small daisy paintings. Painted from direct observation- 6x6 cradled wood panel, wired for hanging or sitting on a mantle/ shelf. Perfect for holiday giving. The title One Looks to the East refers to the hope that each new day brings.


Monday, October 31, 2022

Painting & Halloween from the Lowcountry

Painting with gouache at the Hilton Head Motorcoach Resort where we spend as much time as we can- it’s been a glorious two weeks. This is the view looking out from our lot- see photo reference below. Keeping things simple and small as I struggle with back issues. But being creative is certainly a great pain-reliever…get in the zone and you’ll see… no worries at all!

Did this gouache the day before from inside our motorhome- looking out the dinette window to our beautiful magnolia tree. This resort is known for the old-growth canopy of wonderful trees- keeps it cool and shady when the days are hot. Love the lowcountry!

Sunday, October 23, 2022

An Apple a Day

On the road in the motorhome- set up a simple still life- on the picnic table at our campsite in Pigeon Forge. Fall in Tennessee was beautiful so I indicated those shapes and colors in the background. 8x8 on a panel.



Monday, October 17, 2022

The Lotus Blooms

 So happy to send this sweet painting of the Lotus Pond in Wickford to a new home. This place is known by photographers, artists, and botanists all over Rhode Island. Spectacular!

Monday, September 19, 2022

No Expectations

Moonlight was painted without any reference, on a night I had watched the moon come up from my deck. Frustrated with some physical issues that have prevented me from painting plein air this summer, I just went into the studio without any plan. 

Why not just push paint around? No expectations, no agenda. 

Not how I usually work at all, but it worked without my having to try too hard. 

Magic. Do you believe in magic? Let go and see what happens.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Finished & SOLD!

 So happy to finally finish this big 36x36” painting. It started with a DM from an old friend, and I took on the challenge- big and happy flowers with a white background. Hollyhocks and roses, images I had saved just because! In the meantime, I got Covid (even though I am fully vaccinated) and everything went on hold until I got my energy back. I contacted my friend and explained that the painting was finished and that she had no obligation to buy it but she fell in love and now everyone is thrilled. I was inspired to paint these images and am just delighted that my vision touched her heart. Thank you! 

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Progress Shots

Love a big blank canvas; this one has been in my studio for a bit but I got inspired by a friends comments to paint a big floral with white roses and pink/red hollyhocks. I’m using some photos from my treasure trove of images (where the flowers have their own big folder). I’m doing something I haven’t done before and that is to surround the flowers with a rich and creamy background. More images to come…

Sunday, July 24, 2022

No Boundaries

As you can see, the colors don’t quite match. If I were more of a techie- I could correct that but here I am- standing in front of my painting No Boundaries, which was sold at the Little Compton Summer Art Show! The photo below was taken outside on the north side of the house. I’ve painted this farmhouse and barns many times, this time exploring the foreground to really lead the viewer back to the buildings.


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!

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Driftwood Beach I


This small painting of a section of Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, GA is a study of blues and tans. As calming as this color palette is, there is something surreal, and otherworldly about this whole place. Due to 200 years of erosion the soil became unable to support the trees, which then fell and decayed over time. Sun-bleached and preserved to walk among, photograph, paint, or just enjoy the uniqueness of this place.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

When the Sun Breaks Through

 When the Sun Breaks Through is another beach painting. 8x16 which is that double square format I like quite a lot. The promise of a good day, even though the start of the day is full of clouds. There’s always blue sky somewhere…wait for it. Headed to Spring Bull Gallery in Newport, RI for Artist Members Exhibit Spring 2022. April 30th until June 12th, 2022.

Monday, April 4, 2022

The Pink Shovel and A Complementary Palette


This painting is 12x12 (on canvas) and was painted from direct observation. It’s a few years old but looks fresh to my eyes; the folds of fabric in the long pink sash is a motif I would like to visit again. How would I paint it today? I have a collections of plastic kids beach toys- their bright colors are always fun. 

Note the complementary color palette- always smart to set up some parameters  I can learn from when gathering objects for a still life. The foreground shadow color is a mixture of the green of the shovel with the pinks. The folds in the pink sash are a warm deep red with green undertones.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Fun in the Sun

Fun in the sun. Still thinking up a title for this 8x16 oil painting. I used multiple  photo references to get this composition the way I wanted. Playing with color kept it exciting.

Monday, March 28, 2022

A reason for better record-keeping!

WORK TO DO was painted a few years back and recently has been purchased from my website. Because of a higher amount of fraud, the website asked me to verify the buyer, which I couldn’t do because the name didn’t sound familiar. So I texted the buyer, and she replied by sending two images- one of a small landscape painting , and the other the back of the painting with a business card from years back! Happily I could verify the buyer, but better yet, reconnect with a collector! Thank you in Connecticut!

Described on my website as: Contemporary and abstracted view of a figure entering a building. The sky is blue and the day is hot.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

For Everything There Is A Season

This painting is inspired in part by the colors blue and yellow. The flag of Ukraine and the love of country in the face of cruel and heartless atrocities.

And too - the colors of the season- the daffodils that carry the hope of Spring, the blue sky that is always there- even though it may be hidden by storms and clouds. 

And of course the title is in reference to Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. These times certainly call on me to renew my faith, and stay ever hopeful.

This painting can be seen at Spring Bull Gallery in Newport, RI or on their website for the show Celebrate Spring which runs from March 19th- April 24th.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Gerbera Daisies


These daisies are so full of color, especially as they contrast with the vibrant blue of the table. This 12x12 oil painting is available with free shipping in the US, from my gallery on DailyPaintworks. A painting bright and cheery reminds us that Spring is not too far away.

Friday, March 4, 2022

The Sand Shovel

 I have a collection of kids beach toys which are great objects to paint; their structure appeals to me. I painted this a while back, but thought it might appeal to those of us waiting for summer! Available on my DailyPaintworks for $95, which includes free shipping in the US. 

Monday, February 21, 2022

L’Heure Bleu (The Blue Hour)

 The time of day when the sky turns this magnificent color is called “l’heure bleu” by the French. It was my mother’s favorite time of day and although she’s been gone for 15 years, I still think of her when the sky is this color. 

I painted this from a dear friends post on IG- something that I never do, which is to paint from a photo source not my own. Never say never! The exquisite camellia came from her garden;  she ended up falling in love and buying it before the paint was dry. 

I love it when everyone’s happy.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Winter Sky

 The clouds were swirling as the sun tried so hard to break through. The beach on Hilton Head is still cold in January, especially early when we are there to walk Cooper. It never gets old and even though this little painting is only 5x5- it’s full of drama! Available from my DailyPaintworks gallery for $95, which includes free shipping. Click on the link to learn more.Update!!! SOLD!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2022

It’s All in Here

 Back in the day- I carried a big bag. When I switched to something smaller- mainly for the sake of my shoulders- I wanted to capture this bag hanging over the back of the kitchen barstool. I love the rich oranges, creams, and browns of this palette! Update!!! Sold!!! A big thank you!!!

Friday, February 4, 2022



 Happy to recall in thick oil paint my experience camping in Maine with this being our campsite view. When the tide was low, these areas of water left behind were filled with the colors from the sky. What a magnificent sight and one that I knew I would paint one day. So many images, so little time!

Thursday, February 3, 2022

The Snowy Road

I don’t usually paint winter scenes, but the colors in the sky just spoke to me. I love too, the starkness of the trees without their foliage. This 5x5 oil painted on a cradled wood panel, can be found at my gallery on DailyPaintworks for $95, which includes free shipping in the US. Stay warm -friends! Update!!! Sold!!! A big thank you!!!


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

After the Sail

 The sky is just magnificent at sunset. A perfect way to end a day out on the water. I took this picture walking my dog Cooper at the little beach near my house. It’s a sweet memory for me and it can be for you too. 5x5”, painted in oil on a wooden cradled panel- all ready to hang. Available from my DailyPaintworks gallery for $95. Free shipping in the US.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Lighthouse at North Rustico


What a dream- to travel to Prince Edward Island in our RV. This wonderful lighthouse, at the tip of North Rustico, was a joy to paint plein air. The people were so friendly and welcoming, it’s a place that’s definitely on our list of “ must return to” places. I hope the Blue Mussel Cafe survived this pandemic- as I recall the food being superb! Discovering wonderful restaurants is as much fun as finding places to paint. 
This 8x8” painting on a cradled wood panel can be purchased directly through the link of myDailyPaintworks.

Friday, January 21, 2022

It’s A Dream

 Painted plein air while on vacation in the Florida Keys. The shades of turquoise are so beautiful and the shapes of the skeletal tree fascinated me. This painting takes me back to the sun, warmth, and calm of the place. I hope it does the same for you. Available for $400, which includes a white washed frame and free shipping in the US. Click on link to my DailyPaintworks. Update!!! Sold!!! A big thank you!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Westport Tree

 A sweet landscape that speaks of long summer days. Painted plein air on a 6x6 cradled panel. 

Saturday, January 8, 2022

The end of the cycle- Pods.

The cycle of the lotus bloom ends with the pods, actually they too turn brown and dried, yet remain beautiful in their own way. Can I see beyond the fresh bloom of the flower, and trust in this miraculous cycle? My New Year’s prayer.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Happy New Year from the Lotus

There’s a lotus pond near where I live in Rhode Island which fascinates me. I’ve painted there a few times, also have amassed plenty of images from my visits there. It’s beautiful in all of its stages. That’s how I’ve come to see all of us- there is no perfect time in life except this precious day! I inhabit my body with gratitude and am open to what the New Year will bring.