Friday, January 29, 2016

"Waterside Houses In Gloucester"

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I started this painting last June in Gloucester near the North Shore Art Association.
A group of us painters took the day (and a bus) from the South Shore to paint with our counterparts from the North Shore. It was a blast, but I didn't complete this painting until this week.

Friday, January 1, 2016

"Have A Seat" 30"x30"

I really like this painting, but I don't really like the cropping that happens when I post it. The colors are dulled a bit too. Sigh....I'm going to have to get a bit more technical with photographing my paintings, I think. I usually don't have the difficulty I did with this one...I tried it in all kinds of light. Maybe I'll try again.

Monday, November 30, 2015

"Glad Tidings" 12x16

Celebrating the Good News in a response to this month's "Girls Just Wanna Paint" challenger of "Celebration."

Saturday, October 31, 2015

"Bearing Arms" 18"x24" Acrylic

After the Umpqua shooting last month, I was feeling very depressed, feeling voiceless and helpless. It then occurred to me that I have a voice with my paintings, and I belong to a talented group of women painters and challenged them to paint the theme of "gun" for this month. It understandably was not embraced fully by everyone, but some felt it was important and were glad for the opportunity to say something through their art. The loss of life, innocence, and peace is impacting us all, and we must take time to examine our values, individually, and as a society.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

"Campbell's Soup Can a la Ros Warhol..."

This month's "Girls Just Wanna Paint" challenge was "Paint Like a Famous Artist." I almost phoned it in with an existing painting that I could have kinda sorta said was in the spirit of Van Gogh, because it was...kind of. But then a funny thing happened as I was putting away stuff in my studio, I came across a Campbell's Soup can that I keep pencils and small brushes in and I thought...hmmm, I can think of TWO artists to whom I could credit this subject matter, of course Andy Warhol, and my late mentor, Ros Farbush...she painted any old container she found around the house, usually filled with flowers...I tried to paint in her ultra loose style.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Rocky Neck Boats 20"x20"

I painted this while on an outing with a large group of painters from the South Shore of Boston visiting the North Shore Arts Association. It was a wonderful day with great people and many beautiful settings. This was one of my paintings.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

"Live from Johnny Mac's" 24"x24" Acrylic

I was able to enjoy a recent afternoon at this magnificent car show where they allowed me to set up my easel and paint. What a treat to paint this old, old Ford with a sleek Corvette right behind it.