Saturday, March 28, 2015

A Place To Call Home 8"x8"

"Favorite Object" was this month's "Girls Just Wanna Paint" challenge, and I was so stumped. At a time in life when I am trying to rid myself of objects and lead a simpler life, it occurred to me that perhaps I should paint the object of my deep appreciation, the place I call "home."

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Flowers and Elphie

I recently received some beautiful flowers at work and Elphie decided to make them more beautiful by sitting next to them.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

"Window Seat" Acrylic 8"x10"

I often sit in traffic at the red light on this corner on Massachusetts Avenue and I see the white cat sitting in the window above Estelle's restaurant. Since our theme for the "Girls Just Wanna Paint" challenge for this month was "Comfort," I thought that this cat is the picture of comfort, in her window seat, queen of all she surveys.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Boston Herald 24"x48"

We've been enduring heavy hits of snow and severe storms here in the Northeast resulting in driving bans, closed schools and businesses, and the most snow we have ever received at once in history. With snowbanks much taller than me, it's increasingly more difficult to move the snow from driveways and walkways. Rooves are collapsing and driving can be treacherous due to high snowbanks and narrow roadways. This weekend, between stints of shovelling, I made this painting.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Pump #7 at Love's Gas Station

"Love" was the theme for our January Challenge for Girls Just Wanna Paint. We happened to stop at this gas station in Ft. Myers, Florida last week and since it aligns with my love of the road, it seemed the perfect subject. To road trips!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Paragon Park Carousel Horse 24"x36"

This is a painting of one of the horses at our beloved local carousel, a remnant from the former "Paragon Park" amusement park at Nantasket Beach. The horses and carousel have been lovingly maintained and definitely prompt a smile.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Figure Study 24"x30"

It was kind of cold and I was ready to settle in for the evening but I packed my paints, easel, and canvas and headed for a figure painting session. Glad I did. She was a great model and I love painting with other painters from life. I will need to go back and paint more models.