Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Peace Garden

This painting is not quite done yet but I wanted to look at it on-line for awhile in addition to in my studio. Rather than paint the buildings or happenings in the North End of Boston recently, I turned to my left and saw this grouping of statues in St. Leonard's Peace Garden. You might think that since the models weren't moving, that they would be a little easier to capture! I'm glad I tried this, but I need to step back for a bit and work on something else. I signed it, but when I looked at it a little later, I thought...hmmmm....

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

High Fashion 24"x24"

Happy Blog Day to me! Today marks the anniversary of my first ever blog entry one year ago! I love this process and the ability to easily view the art of so many others both finished and in process. Anyway, this painting is on Newbury St. and while I was painting, I was filmed by the crew from TapouT, the martial arts show on the Versus Network. I'm not sure why I was included in the shooting, maybe I look like a contender. Anyway, if they use the shots, I will be in the one of the episodes at the end of the season!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Madonna on Dorchester Street 24"x30"

While looking around trying to determine what to paint, I was considering the usual, all those buildings that seem to be unique to the Boston area that house people and businesses. I was parked in front of Marion Manor, a nursing facility in South Boston and Ros had already set up down the street working on a street view. I didn't think I would see anything from that vantage point that I really wanted to paint that day when I noticed the statue of the Blessed Mother, a visual oasis with street signs and flowers around her and one of the buildings that I find so typical of the area. Here's my view.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Garden Magic

Painting in Lynn's garden is always a treat...and a challenge. Flowers are a real excercise for me because as Ros pointed out in one of her classes many years ago..."God already made the flowers pretty..." meaning...we had to translate them to the painting in a way that made an image that reflected our own, is it difficult...but this is my latest try. The actual colors are deeper and more intense (with no glare!) so I will attempt to reshoot this...(again!!!)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Ready for Work 18"x24"

These guys were lined up at the shipyard...I have wanted to paint them for a long time now...I finally got the chance on Sunday!

Friday, July 4, 2008

One Day in P-Town 24"x24"

I started this last year with Ros and Kelley and I was pretty unsure about it so it sat in my studio in a pile of other unfinished works. I decided to take it with me when we visited my brother in Eastham a couple of weeks ago and after we left, we went to P-Town so I could spend a couple of hours on it to see if I could do anything with it. I saw John Waters pass by while I was painting this! (It was Provincetown International Film Festival weekend). I should have asked him to pose for my painting!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Houses at Gunrock Beach

There seems to be a kind of funky rhythm to the styles and arrangements of these former cottages. What a great spot.