Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Break Time 30" x 40"

Each summer, one of my brothers who lives in Ohio, packs up his car and moves to Eastham on Cape Cod for a couple of weeks. All of my brothers play guitar and another one of them always travels with at least one guitar, but in this case, two. I think the guitar in the foreground is an acoustic bass because it has 4 strings. When I saw the guitars left among the chairs, I took a bunch of pictures. I just thought they looked so cool. I may not be done painting guitars yet!

(10/1/08-I just found out the names of the guitars: Takamine Santa Fe, Martin D35, and NYP acoustic bass).

Monday, September 29, 2008

North End Street Corner 15" x 21"

This was painted a couple of months ago on a trip to Boston's North End with Ros. I wished I had planned it better and included more of the Cafe Dello Sport's sign, but it was a bit late when I realized how I had set up that piece of the view. I finally think it's finished but admittedly, I need to take another photo of it, there's so much glare on it. I just wanted to post it. I hope to update the post later.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fenway Park from Landsdowne St. 24" x 24"

I've wanted to paint Fenway Park for a long time and I finally did it a couple of weeks ago. I love that it is right in the city and has all these great angles and signage that can be seen from the street.

Houses at Thomas Park

I started this a couple of years ago, wasn't wild about it, and decided to try to finish it. I spent a couple of hours on site and met a lot of people. One that wanted me to paint another nearby house and then someone I used to work with...it's a small world.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


...it's right near my studio and I have wanted to paint it for a long time. We've had such great weather here in the Northeast for the past week or so I finally made it happen.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Brilliante Weblog Premio-2008

I was delighted to learn that I was one of seven to receive the Brilliante Weblog Award from Elizabeth Floyd Studio. Thank you Elizabeth!http://elizabethfloydstudio.blogspot.com/
As a part of receiving this award, I need to pass it along to those bloggers whose work I admire and enjoy viewing. I have included the work of 7 artists who vary widely in terms of style, focus, and direction in their expressions of creativity. This includes those who paint everyday objects and places in their own unique way, or those who paint the beautiful things and scenery in our world, or even deep subject matter in which the visuals may initially be disturbing, but thought provoking. All of them use art as the potentially powerful medium that it is, capable of lowering blood pressure or raising the consciousness. Paint on everyone, and congratulations!

Deb Ross at: Art by Deborah Ross

All awards have their rules... the "Brilliant Weblog Award" is no exception. I'm excited to pass this award on. You are all truly "Brilliant" artists and bloggers.

Rules of Acceptance:

1. Put the logo on your blog

2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Add links to those blogs on your blog.

5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

6. Participation is entirely voluntary (of course!).

7. Have fun...honoring the bloggers who inspire you regularly.

Monday, September 8, 2008


This is my painting of Jack, the late pet of fellow blogger Karin Jurick who painted Jack and posted his picture on her blog. http://karinjurick.blogspot.com/ Another blogger also painted Jack and sent it to her with a note to expect more from other painters! Thus, an idea for a new blog was born, and she started "Different Strokes from Different Folks" with a call for entries for anyone who wished to offer their own interpretation of her photo. She has a plan to post a new photo weekly for those who wish to participate. I know I want to be a regular part of this wonderfully creative idea and community. Please check out this special blog: http://differentstrokesfromdifferentfolks.blogspot.com/ Thanks Karin for this truly wonderful effort!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Maggie's Farm: Verse 2

The cow posed graciously for me....

The sheep were a different story, but they were awesome nonetheless...Thanks again to Colchester Farm, (not really Maggie's Farm!) they put up with me dragging my easel back and forth from one side of the pasture to the other...following the animals around(!) This farm is lovely and they had the most amazing collection of sunflowers. I wanted to paint them, however, it's not often that I have such a great collection of farm animals to paint. Some very large pumpkins too! I photographed a haystack they are building out in the front at a couple of different times of day. It would be nice to paint them...Monet painted his plein air, I will probably need to paint them in my studio, using my photos as a reference. It will be good to see how they turn out! Check out the farm's website: http://www.colchesterneighborhoodfarm.com/about.html

I thought I would include a picture of Simba...the hard-working farm cat. Must be that painting, when I brought it home, my cat's first order of business was to walk on it as well. I guess they approve of it. Oh yes, the cow is 24"x20", the sheep, 20"x20."

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sunny Afternoon in P-Town 24"x18"

Visited Provincetown on Sunday for what was probably one last time this summer. Another quickie painting but fun to do. I think it is obvious that I added the 3 larger figures later in the studio. The guy sitting in front of the shop was sketched in quickly while I was at the actual location and I like the way he looks the best. Next time, I will try to put all the people in using gesture type sketches while I'm on site...I think that will be a vast improvement. Looking forward to that.

Monday, September 1, 2008

End of Season 20"x16"

This was a quickie done at Nantasket Beach this weekend which is sadly, what we New Englanders consider to be the "last" weekend of summer...