Friday, October 24, 2008

Size Does Matter

For someone who usually paints at least 24" x 24" and recently 30" x 40", trying this horse at 5" x 7" was a different experience to say the least. I

know that Rembrandt painted some small paintings, and very successfully I might add...but I'm not sure that I will be doing this size on any kind of a regular basis...trying to keep an open mind.....

Monday, October 20, 2008

Weir River Cow 26"x26"

I was asked by a friend to exhibit some paintings at a local farm day for Weir River Farm that is run by the Trustees of the Reservations. It's so close by and it is a place I had never visited before. They had lots of animals there, so I went back after the show and painted this cow and some horses. I was glad to discover this wonderful place with its distant views of the ocean and the beautifully cared for fields and animals.

Late Summer in Lynn's Garden 24"x24"

What a magical, peaceful place Lynn's garden is. A neighbor's chickens enjoy crossing the road and venturing into her yard from time to time as I realized when I turned around and saw the eyes of one of them peering at me through the plant stems! Another time I was treated to a parade of wild turkeys walking's easy to feel far away when visiting her yard.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Good Weather and Good News!

After a crazy summer with wild and sometimes violent rainstorms, autumn so far has been particularly beautiful this year. The foliage has been remarkable and nature is so inspiring so my husband, daughter and I went to New Hampshire this week to pick apples, and above is a picture of them at Lake Winnepesaukee. The picture below is from Rockland, MA near my studio where the colors are also stunning.
The good news is that I learned yesterday that I was accepted as a Gallery Artist Member at the South Shore Art Center, a designation at a local art organization in Cohasset that offers gallery space, shows, events, and classes. It was a juried process so it was a valuable experience organizing and presenting my work and I'm so glad to be a part of this level of membership. Looking forward to being a part of this group and participating in some exciting events!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Late Summer at Sea View 18"x24"

"Sea View" is one of those dollhouse-like cottages that I often wonder if average size people can fit inside. Apparently they do, because in this colony of cottages at Chase's Ocean Grove in Dennisport, MA on Cape Cod, we met a few tenants and the interior spaces were wonderful. This location felt like it could bring on instant relaxation even though it was after Labor Day and most of the visitors had travelled home.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Kitty 11" x 14"

One of the gals I used to work with asked me if I would paint her cat and of course, being the cat fan I am, I did. We used to talk about our cats all the time so it was nice to finally see what she looks like! I was happy to paint Kitty.