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.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

"Pixelated" (In a Fog) 8"x8" acrylic

As a challenge for "Girls Just Wanna Paint" for July, we had to use "Fog" as our subject. I considered painting natural fog, but it didn't interest me so much, then I thought of the Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Foggy Bottom, but still not so much. Then, I decided to take it more to the figurative level.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Catching Some Rays

My entry to Girls Just Wanna Paint challenge for June, "Catching Some Rays" for this month's theme, "Bathing Beauties." I love seeing all the people at the beach, and all the gear we bring.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Beauty and The Beasts 9"x12"

There were 4 legged guests in attendance at my nephew's wedding to his bride on 12/13/14. I thought they'd be a good subject for this month's "Girls Just Wanna Paint" challenge which is "Bride."

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!