Sunday, April 19, 2015

I'm Still Here

Oh boy . . . have I been lazy about blogging.  I think the winter finally just caught up to me and something had to give.  The (late) Spring sunshine has me feeling motivated again.  Lots of news and images to share:

I am grateful that I was invited to show my work at the Petersham Art Center in Petersham, MA.  My friend and former colleague, Cheryl Adams and I got together and opened our show last weekend.  She primarily works in printmaking and has some really great work.  I think our different styles complement each other well.  We had a terrific turn-out and appreciate everyone who volunteered and came out to join us.  If you are in the area, be certain to check out the Center.


Dad and me

I've still been doing some sketching . . . here are a few . . .


I'm working from some photos I took last summer during a day trip with my brother.  I need to better plan out values for future paintings.  I'm also trying to learn how to edit.  I tend to be very literal in my interpretations -- not always a good thing.


And finally a 6"x 6" on aquabord I'm working on  . . . a barber shop that's around the corner from my brother's house.  I just need to do a little more. Thanks for coming by and not giving up on me!  :)

"Open" - work in progress
6" x 6"
watercolor on aquabord


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Movin' On


I think my winterberries are finally done.  I'm now working on my corn -- you can see the progression below.  I still have a little more work to do.  Both of these paintings are watercolor on aquabord.  Thanks for taking a peek!  :)







Friday, March 20, 2015

I'm Slow As Molasses

Redware Winterberries -- almost done!  :)
8" x 10"
watercolor on aquabord

Oh my goodness -- I am the worst!  I can't seem to stay focused and this painting is taking me way too long.  Not because I'm working on it all this time -- mainly because I'm not.  I am the most inefficient painter lately.  sigh. On a happy note -- I figured out how to change the white balance on my camera and now it's taking images with more accurate colors!  Yippee!!  :)

Have a good weekend!  It's snowing here AGAIN.  Ugh!

Monday, March 16, 2015

More Aquabord

work in progress - detail

Here's what I've been working on lately.  We are finally starting to thaw out here in Massachusetts.  Could Spring really be on its way!?  Have a great day.  Thank you for stopping by.

work in progress
watercolor on aquabord
8" x 10"

Friday, March 6, 2015

Misty Forest Update

"Misty Forest"
8" x 10"
watercolor on aquabord

Nothing much to say . . . just"  I'm still playing with Nita Engle's book.  :)  Have a good weekend!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Another Small Painting

"Red Barn"
3" x 3"
watercolor on paper
$40

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I love squares, don't you?  I'm having fun with these little paintings.  Thanks for stopping by!


what this painting could look like when framed



Saturday, February 28, 2015

Small Painting Auction

"Wheeler Farm"
3.5" x 5"
watercolor on paper
$40

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I've decided to auction off some of the little paintings I've been doing.  I think they would look sweet all matted and framed up.  This is the first one.

what this painting could look like when framed

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

More Challenges

Misty Forest - work in progress
10" x 8"
watercolor on aquabord


I spent today doing some more experimenting - this time on aquabord.  I used the amazing Nita Engle's book How to Make a Watercolor Paint Itself to guide me - referencing one of her paintings in the book, just to get a handle on some of her techniques.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sketching



I've always found landscape painting to be quite challenging.  All that extraneous information that needs to be edited has always confused me.  Joyce Hicks (whose work & process I find VERY inspiring) emphasizes creating shapes - so I've been doing some pencil sketching and working on values & temperature through little thumbnail studies.  It's been fun.  I'll be sharing some more over the next few posts.  Thanks for visiting!

"Red Barn"
3" x 3"
(watercolor on paper)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

An Apple A Day

"An Apple a Day"
6.25" x 7"
(watercolor on paper)



This was a little demonstration painting I did for some of my students.  We've been spending some time just getting back to basics.  I've decided to auction this one off with a starting bid of $30 -- oooh what a bargain, eh!?  Ha!  Click on the button above to bid or just to get a closer view.

Thank you for viewing my work.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

A Hug for my Honey

"Valentine Hug"
6" x 6"
watercolor on aquabord

This little painting is for my husband . . . Happy Valentine's Day!  :)

Hope you all have a great day.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Be Mine

"Be Mine"
8" x 8"
watercolor on paper




Wow!!  It's been a very long time.  I never thought I'd be away from blogging for so long, but I must say, the "vacation" has been delightful.  Although, I'm very glad to be back painting again.  Pablo Villicana Lara invited me to paint & post a Valentine painting and I'm so happy he did.  It was just the push I needed to get back in the saddle.  Pablo is an amazing artist, so please check out his work.

Thanks for stopping by.