Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Popcorn with Butter

8" x 8"
watercolor on aquabord

I've been trying to get in a lot of painting.  There are just so many paintings I want to do . . . I'm having inspiration overload.  And it feels good!  :)

12" x 12"
watercolor on aquabord

I'm headed into the final stretch with these two as well as a few others.  

Have a happy and productive day!

Monday, October 24, 2016

New Pantry Paintings

8" x 8" & 12" x 12" - watercolors in progress on aquabord

I've been working on a few different paintings ... love these iconic products ... that's all.  :)  Have a great start to your week!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Save The Date

I know, I know . . .  it's not even Halloween yet.  I just wanted to let you know that I will be hosting an Open Studio on December 3rd and 4th.  I'm working on getting some new items together.  I will have lots of holiday card sets and already have some available in my online store.  Packages include 10 cards and envelopes & each design has its own inside sentiment.  Most packages feature one design, however I do have a few assorted packs.  The packages are $20.  

Now, back to work.  Have a great day.

Monday, October 17, 2016


"Cape Cod Roses"
Framed UV Protected Giclee
outer dimensions:  11" x 7"

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I spent a lot of time over the past few days working on my website and updating my online presence at storenvy and DPW.  I am now offering framed prints of my work.  The best part is that they are UV protected giclees, archivally mounted so that they needn't be placed under glass and look like the original paintings on aquabord (like "Cape Cod Roses" above -- this is a photo of the actual framed giclee). The prints are very lightweight and easy to ship, and a fraction of what the originals sell for.  I only have two to offer right now, but am planning to get a few more together.  I'm hoping I can do some serious marketing for these this winter.

I also put up a couple new card images and giclee images for sale and I have a new shipment of 2017 calendars due in this week.

The new 2017 wall calendars are on their way!

Order your 2017 wall calendar here!

I struggle with keeping up on my marketing and am always vowing to do better.  And when I'm pressed for time, I usually choose to paint instead of market.  Perhaps someday I'll strike a workable balance.  There's always hope, eh?   :)

Have a great week!

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Gourd Revisited

"The Gourd"
8" x 8"
framed watercolor on aquabord

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`Tis the season for gourds!  I'm hoping that this little ditty will soon find its forever home.  I just love this painting if I do say so myself.  It comes in a simple blonde wood frame ready to hang.

Thank you for viewing my work and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cape Engine House

"Cape Engine House"
12" x 12"
framed watercolor on aquabord
(payment plan is available, email me for a contract)

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`Finished this one for my Backroads Open Studio.  If my memory serves me correctly, I took the photo around this time of year a few years back on a visit to Cape Cod.  I think this was actually someone's garage.  

Well . . . off to paint!  Have a great day!

This painting comes framed
in this black wooden frame, ready to hang.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Oh Domino!

Oh Domino
8" x 8"
watercolor on cradled aquabord

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Another painting from my "pantry" series.  I've always loved the simple packaging design for Domino Sugar. I remember seeing the Domino sign during a trip to Baltimore to see the Red Sox play the Orioles at Camden Yards a few years back.  Love that sign too!  

Thanks for stopping by.  :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

"Perched" and a Great Weekend

8" x 8"
watercolor on 7/8" cradled aquabord

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I had my annual Open Studio this past weekend as part of the Backroads Studio Tour.  It's always a terrific event and this year was no exception. I pretty much had non-stop visitors on both days. I really enjoy seeing familiar faces as well as meeting lots of new people and collectors.  It's always a treat.  Many thanks to all who came out I am extremely grateful for your support and encouragement.  

Over the next week or two I'll be updating my site and online store with new items.  I have lots of notecards, Christmas cards, prints and calendars available.

I have so many new Little People playthings, I'm excited to work on some new paintings.  I sold a framed original this weekend.  Many thanks to my new collector!

Here's a view outside my studio door.  It was a little chilly so we had the fire going.  It made for a cozy and inviting little seating area ...  the cookies helped too.  :)

The tent helped block out some of the drizzly rain and protect the refreshments, although it proved to be a pretty dry weekend all in all.

A view looking up to the barn where my husband had his trains running.

My morning glories went crazy this year.  And luckily we haven't had a frost yet.

A little bird bath my neighbor made me a few years ago.  I'm not sure if the birds do more bathing in it than Delilah does drinking from it.

One last photo of dear friends and family.  It was such a great weekend!

Thanks for coming by.  Have a great day!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Oh Boy

"Cape Cod Engine House"
12" x 12"
(watercolor on aquabord)

Oh boy . . . I guess I completely dropped the ball last week.  It was a very busy week personally, and I didn't get much painting or blogging done.  Ouch.  I'm gearing up though for my Open House on October 1st and 2nd  as part of theannual Backroads Studio Tour here in central Massachusetts.  So I will be cleaning and re-organizing my studio and PAINTING lots this week.  

This painting will be on display and for sale during the tour.  It comes framed and ready to hang as shown below.  If you are in the area I hope you are able to take a ride out.  It's a really lovely event -- lots of art to see.  Not to mention, who doesn't love New England in the Fall?

framed and ready to hang

Have a great start to your week!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Remember These?

A few weeks ago I gave you a couple of "sneak peeks" of the commission I was working on.  Well here are the "peeks" and their finished paintings.  These are the final two of the group of five paintings.

It's been a bit of crazy week so far and I admittedly haven't done much painting --- gaaaahh! So nothing much to show. But I'm gearing to get back on track tonight.

"Peanut Butter Portrait"
8" x 8"
(watercolor on aquabord)

8" x 8"
(watercolor on aquabord)

Here is the final commission all together.  I think they're pretty neat.  Have a great rest of the day!

click on the image to enlarge

Monday, September 12, 2016

Days #10 and #11

"Cool Treats"
8" x 8"
(watercolor on aquabord)

So . . . I didn't do any painting this weekend.  I played in a golf tournament with some dear, old friends on Saturday. And quite frankly I am so out of shape that on Sunday I felt like a limp dishrag. I did nothing all day but lounge around and watch "The Office" on Netflix.  Pathetic. And we rode in carts! Hahaha!

8" x 8"
(watercolor on aquabord)

Anyway . . . I am posting two of the five commissioned paintings I worked on this summer.  They made it to their forever home so I can now share them.  It was a very fun series to do.  Each painting is of a favorite food for each member of my client's family.  The paintings can hang together and then go with each family member as they leave home.  I thought it was a nice idea.

Golfing with my club cover who is apparently near-sighted.

And here's a quick pic from Saturday's antics.  Lots of laughs!  Have a good Monday . . . hope you are feeling rested, I know I am . . . and ready to work!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Day #9

12" x 12"
(watercolor on cradled aquabord)

Made some progress on this one.  Have a great weekend!  I have some things to do this weekend, but I hope to get some painting in.  I'll touch base when I do.