Thursday, April 6, 2017

Truro Light

"Truro Light"
10" x 8"
(watercolor on aquabord)
starting bid:  $200

Click here to bid.

Woohoo! Done with "Truro Light" and those crazy shingles. The auction on this painting does not include framing but I can frame this as shown below for an additional fee.

Have a great day!


(what this painting could look like framed)



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Glass Houses

"Glass Houses"
6" x 6"
(watercolor on aquabord)
starting bid:  $75

Click here to bid.

I managed to finish this little ditty tonight.  I think it's a cute little painting for a kitchen and would look great in a contemporary floater frame.



(what "Glass Houses" could look like framed)

Thanks for taking a peek!



Tuesday, April 4, 2017

In Between

work-in-progress
6" x 6"
(watercolor on aquabord)

Last week I had the pleasure of working with three lovely ladies who came to my studio to brush up on some watercolor. One of the things we talked about and worked on was this little 6" x 6" painting of blueberries and glass. I've been working on this while I jump from the lighthouse . . . 




. . . back to more blueberries . . . 

work-in-progress
22" x 30"
(watercolor on aquabord)

Although, one of the blueberries in this painting would barely fit on an entire 6" x 6" panel! I'm really itching to finish these three up so I can move on to other projects. Thanks for popping in.


Monday, April 3, 2017

Dancing

work-in-progress
10" x 8"
(watercolor on aquabord)

For me, working on weathered shingles is a dance.  I put paint down, I lift it out, I put more paint down, I lift it out. I keep doing this until I get the look I want.  So I'll be playing with this for a little while more.  Fine-tuning those crazy little details and fixing that dormer window so it looks right are the last things to do.

Have a great week!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tedious

work-in-progress
10" x 8"
(watercolor on aquabord)

I spent some time working on some of the most tedious parts to this painting today but I think it's coming together  Still have a lot to do and things to fix, but I can see the end game.

Oh how I wish to see skies like that again. Not in the near future though . . . we've got more snow coming tomorrow. Yeesh!

Have a great day.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Painstaking

work-in-progress
10" x 8"
(watercolor on aquabord)

Just wanted to post an update. Not much to show and the painting has officially entered its awkward stage. Lots of things to correct and straighten.  The process will be slow but I'll keep you posted. Thanks for stopping in.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Playing With The Sky

work-in-progress
10" x 8"
(watercolor on aquabord)

I'm having some fun playing around with that sky. I'll keep you posted on the progress. I have some interruptions this week in my regular work schedule, but hopefully this one won't take too long and I can finish it this week.

Cheers!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Beacon

work-in-progress
10" x 8"
(watercolor on aquabord)

Halloooo! I'm still muddling through some of my older paintings that I need to finish but there's not much to show as the progress is slow. So I started a new little one and thought you might like to see it. This is the first pass through. I took this photo a few years ago while I was dropping off some artwork at the Cape Cod Art Association.

Happy Painting!



Monday, March 20, 2017

Bird-Brained



"Big Red"
10" x 7"
(watercolor on paper)

I've had nothing but birds on the brain whenever I've sat down to paint in the past couple weeks. My morning students are painting cardinals so as I've mentioned in previous post, I've painted this image multiple times and in various stages to help them along. Because I've gotten so intimately acquainted with this little fella, I even used him in a painting demonstration for the Quabbin Art Association last week.

Happily I finally finished one of my versions of this guy today.  He's on paper, and luckily I have the perfect mat and frame for him in my inventory, so this one will come all ready to hang. I may have a buyer already, but if not, I will post the specifics.

Below is what this painting looks like all framed up.




I've had to be busy with other things lately, (taxes being one of those things but alas I am done!) so I am ready to paint again and it feels really good!

Have a lovely day.  

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wayland Arts

"A Missing Whitman"
12" x 12"
watercolor on cradled aquabord

This little number is headed to Wayland Arts.  It will be hanging in the Wayland Public Library March 17th through March 23rd.  A public reception will be held from 7-9pm on Friday, March 17th.  

The Wayland Public Library is located at 5 Concord Road, Wayland, MA.  If you are in the area stop by and check out the exhibit.  


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lynda.com


Oh dear . . . I can't believe so much time has passed since my last post.  Last week was a little hectic as my dad began some Physical and Occupational Therapy appointments again, which is a good thing.  However, my work routine gets all out of whack and it generally takes me some time to get back into a new flow, trying to fit everything in.  

Then add in a new obsession and things really get crazy.  

I recently joined lynda.com which is a tutorial site with oodles of creative business related topics. I've always been interested in typography and design and I also wanted to learn more about Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator so I've been spending tons of time watching, note-taking, practicing and learning a bunch of new stuff.  All things that will help add to my own art business.  

If you're interested in looking into lynda.com -- they have a free 10-day trial.  I subscribed to their yearly $240 plan that allows me to access any of their classes. So far I've found all their videos clear and engaging, full of information and easy to follow.  I've learned a lot already.

So that's what I've been up to instead of blogging.  I have managed to paint too, just not much to show yet.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Blueberry Progress

work-in-progress
22" x 30"
(watercolor on aquabord)

I did some more work in this one today.  Inching along, but I like how it's coming together.  It's fun working larger than life.  I think looks pretty cool in person if I do say so myself.  

Have a great day today!