Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Studio Work

watercolors on paper - mounted on cradled board
8" x 8"

I've been skipping right along in the studio this week.  I started some new paintings, worked on some photos for future paintings, edited notecard designs, and finalized mounting some paintings.

hanging painting

This next one is going rather slowly.  It's a little larger for me, 18"x 24" - and I've been layering and layering, working on the lower mullions.  But I'm pleased with how they're coming along.
work in progress
watercolor on aquabord
18" x 24"

I'm trying my hand at a night scene . . .
work in progress
watercolor on aquabord
8" x 8"

And some more bottles . . . thank you for stopping by!

work in progress
watercolor on aquabord
8" x 8"

Friday, November 6, 2015

Finished and Accepted

"New Braintree Winter" - "July Geraniums" - Provincetown Path"

Lots going on in the studio these days . . .

I'm happy to announce that the three paintings I submitted to the Randy Higbee Gallery's "6 Inch Squared" show have been accepted. I'll be shipping those out today to have them framed and will have more details regarding how to purchase them in the weeks to come, so stay tuned.

I also finished up my painting, "Holiday Greetings."  It was tough to finish.  I was getting a little bored with all the final details and had to just push on.  Does that ever happen to you?  

"Holiday Greetings"
(watercolor on aquabord)
12.75" x 18"

I will be making these into Christmas cards, along with "Nantucket Christmas." They are $2 per card with envelope, so if you're interested in ordering any, email me.  There is an example of what the Nantucket card will look like below and I will be posting the finished "Holiday Greetings" card soon, along with their inside sentiments.

"Nantucket Christmas" card
finished card:  5.5" x 4.25"

I've included the work-in-progress shots for "Holiday Greetings."  

"Holiday Greetings" - wip1

"Holiday Greetings" - wip2

"Holiday Greetings" - wip3

"Holiday Greetings" - wip4

"Holiday Greetings" - wip5

"Holiday Greetings" - wip6

So that's all for now, thank you for coming by!  Have a lovely day.

Thursday, November 5, 2015


I just designed the postcards for my first solo show.  It will be held at the Palmer Public Library throughout the month of December.  I hope you can join me on December 3rd for the opening reception!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Big Wreath

"Big Wreath" - wip
12.75" x 18"
(watercolor on aquabord)

I've been working on the final details and tweaking this painting.  This will be my second Christmas card design for 2015.  

Thank you for coming by.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Provincetown Path

"Provincetown Path"
6" x 6"
(watercolor on aquabord) 

This is my last entry into Randy Higbee's "6 Inch Squared Show."  It's been a productive week!  Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cape Cod July

"Cape Cod July"
14" x 18"
(watercolor on aquabord)

Completed this painting last night.  This is the larger, rectangular version of the little square painting from my last post.  I'm on a roll . . . painting like crazy! 

Have a good night.

Monday, October 26, 2015

July Geraniums

"July Geraniums"
6" x 6"
(watercolor on aquabord)

This is another 6"x6" painting I did over the weekend.  It's a smaller, square version of the larger painting I've been working on. This photo isn't that great, but it gives you an idea of the painting.  I'm going to enter this one in the Randy Higbee show as well as "New Braintree Winter."

Thank you for stopping in, now back to painting . . .

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Lots of Painting

"New Braintree Winter"
6" x 6"
(watercolor on aquabord)

I did a lot of painting over the weekend. Randy Higbee's "6 Inch Squared" show quickly approaching, so I decided I better paint a couple entries. The deadline is this week! I also worked on a second 6"x 6" entry, two 8"x 8"sepia paintings, the yellow Christmas house, the geraniums and another larger painting. I'm having an exhibit at the Palmer Public Library in December, so I'd like to get some new larger paintings done for that. I'll have more information on that show in the next couple weeks, so stay tuned. Lots of hustling in the studio!   

Hope you had a great weekend.  Thank you for stopping by the blog!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Plum With Grapes

"Plum with Grapes"
8" x 8"
(watercolor on aquabord)

This is the painting I began at a demonstration last week.  I'm working on finishing up a few other paintings as well.  Hope you all are having a great week!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


two paintings . . . one on paper and one on aquabord

I would like to thank the Massasoit Art Guild for inviting me to demonstrate last night.  It was a great night with a friendly, attentive group!  Thanks so much.  :) 

"Plum with Two Grapes" - work in progress
8" x 8"
(watercolor on aquabord)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Working on Christmas Card #2

I'm moving pretty slow on this one. Sometimes I drag my feet on certain paintings and others just come together almost effortlessly. This one is proving to be in the latter category. Anyway . . . I'm still here . . . and pluggin' along. Thank you for coming by.  Have a lovely day!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Backroads 2015

Beautiful Dahlias brought to me by one of my many visitors on Saturday.
I also have some pamphlets listing my upcoming classes at Workshop13 in Ware.

It's been a great weekend so far for the Backroads Studio Tour.  I had a great Saturday . . . a mingling of new and familiar faces, even though it was a rather chilly and raw day here in Central Mass.  Thank you to everyone who came out.  

The sun is shining this Sunday morning and it's looking like a beautiful day for a ride.  The foliage is lovely and there's lots to see at the many studios along the Tour.  Hope to see you out and about today.  

Some new square notecards.

In addition to original paintings, prints and notecards,
we have all sorts of neat little "gifty" items . . . and the wrapping too!

Thank you for stopping by the blog!