Friday, June 26, 2015

More Peonies


work in progress
12" x 12"
(watercoor on aquabord)

Please excuse my photograph - the lighting is a little weird, but you get the idea.  I've been working on another peony painting.  Below are some more shots in progress.

Have a lovely weekend!



Thursday, June 25, 2015

Peonies Progress

watercolor on aquabord - wip
12" x 12"

Here's the latest progress on the peonies painting.  Still glazing the background, but we're getting close. Have a good day and thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

This Little Piggy

"This Little Piggy"
12" x 12"
(watercolor on cradled aquabord)
$325


All done!!  This painting has been treated with a UV protective finish and is ready to hang. Thank you for viewing my work and have a nice day.

painted on 2" cradled aquabord

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Study In Neutrals

"A Study In Neutrals"
6" x 6"
(watercolor on aquabord)

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Next up . . . "This Little Piggy" . . . it's all done, so stay tuned!  :)


(what this painting could look like when framed)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Irons In The Fire

A Study In Neutrals
6" x 6"
(watercolor on aquabord)

I have lots of irons in the fire lately.  Don't worry, I haven't given up on the piggy though - still need to finish a couple more whiskers. 

I spent some time with my dad yesterday morning of course and then later in the afternoon attended The Salem Cross Inn's Drover's Roast, where I painted the little painting above. It's just about done although I may tweak a shadow or two to create a little more drama.  

Below is the peony painting I began at the end of last week. I'm excited to paint the background.  It's going to be very dark. I got a little advice from the amazing Ali Cavanaugh who was kind enough to share with me how she tackles dark backgrounds on aquabord. Basically it just comes down to layers. Doesn't everything?  :)  So here's my first one.

Thank you for stopping by.



Saturday, June 20, 2015

Almost Done . . . Another One

"This Little Piggy"  - wip
12" x 12"
(watercolor on cradled aquabord)

Almost done with my piggy painting. In the meantime I couldn't resist photographing and painting some of my peonies. I've never had the courage to try painting them before this year. They are a favorite subject though, for my friend, Jo Mackenzie.

work in progress
watercolor on aquabord
Have a lovely day!


Monday, June 15, 2015

Piggy Progress

work in progress
12" x 12"
(watercolor on cradled aquabord)

Dreary, rainy Mondays make for very productive painting days.  Thank you for stopping by.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Dirty Little Piggy

A piggy portrait in progress.  Thanks for taking a look-see!  :)

work-in-progress - 1
12" x 12"
watercolor on cradled aquabord

work-in-progress - 2
12" x 12"
watercolor on cradled aquabord

work-in-progress - 3
12" x 12"
watercolor on cradled aquabord



Thursday, June 11, 2015

Grateful

"Frohloff's Barns"
(watercolor on paper)
sold

"Birdseye Blueberries"
(matted and framed watercolor on paper)
sold

I'm very grateful that these two paintings have found their forever homes!  :)  A big "thank you" to my collectors.  



Monday, June 8, 2015

Blue Pitcher

"Blue Pitcher"
6" x 6"
watercolor on aquabord

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I began my day with some value sketching in the morning and decided to finish up this pitcher painting that I had started last year, in the afternoon.  I have a little pile of 6"x 6" aquabord paintings that need finishing.  1 down and bunch more to go.  :)

Thank you for stopping by . . . have a lovely day.


 (what this painting could look like when framed)



morning sketch in progress

Friday, May 29, 2015

Value Sketches


hand sketch - wip

I've been working on some value studies.  I've always loved to draw and feel I need more practice - both with my graphite skills and seeing values.  

Have a great weekend.

apples and cloth

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Nantucket Window

"Nantucket Window"
8.75" x 5.5"
watercolor on paper

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`Tis the season for beautiful blue hydrangea and Cape Cod!!  This is a little painting I did of a window from a home on Nantucket.  Thank you for viewing my work and have a great day!


(what this painting could look like when framed)