Thursday, December 31, 2015

July Geraniums (Large)

"July Geraniums"
15" x 18"
(watercolor on aquabord)
Click here to purchase.

Happy New Year!  This painting isn't an honest depiction of the weather here in Massachusetts right now . . . but it's pleasant to think that the days are getting longer.  :)  If you are interested in viewing this painting in person, it is on display at the Palmer Public Library in Palmer, Massachusetts until the end of January.  It's in a striking yet simple black frame and since it's painted on clayboard it has been treated with a UV protective finish and is not matted nor under glass.  

I wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

Monday, December 28, 2015

In His Boat

"Oliver - In His Boat"
10" x 8"
(watercolor on aquabord)

I hope you all are having wonderful holidays this season.  We celebrated Christmas on Friday with family and had a great day.  This painting is one of my gifts to my husband, Dan.  It's of our kitty, Oliver, who passed away a few months ago.  Oliver was Dan's since before he and I met.  Dan got him when Ollie was about a year old and was 18 when we had to put him down.  But he is buried outside my studio, beside a new arbor we put in over the summer, so he is nearby.  Oliver slept in a red poodle bed that I called his "boat."  Sometimes all I could see was his head sticking out.

He was a funny little guy.  We miss him.

But let's not end this post on a sad note . . .  I'm excited for the new year and am trying to organize and plan for lots of new goals in 2016.  It's like a new, clean slate.  I also have some paintings that I recently finished before the holidays, but haven't had time to post.  So I will soon be sharing those with you.  

Wishing you all a blessed and very Happy New Year!  

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2016 Calendars!

They're heeeerrre!  Each calendar is made from sturdy stock and filled with 12 colorful paintings.  If you are interested in making a purchase, visit my "calendar" page on to complete your order or click on "Shop" from the menu bar above and go to "Calendars."  Oh . . . and FREE shipping in the U.S. and Canada.  

I hope you like them!  :)

2016 Wall Calendar

I also have a few "Little People" desk calendars available as well.  Great for teacher gifts.  Click here to purchase.

"2016 - A Year of Joy desk calendar

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


"Winter Window"
16" x 11.75"
(watercolor on aquabord)

Every time I take a little haitus from blogging (and it's usually unintentional - I just get busy) I always feel a little embarrassed coming back.  I know that sounds crazy, but the longer I'm away, the more self-conscious I get and the harder it is to post.  Do you ever feel like that?  Anyway . . . I'm back.  It's been a while as I've been busy with painting and preparing for my art show/reception at the Palmer Public Library, painting and designing.  So there's lots of news to tell.

First up:  I am very grateful to my friend and fellow artist, Jennifer Kahn Barlow for featuring me on her beautiful blog.  You can read the interview here.  If you've never visited Jen's site, you MUST . . . she is a fantastic oil painter as demonstrated in one of her paintings below.

"Sliced Tomatoes" by Jennifer Kahn Barlow
12" x 16"
$275 - click here to purchase

Next:  I had a wonderful reception at the Palmer Public Library on December 3rd.  Unfortunately I don't have many photos of the evening, but that's because I was very busy greeting the many friends, family and collectors who all came out to support me.  I can't even begin to explain how grateful and appreciative I am.  I'm very blessed.

The exhibit will be extended through January, so hopefully if you are in the area you will have time after the holidays to take a peek . . . if not before . . . art can make a lovely gift!  :)

My dear, college friend Kristen and I.  She surprised me!  

reception food!

I am excited to report I've had many sales this month, including two from the Randy Higbee Show in California.  "July Geraniums" is still up for sale, and if you're interested in purchasing you can do so through this DailyBrushwork link.  The painting is framed floating in the black and gold frame as indicated below.  I'm sure it looks lovely as Randy Higbee always does a beautiful job framing.  

"July Geraniums"
6" x 6"
(watercolor on aquabord)
click here to purchase

Sold:  "New Braintree Winter" and "Provincetown Path"
 Thank you so much to my generous collectors.

Lastly . . . I have gift certificates available for that artist or art-lover in your life.  The amount is up to you . . . and can go toward a purchase or class.  Contact me at if you are interested.

. . . and I have ordered calendars . . . finally!  They should be in this week.  I have designed both a Fisher Price desk calendar and a traditional wall calendar.  I will be creating a Paypal link tonight and will post tomorrow.

Whew!  Lots of news!  Thank you for stopping by.  Hope you are enjoying this holiday season.