Thursday, April 30, 2015


6" x 6"
watercolor on aquabord
what this painting
could look like framed

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I still have lots of reference photos from September when I took part in Leslie Saeta's "30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge."  Every once in a while I feel like painting one.  This is the latest in that series.  I love redware.  :)

Thanks for taking a look.

early work in progress shot

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


6" x 6"
watercolor on aquabord
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Okay . . . so I'm back to being literal - ha!  :)  But I couldn't resist this one.   Another image from a walk with my brother last summer on the North Shore in Massachusetts.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

example - this painting would look great in a floater frame!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Little Yellow House

"Little Yellow House"
3" x 3"
watercolor on paper

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I've been doing some little sketches and experimenting with architecture/landscapes.  I'm a very literal painter (it's all I can do not to paint every brick and leaf - gaaah!) and so I've been trying to do more editing while becoming a little more artistic (hopefully) in my choices.  (I've been greatly inspired by the amazing work of Joyce Hicks - she has a new book and it's fabulous!) 

Specifically for me, I've been working on value and color.  If you scroll down a little further you'll see my sketches and reference photo for this painting.  I'm still not wild and crazy, but hopefully you'll like what I've done.

Thanks for taking a peek.

what this painting could look like framed

reference photo

sketches - and final painting

Monday, April 27, 2015

Fireman . . . etc

5" x 5"
watercolor on aquabord

Halloo again . . . I'm working on a very large commission that I can't share yet, so my posts are still going to be a bit sporadic as I get back into my painting groove.  In the meantime, however, I've also been working on some smaller pieces.  Above, is a little painting I did for a friend.  Below, is the almost-done "Open."  I have a few lines to straighten out before I post it for auction on DPW (hopefully this week . . . I'll let you know when).

Further down is another work-in-progress piece I started of hydrangea in a little glass bottle.  I'm experimenting with a different color triad that I really like so far.  So that's the scoop.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a good start to the week.  :)

"Open" - almost done, but still a WIP
6" x 6"
watercolor on aquabord

Old Fashioned Hydrangea - wip1
8" x 8"
watercolor on aquabord

Old Fashioned Hydrangea - wip2
8" x 8"
watercolor on aquabord

Sunday, April 19, 2015

I'm Still Here

Oh boy . . . have I been lazy about blogging.  I think the winter finally just caught up to me and something had to give.  The (late) Spring sunshine has me feeling motivated again.  Lots of news and images to share:

I am grateful that I was invited to show my work at the Petersham Art Center in Petersham, MA.  My friend and former colleague, Cheryl Adams and I got together and opened our show last weekend.  She primarily works in printmaking and has some really great work.  I think our different styles complement each other well.  We had a terrific turn-out and appreciate everyone who volunteered and came out to join us.  If you are in the area, be certain to check out the Center.

Dad and me

I've still been doing some sketching . . . here are a few . . .

I'm working from some photos I took last summer during a day trip with my brother.  I need to better plan out values for future paintings.  I'm also trying to learn how to edit.  I tend to be very literal in my interpretations -- not always a good thing.

And finally a 6"x 6" on aquabord I'm working on  . . . a barber shop that's around the corner from my brother's house.  I just need to do a little more. Thanks for coming by and not giving up on me!  :)

"Open" - work in progress
6" x 6"
watercolor on aquabord