Friday, January 29, 2016


This photo pretty much sums up my January in the studio.  Here's looking toward February!!  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Peony in Glass

"Peony in Glass" - 12" x 12" - watercolor on clayboard - $350

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This another peony painting that has been on display at the Palmer Public Library in Palmer, MA.  I think painting flowers is difficult business and peonies is NO exception!  So kudos to all you flower painters!

The image below is of this painting in its frame.  Since the painting is on aquabord, it has been treated with a UV protective finish.  It's gloss and has a little texture . . . like the painting has been painted on linen.  Just an experiment for me, but I think it turned out quite nice. 

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

"Coke Bottles" a.k.a. "I Can See Again"

"Coke Bottles" - 12" x 12" - watercolor on 7/8" cradled aquabord

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So . . . I think we're done here.  I mean . . . I could continue to fiddle all day long with this thing, but at some point you have to ask yourself, "have I said enough to get my point across?"  I think I have.

The title seems to be a bit obvious, albeit boring, but here's a little backstory that lets you in on my private joke:  Earlier this week I picked up my first pair of bifocals from the optician!  So as you can SEE (ha, ha) . . . "coke bottles" has a double meaning for me.  I shall always remember this painting fondly . . . as yet another significant step toward old-age!  Ha!  But really, it is SO delightful to see again!

Thank you for dropping by.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Attorney's Door

"The Attorney's Door" - 18" x 24" - watercolor on aquabord - $1,850

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So I finally got around to taking a few photos of some of the work that I finished at the end of 2015 that went into a show at Palmer Public Library in Palmer, MA.  This is one of those paintings.  I'm excited to paint a little larger this year and this painting was a good start.  The subject of the painting is the lawyer's office at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA.  The Village is a great place to visit and I find it extremely inspiring.  It speaks to my soul.  :)

This paining comes framed just like the image below.  I think it's a lovely piece if I do say so myself and is quite nice in person.

This is the actual painting all framed and ready to hang!

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Peonies in Pewter

Peonies in Pewter - framed watercolor on aquabord - 12" x 12"

This painting has been on display at the Palmer Public Library in Palmer, MA.  My show will be coming down soon and so I've put this for sale up on Daily Paintworks. 

I'm still working on my coke bottles and hoping to finish them tomorrow.  Have a great night!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Progress and New Class


This one seems to be shaping up . . . although at this stage in the game, progress is slow:  lots of details and tweaking.

I am starting to schedule my 2016 classes, beginning with this Intermediate Watercolor class in February.  You can read more about it here.  It's fast approaching but I hope you can join us!

"Vine Ripened"
watercolor on paper

Rum and Coca-Cola

(watercolor on clayboard)

I have wanted to post for a few days now, but for some reason Blogger isn't working on Safari.  So after a few days of frustration, I downloaded Firefox.  The interface is a little messed up . . . the caption for the above image is all wonky.  I'm hoping that when I publish the post, it looks correct.  Sometime the code and the way it looks on the screen don't match up.  

Anyway . . . here are a few images from my latest work.  I've got a few paintings going and my goal is to finish two this week.  Yeow!  I better start painting!  

Oh and if you are confused by my title to this post . . . click here.  LOVE the Andrew Sisters . . . especially "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy!"  :)


Saturday, January 16, 2016

"Baby Dahlia"

"Baby Dahlia"
8" x 8"
watercolor on aquabord - unframed
opening bid:  $150
"buy now:"  $175

Yippee!  My first completed painting in 2016 is "Baby Dahlia."  The image below shows what this painting could look like framed.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Letting It Set

"Baby Dahlia"
8" x 8"
watercolor on aquabord

I think this one is just about done . . . just going to let it set for a while.  I'll post a full view when I put it up for sale.  Have a good day!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Baby Dahlia - WIP

work in progress
8" x 8"
(watercolor on clayboard)

I guess this mild winter has me thinking of flowers.  Here's another floral still life I began recently.  It's a baby dahlia.  :)

Thank you for popping by.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

New Hydrangea Painting - wip

14" x 11"
watercolor on cradled clayboard

So in addition to the other paintings I'm working on . . . I spent some time last night working on this new painting.  I like skipping around.  While one thing is drying I can attack areas of other paintings.  It keeps things exciting!  :)

Have a great weekend and thank you for coming by.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New Year . . . New Paintings . . . and Calendars

Happy New Year!  Here's a snapshot of some new paintings I'm working on. (I like this series.) I'm also working on scheduling classes for 2016 so stay tuned.  And I still have some calendars list if you're interested. So many things to do and think about it.  A new year is always very exciting!  Thank you for stopping on by.  :)

2016 Little People Desktop Calendar - $12
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2016 Wall Calendar - $20
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