Monday, October 31, 2016

4 Paintings

Here are four of my 12" x 12" packaging paintings I've been working on.  I'm still tweaking Heinz, although it's pretty much done . . . and have some detail work to do on the Hershey's Syrup.  I started Ben & Jerry's over the weekend and worked a lot on it today.  I also started my second Cracker Jack painting (not shown) and Land O' Lakes is done!  Here's a closer look:

"Like Buttah"
12" x 12"
(watercolor on cradled aquabord)

Hope you had a fruitful start to your week!  Thank you for checking in.  :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Popcorn with Butter

8" x 8"
watercolor on aquabord

I've been trying to get in a lot of painting.  There are just so many paintings I want to do . . . I'm having inspiration overload.  And it feels good!  :)

12" x 12"
watercolor on aquabord

I'm headed into the final stretch with these two as well as a few others.  

Have a happy and productive day!

Monday, October 24, 2016

New Pantry Paintings

8" x 8" & 12" x 12" - watercolors in progress on aquabord

I've been working on a few different paintings ... love these iconic products ... that's all.  :)  Have a great start to your week!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Save The Date

I know, I know . . .  it's not even Halloween yet.  I just wanted to let you know that I will be hosting an Open Studio on December 3rd and 4th.  I'm working on getting some new items together.  I will have lots of holiday card sets and already have some available in my online store.  Packages include 10 cards and envelopes & each design has its own inside sentiment.  Most packages feature one design, however I do have a few assorted packs.  The packages are $20.  

Now, back to work.  Have a great day.

Monday, October 17, 2016


"Cape Cod Roses"
Framed UV Protected Giclee
outer dimensions:  11" x 7"

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I spent a lot of time over the past few days working on my website and updating my online presence at storenvy and DPW.  I am now offering framed prints of my work.  The best part is that they are UV protected giclees, archivally mounted so that they needn't be placed under glass and look like the original paintings on aquabord (like "Cape Cod Roses" above -- this is a photo of the actual framed giclee). The prints are very lightweight and easy to ship, and a fraction of what the originals sell for.  I only have two to offer right now, but am planning to get a few more together.  I'm hoping I can do some serious marketing for these this winter.

I also put up a couple new card images and giclee images for sale and I have a new shipment of 2017 calendars due in this week.

The new 2017 wall calendars are on their way!

Order your 2017 wall calendar here!

I struggle with keeping up on my marketing and am always vowing to do better.  And when I'm pressed for time, I usually choose to paint instead of market.  Perhaps someday I'll strike a workable balance.  There's always hope, eh?   :)

Have a great week!

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Gourd Revisited

"The Gourd"
8" x 8"
framed watercolor on aquabord

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`Tis the season for gourds!  I'm hoping that this little ditty will soon find its forever home.  I just love this painting if I do say so myself.  It comes in a simple blonde wood frame ready to hang.

Thank you for viewing my work and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cape Engine House

"Cape Engine House"
12" x 12"
framed watercolor on aquabord
(payment plan is available, email me for a contract)

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`Finished this one for my Backroads Open Studio.  If my memory serves me correctly, I took the photo around this time of year a few years back on a visit to Cape Cod.  I think this was actually someone's garage.  

Well . . . off to paint!  Have a great day!

This painting comes framed
in this black wooden frame, ready to hang.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Oh Domino!

Oh Domino
8" x 8"
watercolor on cradled aquabord

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Another painting from my "pantry" series.  I've always loved the simple packaging design for Domino Sugar. I remember seeing the Domino sign during a trip to Baltimore to see the Red Sox play the Orioles at Camden Yards a few years back.  Love that sign too!  

Thanks for stopping by.  :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

"Perched" and a Great Weekend

8" x 8"
watercolor on 7/8" cradled aquabord

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I had my annual Open Studio this past weekend as part of the Backroads Studio Tour.  It's always a terrific event and this year was no exception. I pretty much had non-stop visitors on both days. I really enjoy seeing familiar faces as well as meeting lots of new people and collectors.  It's always a treat.  Many thanks to all who came out I am extremely grateful for your support and encouragement.  

Over the next week or two I'll be updating my site and online store with new items.  I have lots of notecards, Christmas cards, prints and calendars available.

I have so many new Little People playthings, I'm excited to work on some new paintings.  I sold a framed original this weekend.  Many thanks to my new collector!

Here's a view outside my studio door.  It was a little chilly so we had the fire going.  It made for a cozy and inviting little seating area ...  the cookies helped too.  :)

The tent helped block out some of the drizzly rain and protect the refreshments, although it proved to be a pretty dry weekend all in all.

A view looking up to the barn where my husband had his trains running.

My morning glories went crazy this year.  And luckily we haven't had a frost yet.

A little bird bath my neighbor made me a few years ago.  I'm not sure if the birds do more bathing in it than Delilah does drinking from it.

One last photo of dear friends and family.  It was such a great weekend!

Thanks for coming by.  Have a great day!