Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"Sweet on Sweet"

--Sold! (after auction ended)

6" x 6', Oil on Masonite

Chocolate covered strawberries!! How sweet it is! I saw some of these last week at the Ghiradelli store and have been thinking about them ever since!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

"Afternoon Delight"

6" x 6", Oil on Gessoed Masonite

More junk food! I did a lot of baking over the past two weeks, mostly swedish apple pies and dozens of chocolate chip cookies. Needless to say, this was today's 'painting a day' and also, my afternoon snack!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

"Chocolate & Vanilla"

6" x 6", Oil on Gessoed Masonite

Although I enjoyed painting dogs last week, it feels good to get back to one of my favorite themes: Junk Food!! This Napoleon was a double treat - it had chocolate and vanilla filling!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

"Dog Day Afternoon, VI"

12" x 6" OR 6" x 6", Oil on Gessoed Masonite

This is painting #6, the finale in my 'Dog Day Afternoon' series. I was going through my supplies today trying to find a wider board to paint these two dogs on. I put two 6" x 6" boards together to estimate a size I might want to use, when I thought of painting each dog on its own board in a way that would complement each other, like a set or dyptych. They can either be displayed together, maybe on an easel, bookshelf or mantel; or, each could be framed separately. Let me know what you think about it!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

"Dog Day Afternoon, V"


8" x 8", Oil on Gessoed Masonite

This is painting #5, second to last in my 'Dog Day Afternoon' series. Are these not the cutest little furballs you've ever seen?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"Dog Day Afternoon, IV"


8" x 6", Oil on Gessoed Masonite

This is painting #4 in my 'Dog Day Afternoon' series. I love the perspective on this painting - this is exactly what this little pup looks likes when I look down at her!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"Dog Day Afternoon, III"


6" x 6", Oil on Gessoed Hardbord

This is painting #3 in my 'Dog Day Afternoon' series, the little sidekick of 'Pugged'. I love how she just plunked herself down for a little rest while I chatted with her mom. Is she adorable, or what??

Monday, October 22, 2007

"Dog Day Afternoon, II"

6" x 8", Oil on Mounted Linen

This is painting #2 in my Dog Day Afternoon series. These big guys, father and son, were hanging around outside of the Half Baked, Fully Brewed Coffee Shop in Lincoln, NH.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Dog Day Afternoon Series...

In the last week I've received a few comments on my blog & through email requesting more dog paintings! You asked for it - you've got it!

I'm dedicating the upcoming week of my 'Painting A Day' to the dogs in my 'Dog Day Afternoon Series'. Be sure to watch for your favorite pup!


Thanks for all the wonderful comments and emails...please keep them coming! ; )

Friday, October 19, 2007

"Mr. October"


6" x 6", Oil on Gessoed Hardboard

In honor of the baseball season coming to a close, I thought it would be a great idea to capture this child having fun playing America's favorite pasttime.

Thursday, October 18, 2007



6" x 6", Oil on Gessoed Hardboard

Another neighbor, another dog! Actually, this handsome little guy has a pretty little side-kick that you'll be meeting soon!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

"Dog Day Afternoon"


6" x 6", Oil on Masonite

I took a picture of this dog at one of my shows this summer. I think I took photos of about 10 dogs that day alone. This may be the start of a new series...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007



5" x 7", Pastel on Pastel Card Mounted on Foam Core

Today I worked in pastel. I love the vibrant colors and the great texture that can be achieved using pastel. This scene is from Cape Cod, MA at the end of a beautiful day.

Monday, October 15, 2007

"Love Bouquet"

6" x 6", Oil on Masonite

Sorry I'm posting so late; my computer is being very bad today! It wouldn't cooperate with me at all...

My daughter picked these daisies for me from our yard. Some had stems that were broken and some had missing or crumpled petals...the most beautiful bouquet I have ever received.

Friday, October 12, 2007

"Lemon Fruit Pie"


6" x 8", Oil on Mounted Linen

I was at the market today when I saw this lemon fruit pie. I haven't seen one of these in years! And I haven't eaten one in that long either. So under the guise of 'a painting a day', I bought one, painted it, and yes, I ate it. And it was just as good as I remembered!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007


8" x 6", Oil on Mounted Linen

Today I felt like doing a painting that was a little more 'finished' than I have been doing lately. It is very simple and elegant - I like how it turned out. In honor of its elegance, I have included a picture of what this painting would look like in a contemporary frame.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

"Double Trouble"


8" x 8", Oil on Masonite

These are my neighbor's dogs - very BIG dogs! Despite their intimidating appearances, they are very mild mannered and well behaved. And they made very good models, too!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

"Farm Fresh"

6" x 8", Oil on Masonite

Today our group Band of Brushes painted at a local farm. It ended up being a gorgeous sunny, cool morning after a shaky start - the epitome of autumn. With a fresh cider doughnut (or 2 for some of us!) for a snack - who could ask for more?

Monday, October 8, 2007

"Look Out Below!"


6" x 6", Oil on Masonite

I had to take a picture of this boy that was determined to keep up with his dad. I'm glad to say that his perseverance paid off! This was a lot of fun to paint, but I'm sure he would say that he had more fun that day.

On another note - my plein air group and I participated in the last outdoor show of the season this past weekend - fun, fun, fun! I'm taking a few days off before I get back to the grindstone, but of course I'll continue with my daily paintings!


Not for sale.

8" x 8", Oil on Masonite

This was done as a special request - Jack, I hope this is what you were looking for...


Friday, October 5, 2007

"Shallow Water"


6" x 6", Oil on Gessoed Hardboard

This picture was taken from the pier looking down into the water at Fort Foster in Kittery, Maine. I really like the perspective in this piece. The water looked green because it was so shallow, so you could see the kayaker's shadow on the ocean floor. I started this painting a few weeks ago, and decided to finish it up today. I spent the rest of the day getting ready for tomorrow, my last show of the season...

This morning I visited my best friend's new baby boy that was born yesterday. He is healthy and absolutely gorgeous! As I sat there holding him, I couldn't help but think about what a great subject he will make for my little paintings ;)
God bless little Logan!!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2007



6" x 6" - Oil on Masonite

I woke up this morning feeling so good because I was looking forward to doing what I love to do most - Paint! Here is my little wish for you - That you find what you were put here to do, and do it with PASSION!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007



6" x 6", Oil on Masonite

The title says it all - this pretty little girl was completely and perfectly happy just hanging out watching her brother play with his toy. I love how this little painting turned out; her expression is just purrrfect!


Hi all - Just wanted to let you know that I didn't forget to post yesterday....I did a painting of a Golden Retriever and her owner, but again, I wasn't happy with the outcome. I would have done a second one, but I needed to work on some paintings that have to be done for an historic show that I am showing in this weekend. I'll keep you posted on that, but for now I need to get cracking! I'll try to post today's painting at a decent hour...bye for now.

Monday, October 1, 2007

"On the Fence"


5" x 7", Oil on Masonite

This was a picture that I took last week on my son's field trip to Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA. The kids ran ahead and climbed a fence to see what was on the other side. I loved the colors and shadow shapes they casted, and how I could see their personalities shine through their stances.