Tuesday, January 29, 2008



I know - the name of this one isn't very creative, but it's all I have in me tonight...
My daughter brought this shell to me and asked me to paint it and then put it on the computer. She's so cute, how could I not??

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"Baby Bella"

5" x 5", Oil on Masonite

It's funny how interesting I find things when I'm at the market. I now look for things to paint that I never would have considered eating!! I think this is the first time in my life that I bought fresh mushrooms...now if I only I learned to cook with them, my family would be happy!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Today I spilled tacks all over my work table and decided it was easier (and more fun) to paint them than to pick them back up!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

"Ginger Root"

6" x 6", Oil on Masonite

Did you ever see ginger root? It actually reminds me of something that would crawl around the bottom of the ocean. It's almost creepy. But definitely interesting - tons of texture, too. I really liked painting this one.

Friday, January 11, 2008

"Morning Stroll, II"

4" x 4" - 9" x 9" framed (frame included), Pastel
I love the little legs on this guy. I actually painted him before; he was my very first subject for my 'Painting a Day' project. And this probably won't be the last time I paint him, either!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

"Hot, Hot, Hot!"

6" x 6", Oil on Masonite

I was shopping for these little Habanero peppers recently, when a woman asked me if I knew just how hot they actually are. I told her that I was only going to paint them, and she "Good - they are hot, hot, hot!" They look too pretty to be so dangerous!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Not For Sale

This painting still needs a few little adjustments. I painted it for someone that is very special to me - I hope she likes it!

Friday, January 4, 2008


4" x 6", (7.5" x 9.5" framed), Pastel

This little piece was so much fun to paint. I repainted the sky a time or two, and I am finally happy with the end result. This was painted from a photograph taken at Cape Cod, Ma., a place where I could definitely live with endless inspiration!

Thursday, January 3, 2008


4" x 4" (9" x 9" framed - included), Pastel
This 'sweet' little piece was done in pastel, which I plan on using more of this year. I love how the colors can be layered to achieve different effects. One of the many things on my 'to do' list this year is to compile some fast facts about the archival qualities of pastel to post or hand out at my shows. Many people are intimidated by pastel not knowing that they will last just as long as oil paintings, and will not fade, yellow or crack.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

"Bench Warmers"

5" x 7", Oil on Masonite

My son named this one for me. I am not a big sports fan; I was stuck on a title for this piece. I had so much fun painting it though....it reminded of the one I did called 'On the Fence'; I think the players' personalities come through just in the way they are sitting.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!!

A little note to wish you a happy, safe and prosperous New Year! I have a long list of resolutions for myself; how about you?? I am rested up, and ready and anxious to return to painting! Tomorrow will be my first post of the new year; I can't wait to get started....