Saturday, September 19, 2015

Clouds above Light on Shore

This is an imaginary coastal scene that I created using a palette knife and brush technique.  I sometimes paint a landscape from memory or composite memories of beautiful places I have experienced.  This one represents the low early evening light under the clouds illuminating the islands and the shore.  Painting from memory frees one's creative spirit.  Does this painting evoke any memories of a particular place for you?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Summer Marsh in Ipswich

This painting is a view of the marsh at high tide on the road to Crane's Beach.  Often there are kayakers and boaters on these waterways.  I recently rented a lovely art studio space in an old mill building where I can continue to focus on developing my skills as a painter in the company of many wonderful artist friends.  I find that having a space outside of my home helps me concentrate for uninterrupted hours of creativity.  I'll be sharing more paintings with you soon.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Tea and Roses

Dear friends and followers,
I have been away from my blog for several months while I have been taking classes with a wonderful artist, Kelly Carmody. I have learned a lot and am now inspired to again paint still lifes, landscapes and portraits and share them with you on my blog.  I have reactivated my website and added some new paintings at:    This is my latest oil painting from a still life set up in my studio.  I love the challenge of painting white roses!  Thank you for sharing my adventures in painting.  It is so nice to have feedback and comments on this blog.   I will continue to post new paintings as they are finished.  Enjoy!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

October in the White Mountains

Bright sunshine pours over the hill after the first October snow covers the distant mountain tops in New Hampshire.

Painting a Sargent at the Museum of Fine Arts

This is a revised painting of the woman at the MFA painting a copy of John Singer Sargent's painting.  I made several changes that I hope are improvements.  I am submitting this painting to a juried Members show at the Newburport Art Association this weekend.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Painting Sargent at the MFA

On a recent visit to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, I discovered this young woman painting a painting by one of my favorite Boston artists, John Singer Sargent.  She was doing a wonderful job!  I couldn't resist taking a photo so that I could paint her painting Sargent.