Sunday, March 30, 2008

Mellow Yellow

"Mellow Yellow"

Another image of a tulip! You would think I liked to paint them...
It'll be a while yet before we see these in yards across town. I haven't
spoken of anything but the weather lately! But today the temps are creeping into the 50's!
I am now posting a "figure painting of the week" on my blog, check it out.

Potted Pansies

"Potted Pansies" Giclee print available
Original SOLD
Now we start seeing little black plastic potting trays full of
multi-colored pansy faces at the garden centers. These little beauties
are tough when it comes to a little frost!
And Vermont is know for a "little" frost all the way into May.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Front 'n Center

"Front 'n Center" Giclee prints available

Another image of spring...since it is snowing here! The weather just
doesn't seem to want to cooperate with warmer thoughts. Oh well.
I am working on a daffodil painting today, so you see the spring theme
continues. I'm like the farmer's market...paint what is fresh and in season.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


"Garden Tea Time" 7.5" x 7.5"

Today the sun is shining and the ice is melting. We had our own private skating rink in our backyard! Tea in the garden sounds like a great idea, but maybe in several weeks... or make that months here in Vermont! Especially since those reliable weatherpeople are predicting snow again for tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Potted Plants

"Pink Cyclamen and Orange"
On display at Furchgott & Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne
I love the colors in this painting...I really had fun with my palette that day. Time to try some other potted plants soon.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


"His Royal Highness"
Original painting at Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery in Stowe, Giclee prints available.
This rooster just begs to be looked at. He is so proud and isn't afraid to show off a little. I'm in the studio working on new roosters today. Friends are bringing me photos of roosters from their travels to various islands, so inspiration a-plenty!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Sonoma vista

Since spring doesn't seem to want to come to Northern New England, I'm reverting back to last fall. This is a sketch out of my travel watercolor book from last November driving through Sonoma, California. The vistas were beautiful and all the vines were in shades of ochre, burgundy, olive green and burnt sienna. What a natural color palette! I'll post more little sketches from my various journals in the future.

Friday, March 21, 2008

More bulbs

"Daffodil Dance" 7.5" x 7.5"

Here is a somewhat abstracted painting of bright yellow daffodils.
Have a great weekend and a Happy Easter.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"Sweeping Blooms" 22" x 15"

On display now at Mary Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville through May 11th.

This painting was made into a puzzle. Here is the link to the website of the manufacturer Briarpatch. Okay it's into the studio to play with some more paint. Happy Spring!


"Spring Faces" 13.5" x 5.5"
(original available)

The rain is coming down, tomorrow is the first day of spring and we are supposed to get several inches of snow! How is that for the last (official) day of winter. We should have plenty of water so everything can burst into bloom when the earth wakes up.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Calling spring

"Daffodil Delight" Giclee print available

I guess spring is on my mind...unfortunately we have a winter storm warning here in Vermont, so it is not yet to be. With Easter around the corner the stores will be full with cut tulips, daffodils and other spring blooms for me to paint! A little consolation.

Monday, March 17, 2008

"Red Amaryllis" 15" x 22"

This painting was done in the studio last year after my amaryllis bulbs had come to full bloom. I cut the stems and put them in a vase and arranged the still life around them. I like that the painting is primarily done in red tones. Sometimes it's fun to challenge yourself with a limited color palette.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

My Turf

"My Turf" 7.5" x 7.5" Original Watercolor NEW!

This bully of a rooster seems to be standing his ground protecting what is his. I guess we all get that way some time. He still brings a smile to my face. I just sent this painting, along with 13 others, to Applejack Art Partners to be added to my portfolio. Who knows, maybe you'll see him on tiles, fabric or anything else for that matter soon!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Thoughts of spring

"Pastel Tulips" 15" x 22" (original painting available)
After the snow decides to melt and the ground will warm a bit, maybe we'll see tulips again. Until then we'll have to be content with store bought bunches.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Bermuda vista

"St. George's Pastels"

This typical Bermuda scene with the scooter in front of the pastel buildings takes me back to last year when I had the chance to paint some beautiful places around Bermuda. On a cold Vermont morning this just radiates island warmth.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New England Watercolor Society

My painting "Cosmos, Bottles and Pears", 15"x22" was chosen to be a part of the New England Watercolor Society's Regional Juried Exhibition at the Cotuit Center for the Arts from April 12 - May 14, 2008

New Blogger

"Mix and Match"

Original Watercolor 22"x15"
Matted Giclee Prints are available for $145 plus S&H
The above image is being reproduced on gift bags and they are available at the Christmas Tree shops. The picture below shows the other designs that are available.

This is the first blog for me. I'm new to this and thought I'd join the other artists who are blogging and sharing their art on a regular basis.