Friday, October 12, 2018

"Mr. Shine"

"Mr. Shine"
Oil on Gessobord, 4" x 4"

I really wanted the beautiful back-lighting on this lemon to come through
in the painting so I hope it did.
I started this two days ago. When I painted today I brushed a thin coat of medium to begin with, and a layer of paint came off. Yikes! Usually my oils are pretty dry after two days. But I think it turned out pretty well so who knows, a new technique in the making?

Saturday, October 6, 2018

"Hakurei Turnip"

"Hakurei Turnip"
Oil on Canvas, 6" x 4"

The thing about belonging to a Community Supported Agriculture group is that you get all these strange veggies that you never heard of before. But our wonderful Field Goods in Westchester, New York gives us great recipes, so these turnips in a stir fry with onions and Garam Masala were great!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

"Hey There"

"Hey There"
Oil on Board, 6" x 6"

This is a study.
While we were visiting friends in Martha's Vineyard we stopped to photograph this beautiful field near the end of the day. This cow was very interested in us!

Monday, September 24, 2018


Oil on Canvas, 8" x 10"

We just spent a wonderful weekend with friends at Martha's Vineyard.
The weather on Saturday was gorgeous. This one still needs a sky.

Friday, September 21, 2018

"Fish House, Rockport, MA"
Oil on Canvas, 8" x 6"

I am told this is the most often painted building in the United States! So now I've done it.
: )

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Wine Cork"

"Wine Cork"
Oil on Canvas, 4" x 4"

 It is a plain little thing. However,
"It doesn't matter what you paint, it's how you paint it."
I believe that quote is from consummate painter Colley Whisson.

Sunday, September 16, 2018


Oil on Canvas, 6" x 4"

Oh still life, I have missed thee! I've really been focusing on landscape to increase my painting comfort level, which I have! Way back my one true painting love, landscape, was eclipsed by still life when I had small kids and I couldn't leave the house. Well, the kids are grown.
My oldest says still life is 'still boring,' but I still love it!

"Green with Envy"

""Green with Envy"
Oil on canvas, 8" x 10"

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

"On the Coast, Los Barriles, Mexico"

"On the Coast, Los Barriles"
Oil on Canvas, 6" x 12"

This place was phenomenally beautiful! Maybe I'll paint it again, just to see.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

"Daisy, after Neil Nelson"

"Daisy, after Neil Nelson"
Oil on Canvas, 6" x 4"

Copying other painters is a time honored tradition that I engage in from time to time.
This painter is amazing, and I have learned so much from this exercise.

In other regards, today is 911 and my heart goes out to all who may have lost someone. We will always remember, not to seek retribution, but to fight intolerance and to respect each other as human beings.