Friday, June 4, 2010

One blog for now.....

Please stroll through my paintings here, but I think I am going back to one blog for the time being . It is not too much trouble to maintain both, but it seems that I do not get traffic for both. I guess most people want to make one stop! So for now, I hope you will stay with me and visit my blog at
I will continue my oils and pastels on that one site, and love all the input and feedback I receive, so I hope you will continue to stop by and leave a response. Thanks, and happy painting to all!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Little Bowl of Cherries

8 x 8 Oil on canvas panel
not available

Friday, May 21, 2010

Fresh Bunch

10 x 12 Oil on canvas board

I have always admired other painters versions of radishes. I always wanted to try a painting of these colorful veggies, and here it is!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fog and Field

8 x 8 Oil on board

Friday, May 7, 2010


10 x 12 Oil on canvas panel

This was my first attempt at roses. I thought it would be hard to paint, but I really tried to keep them simplified and I think it worked. Helps when you don't pressure yourself, I just thought I would try them and wouldn't worry about the outcome. Happy Mother's Day to all!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Spring is Here

10 x 12 Oil on canvas board

The lowly dandelion comes to life, still life that is. The bouquet of choice for toddlers to give to moms, but they really are a versatile plant, although pesty! I used to hunt the tender new greens with my father when I was little, and we would make salad with them, full of iron... good for you. My sister, the plant lover, has made dandelion wine, (I have never tasted it, so can't vouch), and she has roasted the roots and made coffee!! How's that for this pesky little ..... dare I say....weed! They don't last more that a few hours in a vase, (in case you had ideas for a centerpiece)!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


10 x 10 Oil on board

Monday, April 26, 2010

Pines and Field

10 x 10 Oil on canvas

A scene from one of my favorite walks, this field has many shapes from winter wonder to summer flowers and fall grass that is shoulder height.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Blue Sky Marsh

8 x 8 Oil on canvas

It is getting brighter and beginning to look like spring, I think! Riding bikes, looking for new places to paint.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Key West Rooster

6 x 6 Oil on masonite

One of the many roosters and chickens that roam the neighborhoods and streets of Key West. I will surely miss their crowing. They are very entertaining and comical, but proud.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bike Sketch

8 x 8 Oil on masonite

This is a fast sketch I did as an exercise. I hope to do a more finished one eventually.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Tidal Flats

8 x 10 Oil on canvas

This is from a photo taken on a sailboat. The colors from all the different water depths, some shallow with sand or grass, really created these stripes. The greens and blues were of every shade. I think I will try a larger painting making the transitions a bit softer.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mangrove and Sky

10 x 10 Oil on Raymar canvas

I am so excited that I actually finished my first painting here in Key West. I was very happy I was able to find the time and actually get it done. As time went on, it was getting daunting to think about setting everything up, but now I am looking forward to doing another soon. I am very inspired by my surroundings.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

No Bowl of Cherries

8 x 10 Oil on masonite

Another in my mini series of cherries and reflections, minus the glass bowl, hence the title.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Stemmed Glass

8 x 10 Oil on masonite
$125.00 unframed

I do love doing these still lifes with glass, I have to say that this looks better in person!
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monhegan Landmark

5 x 7 Oil on masonite
$65 unframed

A very famous scene on Monhegan Island in Maine, you have all probably seen it a hundred times. It was fun to do my version, would like to do a large one someday.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Turnips and Jar

6 x 6 Oil on masonite
$50 unframed

Monday, February 8, 2010

Through the Pines

10 x 10 Oil on canvas board(raymar)Sold
$100 unframed

This is another from Vinalhaven, one of the pine and rock studded islands off Maine. Endless subject to paint, you can understand why so many artists come and spend months here.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Bowl of Cherries

9 x 12 Oil on masonite
$125 unframed

I don't know what it is, but the combination of the white cloth, cherries and reflection in this made it very enjoyable to paint. Simple pleasures!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Massacre Pond

10 x 10 Oil on canvas panel
$100 unframed, additional for framing

History of the area has it that an Indian battle took place on this waterway, hence the name. I don't remember the date, but it conjures up some vivid images for me.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


10 x 10 Oil on canvas panel
$1oo unframed, additional for framing

I need to do better with titles, but how can one come up with good names all the time. More poppies to brighten everyone's day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Days

8 x 10 Oil on masonite
$100 unframed additional for frame

I love poppies, and could keep painting them. It must be their wonderful colors. I have some great soft salmon colors in my garden, too.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


8 x 8 Oil on canvas board
$75.00 unframed, additional for framing
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Not the greatest name for this painting, sometimes you just can't come up with something clever!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Bunch of Buoys

6 x 6 oil on masonite
$65.00 unframed
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Typical scene around here, buoys present a vibrant color pallet for the artist!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tied Up

6 x 6 Oil on masonite
$65.00 unframed, add $10.00 for frame
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Cherished Life

12 x 12 Oil on masonite
$150.00 additional for framing
$10.00 Shipping
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The name for this painting was difficult, it is a statue from an historic cemetery I just toured in Portland. I have never been there before, seeing it is not near my neighboring haunts :), and was astonished by it's beauty. I can't wait to go back and hopefully do a guided walking tour(in warm weather). I really don't have a lot of info, but it is on the national historic register and is filled with beautiful statues and sculptures of the victorian era. It has a walking trail and wetlands, so it is also a wildlife habitat of sorts and is used by the Audubon for bird migratory studies.
There was snow cover and a lot was hidden, and I did not find any names or history on the statues I photographed. But after painting this sweet, angelic figure I would love to find out more! I really loved this study and felt there must be a story and now I need to know. As I was enlarging the photo on the computer, I even noticed the eyes are blue, and the lips are red which was a big surprise, the eyes matched the color of the sky, it is captivating!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Through the Birches

9 x 12 Oil on masonite
$115.00 unframed, $135.00 framed
$12.oo for shipping
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This painting reminds me of the cold day that it was, gray with those patches of snow. A typical early winter day, the kind that make you look forward to going in and sitting by the fire. It was the experience, because it does have those warm grass colors, even though I am still feeling the chill!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Barn and Yard

6 x 6 Acrylic on masonite
$65.00 unframed, $75.00 framed - includes shipping
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I had driven by this barn and eyed it many times before I finally photographed it and painted it. Sometimes I scold myself for not taking the time to stop for special places I find, always in a hurry!