Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Home from School

I had no time to paint today! art meeting in the morning, visits with old friends , a few critiques of new paintings ,planning of summer shows . It is always a good meeting but come back to late to start a painting . As artist we do need to interact with others in the same field.
This is a painting from my fall collection , the scene is a few streets over from my house .
oil on linen 11x14 buy now $275.00 a bargain at this price for an original!
all my paintings are originals and copyrighted, not to be reproduced.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Sunset in Maine

Another month has gone, why does it go faster when you get older? Well, I did squeeze a small painting between dog walk , dog bath, paper work, cooking and cleaning.
When I want to escape, I paint Maine, and this is one of of many sunset we wait to see in the evening when I am there with all my Art friends.
Oil on canvas 6x6 Buy now $100.00

Monday, February 26, 2007

Lubec on the edge

I am thinking of spring right now, I am getting a bit of Cabin fever lately,I just want to go out and paint but not another snow scene , generally the public does not buy a lot of snow scene, so I don't want to overload my gallery with them!
If anyone has ever been to Lubec Maine, you will know this wonderful house looking out to the Bay of Fundy , right on the edge , I have painted a few times from different view point.
It is an oil painted on canvas 12x16
Buy now with Pay Pal $275.00 great value, for a new collector !

Saturday, February 24, 2007

French cat under the tablecloth
This is my niece's cat, who lives in a restaurant and loves to hide under the table , it wouldn't be acceptable in the US, but in France cat and dogs are very spoiled ,they rule!
not for sale at the moment , it will be in my show coming soon.
Original design and copyrighted ,and may not be reproduced

Friday, February 23, 2007

The red House, view from my Studio
I know, I said no more snow! but today we woke up with another coat, and my mind didn't know what to do , I looked out the window and I knew my scene for today. From my easel I see my wonderful neighbors house, when the sun is about to go down around four o'clock in the afternoon the sun shines on to the house and turns it bright red.
This is an oil 6x6 on canvas,

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Low tide in Maine

I am still working on my commission , but glad to report I finished it , my client should be happy !

I don't work that often in Pen & ink anymore ,I used to do a lot of them for advertising ,but now with color printers and scanners etc , it is not much in demand . I will post again something I painted this past summer
This is a miniature oil painted on a special panel 3x5 with a nice gold frame
Buy now $100.00

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Cutler fishing shacks

I am working on a pen & ink drawing at the moment for a client . My painting was limited today , also had our weekly art meeting , the day went way too fast!

Posting a scene I painted in the summer on the coast of Maine.
this is a 11x14 oil painting
buy now $175.00

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Le Chemin , The path

I have a feeling people are sick of snow!
I have put aside my snow scene series for awhile.
This is a scene that I have walk many times ,{Le Chemin} translation the path , It was located closed to my mother's house in France , at the end of this path I was always sure to find the morning fog. Europe has a lot of fog!
Oil painted on canvas 6x8
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all my work is original and copyrighted

Monday, February 19, 2007

Beauty of Winter
Cold today! For President's day.
I keep thinking Spring is coming soon, tomorrow being Mardi Gras, A great place to be at this time of year is Venice , I had the chance to go during Carnival season , the costumes are incredible. Wish I was there now!

This is in oil on linen
9x12 $125.00 buy now


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Sunday, February 18, 2007

The red chair on the porch

I used to paint a lot of watercolors , and a porch scene was my favorite ! I came upon this one couple days ago in New Hampshire , and I couldn't resist . I will make sure I check this porch in the Spring, because soon I want to start painting spring!
This is a 6x6 oil painted on canvas .
buy now $125.00.
All my work is original and copyrighted,
I travel many back roads of new England to find the perfect scenes for my painting.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Pepperell with a fresh coat of snow

A quiet Saturday to paint ,this scene is up the street from me , I have always loved it , I have done this scene a few times at different seasons, mostly in watercolor .This week after the fresh snow I wanted to do it in oil, so here it is!
9x12 oil on canvas
This is in Pepperell Massachusetts
Buy now $ 275.00
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Friday, February 16, 2007

New England farm house

My favorite subjects to be Architecture, I am always looking for interesting houses .
I am lucky to live in this area, I am surrounded with the most intriguing homes , I will never run out of the oldies.
This is a larger painting today, from my gallery
16x20 oil on canvas framed with a gold frame
this could be yours.
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Buy now $1200.00

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Stawberry Banke Historic district

What a beautiful morning with the fresh snow, As I was walking this morning early with my friend and the dogs ,I kept looking at the sun peeking through the woods and the beautiful shadows on the fresh snow , my friend said what are you looking at ? oh just shadows , my brain was thinking painting! It was only about 7 degrees while we were walking.
I continued my series of Portsmouth
this is a 8x8 oil painted on canvas
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

the Blue Victorian

Molly is doing a little bit better, she is resting very cozy on her bed while we are having one of our big snow storm of the year.I managed to finish the painting I started yesterday being my favorite subjects to do, Houses!of course, I love to paint many things ,but that seems to be me , sometimes I fight it ,but always go back to paint them ,ever since I was a little girl .
I love all the different colors in this one.
this is an 8x8 painted on stretched canvas.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I really wanted to finish another painting for my series of Portsmouth, but the time got away from me today. I have a sick cat that needed my attention , I think she will be OK after the trip to the Vet early this morning , and a few tests $$. she is a wonderful and beautiful cat but aging ,17 years old ! she has been a wonderful companion in the Studio .
This is a watercolor of her a few years back!
This painting is not for sale

Monday, February 12, 2007

The old Colonials of the 1700

The days are getting longer, I think Spring is near, let's this storm pass and renew the beauty of Winter just for a few more weeks.
I wonder if the houses who are built today will last as long as the old Colonials in the back roads of Portsmouth, I don't think so...
This is to continue my series of these beautiful homes.
Oil on canvas 6x6
Buy now $ 100.00

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Summer cottage on the Maine coast

Took a field trip to the coast, just to replenished some creative juice. Today being a wonderful day with sunshine , it was perfect ,the calm before the storm ! the weather man does predict some snow this week.
oil painted on canvas 11x14
Buy now for $225.00
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Friday, February 09, 2007

Stawberry Banks Portsmouth, NH

Finished my third painting of Stawberry banke , one of the oldest village in the country , lots of tourist go and visit every year.

Named by the first settlers in 1630 for the profusion of wild berries found on the shores of the Piscataqua River, Strawbery Banke is rich with history: George Washington, Daniel Webster, John Paul Jones and John Hancock were all guests on this site.
This is a 8x8 oil on canvas
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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Strawberry banks Winter

Another good painting day, the house is not getting cleaned ,but when you are on a roll , you better use that energy and creativity .The dust will pile up but who cares! plus it is too cold to go out, I feel bad for my poor chickens , I have three of them two hens and a rooster, one day I will post some of my paintings of them .

I have continued a small series of Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth NH,In this one I liked all the different roof lines with the sunlight on them.
This is a 8x8 on Canvas
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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Strawberry Bank Historic district

I finished the painting I was working on and started another one from the same area , I have wanted to do this scene for many years , every year I have participated at different art exhibit in this Historical district. It was a very productive day , and managed to see my Friends from Breakfast club this morning where we discussed the results of a local benefit art auction .
I finely joined the EBay auction , two of my painting are now listed two Seascapes done of Plum island in Pastel , anyone interested visit eBay to bid , I will figure out later how to do it from my blog .
This painting is an oil done on linen canvas
8x10 email me if interested

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Hiking trail on Cobscook bay

I am working from a photo today , too cold to be out! but I was lucky to shoot some great photos on Sunday when I went to Portsmouth , I was working on that today while it is fresh on my mind,
otherwise they will go in the box and I will forget about them.
The last few days I touched up a few paintings not totally done, here is another one. It is from a Hicking trail along the coast I took with some Art friends couple years ago.
Oil painted on canvas 10x20 $175.00
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Monday, February 05, 2007

Maine Fields of flowers

So cold ! I couldn't warm up today ,and my dog wanted to go out every five minutes , It was too cold to walk today , he had all this extra energy! I worked on already started paintings, changed a few things and cleaned the studio.
This was one of the painting the foreground had rocks and it just didn't look good ,this painting sat there for a longtime ,because I knew I wanted a different look!
I like it now. oil on canvas 6x12 a lovely addition to a collection , only $100.00
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All my paintings are originals and copyrighted

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Maine sunset

Today was a day to visit galleries and take some pictures of the recent snow we had , My friend Sue and I had a wonderful day in Portsmouth NH, where we visited a few galleries, had a delicious cappuchino and Biscotti at the local bakery later drove around , went across the bridge to Maine to go to Kittery Point to see the quint town and scenic drive around the coast .
Maine sunset from one of my many drive down the coast in the summer ,this was a quick acrylic sketch from my car.
5x7 acrylic on paper matted $ 100.00
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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Kittery Point , Maine

Snow came during the night , the morning was beautiful with all the snow on the trees!
This is an oil on linen
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Friday, February 02, 2007

The making of the Crepes

All in a day's work !
We had the Crepes this afternoon , I probably should of paint them also, next time!
This was a 5x5 oil painted on watercolor paper
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The making of Crepes

Today was Ground hog day here . When I grew up in France, it was the day you made Crepes, called La chandeleur, I would run home from school knowing my mother would make them fresh just for me, they were so delicious all rolled up with the sugar inside. The tradition was to be able to cook them flip them into the air into the pan without missing it , and all that was with one hand, in your other hand you must had a gold coin , and if you made it without any mistake.

You had enough money for the rest of the year. I have passed on this tradition to my children and grand children, last night I was gathering the ingredients for this morning's making the batter when I decided to paint the still life of it

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Winter by the Sea

Today I finished a few paintings that only needed a final touch. The day flew by!

This snow scene I am posting today, was done earlier from Plum Island, MA. I always like to go to the ocean after a snow storm , it looks so beautiful and unusual to see snow on the beach.

This is a pastel on a board framed and matted
$125.00 email if interested