Sunday, December 31, 2006

Petit village de France

Happy New Year!
I am starting the New Year with a French Theme, I have been working on a series of paintings of France for the last year . I will have a show in April in Portsmouth NH, a lot of the small ones are studies for the larger ones , some I have done on Location with every trip to France I have taken in the last three years visiting my family.
This little village painting is where I have spend many of my vacations , located in the Sologne region of France in the Loire valley .
this is an oil miniature
3x5 on canvas with a gold frame $100.00

Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Gingerbread Art Gallery

Today I decided to post the painting of my house and studio /gallery, you can see why it is called the Gingerbread house! this house is circa 1885 ,We have lived here for over twenty years .
this is also why I love old houses ,they have so much character.
this is an 16x20 oil painted on canvas. this painting is not for sale , but I can paint yours this way. for more info:
my email is

Friday, December 29, 2006

Kingfield barn

Second day with my new flat screen and I don't like it any better than yesterday!
This is a one of many wonderful Maine barns I have painted over the years, this one is located in a small town in the Western Mountains. It was a quick sketch in watercolor, I just wanted to capture the dark sky and some rays of sun, I think I did just that!
6x9 matted watercolor $ 100.00
email me if interested

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Cutler fishing shack

What a day today! My husband gave me a new flat screen monitor and my son installed it today with a bit of disappointment, all my graphics look distorted and the colors washed out ,we must have spend four hours trying to adjust it . I guess it will take some use to it or I will put the old one back. Because the lack of painting time today, I am posting a summer plein air painting, I often paint in this small Maine coast village.
this is a watercolor 8x10 matted $100.00 email me at

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Last spring I had gone to Cushing, Maine and visited the Olson house where Andrew Wyeth had painted the famous Christina's world painting , I took a lot of pictures that day, the house was empty and too early for tourist so I had the opportunity to walk around and really feel a connection to his work , I have become a real fan of the Wyeth family.
this is a small 5x7 watercolor of me looking in through the other side of the house .
$100.00 email if interested

Tuesday, December 26, 2006


I took two days off from the daily painting and was doing the daily cooking ! and no end in sight as family #2 is arriving tonight from Maryland, now I hope to mix painting and cooking, it is a good thing that my studio is right off the kitchen .
In the summer I look for old houses with character to paint , I am fascinated with the history and mystery of some of them , this one is in Eastport Maine , a place I love to be in the summer.
a small acrylic 3x5 on panel .
this is a gem , reminds me of Edward Hooper .
Buy it now for $125.00 framed, start your collection!

Friday, December 22, 2006

This is an example of a House portrait I often do for people. I love to paint old houses ! and always did, Even as a little girl it was my favorite subject to draw .
This lovely Victorian Inn is Located in Camden, Maine. A great place to visit for a week end.

The food is also exellent with Chef Micheal Salmon

This a large watercolor
price range from $ 275.00 to $500.00
email if interested to know more about House portraits

Thursday, December 21, 2006

No time to paint today! just caught up in the Christmas rush , I think the next few days will be hard to find the time , I am starting to panic. I am posting a pastel from my collection of paintings .
this is a 16x20 pastel matted piece .
anyone interested please email me

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


I must confess today I had no time to paint, I met with my weekly art friends "the Breakfast Club" and later we had our Christmas luncheon , by the time I got home I had run out of steam!Today I will post another winter scene , it's a beautiful farm on a hill in our town of Pepperell, I am always intrigued by it, in all the seasons new England has to offer.
This is a pastel on board 5x7 $ 100.00

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

I had some work done in my house, I was checking in the progress ,when the contractor an his partner said to me , did you paint for your blog today?

I decided to stop all cleaning that I was doing around the house and started painting , I wanted to show them a finish painting before they went home. They are both from Europe so I picked a French scene of a winter village , the village is very familiar to me , I used to spend my summers there when I was a child , last February I was there when a light coat of snow had fallen .

So here it is !

8x10 oil on canvas.

If you are a collector of French scenes , please email me

Monday, December 18, 2006

Today I finely started doing some cleaning in my studio, why do we keep every art magazine that was ever printed ? I could open my own book store right now, I actually have Southwest Art and American Artist from the late 70's. I started decorated my living room for the holidays and realized I had no room for the Christmas tree , paintings everywhere! panic... they must find a home for the holidays , so please help me out and adopt one of these children.
I actually painted this last March , I was coming home from Boston, the sun was going down and all along the highway going North these similar scenes of shadows and reflections in the icy streams were repeating , the next day I painted this scene from memory.
oil on canvas 10x20 175.00 a bargain!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Another day of warm weather for the New England area, it does not feel like Christmas is around the corner. For the folks who like snow, look at my paintings and enjoy some of it !

I always liked to paint snow scenes .This little farm house is just a street over from where I live, I have painted this scene about three times in different seasons in the last twenty years .this is a gem! 6x12 oil
visit my website to see my large work.
for more info in this painting email

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Time crunch is here, the days until Christmas are flying by, presents to buy and make , because all artists make things and people expect them to create something new every year .
I am thinking of a white Christmas !
so here is a little snow on a beach of Plum Island Massachusetts
pastel on board 5x7 $125.00 framed
Still time for Christmas !

Friday, December 15, 2006

The weather has been so great here in New England, I figured by now I would be painting snow scenes ! but I am not complaining because I know the snow will come. With the holidays just around the corner it does not give me much time to paint very large work , but I must prepare for shows to come, until that time , here is another landscape of the Savannah /Hilton Head country side, where I was last week.
6x9 oil on canvas It would make a great present for that special someone! only 10 days left.

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Finely was able to paint this afternoon and it felt good! You have fun when you go away but you pay later with all the chores you have to do. I am still on the South Carolina scenes so it came easy to paint a Low Country landscape, I have found over the years if you don't start working on places you just have been visiting, you later loose the interest and motivation.
Here is a Low Country scene of a tree with Spanish moss.
oil on canvas 6x8 $125.00 .
This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to start collecting originals.
also check my regular website

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

What a busy art day today! started with our Wednesday morning breakfast club and finish with the Nashua art association Christmas party. Not much time to paint!
but I was prepared to post another Low Country landscape.
This is "Hilton head 2 " oil 3x5 0n linen framed $100.00 free shipping.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I am back from Hilton Head after a wonderful week with my family and visiting Art galleries and a little painting. The weather was a bit cold for down South, but the Low Country was still beautiful. I took lots of pictures and also changed some art work I had in a Savannah gallery. I found a wonderful art supply store downtown Savannah and bought some new oils, I am exited to put them to the test!
Here is a sample of the Island scene.
this is a miniature 3x5 oil on canvas , $100.00
email if interested.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I am on my way south to Hilton Head Island and Savannah . I am hoping to see some nice colors in the low country. I will try to post something from there in a few days.
I also will be busy with my family who live on the Island, my Grand daughter is in a Christmas play.
Posting something I painted this summer in Maine.
"Maine beauty " pastel 5x7 $100.00
email if interested

Monday, December 04, 2006

I was nice to see all the different egg paintings this morning on the daily painters. Today I finish a painting that was started a week ago. When I went to Maryland last month I did a plein air sketch in Pastel of the Hager House Museum , what I am posting today is the oil version.
"The Hager House Museum" oil on canvas 6x8
email if interested

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Exhausted after a two day show! It's a good thing I worked on the assignment of the EGG, two days ago. I anxious to see all the paintings about the EGG !
So here it is ,I bought this Alabaster egg 35 years ago while living in Italy. It was fun painting it!
"Alabaster egg" oil painting on a3x5 panel

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Busy day today! after spending the day at an art show in conjunction with the Holiday open house tour in Nashua NH. Last night before I went to bed, I finished a painting that I had started during the week, In keeping with my Maine scenes.
I always liked this old barn, driving by countless of times until last year, it was dismantle for the wood and sold to be used somewhere else, it was sad to see it go!

"The old barn " oil on linen 6x12

Friday, December 01, 2006

Well I did burn the midnight oil last night, but still managed to paint a small Maine scene. This scene is very familiar to me, it's a little red farm house at the edge of our property. The light always hit it just right, I always wanted to paint it, here it is for a quick one !
"Little red farm house " 3x5 oil on panel
always check my website for my large paintings

Thursday, November 30, 2006

I have been working all day framing and getting ready for the show, it did not give me much time to paint today. I will be burning the midnight oil tonight, in the meantime I will post a painting I did this summer in Maine to keep the series going.
Collectors don't pass up this opportunity to purchase my work as such low price
it's the chance of a life time.
check my regular website for more information on my work.
"Whitting farm "oil on canvas 8x10 $175.00

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The rush is starting with a show coming this week end, to benefit the Nashua Symphony. I will display my miniatures, it makes a perfect gift! The next two days I will be doing some framing and painting and hope for the best.
Here is more of Maine, this is my favorite place to be in August.
"Tide Mill cove" pastel 3x4
Email Nita if interested. $100.00 great present!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

My friend Jeanne is here with me while I am giving her a tour of the daily painters site.
Cool day today, but warm for the season, while still my Maine scenes in my mind, I am continuing with a few new scenes of Maine.
"Gilman pond at dusk" miniature oil on panel 3x5
email if interested.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Today I painted a small Maine scene and finish the commission I have been working on since last week. I really want to work on a large one , it will be hard with the holidays coming and all the commitments. My daily paintings will keep on coming!
"Maine fields" oil 5x7
email if interested.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

My favorite town in Maine where I have spend many great week ends and holidays for the last 25 years. This is where I was this week end! I came home with a refresh mind and lots of ideas. I will start my day early and paint.
"Kingfield" 8x10 pastel
$175.00 email if interested

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Had a wonderful Thanksgiving in Maine.Being with the family I was challenged of not being able to paint but did some photography. The colors of the mountains were a rusted orange and purple. The pond had a light sheet of ice with beautiful abstract designs, I am eager to use all of this in the days to come. I am posting Gilman pond where we have spend our Thanksgiving with the family.

Gilman pond II { miniature} 3x5 pastel.
email if interested.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Bailey is a cat who is quick with the paw, a don't mess with me attitude.
But loves to snuggle with the dog.
I have painted Bailey a few times before in watercolors, this is the first time in oil.
I won't be posting tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving to all daily Painters and Art Collectors.
"Bailey" oil miniature 4x5 email if interested.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

This is cat week!
Here is Minou, a French cat, he was my Mother's companion.
This is also a miniature.

"Minou the French cat" oil on canvas 4x5
email if interested.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Here is my Molly, she is wonderful cat, loves to sleep on quilts, she also likes to lay wherever I am working on. This is my practice on the commission cat painting I am working on, also a Molly. Popular name for a cat!
Miniature paintings are great for new collectors, and are now much in demand.
"Molly "oil on canvas 4x5
email if interested.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

This is late for me to post a new painting. I updated some things on my computer and became a bit frustrated when I couldn't figure out to open the blogger page.
Anyway I am still working on my cats. Today I will post a painting I painted last week while in Maryland. This tree was located in the Park of the Washington County Museum in Hagerstown.
"Fall tree" oil on canvas 8x10, $100.00
if interested email me

Photo of Pepperell webelos pack 55 who are working for an Art badge, Good luck!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Yesterday was a warm day for November I really wanted to go out and paint. I think we are in for an encore today! So I think that will be my goal today. My cat paintings still need a few touch ups before I post them.
My post today are my three pears, they look like the three pear shaped ladies.
I also had some visitors yesterday a young Webelos Cub Scout pack with their leaders. It was a field trip to the studio to help them earn their Art badge,they had lots of questions about art and were very knowledgeable about different medium, great kids!
Oil on canvas 5x5 " Three pear shape ladies " email if interested.

Friday, November 17, 2006

This is my last tea pot for now! I have to work on my cat painting.
I will work on series of things to keep myself motivated for this project of a painting a day. So far I love the discipline in my life. Now it would be great if my studio was better organized,I have to work on that! I also have a young Wheaten Terrier pup to keep entertained and that in itself is a full time job.
"Sweet tea" 6x6 oil on canvas
email me if interested

Thursday, November 16, 2006

It has been raining off and on for the last few days, still life is great for those kind of days . I do have a commission to start of a beautiful cat so I will practice with my molly first who is painters dream, being a calico.
but for now enjoy my Irish tea pot, I bought it in Ireland 30 years ago.
Oil on canvas 6x6 "Irish tea pot" $100.00 email me if you are interested

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Today I am starting with the Daily painters, Thanks to Micah for accepting me in the group.
Here it is a:
6x8 oil on canvas title "Green tea"
This painting may be purchase for a low $100.00 plus shipping.
Email me for the details.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Rain, today ! great day to be in the studio and work on some still life painting.

I collect old things like china and lace , my supply is endless to arrange something, I probably should have an antique shop! Today I will post a small still life, all these paintings I am posting on this blog will be small and affordable . My goal is to produce a small painting daily, while also work on some of my commissions work of larger paintings.
8x8 oil on linen "Pewter mug and red Grapes"

Monday, November 13, 2006

We are starting a new week , hopefully things will work out. I did paint all last week to discipline myself to do a painting a day , I used to paint one a day when I was teaching to show my students. I will start doing different series of work like Still life , Landscapes , Architectural scenes and Animals. We will see where this take me .The paintings will be available for sale .My paintings will be mostly oils and pastels. For the next few days I will post different series I plan to work with, yesterday it was a landscape , today I will post a miniature of a house.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Hoping the new version in beta will work better !

Today I went to the tenth Boston International fine art show. It was wonderful and gave me great inspirations. Today I will try to post a picture! something I painted a few days ago.

Great ! finely work!
This is "Early morning on Gilman Pond " , miniature 2x3 pastel

Thursday, November 09, 2006

gingerbread art studio
This error on posting is driving me crazy, but I was painting ! Today I thought of the coast of Maine where I spend all my summers painting plein air. Quoddy State Park to be a favorite place to be on a warm day . I imagined I was there today!
actually it was a beautiful fall day here today, perfect to pick up the leaves and clean up before Winter.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

gingerbread art studio
Trying to figure out how to post images on my blog site.
gingerbread art
Well it has been almost a week that I have started this new blogspot and cannot figure out how to post my paintings. It shows error somewhere? I have been painting one a day as my goal, I wish I could post them on this blog to show my friends. Today at breakfast club I will ask someone who knows more about this.
Yesterday I painted a nice fall oak tree, from the Washington county Museum in Hagerstown MD.Hope to post this soon!

Monday, November 06, 2006

gingerbread art studio
I am back from Maryland after an 9 hours drive, the weather was beautiful all day. The hills and mountains of Pennsylvania were just what an artist would want to paint with it's rust colors and purple mountains. The sun set was also a painters dream and to top all this as we are driving North the moon appeared over the horizon as the biggest gold looking moon I ever saw. All while driving I experienced many paintings in my head ,hope I can remember them all!

Friday, November 03, 2006

gingerbread art studio
Today,I have spent the day in Hagerstown MD with my son and his family.
The weather is clear but chilly beautiful sunset. I will probably go to the
Museum in town , they have a beautiful collection here and I try to visit
everytime I come.The weather should be clear again tomorrow I will try to sketch.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

gingerbread art studio
I will be traveling to Maryland from Massachusetts in the next few days, I always enjoy driving by the beautiful farmlands of Pennsylvania and the Amish countryside. Hope to come back with lots of ideas for my painting.
Welcome to my studio who happens to be a 1885 Gingerbread house in Pepperell MA.
I was painting and teaching classes in my studio for over 22 years. With the time many of my students have gone on to be professionals in the art field from Art teachers, designers , architect and much more .
I decided to take a break from teaching , and share my work with a new audience,
Being versatile and prolific I am up for a new challenge.
enjoy my new journey and my new paintings.