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:
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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
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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.

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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
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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.
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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
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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
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