Saturday, March 31, 2007

The bay at Tide Mill #1
This is a series of four paintings from my favorite place to be in the summer, Tide Mill farm where I have gone for the last fourteen years in a painting retreat for two weeks . this is in the last town on the coast of Maine,
6x6 acrylic paintings on board this is #1 for $100.00

Friday, March 30, 2007

Une orange

Because of my limited time this week , due to the exhibit coming up , I am only painting miniatures. what people call ACEO , so here is another one , they are actually fun to do!
oil on board, 2,5x3,5 " Une orange" email me

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Full moon

Here is my post ,this little miniature painting now called ACEO for the collectors of these card . one night a few weeks ago sitting at my easel thinking what I wanted to paint ,when I looked out, the full moon was out just talking to me , paint me !

So here it is a 2,5x3,5. oil painted on heavy watercolor paper . $12.00 buy now

Framing , mailing post cards , many last minute details .The hanging of the show is Sunday , the reception is in the 13 Th, Today it was in the Lowell Sun .

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Sunset in Maine, ACEO

Spring is really trying to show , I am eager to go and clean the yard , we still have a little snow here and there , i just hope by next week I will be able to go out and plein air painting. My show will be up at the Gallery in Portsmouth ,i will try to go in the area to paint.

Another ACEO , for the ones who does not know what it is , they are{ Art Card Editions Originals} a miniature painting for collectors of ACEO. 2,5 x 3,5

Monday, March 26, 2007

ACEO, La Poire

With little time this week , with all the framing I have to do, I will post some ACEO miniature paintings,
ACEO, oil on paper, email Sold

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Florida Oranges

One more week before the show of "the Back Roads of France" so this week will be a lot of framing and last minutes details. I continued my fruits on the quilt ,these paintings would look great together.
6x6 oil on canvas Buy Now $100.00, email me

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Fresh strawberries

Went to an interesting meeting this morning with the Pastel Society of NH , met lots of new talented artist . Had lunch with my friend Sue at an Irish pub, came home to finish my daily painting. I don't know how I was able, because my dog just about drove me crazy, with the nice weather and everyone walking by, he wanted to go out on the deck every five minutes, up down loose my brushes, phone ringing etc...he is a nice dog but a bit spoiled, only 18 months old . I wanted to take the photo outside before dark ,because I don't like to use the flash. Anyway here are the results ,and a glass of wine! enjoy

Fresh strawberries

6x6 oil on canvas $ 100.00 + shipping , email me

Friday, March 23, 2007

Pears on quilt

I bought these beautiful fruits yesterday ,by accident I set them on this quilt that covers my dog's cage , here I had a painting! it was exiting , not even planed, of course my head says lets get more fruits and see, so more still life to come , It's OK , mud season is here .
6x6 oil painting on canvas ,$100.00+ postage {Buy now } , email me

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Orleans , France

When you go away for a few days, you pay with all the work you have piled up, commissions, projects , marketing with the show that is coming up. One good thing I had a small painting started so I did get to finish it . So here it is, this is my home town of Orleans,France . I went to school right next to the cathedral the town sits on the edge of the Loire river, also the town is famous for the Joan of Arc history, that was my assignment to get into Art School ,to depict her coming into town . I did OK , I got in the school ,that was a long time ago!
oil on panel 3x5 framed $ 100.00 I take paypal

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Red Barn sketch
We are home after being gone for 6 days, I am ready to continue working on some projects I had put aside before this short trip, of course I now have more material and ideas to work from.

Also my show is coming up in about 10 days. Oh boy, I better get to work!
Here is another trip sketch #4 Watercolor 8x10 .

Monday, March 19, 2007

Sketch #3 farm house in Western Maryland

In my last day of visiting my family,tomorrow we will be on the road all day returning to Massachusetts,we had a wonderful visit with everyone ,they even gave me time to go out painting witch I did this morning ,I went back to the farms I found yesterday and painted this
sketch from the car, it was great!
sketch in watercolor 8x10 will be a painting later on .

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Still away from the studio ,having a wonderful time with the family and sketching also taking a lot of photos ,today I took a ride to the beautiful fields of Maryland and Pennsylvania, with it's farms and silos,so many place to paint .

This sketch is from the front door of my son's house. I love all the different style houses in this area.
sketch with charcoal and watercolor 8x10 ,for a future painting.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Busy today with the family, but managed to do a quick sketch from the window, it snowed all day yesterday,it was very pretty this morning with this fresh cost of snow , I never have visited this area when they had snow,this afternoon we took a drive to west Virginia,visited some old Friends,beautiful country side perfect for plein air painters.
this is just a trial working from the laptop away from the studio .Just a sketch!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Snowed in, while in Maryland, will try to post tomorrow .

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Portsmouth Kiosk

70 degrees today , it's a tease! of course my chickens were very happy to get out in the yard. I did manage to do my daily painting today even starting late in the afternoon after breakfast club meeting, and lunch with my friend Anna. I took this picture last month when I was doing my Portsmouth series, a little different for me I included some figures .

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Old Quoddy Head Coast Guard Station

The good weather is here, and I hope to stay!

Worked on many different painting project today, I had layout the ground work last night on the painting I am posting today, I took a picture last year of this old Coast Guard Station up in Quoddy. it happen that my brother in law was stationed there in the 60's. Again I just love that red roof and it kind of remind it me of a Hopper style , I find myself painting a lot of his very familiar subject, but then again, he loved the State of Maine .
This is a 6x6 oil painting $ 100.00, perfect gift for someone who has lived there at one time in his life . Email me

if you have a chance to see Art of the West, here is my new add , just in time for a show in April.

Monday, March 12, 2007

The three of us

I was too late to post for Monday, but here it is !

My favorite street in Lubec, Maine when the sun goes down .
6x6 oil on canvas, $ 100.00 , pay pal accepted ,

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Red house in New Ipswich

Took the day off from painting, and went to the Worcester Art Museum , all by myself , normally I always go with a friend but today I wanted to enjoy and take my time in front of these beautiful paintings and only dream to paint like them, they was a painting by James Abbot McNeil Whistler of the lady with a fur jacket , arrangement in Black and brown , I feel in love with that one, I had never seen that particular one , it was very large , I always wondered how did they moved them around in the old days ? Horse and carriage I guess! no SUV. Actually I have been fortunate to have exhibited a couple times in the house where he was born , at the Whistler art Museum here in Lowell,MA
Another Winter scene , and you must know by now I love red!
Oil, 6x6 on canvas $100.00 Paypal

Friday, March 09, 2007

The Brick House

Where did the week go, seems like a flash to me, good thing the cold is going away also .I did paint most of the day. My post cards for the show arrived , now I have to organised my mailing list. I worked on this painting of a unique brick house in town , I have paint it in pastel before , and actually won a prize with it ,so today I wanted to do it in Oil.

6x6 oil on canvas $100.00 ,buy now with paypal , email me

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Red Rhododendron

I finished the painting I was working on yesterday, I am posting early today , company is coming!

Enjoy my spring scene of this red rhododendron, very powerful against the white and black.

Oil on canvas ,6x6 $ 100.00 + shipping $10.00

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The yellow farm house

It was the Art breakfast club meeting today at Borders, I was so exited to pick up "Art of the West "magazine and see my add in there . I know, I live on the East coast but it was a special for OPA members, never hurt to get exposure somewhere else .
Here is a typical New England farm house in our town , I just imagined in the old days the kids would walk to school in this snow covered road.
oil on canvas, 8x10 Buy Now $100.00+ $ 10.00 shipping

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Deer Isle cottage

Cold , cold , no other words to describe today, perfect day to just paint all day, ,I am not totally finish with the one I worked on today , also did a lot of varnishing and started to frame for the show in April.
I drove by this cottage one day, and immediately said, this is a painting , I took the artistic licence to change a few things, It is the kind of place you want to stay and enjoy the ocean view. It the kind of painting you want to have in your house, come home from work, and imagine you are there. Email me and you could have this dream!
16x20 oil on canvas framed with wide gold plein air frame $ 1200.00 or best offer. I take Pay Pal . free shipping

Monday, March 05, 2007

Paysage de France

I am getting ready for the show next month , I will have in Portsmouth, NH at the Robert Lincoln Levy gallery. Yesterday I drove out there 140 miles round trip to see the room I will share with two other Artist, we each have a wall, my show has a theme , "The Back Roads of France" I just ordered my cards , today I ordered the frames , All this takes time! the show for me, is a culminations of work done every time I visited my Mother these last few years before she passed away at the age of 100 . If you live in the area be sure to visit the Gallery on State street the month of April , I will update this blog on the show , a few more times before it happens.
This scene was on my morning walk there, a small duck pond, a very serene pasture.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Fresh Flowers for today!

Today, I went to one of my friend Dianne Levine 's art exhibit opening , as artists we must support each other. The exhibit of her colorful pastel where truly beautiful. After all the snow and ice we had two days ago, it was a delight to see! check it out , if you live in Arlington, MA at the Jefferson Cutter House . Art work does something to cheer you up and make you happy!

Flowers to think of spring is coming soon!
This is a pastel , 10x10 with a white matting 15x15 $ 150.00 + shipping
call me if interested,

Friday, March 02, 2007

Bucks Harbor cottage

I am working on a painting for someone , so I had to concentrate on that first , my daily came second , but I always have a painting to post from my summer collection. This painting was done on Location in one of these quint fishing village in Maine , I remember working on this painting for two days with the smell of rotten fish the fisherman use for bates. I didn't mind because I was out painting in the fresh air , by the way that is Plein air translation!
this is a 11x14 acrylic on board $275.00

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Garden gate at the Fells

We had the pleasure of friends visiting today, from Tennessee . I gave them a tour of the Daily Painters sights and blogs etc... and of course of my new collection of paintings. It is always nice to see old friends you have not seeing for awhile.
Last summer I was invited to paint in this beautiful Historic Garden in NH , call the Fells .
This is the gate to the garden
Oil 6x12 on canvas buy now $125.00
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