Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Blue Inn by the sea
Took my 150 miles round trip to take down my April show, most of the paintings are back in their boxes or bags ,ready to travel to another place where hopefully they will find a home . It's amazing how many walls ,parks ,fairs ,galleries one painting will travel, evenly someone will love them and take them home. Every artists dreams of that day! it's like children and they even cost money, photos ,brochures, slides ,entry fees . I don't think the general public is aware of this ! When they do get adopted, they become an investment in someones life and bring them joy and tranquility, one advise , BUY ORIGINAL ART!
Another small watercolor sketch done on location last summer.
5x6 watercolor

Friday, April 27, 2007

Cottage on the hill
This was a study, done on location this past summer, for a larger painting ,witch I later painted. but sometimes the sketch captures exactly what you wanted, and this was the case, the end of the day with a bright sun light on the cottage . I love to do those small sketches on location just about anywhere , with no large set up. I am hoping to achieved this next week in France
tomorrow I will drive to take my show down , it has been a month! it sure went fast.
The show will be in Hollis, NH for the month of June.
5x6 watercolor ,email if interested,

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Spring walk
I had started this one a few days ago, after my trip to Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth. A couple taking in, Spring and History,What fun!
The next few days I will be busy figuring what to take on my trip to France, I hope to be able to paint and post from there, I will be going to the "Bois de Barbizon "area , a place I used to go as a child, we had family picnic's there, it's a great place to paint ,and Orleans my home town.
oil, on canvas 6x6 , $100.00 email if interested,

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

On a sunny day in Portsmouth Last night after watching my friend Nancy paint in watercolor , I had the urge to do also. I used to paint mostly in watercolor until a couple years when I went back to oils after 20 years .You know how it is? we follow trends , I still sketch a lot in watercolor and do commissions work . People will often ask me ,what is your favorite medium? and my answer, I love it all! I guess it's like food, I cannot think of one particular food I don't like , and that believe me it's a problem!
This was a fun painting to do, I also was with a group of friends, and we all painted something different .
11x14 watercolor matted , email me if interested

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Rose Cottage by the Sea

Went to see my friend Nancy do a wonderful watercolor demo tonight , she had just got back from South America and was really happy about her painting trip. Speaking of , I will also be painting from France next week and I hope to be able to post from there at least a few times . This is a 16x20 oil painting with a beautiful gold frame . email if interested I take commissions on House Portraits

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Sketch of Strawberry Banke

Took a Sunday ride to Portsmouth to see how the show was going at the gallery. It was a beautiful day, so I took the time to also walk around the Historic District of Strawberry Banke an do some sketching of all these wonderful old homes. We finished our day driving down the New Hampshire cost road on to Hampton and had a wonderful supper at the Old Salt. It was a perfect Sunday!

So for today all I have a 8x10 sketch in Watercolor.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Spring Pansies , Sold
Worked all day in my yard ,cleaning all the winter mess left behind . I planted pansies ,and this is my subject today , when I went to the garden center I made sure I was buying many different colors, so we will see how many I will paint.
6x6 oil on canvas , $100.00 email me

Friday, April 20, 2007

Antique red Colonial
Hurray! we had a beautiful Spring day. I was in the yard cleaning and planting pansies, I kept a few back to do a painting ,but did not finish. I will post them tomorrow. what I am posting today is a painting I have done of a abandoned antique house in town ,this house has a lot of history, and I am sure one day soon it will be gone . I am very attached to the old structures in town .
16x20 oil on canvas $600.00 with a gold frame perfect color for the decor of today.
email if interested,

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Red apples on quilt
This was the demo done tonight, it needs a little more work on it. Painted in front of an audience.
and talked about daily painters . Sold
6x6 oil on canvas .
Today's Demo at the Arts Institute Group of The Merrimack Valley It was a pleasure to talk about Blogs, the daily paintings, and do a demo for a great group of Artists in Methuen, Massachusetts. Thanks for having me!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Small French duck pond
Another rainy day! went to Breakfast club this morning to meet all my friends, came home to finished a painting and later getting ready preparing for a demo tomorrow night in Methuen, MA. I will take the opportunity to talk about daily painting , and do a still life in oil as well.
My show in Portsmouth is still on, it will be there until the 28th of April , If you are in the area, please stop by the show, great way to see my work and also of others at the gallery.
I am posting a scene from France, This is a gallery painting , 6x9 oil on canvas, framed with a gold frame $325.00 .
My work is all original, email if interested

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

ACEO, My friend Fergus

This is dog week, not able to go out and paint, the weather is horrible, we now have floods in some areas. So I am working on cute dogs who are familiar to me , I love this guy also !He has a deep bark but lovable.

ACEO 2,5x3,5 oil on matt board, email if interested

Monday, April 16, 2007

My Irish boy!

I was listening to the Boston Marathon while painting this morning , our friends made it and did well.

My good Irish boy was by my side, we didn't walk this morning because of the rain . I picked this photo to work from, this was last summer, he was worried about me while I was in my kayak, keeping an eye on me . If anyone has a Wheaten terrier, will know how they are!
He is a great model.
This is a 6x6 oil painting on canvas $100.00 email me

Sunday, April 15, 2007

My friend Max

What a dreary day today, When does spring really come? We met some friends from Illinois in town last night ,who are going to run the Boston Marathon. This race will be a challenge for everyone , I wish them best!
I love dogs! I have a wheaten terrier who is my constant companion . They are often in my paintings.
This is cute beagle, I often take care of him when his mom is away, we took him to Maine during hunting season and put his safety scarf on . He became my subject this week for a ACEO , for you collectors of these cards , here is your chance to have a miniature originals. 2,5x3,5 oil on board $12.00 , email me if you are interested

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Portsmouth lighthouse
I always talked about Portsmouth in my blog, well here is a very familiar scene in the harbor . This week end was the opening of a show I have there, for the month of April, lots of People came through ,I hope they enjoyed the show, I live in Massachusetts ,but find myself painting a lot of scenes on the coast of New Hampshire and Maine. this is a larger painting
18x24 oil on canvas $1200.00 framed with gold plein air style frame. free shipping.
great for a collector. all my work is original and copyrighted and may not be reproduced.
email me

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Poire du jour April that is turned into January, rain , snow sleet just a mess! I managed to paint this small still life today , while I really wanted to go out and paint.
Tomorrow it is the opening of my show , I hope lots of people show up , so we will see ?
but here it is 6x6 oil on canvas $ 100.00 email me if interested

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Molly on rocking chair

This is my cat Molly, every time I plan a still life painting with a quilt , she wants to be in it. My vision was something else , but why fight it? she does it all the time. she is now 17 years old, she is a bit spoiled these days, gets expansive food, only gourmet for her, she is truly an artist cat because she has so many colors , I never get tired of painting her. Today i painted this with some friends, we all worked on something different.and truly enjoyed it.
This is an oil on canvas, 8x8 email me if interested

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Maple syrup buckets
I got up this morning exited to go back to the same spot I was yesterday to capture the buckets on the trees, and believe me, I was lucky! because they later removed them for the season. We are also getting more snow in a day or two, so I did enjoy the plein air today, met some nice people while painting and found a great country store to have a warm cup of coffee, all in a day's work of a plein air artist!
This is a 8x8 oil on canvas , not available at the moment, being entered in a show .

Monday, April 09, 2007

Maple syrup time
After a nice Easter, it's back to work in the studio, I had to deliver some work in New Hampshire first , I only live a few miles from the State line , on my way to my destination I came upon the scene I wanted to do today. Only a few places you see this, so it was worth me stopping. Maple sugaring is a very New England thing and a very short season , I will go back tomorrow if weather permit, so I only painted a small miniature ACEO .2/5 by 3/5
email me if you are interested.
All my work is original and and copyrighted ,may not be reproduced

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Fresh eggs

What can I say , Fresh eggs for Easter, Have a great day!
This is a watercolor matted 16x20 email me if interested,

Friday, April 06, 2007

End of day sunset
I was busy doing small paintings today,between a little spring cleaning before Easter,of course Spring feels like winter.I am learning more about eBay everyday so I now have a few things in my eBay store , please check !
sometimes I do these quick acrylic sketches for a possible larger piece ,and this is one of them.
email me if interested 4,5x5,5 acrylic on paper 8x10 matted

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Gloucester harbor
We woke up with 6 inches of snow, and not in the mood to paint anymore snow, the trees were very pretty and I could of painted some but I am thinking spring , and go to the ocean .
This is watercolor of nicer time, and a brake from oils , I actually used to paint a lot more watercolors, 16x20 matted $250.00 email me

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The Tide Mill bay

Winter is back! snowing right now , something I didn't want to see , I had planned going out plein air painting on the coast. My dog wants to go out and play and does not understand this. We did walk for 45 minutes this morning, which we do everyday at 7 AM .
Here is the panoramic view of the bay 4 paintings 6x6 all together 9x36 framed $450.00

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

the bay #4

Here it is the bay #4 6x6 acrylic on board $100.00 email me

Monday, April 02, 2007

By the bay #3

Today I had the pleasure to be a judge a local art exhibit . It was very nice, a good mixture of work, a bit of a challenge to be fair with everyone , but at the end I think it worked out well for all the artists in the show, I hope they will be happy ! they have a dedicated leader and that's what it takes for a local group to survive these days . Good luck Silvana!
This is part #3 one more and you will see the Bay in a panoramic view!
6x6 acrylic on board , $100.00, email me

Sunday, April 01, 2007

The bay #2

The show is up , it looks good ,now let see if the public responds. It was a beautiful day in Portsmouth with lots of people walking around .

Here is my #2 of this series of the bay 6x6 acrylic on board $ 100.00 email me