Saturday, September 29, 2007

Nature morte
Wonderful show at Seasons at Calmore's Antique fair , the weather was perfect , made some sales , all this combined it was a great day!
The Sunflowers are passing the gourds and pumpkins are everywhere , I just want to paint everything I see, I took lots of photos today, I love people watching at the fair !
This is a pastel on canson paper 11x14 $150.00 it would look great in a kitchen or dining room ,great fall decor ! email me if interested.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

They left me!

Went to meet with my Art friends today, all of us have been busy most of the summer with shows, workshops, and family . It's now time to discuss our plans for the Holiday shows , the year goes so fast!
This is one of my Maine lonely houses , I always feel bad for them , this one looks like the family just packed and left. This house was on the way to Lubec.
9x12 watercolor $ 150.00 email me if interested

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Blueberry fields This is fall in Maine where the wild blueberry fields turn red , the landscape looks like a Persian rug , a beautiful sight to see.this is a 8x10 oil on canvas $150.00.
email me if interested

Monday, September 24, 2007

Commission of house portrait
The relatives are on the plane to Paris ! they had a wonderful time visiting this area ,So back to work now.
This commission was picked up this morning of a house in Pepperell , a lovely present from a daughter to her parents, a wonderful keepsake of the house she grew up in .
this is a watercolor 16x20 ,sold

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Colors of fall well, I have had a busy week of traveling with my relatives and no time to paint, We have covered the most beautiful landscape in the area ,the colors in the western mountains of Maine were just beautiful, a drive to Canada Lake Megantic ,was spectacular driving throughout the Chain of Ponds. I have taking lots of photos and hope to paint some.
Fall tree 8x10 oil on canvas $100.00

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Kingfield ,Maine
I will be in Kingfield, Maine the next few days showing my relatives this part of New England, the weather is changing , fall is in the air, the mornings and evenings are a bit cool , but beautiful sunny days, the leaves are starting to turn colors just about every day , they will miss the peak colors, but at least see a bit of the dramatic colors we see in this part of the world.
this is a pastel 8x10 framed with a silver frame white matt, $175.00 , email if interested

Friday, September 14, 2007

French fields of wild flowers

8x14 oil painting on canvas matted with a white matt. $100.00

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Maine fields Today I took my relatives to the coast of Maine, and NH so many familiar spots I love to paint , the day was beautiful ! so I settle for a day of photo taking and plan a few paintings in the process while showing them this beautiful area of New England.
Here is another painting from my collection that I would love to find a home for
18x24 oil on canvas. $1200.00 framed with a beautiful gold frame .

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A walk in the woods

My time is limited ,today i took the relatives for a tour of the area , but i always have a backup to fall back .
so here is a painting I did before ,oil painting of a familiar scene in the woods of Maine.
18x24 oil on canvas .
Email me if interested

Sunday, September 09, 2007


Oil 6x6 on canvas $100.00
My challenge today. I was working on a commission today and was getting anxious to do something else , I had bought these fresh flowers at our local Farmers market and I just wanted to paint them before they would wilt on me, so I pushed the commission aside and just did an impromptu still life , but became very frustrated as it was just not coming out as I wanted . It was one of those days !
Anyway I did managed to paint a small oil painting. something so simple sometimes can really set you back .Maybe it was the Sunday blues.
The next two weeks ,I will have family from France visiting , I am not sure if I will be able to post everyday.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Garden sculpture of child reading ,sold

Went to an Art opening today of a local artist showing at our library , and actually bought a painting for myself , this artist Matt has been painting around town and has done some lovely paintings of the area , he has come a long way since his last show a few years ago , as artists we need to support each other .
This is another painting I painted Plain air at the Fells garden on Lake Sunapee in July .I had painted three paintings that week end , again of a sculpture by Lawrence.Nowlan
8x8 deep canvas , Email if interested

Friday, September 07, 2007

Garden Sculptures at the Fells garden
This is a painting I painted in July at an Art week end at the Fells garden in NH , these were beautiful sculptures by a very talented artist Lawrence j. Nowlan, They almost looked like real children. It was a bit of a challenge because you really wanted them to look like sculptures in a painting. It was a wonderful week end to paint in this garden as I mentioned back in July.
I am now working on a commission of a house with lots of landscape , so it is taking a bit more time than I want , I have a few still life set up ready to do , and now I am getting relatives visiting from France for two weeks , so I definitely will be challenged with my time.
This is a 9x12 painting oil on linen $375.00
email me if interested

Thursday, September 06, 2007

The famous Olson house
Voila #3 and for the ones who are not familiar with this house , Andrew Wyeth made it famous painting Christina's world and many other paintings were created there , it's now part of the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland , Maine . A must visit if you love the Wyeth family and all their accomplishments in the American Arts.
This is also an ACEO 2.5x3.5 I had fun doing these three little gems , sometime it's a good way to do something so small and to see if you would like to do a bigger version .

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Back view of the Olson house
Took a little artistic licence on this view and moved the water closer , I am thinking of doing a larger view of this one when I am finished with my commissions , I have so much work planed in my head , I don't know where I will find the time for all the paintings I want to create .
If you ever go to the Rockland area , this is a wonderful place to visit in the town of Cushing .
And you know who painted there? Cooper knows..
This is a miniature 2.5x3.5 Sold

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Olson house
We are back home after a nice long weekend to mark the end of summer, so now back to some serious work . Over the week end I painted a few miniatures ,and this is one of them of this Historic house I have visited a few times in the last few years and i love the feeling you get when you visit this place , Guess who used to paint there? a very famous artist ?
ACEO oil on paper 3.5x 2.5

Monday, September 03, 2007

Loon at the pond

Yesterday, I talked about a loon that comes by and visits ,here it is in a foggy early morning before i went on my kayak for a ride, I took my sketch book along with me to take notes of some scenes along the shore, one thing I have not figured out is to keep the kayak still while sketching. going back home tomorrow after a very nice week end.
this is a small ACEO in acrylic , sold

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Gilman pond
What a beautiful week end, the weather has been great! enjoying walks with Clancy,taking photos of wildlife , a deer this morning , the loons that comes and visit . we have come here for 25 years and we have been so lucky to have a set of loons at all times ,I sometimes wondered how old they are? I know they always come back to the same pond, they have had chicks about every other year if the water level stays stable ,a hard thing to control as we never know what nature has in store for us. Loons are not able to walk on the ground, so it is must that a water level be very regulated for the eggs not to wash out of their nest on marches or weeds along the shore. they are fascinating birds and we do love them and watch out for them. If you have never listened for the sound of a loon , you are missing out a wonderful experience.
I captured this late scene of the pond that lasted about ten minutes before the sun went out the mountain turned gold for a moment. I sat on a rock and painted this scene in acrylic on watercolor paper.
acrylic on paper 7x10 matted If you are interested email me $100.00