Thursday, January 31, 2008

La petite ferme de Sologne
From my French series . a 5x7 watercolor of a typical French farm in the region of Sologne.
email me if interested Sold
All work is original and copyrighted.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Nantucket Victorian

I am painting , but mostly walls right now, a bit frustrated to be away from my easel , but I have waited years to remodel this kitchen .
A few years back I went to Nantucket , a lovely island off the coast of Massachusetts. I was attracted by this beautiful old Victorian house , I knew I wanted to do a painting of it , but before painting a full sheet in watercolor , I sketch a small one to see how could I move this house closer to the ocean . I was pleased with it so I went on and painted a larger version .
this is a miniature 3x5 original watercolor , Email me

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Tea with lemon Please!
A snow day today! just about all day ,it was the kind of day you wanted to stay by the fire ,but I had to finish a commission and touch up this painting I did a couple days ago. It's actually a still life that I have done in a large watercolor , but this time I did it in oil , I did enjoy painting this small one and hope someone will buy it and enjoy it for there kitchen or dining room .
10x10 oil on canvas $200.00 Email me if interested.
all paintings are originals and copyrighted.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Pink roses for my Valentine The demolition of the kitchen has started , what a job! But I am still painting in between the project. but might miss some days of posting.
This is a mixed media painting of pink roses just on time for valentine.
I used to teach my young students this technique , they use to have really beautiful results .
7x7 Watercolor , India ink and colored pencil . $100.00 email me
all my work is original and copyrighted

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Campobello International park My kitchen project is taking some of my time, more than I want and lots of descisions to make
The cabinets are ordered , now what to have granite or not? so tomorow more visits to shop arround.
I am posting one of my summer painting , when I am stress I always think of my favorite places to paint , and that is the lovely campobello Island.I am counting the months before I get back there again.
This is a lovely pastel done on location 9x12 $100.00 email me if interested, all my work is original and copyrighted

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I did manage to paint today between contractors , not what I am posting today, but a few days ago I painted Buster for my son's birthday , it was his dog ,but the poor thing died last year of cancer at the age of nine , we have great memories of him , he was a great dog. I used to go to the house during the day when they were at work and that's the way I remember him looking at me at the window.
5x5 oil on paper , not for sale

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Full moon tonight....
I had plan to work on a commission today , but the day just went by like a flash , we went to dinner at a relatives house and in the way home ,I noticed the moon was shinning so bright, I walked in my studio and looked across the street and there it was, so this miniature was looking out of my window , we still have a lot of snow on the ground as you see.
miniature painting 2,5x3,5 oil on me if interested,

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Pride of America , Strawberry Banke, Portsmouth NH Historical neighborhood of Portsmouth, NH ,a wonderful place to visit and see how the settlers lived, who came to America in the 1700. A new generation of today is very proud to fly the flag and keep the historical memories alive.
6x6 oil on canvas , $100.00, email me

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Winter shadows , watercolor
Waiting for more snow tonight, to give you an idea most yards look like this in my neighboring town of Brookline NH , snow everywhere ,this is a sketch done from the car ,that is the beauty of watercolor easy to do from anywhere , all you need is a little water , the shadows are great ,most days .
I also take a lot of photos , but sometimes I am happy just with the sketch and never use the photos later , plus I take too many !
6x11 watercolor , I welcome an offer on this one ,

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

House portrait commission, all work is copyrighted
In the next few weeks i will be taking my kitchen apart for some remodeling , I am not sure how I will keep up with my daily painting but i will definitely try , my easel and paint is always set, I will challenge myself.
This is a commission house portrait I just finished.
I welcome commissions , if you have a house that you love and want to have a keepsake painting , just email me

Monday, January 14, 2008

Breakfast set , original and copyrighted
A foot of snow fell today in my area , just beautiful outside . I had decided to finish some work in progress , this was a white china challenge The New Hampshire pastel society had the month of December .It has been on my easel since the beginning of December and never had the time to work on it between commissions , holidays and daily paintings , art shows and lets not forget cleaning cooking take care of husband, visiting grand children and all my animals ,not much time left!so I do welcome a snow day sometimes .
pastel painting 12x14 on la carte paper . I will put a mat on it to a 16x20 and frame it.
email me if you are interested

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Pastel challenge , not totally finished

This still needs some touch up , a perfect day tomorrow to keep working on it , we are suppose to get 12 inches of snow. Oh well this is New England.
11 x14 pastel on spectrum paper .
The pastel challenge from 8 pastel painters

My two paintings

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Turquoise blue challenge

Spending the day with a group of wonderful artists from the Pastel Painters of Maine and the Pastel painters of New Hampshire , we all gathered in Nashua at a members house and had a challenge with the color turquoise blue , the still life was well arranged for all of us to do. Thank you Carolyn for your graciousness, our lunch was wonderful!
Between all of us , we had hundreds of colors sprayed out , it's funny how pastel painters never have enough colors , it's like an addiction! we actually love to look at them sometimes for months before we actually used them , we always know the newest sets available , we rater get a set of pastel than jewelry from our loved ones . Because I use all medium I know this never happens with oil painters or watercolorists . Our boxes weight a ton because we are so afraid to be with out them, sounds familiar pastel painters?
I did two paintings today , this one was for my daily ,the other was larger with flowers .
6x6 pastel on Wallis paper . if you are interested email me

Friday, January 11, 2008

Window shopping

In a rainy day like today, I wanted to paint something different for me , I always see this window next to the Portsmouth Art Association when I go deliver paintings ,and always have been intrigued by it ,so last Sunday ,I took a photo of it . I changed many things on it , they still had Christmas decorations inside and out , but this is the beauty of being an Artist , we do take the Artist licence to change things.
6x8 canvas on panel email if interested
All my work is original and copyrighted.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Lonely house #4
My schedule is slowly getting back to normal, today was our breakfast club meeting at Borders in Nashua NH. We are a bunch of artists who meet every week , we have been doing this for about 18 years . It's great to have a support group like this ,we share a lot of information on shows art supply , art societies , museum ,critiques and anything connected to art.
I am still working on a few commissions that came after the Holidays.
Here is another one of my lonely houses .
8x8 oil on canvas $ 100.00 email me if interested

Monday, January 07, 2008

Fishing boats in Seabrook ,NH
I was on the coast road yesterday in Seabrook, NH when I came across these fishing boats , I just loved the colors of the boats and this winter day by the ocean , so this became my daily today,painted between a commission I am working on ,so it was a full day of work!
6x8 oil on Linen canvas $125.00 . email me if interested
all my work is original and copyrighted

Sunday, January 06, 2008

The lonely cottage
I have spent the last two days traveling from one gallery to the other , bringing new art work .
both places to be in New Hampshire , I live on the Border , so most of my Art connections are in New Hampshire, my husband came with me for the Sunday ride going to Portsmouth , all the politicians were there!. trying to convince the public who is the best.
On our way home we took the coast road , I always look for new scenes on the coast and the sun was going down when I came upon some beautiful lobster boat in the harbor , I really want to paint them.
This is another one of my lonely houses ,
The lonely cottage ,oil 16x20 . email me if you are interested

Friday, January 04, 2008

New England farmhouse,
Pastel painting done on location last Spring of a typical New England farmhouse. I loved the purple flowers and the nice light on this scene .
16x20 pastel mated and framed with a gold frame $625.00
email me

Thursday, January 03, 2008

The Secret Garden

I have been working a commission all day, it was a good thing because the temperature was very cold , but I see Florida is also in a deep freeze .
I decided to post a past commission , from one one my collectors , She wanted a painting of her late Mom in a rose garden , an avid gardener , she wanted to remember her this way, a beautiful lady she was and for her to have this special heirloom necklace on , with only a few snapshots I was able to create the Secret Garden . A challenge ,but very enjoyable one.
oil 11x14 oil on canvas , Sold
All my work is original and copyrighted.
Morning Sunrise
Too cold to walk today , 0 degree and Clancy is not too happy, he is looking out the window, the sun is coming up and this is what I see out of my window. I actually did this a few days ago before my grand children got up , otherwise they would of been all over my pastels.
4x5 pastel matted with an acid free mat

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Winter by the sea I had a nice quiet day at home , all kids and grand kids went back home , now it's going to be serious work again!
This scene was done at the same place as the previous painting , we never think of snow on the beach ,but in New England it's a familiar scene.
5x7 pastel $ 100.00 email me if interested