Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tide Mill bay framed

I want to think about summer right now , and not about another storm coming ,this is a beautiful scene in Maine where i spend my plein air painting days .This is a 3x5 framed to a 5x7 framed acrylic. $125.00 email

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

On the coast of Maine
This is a miniature painting alla prima study for a larger one , that is about the short time I have to work these days with my busy life . I painted a pastel on location Plein air last summer, and always wanted to do an oil . May I tell you it is snowing again! I am not painting another snow scene no matter what . Next week I will be at a different location with new landscape .
miniature oil 2,5x3,5 on paper email if interested

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Chelmsford Demo
This was a demonstration I was to do tonight for the Chelmsford Art society in Massachusetts, but it is snowing like mad right now and we had to cancel , I was really looking forward to see some familiar faces in the group , Sorry! next time .
This was my practice painting for tonight, the scene is in the coast of Maine , the place I love the most and spend every summers there, this scene can be in so many different part of the coast.
Our other group of local artists called the Breakfast Club is doing this scene also ,has to beat the winter blues from one of my photos , if the storm is past I will meet them in the morning and we will critique our paintings.
5x5 oil on paper " Coast of Maine "

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Time for Green tea

This past week has been a challenge for me with a trip to Portland, the kitchen project, snow storm, family and more . I think this coming week will be the same , the cabinets are up , now I am painting the walls , I have changed the color twice already I can't make up my mind , the color looks great on the small swatch but on the walls looks terrible , as an Artist you would think I knew better. I will a guest speaker and do a demonstration for the Chelmsford Art society on Tuesday , I think I will talk about daily painting!
Watercolor 6x8 if interested contact me

Friday, February 22, 2008

The Pastel painters of Maine and New Hampshire were invited to sketch the Ballerina's in practice, it was a great honor and privilege to see the very talented young Ballerina's pose for us , I was able to do a few quick sketches and hope to use for future paintings.

From the Portland Ballet miniature sold

I have not posted for a few days ,due to all my commitments with the kitchen project , we are near the end and it is looking good. A trip to Portland Maine a two hour ride from here , but it was a wonderful day and well worth it , I really want to paint these beautiful ballerinas , but it will have to wait. Today another snow storm , they keep on coming.....
This is a miniature in oil on paper .

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Coming home from school
I am lucky I finely could get to my computer, the kitchen cabinets arrived today and took over the gallery , my paintings were burried , it's a good thing I painted this scene last week . I had stoped to take pictures of some ducks by the sea shore coming back from Plum Island when this bus was bringing the children home from school , camera on hand , it was perfect ! the sun was going down ,the shaddows on the road were very strong , a painting was to be made .
8x8 oil on canvas , email me if interested

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Plum Island, sea weeds stacks Last week I had taking a quick trip to Plum Island for a drive , it's about an hour from my house , a great way to get to the ocean and visit Newberryport ,MA in the same time . A lovely town with art galleries. This painting is from my last trip there , I made it a bit more a fall day then winter, but I have been there at that time so I know what it looks like, they always have the stacks there from weeds from the march.
I am still working on the kitchen project , but coming along good , hope to be finish soon.
oil painting on board 8x10 email me if interested

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Winter sunset

This is what it looks like everywhere in New England right now , cold and icy but beautiful sunrise and sunset. I do want spring to come soon, as much as I love winter , I am done with it!
But always fun to paint a snow scene .
this is an oil on canvas 8x16 , $200.00 email me if interested

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Yesterday's rose
This was really my valentine's rose , painted during the terrible ice storm we had yesterday , woke up this morning to 5 inches of ice so frozen ,and not able to move . Oh well, it is New England and we should be used to it , but we got spoiled the last few years with mild winters.
it made a perfect day to paint my Valentine rose.
5x5 oil board mated to a 11x14 white acid free mat.
email if interested .

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I am # UNO here but my name is Max
Sold I was just watching the news this morning , when the results of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show was on and Uno the beagle was a winner. This is my friend Max , I watch him when his parents go on trips , I love this guy! I have been taking care of him since he was a puppy ,this is his second home and gets along good with my Clancy ,anyway he is my numero Uno and to his mom Anna also .
miniature 2,5x3,5 oil on paper , email me

Monday, February 11, 2008

La tourette I painted this scene the last trip I went to see my mother before she passed away ,It had been a long time since I had seen snow in France . My nephew and I walked the intire village ,This small tourette stands in the entrance of the town , and I really didn't know why ? until my nephew said it used to be an old toll station , in the old days you use to have pay a tax if you were bringing livestock into the town. When you grow up you take all the history of the past for granted. we always learn something !
it was a nice crisp morning , oil on canvas 4x5 framed

Sunday, February 10, 2008

First sign of Spring

Took a few days off posting due to a major kitchen project ,another couple weeks before it will be all done . I did managed to paint a couple paintings during the week after a short trip to Plum Island just to regain my sanity, I love to go to the ocean when I am so stress with work . I will post them later when they are dry. email me if interested

Watercolor 5x7 all paintings are originals and copyrighted

Thursday, February 07, 2008

La porte bleu

This is another of my series , this house was in walking distance to my mother's house , I always enjoyed passing by this little week end farm during my morning walks.
This painting is sold 11x14 watercolor
All my paintings are originals and copyrighted.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

La Ferte ST Aubain
Voila , a typical petite ville de Sologne region ,it is about a hour and 15 minutes south of Paris .
just over the Loire River.
Watercolor series .5x7 mated to an 8x10 , email me

Monday, February 04, 2008

Maison de campagne Spring is always a pretty time ,In France it's always a bit ahead of the spring in New England ,
we are still in deep winter here and a few more weeks to go.
Watercolor series 5x7 email me

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Le village de StJulien
I just love the red clay roofs in France ,they are such a beautiful rich earthy color. This was the next village where my mother lived, One day I would like to go back as a tourist painter , I would spend weeks and weeks there with so many obligations to all my relatives and no time for myself. I could paint Plein air every day in this small town .It's on my list to do!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Le petit village
Remodeling is still going on , just finished the demolision , the kitchen is all apart sitting on the deck right now ready to go in a dampster, what a job! but while doing all this work ,my mind is on my next painting ,so for now I am posting some of my watercolors .

A small village in the Sologne region,
Watercolor 5x7 email me

Friday, February 01, 2008

The tablecloth

In France most poeple in rural towns dry their clothes and sheets and tablecoths on the line outside , a great way to conserve energy! off course the new mothers of today do have dryers .
This house was in in the town were my mother lived for many years in the Sologne region.

5x7 watercolor mated with an acid free to an 8x10 email me