Thursday, February 28, 2019

Rocks, over and under water

This is my challenge piece for girls just wanna paint .It is on a huge piece of 300 lb watercolor paper, 4'x5', started with Kris Brennen, Kim Arouca, Patty De Young and Gail Hunter at Alice's house on Humarock beach last October. Kris brought the paper to the beach, we threw it on the sand and poured watercolors on it, scrubbed and splatted and had a good ol' time making a mess.
What it dried I visualized this painting, sorta, and just today got it to a place to show. More tweaking will happen, but I like it.
See the other challenge pieces here- the theme is over and under.



Thursday, February 7, 2019

recent animal commisions

Been  busy times with commissions.
"Boston" gift for a dear friend.

Kitties

Horse. I loved drawing horses as a kid.

two fur babies,

Yellow lab


                                                                      friends puppy

these two are still in progress. 

Friday, January 25, 2019

Wednesday was Manet's Birthdays. He was a very important painter- heres what wiki says!
Édouard Manet (US/mæˈnmə-/UK/ˈmæn/French: [edwaʁ manɛ]; 23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883) was a French modernist painter. He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.
Born into an upper-class household with strong political connections, Manet rejected the future originally envisioned for him, and became engrossed in the world of painting. His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe) and Olympia, both 1863, caused great controversy and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today, these are considered watershed paintings that mark the start of modern art. The last 20 years of Manet's life saw him form bonds with other great artists of the time, and develop his own style that would be heralded as innovative and serve as a major influence for future painters.
I always love seeing this painting when I visit the MFA.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Birthday portraits

I decided to paint Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his birthday.
It made me think about exploring other well known people and painting them that day as a painting challenge.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
9"x12 acrylic

 Francis Bacon, Scientist  (born on January 22) 20"x20" acrylic.

Today is Édouard Manet 's birthday French: [edwaʁ manɛ]; 23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883)
He was a French modernist painter. He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.
Born into an upper-class household with strong political connections, Manet rejected the future originally envisioned for him, and became engrossed in the world of painting. His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe) and Olympia, both 1863, caused great controversy and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today, these are considered watershed paintings that mark the start of modern art. The last 20 years of Manet's life saw him form bonds with other great artists of the time, and develop his own style that would be heralded as innovative and serve as a major influence for future painters.


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy 2019!

Hers my girls Just wanna Paint for December-
"passages" was the theme- this is a painting I did last winter from a wonderful photo taken by Marie Flaherty when we were in Paris in 2015.
Hope you all had a great holiday season! Bring on winter- I love to paint in winter! I have lots of commission work- I'm still at it. I'm intending on being better at blogging this year too!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Upcoming Shows!

Hi everyone- I've been very busy preparing for three exhibits.

Circle Furniture, Artist Brunch, Sunday , October 21, 12:00 PM
Local Pottery, Norwell , New Works, Friday, November 2. 7:00 PM
Dolphin Gallery at the Hingham Public Library, Girls Just Wanna Paint, November 5, 5:30-7:30
Hope to see you there !


Hingham Library
Opening Monday November 5 
5:30



Sunday, September 30, 2018

Humarock Beach 12"x12" acrylic and oil on canvas

I am so happy to turn the page of the calendar this month. September was, well, sort of eh. Moving on!
Fall is glorious! This painting is one I started in August, Humarock Beach.
It's my entry in this months"girls just wanna paint challenge!
See them all here.
Happy October!