Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Isle Mujeres Part 1

I'm back from a lovely 6 day retreat on the beautiful Isle Mujeres ( Island of Women) off the coast of Cancun. Marnie Bacon hosts a wonderful yoga retreat. lots of yoga, meditation, R and R ( and margaritas- a perfect blend)
...there were 18 of us- mostly from Marshfield and Duxbury. Funny smart women! Made new friends! Marnie's yoga classes each had a theme and it was beautiful in the thatched treehouse!
I bunked with these awesome chicks!
Deb, Me and Jayne- selfie on the Ferry!

First morning on the beach- I attempted to paint this - the real thing is WAY better.

Took a while to get used to pesos!

Lovely to see the palms in the warm sand. 

                                        Front entrance to hotel with carved doors from India. The Hotel is called NaBalam. Lovely.
                                                     Shopping and restaurants galore.

Cats everywhere!

                                                        My Valentines Day fruit at breakfast.
sweet gift from the housekeepers.
More next post- stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Happy February!

This painting is my "Girls Just Wanna Paint" for January- we were to illustrate or be inspired by a quote.  (mine is from a book given to me by my dear friend Carol J)

"Things take the time they take. Don't Worry.
How many roads did St. Augustine follow before he became St. Augustine?"
Mary Oliver

Monday, January 30, 2017

Racoon and correction on yesterday's post

This is another big one- 42"x47" acrylic on paper. I'm finding that painting big is a blast- but the framing is a challenge and costly.
I made in error in yesterdays post- I did NOT have an opening at the Pembroke Public Library so  you missed nothing. You can still see the show but it ends tomorrow afternoon !

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Good Intentions

Well... I really thought I would be painting interiors all month- but as it turned out I didn't- not for lack of wanting to but simply because I went into another mode- I signed on to do a show at the Marshfield Public Library this May with my friend Kris Brennen- and we have been having a lot of fun working on a menagerie of critters. It's so fun to work big- the small paintings will just have to wait!
This one was inspired by the book "The Soul of an Octopus" by Cy Montgomery. I was so moved by that book. I now need to go to the Aquarium to see one!
SO sorry if you sat by your computer waiting for me to post interiors -
Happy End of January to all!
42"x47" charcoal and ink on paper

PS- only a few more days to see my exhibit at the Pembroke Library- it comes down the 31. Don't think you missed the opening because I did not have one!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

I think it's time...

To take it down...
I love the tree- we had a fake one for years but are back to the real- we were super late getting this one- the 21st!- but it was quite fresh and only $14.99!
I reward myself when all the decorations are put away with some white flowers . I leave some white lights up and around the house too . 
8"x10" acrylic on canvasboard

Monday, January 2, 2017

My interior painting from yesterday . This is our sunroom on the back of the house- I'm trying not to see how much my windows need washing! It's 8'x10',acrylic. I also am thinking how I miss oils- but acrylics are so great inside the house.