Friday, July 31, 2015

"Fog on Gotts Island" 6"x6" oil

This is for my girls just wanna paint challenge - the theme was fog. See the other paintings  here.
Great challenge- I've had this photo for a few years and am glad I finally got around to it...

Thursday, July 23, 2015


So excited
I won best in show last night at the south shore science center
" through the garden gate" show! 
First plein air oil painting done in years- I feel honored and lucky!

Monday, July 20, 2015


I think this was my top favorite of days of the French trip. We were driven by bus to the  enchanting town of Barbizon where Millet and others painted. The artist colony where the artists and farmers were in equal numbers.
The two Susans.

Mosaics on many of the walls!

Marie Flaherty outside the studio gate of Millet.

Millet studio museum. Love the state of the art labeling.

Millet's brooding self portrait. 

Museum director. Hard at work looking at art magazines. I know how hard that job can be!

These were painted by Millets great granddaughter.

Everything was so darn pretty!

Our lunch- divine!

My artsy selfie...

I think we all took this picture!
Sigh- I miss France!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Stellwagen Bank- 20"x20" oil on canvas

This is in Scituate- a great place to sit and paint and watch the comings and goings of the harbor.

Monday, July 13, 2015

More French Memories

I am posting more about my trip to France- because there is so much- and so much life going on for me this summer- its been delayed. This is from the beautiful 
What a treat to have afternoon tea and sweets there!

Monique's beautiful kitchen in the morning sun. 

                                 Sucy market. oh how I wish we had the markets like that here-

We went painting on the river Marne.

Everything looked like a painting!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

More beach series

Those two , along with my previous one, are headed to Long Beach Island, New Jersey, to a gallery called Solace.
I've used beach fencing to frame all three

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"Bathing Beauties" challenge piece

"Wading in the Water " 20"x20" mixed media and acrylic on canvas

This month's Girls Just wanna Paint theme was
"bathing beauties"