Monday, August 31, 2015


This is my girls just wanna paint challenge- this months theme was "twisted". My stepmom , Jan, is a wool merchant and sheepherder on the Big Island, Hawaii .This is a goauche painting of her beautiful hand spun wool.

Sunday, August 30, 2015


Maluhia farm
I'm visiting may dad and his wife on the big island of Hawaii ... This is precious time. Lots of heat and occasional rain... Two near miss hurricanes so far. Hopefully this next one will also fizzle and flee!
I'm doing a little painting- not so much- enjoying life on the farm and helping with various chores.....

Saturday, August 22, 2015

"Journey to the Unknown" 20"x20" acrylic on textured canvas

This painting was inspired by a sketch I found in a really old sketchbook.
I have a show at Cambridge Commons restaurant coming up October 4. 
Getting a lot together for that!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

"Together Forever" 20"x20" mixed media on canvas

                                      Framed in recycled beach fencing... off to Jersey shore!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

"Mary's Landing Sunrise" 20"x20" oil on canvas

I've been working on this for a while- Monets' paintings in Paris inspired....

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Parc floral de Paris- more about my French trip

We attended a beautiful exhibition of art at the lovely 

                          Parc floral de Paris

Here are some of their works- truly inspiring!

Betty and Anik, the coordinator of the exhibit. This captures the fondness these two have for each other...

There was a school group there too.

                                                            There was a toast to us!

This peacock just hung out all day. 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

beach peeps - acrylic and mixed media on canvas -24"X24"

This one was a commission. I am having a lot of fun with these.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

l'ongerie Museum and Luxemborg gardens

 This is one of my favorite museums we visited. Small and easy to see. The Monet room was just exquisite. I wish I could have a pajama party there and spend the night, The paintings are huge and I'd love intimacy with them...

Below is Miguel. He is a painter from Paris and was one of our tourguides that day. Super sweet guy. 

I loved this Picasso, Marie snapped this of me drawing, I love sitting in museums and drawing. its a way of really connecting.

Miquel carried this cooler for us. Two bottles of Champagne- Truly we were spoiled!

                                 This is Isa- our other beautiful guide. They looked great together!

There was a lot of iphone map discussions...

Along the streets

Luxemborg gardens. i sketched this one...

Interesting public art piece...

Nancy Howell!
I'm enjoying revisiting my wonderful french adventure. I only have a few more posts.... thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Broad Cove, Hingham

This is the view behind Derby Academy , painted during my free period at camp.
I'm back to my three day a week museum job tomorrow.