Friday, November 30, 2012

Luis 8"x8" oil

This was a challenge for my girls just wanna paint- at midnight it goes up- this months challenge is "Paint like Van Gogh"
I liked the pose my nephew was doing - we were playing a game together last week.It reminded me of this one byVincent. I share a birthday with Van Gogh and I have always felt a connection.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

out of my mind 12"x12" oil

This one was just from my imagination. I find it freeing to do that sometimes.

Friday, November 23, 2012

David Brega Fine Art Gallery Opening Saturday

I have four pieces beautifully framed at the David Brega Fine Art Gallery in Marshfield.

Lots of great stuff from local artists and prices are great.
There is an open house tomorrow  from 4-8 pm. Come by and say hi!



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

More from Alex Oremus

She's an awesome painter. She did each one of these in one two hour sessions!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

sowing seeds ornament

This is a special ornament I have been working on for a fundraiser . Sowing Seeds is a wonderful organization in Marshfield that helps families in need.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

"Tree in your Heart" 30"x30" acrylic on canvas( wip)

The weather is turning and I have permission to paint inside  (who made up THAT rule?)
I find that the worse the weather the more my imagination kicks in. I love love love rain and snow when I get to be in my studio.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Channeling my great Grandmother

 Lillian May Smith Dean was my Dad's grandmother. She died in 1956, two years prior to my birth.
She was a wonderful painter . I was recently contacted by a woman because of my blog- when I copied her painting in Hawaii from my Dad's collection.
Heres the letter
" Dear Sally,
 This is a bit out of the blue but on your blog, you mention that you are a descendent of May Lillian Smith Dean. I am a student at Boston University curating an exhibition on artistic anatomy. One focus is on nineteenth century American art education in Boston. MassArt has two wonderful paintings by your great-grandmother that we will be exhibiting. I have - after much searching - been unable to find her death date for the label and wonder - since you share such great biographical information in your blog - if you happen to know the year that she died? I am happy to share more information about the exhibition too if you are interested.
 Thank you very much for your time and reply - I look forward to hearing from you.
 Best, Naomi"

I am excited about this exhibit! Her dad, Walter Smith, was the co-founder of Mass College of Art. 
So this prompted me to get more info about her and also my brother sent me so great photos, one of which I painted. I spent several days looking at her photo, and I felt a strong connection. Not sure I captured her- interestingly it looks a lot like my great aunt on my moms side...


love my iPad :)
I happened to have this oval canvas and frame...
I think the eye on the right is off- I can see it now!
Ha ha well thought I'd share it anyway....

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Breakfast with Buddha

I finally read this book- it really hit home with me. Loved it.
Breakfast with Buddha is a 2007 spiritual fiction novel by American author Roland Merullo. According to this story, Otto Ringling, an editor of food books who lives in New York and a skeptic, reluctantly goes onto a road trip with Volya Rinpoche, a Siberian monk. This story, narrated in the first person by Otto, describes Otto's thoughts and beliefs, his conversations with the Rinpoche, and how he gains new perspectives on the world as well as his life, as a result of Volya Rinpoche's company.

This is an oil done from my buddha head.I think I might have overworked it...heres what it looked like before I glommed paint all over it...the underpainting is a thin layer of oil- I like the glow.
Oh well- I can always do another.....its a practice- like meditation.....

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Alex Oremus

I have the pleasure of teaching a talented young artist from Cohasset. This is an oil on canvas, about 24"x 28". She is 16.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

" company of trees"Mixed media on panel

Another one for the
South Shore Art Center small works show
( up till the 23 of December- not the29th-oops)
I liked the quote. I want to put more words in my work-I find it works better for me to find the quote to put in after the piece is underway rather than start off with it.... Not sure why....

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Humarock paintings 12"x12" oil

These are at the south shore art center show- up till dec 29.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

blue arched doorway- 10"x10" mixed media on panel

one of four pieces entered into the South Shore Art Center's
 Simple Gifts—Small Works by Gallery Artists
November 9–December 23
OPENING RECEPTION – Friday, November 9, 6–8 pm

I also dropped off 19 paintings at the North River Art Society sale- also opens Friday night.
BARGAIN central!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

a simple scene, 8"x10" oil on canvas

I painted this one last summer in Onset.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Help 8"x10" oil

I am donating this painting to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. 100 percent of the sale will go to the Red Cross. I am so saddened by all the reports. Who knew.
To see all the piecces donated go here.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Maybe the very last cosmo bloom 6"x6" oil

Although I still see some buds!

Oh- and a correction- the fundraiser for Haiti is actually this  Saturday night- heres a link.