Monday, December 30, 2013

Last Day of the Year!

I hope everyone of you have a safe and happy New Years eve - I have been blessed with family and friends all week long.
My show in Cohassett ends on Thursday ... It's been a fun couple of months.
I have done a lot of tiny dog portraits and am gearing up for the 30 day  challenge- Leslie Saeta (this is her painting of the buoys) did this last year and it prompted me to paint the little gratitude paintings. I recommend looking at her blog - there are so many artists doing this- you can surf the blogs for hours! I see lots and lots of dogs and it really inspires me.
Thanks for sending me emails with photos of your dogs - I plan to attempt all of them.
I mostly want to focus on heads and shoulders- and good clear photos preferably taken outside are the best to work from. I'm finding that some dogs are easier than others but I will do my best.

The 6"x6" original  paintings will be $125. There is no pressure to buy your dog's portrait but you will have first refusal... 
I can make   4"x4" reproductions mounted on blocks like the ones above for $50.
Happy new year!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Sophie 4"x4" acrylic on canvas

This is Sophie. She is a rescue from Paws New England and was in a Missouri shelter. She is one lucky dog- my sister-in-law's family in Easton adopted her. It was a gift to the family yesterday- so fun to give!
Hope everyone had a great day yesterday. It was really fun here- lots of family crammed into my house. Loved it! Feeling blessed.

Monday, December 23, 2013

"Intention" Challenge piece

The January challenge theme for my girls just wanna paint group is "intention"
I was thinking of doing a painting of someone meditating, as I intend to make that a daily practice- beyond  my meditative painting time, but I also plan to do another "30 paintings in 30 days" challenge and I have decided to paint dogs.
 here is a cute sad eyed puppy-6"x6" acrylic
 found the image on google- I love painting puppies and proud of it!

Here is my studio in last weeks magical snowstorm.
And my penquin nativity ....
more snow please! 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!
I think  the week before Christmas is my favorite. We have snow on the ground which makes it feel so festive. Temps are rising, and we might not have it on the actual day- but that makes travel easy for all the families and friends. Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday season.

I'm thinking ahead to the new year and plan on a series of something for 30 days- considering  flowers again....and of course want to continue the gratitude series. January is great for that.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Ornaments for 2013

It certainly is a busy time of year! The ornaments are selling well and I am glittering like mad!
The Marshfield ones are available at  the Marshfield Hills General Store, the Green Harbor General Store ,Olivia Rose and The Corner Cafe in Marshfield.
The Pembroke ones are available at the Pembroke Public Library.
 There are only a few Carver ornaments left and if you want one please contact me directly. They are all $15. each and are being sold as fundraisers for a few organizations.
Happy Holidays!

Here is Cathy Fitzgerald and Cynthia Bachman helping glitter! Sparkly wonderful women these two!

Saturday, December 7, 2013


I could not get the cow to look right. Its not easy to do a part made up- part from photo- painting. The brown and white cow wasn't working so I put it back to being a true brown cow, Maybe it's clearer now ( a few folks thought the bird was poking out the cows eye- the ear looked like the eye)
I painted over n most of the squiggles and dots...

Friday, December 6, 2013


Perhaps this is too Easter-ee but I felt like painting a rabbit.I  cut it with my scroll saw out of a piece of thin plywood. Multi purpose!
This is for the James Library wreath fundraiser for tomorrow's arts and artisan sale.
Tonight there is an opening for Lisa Daria- her amazingly lovely daily paintings. Not to be missed! As well as Lisa Howard's local pottery opening tonight. So much going on...

I need to get this up on Pinterest. I sure look a lot but haven't posted there- yet!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

"Cattle Egret" 8"x8" acrylic

This months "GIrls Just Wanna Paint" challenge is birds. See all the other girls paintings here.I wasn't planning on painting this  but it sort of just happened. In Hawaii there are cattle egrets all over the place in the pasture. I'm sure the cows find them annoying but they are fun to see sitting on the backs of the giant gentle beasts.