Thursday, February 27, 2014

Who's mop is this?

This one was particularly challenging because I couldn't see the eyes but I love the little mop face.
Anybody know who's it is?

Monday, February 24, 2014


Here's a feisty little guy-when he's not in his beautiful antique home on the bay in Duxbury he lives in Manhattan . What a life!


My friend Sue's other dog. The original is not this blue! It is not easy painting black labs but I loved it! I have a few more on my docket to do…painting the darkness of the coat is like painting what you don't see- tricky...

Sunday, February 23, 2014


Sadie belongs to my dear friend Sue- she is a wonderful person- gorgeous and talented and funny! She makes up-cycled mittens from old sweaters , beautiful jewelry- an excellent cook and all around fantastic friend. I love that I get to paint her dogs!

Saturday, February 22, 2014


Chica belongs to my friend Katherine. She is a beautiful person both inside and out - she is a yoga teacher and health coach. One of theses days I want to take one of her cooking classes.
I always love seeing her around. See Katherines  blog here.
This is a sweet little face! Chica must be a Bruins fan...

Friday, February 21, 2014

"Bailey" and I'm a proud teacher today!

Bailey belongs to my friend Marie- she is the best. Her shop Native brings a lot of life to these parts -- anyone who enters her store is greeted with a genuine "how ya doing!" and the chairs at her counter are often filled with people chatting and laughing and just hanging out. And-of course- shopping for the best stuff!  I am so lucky to know her and have  Marie in my life!

Below are pictures my student- the young and beautiful Sarah McDonough- texted me of her sunflower painting and her  new attic art studio. She is so talented! I am so happy she has created this cozy retreat in her home - she has two very young boys and this will provide the sanity young mothers need  - and all her paintings are gorgeous! 

Thursday, February 20, 2014


this gal is one of Victoria Corses's. She is a breeder of these cool looking dogs!See her Facebook page here.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wheres my owner?

I cannot remember who sent me this one… are all these pictures the same dog?
I need a manager….





Tuesday, February 18, 2014

artist inspired watercolor 7" x 22''

This painting was very influenced by two well known south shore artists. This building is also a well known landmark.
I put it on Facebook that the first person to guess  them wins a free print!

I was really inspired by the sighting of the full moon the other night.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Eugene and Ella and painting class in my studio

These guys look like fun pugs…
Check out the work from yesterdays class! We had so much fun in my studio….

Sarah's Bird of paradise- wow Sarah!

Linda's lovely mountain view- her image vaporized off the computer mis session and she had to make up a lot - and I think it looks amazing!

Christa's Cat "Henri"matisse ( sorry for the blurry picture) Love this!

Patty's watercolor florals.loose and fresh ( like us!)  We really had a great time!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Oliver and Winnie

This is a regal dog named Oliver - for some reason I struggled trying to capture his princely essence.

Another magical bounty of snow yesterday! I LOVE snow! Winnie does too!

Friday, February 14, 2014

When Im not painting dogs….

A design for a logo/card for a bed and breakfast on Cape Cod-guaouche and acrylic on paper  18"x24"

This is a piece of trash I saw when out for a walk. Love is everywhere- even in the garbage!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Woof Woof

This is a very patriotic dog!
I believe his name is Louis.

Saturday, February 8, 2014


This is Cuneen. She's a Duxbury dog. Her Dad is an extraordinary artist and paints amazing watercolors as well as oils and other mediums. Her mom is a colorful, wonderful, creative person who works in fiber and is a teacher. She is from Ireland. Mac has spread joy around these parts like confetti. Everyone loves her. She started a knitting group in Marshfield that is going strong, and is responsible for the knit bombs seen in May at the  North River Arts festival!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Pasquale- 6"x6" acrylic

Still putting on the dog here…

Facebook has turned 10 years old and they have these cool movies you can watch of your self! It's sort of narcissistic but that what what I love about it…hee hee.
For those of you who don't use Facebook here's mine.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Westie in the snow!

Here is a happy Westie. It was so fun to paint a shaggy white dog!
Today I woke to a sunny magical winter wonderland. Winnie and I enjoyed a long walk in the woods. I took way too many pictures but every view was a painting.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Mural making!

Im back at the Bay Farm Montessori school in Duxbury completing the world mural with the awesome kids that go there. We are painting Europe , South America and  Antarctica this year. So fun!