We pick names out of a hat in my husband's family( we are up to 22 including spouses and significant others!) I picked my nephew Keith and his girlfriend Lauren. I swiped a photo from Facebook of them at the Bristol Rhode Island 4th of July parade ( fb is quite convenient!) and painted this portrait of them. I pretty sure they were pleased- Lauren kept looking at it !
I love giving gifts that are this well received.
It's acrylic-and very challenging -might try an oil portrait next.
I hope everyone is having a good time during this crazy, busy time. I've been working a lot- all good stuff- at the Museum, helping out at Local Pottery ( and making clay animals) teaching in my studio, running the North River Arts holiday art sale and painting commissions. Not a lot of free time, but am managing also to decorate and shop for the holidays. Yikes.
I will try to be better about posting! ( okay Dad?) LOL
This is a bear in a bikini. Just because it needed to be done.
Little dogs - a new clay body...
This (below) was a commissioned by the riders husband for her birthday . 22"x 28" acrylic.
I will reveal the other commissioned works after the gift giving happens! No spoilers!
It's that time of year again- and I'm always a little behind the 8 ball with my ornament designs- but these should be available by Thanksgiving weekend! Marshfield's ornament is a fundraiser for the Molly Fund.
The Molly Fitzgerald Memorial Fund promotes education and the arts in Marshfield, Mass. by providing;
• College scholarships • Supporting community service projects • Assisting in the funding of school programs
This year I painted a simple dune in oils- celebrating Marshfield's many beaches.These will be available at Marshfield Hills General Store, Olivia Rose Boutique in Marshfield Center, and Green Harbor General Store. They are $15.
Pembroke 's ornament supports the Science Fair on Bryantville Elementary School. They will be available at the library in Pembroke. The image is an oil painting of the bee sculpture that sits atop the former library. The man who made the bee died this year.
This spring I started geting up to see the sun rise- once I got on an early schedule it was easy to wake up at dawn- seeing the sun come up gives me a feeling of peace and gratitude. Here are some of them- and a few sunsets thrown in too.
Ok - I know it was May that I went to France - writing about this trip has taken me months! So much busy-ness these days -and I see a lot of my blogging friends are slowly getting back to posting as well.
Heres my room in Servon where I stayed. I slept like a rock most of the nights!
this was taken out of the window on the way from Servon to Sucy.
Our group hosted a brunch for the french hosts before we left.
This is the view out a window in the cafe. SO pretty!
Here I am with Eleanor- she stole our hearts!
Madeline with her hosts children-lots of love there!
Heres the motley USA crew..
Look what happened when we got on the bus! Everyone was crying!
What an amazing and wonderful experience this was. I am so grateful to have been able to go.
We are hosting the French group next April... Can't wait!
I have a lot of work at the restaurant called Cambridge Common! It's just outside of Harvard Square on Mass. Ave and they have been showing artists work for years- it's a great venue and lots of folks will see my art.