Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a great holiday and are feeling healthy and happy- I cannot belive another year is over- whoosh! I had a crazy busy season with gift commissions-as well as a ton of other things!
 and now that the holidays are over I can finally post them.

8"x 20 Acrylic- "Galt" the great dane

Dory the Frenchie! 6"x6" acrylic

Watercolor house portrait 11"x 14

my niece Kellie -and her cat Lily (who passed away last month)
24" x 30" acrylic

and my nieces dog Sophie. 20"x 20" acrylic

I am planning a daily painting series for January- interiors- I want to focus on my home
 and what better way is there  
to document it and I am up for a personal challenge. 
Also the Girls Just Wanna paint challenge is up January 1- the theme is "frosty"
see them  January 1-  right here!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Pembroke Public Library Exhibit

My December has been nuts- so glad to have installed my exhibit. It will be up through the end of January- stay posted for reception date( mid January when we are all looking for stuff to do!)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Shows and Sale Dates

Girls Just Wanna Paint
South Shore Science Center, 
48 Jacobs Lane
Opening November 30
6 PM- 8 PM

 North River Arts Holiday Sale
Preview Party
Thursday,  December 1
6 PM-9 PM
157 Old Main Street
Marshfield Hills
($10 admission- gets you in to see all the bargains first 
and I have discounted paintings and some new gift items in the artisan section)
show runs through Dec 11
Local Pottery 
Opening Party
Friday, December 2
7 PM
376 Washington Street, Norwell
I have new sgraffito ornaments there-
and first crack at the amazing "seconds"!

Pembroke Public Library
Sally Dean Paintings
December 6 - January 3
142 Center Street,Pembroke

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

thank you!

My open studio was a blast and thank you all for coming- it was a great day weatherwise- and SUPER moon to boot! I loved all the familiar and some new faces.Here I am with my husband Al. He puts up with me- and made the yard look great !

Thursday, November 10, 2016

My Summer painting Video

Hope you enjoy revisiting my summer- it sure was glorious here in NewEngland. Most of these paintings are available for sale at my open studio.
Sunday-11/13 from  12-5.
369 Spring Street, Marshfield.
see slideshow here- the music is just the default iPhoto music but I kind of like it....

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

it's the day

Can't wait to move on!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Open Studio time- forgot to say!

Open Studio

12-5- pm
369 Spring Street

Open Studio November 13

Hi! I am busy getting my studio ready for a one day open studio.
My address is 369 Spring Street in Marshfield.
Hope to see some of you guys! Thanks for reading my blog.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Time Travel

I impulsivley signed up for a workshop with Bill Flynn at the South Shore Art Center in Cohassett last week- and so glad I did.
 Bill Flynn was my favorite  drawing teacher at the museum school 40 years ago. 40.
He taught me how to see.
It was so liberating and I felt like I traveled back in time to my years at the Museum school.
The theme of the workshop was about realism to abstraction back to realism- and that is the line I straddle- always. Everything is abstract. We were told to bring objects that meant something to us.  I brought a tin house and broccoli and a piece of driftwood for my subjects.
There were such amazing artists in this class. We bonded. I hate that it is over. Here is the work in no particular order...
Cindy responded to the kids art in the hall. Trojan horse. This is about 30"x40". LOVE. She attacked her paper with abandon and fun.

Tony didn't love his- We liked it's energy and movement....

Bill repositioned it and it seemed to work better. If you can't see it it's actually two pieces of paper. There was a lot of tearing and collaging going on in this workshop!

Kathleen  worked from her own figure drawing-I feel like she really captured the essence of it- 

Allison Crowe brought a clock mechanism for her subject. I love the movement of the line !

Lisa Marder had a diptych idea of nature and the demise of it- it was wonderful to see her evolution of the idea crystalize. 

Martin made elegant  charcoal drawings of his set up that included his mothers created coffee pot. 

Joan Drescher explored Chinese lantern blossoms - she saw faces in them. I love her collage work.

Kimberlee Alemain- a master painter- with paper and ink and tape. I have no words! except sublime.
Below- me. I fell right back to the place I was once in. My eye wandered around the room- windows, the tin house. broccoli. Some one brought high heel shoes. These are  about 24" wide. I had a blast.

my final piece

the one from yesterday...

the sketches.

Scale, play, wandering, pushing, pulling. 
I don't know where Ill go next. 
Thanks for looking at this ridiculously long post!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Frye Island, Maine

I was so happy to return to Frye Island again this summer- it's in the middle of Sebago Lake, Maine. My friend Nancy lives there The beaches are so beautiful- the water is crystal clear.

Nancy and Linda kitchen goddesses!

Carol J hanging on for dear life in the golf cart!

My painting of the screen porch...

and of the rocks. I felt a really strong presence of my Dad in this place for some reason. Something about the way the rocks and sand were- not Hawaii- but I felt something similar. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mosaic Unveiled!

Done and dusted- feels great to have completed this collaborative project- two years in the making from conception to completion!  In the two years span we-
- brainstormed the theme with the kids-
- researched different materials and structures
- came up with free standing undulating wall design with the help of Party By Design
- had the students submit drawings that we compiled onto the full scale "cartoon"
- cut up a ton of stained glass
- had a "mosaic palooza" during a blizzard ( 2015) and it didn't stop snowing!
- consulted with Mosaic artist Josh Weiner who gave us a  thinset lessons and switched our method to the tape technique eliminating any kind of glue and wood in the fabrication.
- Many meetings in Avon with the fabricator Marcus
- The students and tart teacher Mary Ellen Olson worked over the two academic years assembling the panels
- we switched from a free standing wall to a flat panel hanging on the building with a french cleat system
- I cut up the taped mosaics, adhered and grouted the 6 panels in my studio 
- the mosaics were sealed
- installed on wall and unveiled yesterday!
the cleats ready for the mosaics

( this is a panoramic shot I tried to unwarp on photoshop)

I know that kids liked it!
If you are local and want to see it- you can drive up to the building- it's the first entrance to the school on the right on Burditt Ave off rt 3A . You can also park in the main lot and walk across campus- its on the new "Innovation center" building.