Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Down the lane

Something to put us in the Christmas mood. This painting is an older one that I did. I couldn't resist showing it. The scene is near where I live on a cold snowy day. You can see Narragansett Bay in the distance.

Monday, December 7, 2009


I am posting a painting I did for the Spring Bull Gallery annual "Les Peittes Oeures" Exhibition.
I am happy to say it sold at the opening.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jerusalem Marsh

I am posting today a painting that I just sold to a very nice woman who found me through my blog. She is from RI and told me she is sending it to a friend that once lived in the area. I had sold the original one months ago but she really wanted that one so I told her I could paint another for her. It is of the marshes down in the southern part of Rhode Island. The area is called Jerusalem. You drive down a road called Succotash to get to it. For those of you who have never heard of the word succotash it is a mixture of corn and lima beans. I love the names and the area and will never tire of painting it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Quite Morning

The original of the above painting was done also on a workshop up in Maine. I admired the study so much I worked a more finished painting from it. Many times the one that I do outside will not be exactly as I want it to be so I either paint more into it or do it over. I think many Plein Air artist work this way. There are at times the perfect gem shows up and it is finished that moment outside. That is a pleasant feeling.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Monhegan Fog

This painting was done when I took a Plein Air workshop on Monhegan Island. I was painting at a small beach in town during a very foggy morning. That was the actual color of green slimy stuff.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Summer Path

I was at Sachuest Point looking towards Newport RI. last Tuesday. It was a hazy day. The background faded to lovely soft blues. This is a painting of one of the hiking paths. The trail is loaded with deer ticks so I sprayed not only me but the ground I was standing on and my painting bag.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's a Boy!

We just got a new pup today. I thought I would show him off. He is a Boston Terrier and 9 weeks old. No name as of now. I think it would be nice to include my son Brian in the naming process. He will be home this weekend for a visit.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Since we have had only five non rainy days in RI. during June. I have tried another still life. My plien air group still gets together due to a offer from a member. She has thoughtfully let us use her studio.
Hopefully the sun will return for us on our next week.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer Harvest

Hello, Sorry for the long break. This painting is called "Summer Harvest" . It is week 37-38 challenge from the different strokes from different folks blog.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Cup, Lemons and Orange

This painting was done from a still life set up. I worked on it during a rainy day here.
I hope to get out doors to paint soon.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Beach Family

This painting was from a differentstrokesfromdifferentfolk.blogspot.com challenge. I loved painting the reflections in the water. They added a sparkle. I felt the need to changed the composition of the beach family to my liking. That is what I enjoy about Karin Juricks challenges. She wants us to paint what we see in a photo not exactly what is printed.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Apples and Pears

I recently completed a small painting of Apples and Pears in oils on canvas. I have not been painting much being that I went through a sad time having to put my dog down. I am recovering from that and will get back into the swing of it soon.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


A few people have asked me to post my lemon painting so here it is.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Just Onions

  I just finished this painting. It's going into a show at the Spring Bull Gallery in Newport RI. at the end of January. The show is titled "Fakes and Forgeries". I chose to represent a painting done originally by William Merritt Chase. The title of the painting is "Just Onions". A bit of a joke because it looks like an orange has snuck in.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


I painted this when I was in Tiverton RI. last summer in the Seapowet Marsh area. My husband took some small sculptures he was working on and sat loving near by during the entire session. He is my best supporter in my endeavor to paint these last eight years after moving to Rhode Island from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Stonington Maine

This painting is from a photo that I took while visiting Stonington Maine. It is a beautiful small fishing village at the tip of Deer Isle. Jill Hoy paints from there you should check out her website http://www.jillhoy.com/home.htm