Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year

"Freshly gathered" 22" x 15" Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. CP
I wanted to go out the blogging year on the DSFDF portrait,
but that seemed way too long between posts...so here I am,
back from a short break. It's time to get ready for a new year.
Organize the studio, clean it up (!), file all the paperwork for 2008,
think about taxes (!), plan out shows, plan out vacations (!), gush
over new journals and sketchbooks, make a resolution to fill more
of them (!), take some workshops, teach some workshops, PAINT(!)
and hopefully enjoy a happy, healthy, productive and creative 2009.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

End of year DSFDF

This was the end of year assignment from the Different
Strokes from Different Folks blog. We all got an anonymous
portrait sent to us that we had to paint and your photo went
to the person who's portrait you got...an even swap. Click the
link here to go to Paula Cravens blog where she has my portrait
posted...It's a great painting and I think it is awesome! She did
such a fun rendition. I enjoyed painting her portrait as well and
I hope she likes it. Be sure to check out the DSFDF blog to see all
the entries...I guess there are 130 participants, plus the blog is
getting a mention in the January issue of Southwest magazine!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Joy and Peace

This was my holiday card this year. Had alot of fun
painting it. It's the second year I made "snow" on the
image. A toothbrush comes in very handy...but it was
hard trying to find a tube of white...it was buried under
all the other tubes and had to be dusted off since it doesn't
get squeezed out on a regular basis! Poor white...always gets
dissed on the palette. Hope your holiday is white and bright.
I might take several days off from posting, so I'll wish you all
Joy and Peace!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Cooking inspiration

Today's post is for the lemon cranberry bread I'm going
to make. It seems I'm on a food kick lately and pairing the
paintings with that inspiration. Maybe after the bread is done
I'll do a quick watercolor of the end result. Could be fun.
We're in for some more snow...the next week is supposed
to be filled with snow days. We get every other day off to
clean up and finish shoveling!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Spiced orange marmalade

"Spiced Orange Marmalade" 11" x 15"
This watercolor is one I painted about 9 years ago for a
Holiday card. It featured this painting, plus the recipe for
spiced orange marmalade. I set up the still life on the kitchen
table and painted the ingredients needed for the recipe. A fun
challenge...I should try that again sometime. I never heard from
any of the card recipients if they actually made the jam! To be
perfectly honest I never tried it myself..I was more interested
in the process of painting the ingredients! Maybe this year, who knows.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Jaunty Jay

"Jaunty Jay" 7.5" x 7.5"
Here is another feathered friend of a different variety.
I did this painting for a specific group show that was all
about birds and feathers. Something a little unique for me.
I haven't seen alot of jays lately..don't know if they head
south for the winter. They are very loud and seem to be
the bully of the bird world. I'm going to dig out some older
holiday cards this week so I can show you an archive.
I've just finished sending off all my mailing list cards and
friends and family cards...more than 350 in all! Phew.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Blue Vase

"Blue Vase" 22" x 15"
An abundance of flowers, flowing forth from a
footed floral vessel. Say that three times fast!
I've been noticing tulips at various flower shops..
Is this unusually early or are we jumping the seasons
as a result of greenhouses or better, faster transportation,
so we can get things from across the globe in a matter of hours?
We used to have to wait until at least February or March
to see those first tender spring bouquets. But I guess it's
a good thing for a floral painter like myself. I do try to
stay a little seasonal, like now the amaryllis are blooming
as are the paperwhites...

Monday, December 15, 2008


"Asiana" 22" x 20"
My orchid is getting ready to send another
spray of blooms out. I always thought they were
a tough plant to maintain, but this one obviously
likes where it is and seems to be rewarding me for
whatever it is I am doing for it. Which isn't much
besides just watering it once a week! The art season
has wound down a bit and I am thinking about my
workshop schedule for 2009. I have had several
requests and need to organize a few two or three day
stretches. As soon as I know I will post a notice along
the right hand side of my blog.

Friday, December 12, 2008


"Menu" 30" x 22"
'Tis the season for parties! This painting makes me
think of all the upcoming holiday parties and various
celebrations. Good food, fun with friends and family
and lots of festive sounds and cheer. It is also the time
of year for soups and stews and big helpings of turkey
with gravy, mashed potatoes and all those comfort foods.
I must be hungry writing this post! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


"Curvaceous" 15" x 22" at Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery, Stowe.
Red is the color of the week it seems...It is all around us
this time of year. Red stockings, Santa hats, holly berries,
wreath ribbons, Amaryllis blooms and Rudolph's nose!
Red and Green those opposites on the color wheel. No
wonder they go so well together. We are in for a big storm
this evening into tomorrow...so hopefully I will be able to
paint some winter scenes. Does anyone go out and paint
en plein air during the freezing months? Or have they devised
some ingenious set-up in their cars so they can stay warm?
I'd like to give it a try this year. "They" say there's no such
thing as bad weather, it's how you dress for it!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Country Santa

This was an image I created specifically for a
Christmas card many moons ago. It had to be
at least 7 or 8 years ago. This country santa was
my cousin's favorite. This week 3 years ago, he
lost his battle with brain cancer and I do miss him so.
But this Jolly St. Nick will always remind me of him.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Cadmium Red Cardinal

This painting was in preparation for my Holiday
card last year. I posted the actual holiday card in
July this year..click the link to check out that post.
This image has since been changed by adding some
snow spatters over top. We actually have a cardinal
couple residing in our cedar hedge. One year they
had set up residence in the evergreen outside the front
door and we saw their nest full of squawking little baby
cardinals. I think 3 in all. It's nice to see that striking
red color against a snowy backdrop, which we actually
have received in the last two days. Several inches of snow
and bitter cold! Winter's here...

Monday, December 8, 2008

DSFDF entry

"These boots were made for working"
My latest entry to the Different Strokes blog. I really
enjoyed painting this. Such an unusual subject but it
really made for a great still life. I worked the paint alot
by scrubbing back the highlights...especially along the
top rim of the blue lining. The journal I use is filled with
Canson paper and really takes well to lifting. This was
another two week challenge, but as promised I was going
to get to these "assignments" a little earlier. I'll leave last
week's post in my sidebar for a little while longer. I also
used my new favorite brown...Burnt Umber. It came in my
little travel sketchbox, but I have since added it to my
regular palette.

Friday, December 5, 2008

"Check me out"

"Check me out" 7.5" x 7.5" original watercolor
The above painting is for sale on Ebay. I am going to try
to list one painting a week like this. Check out the link above
to go to the auction page. Just a reminder for those of you who
are not familiar with my website. I have two gallery pages on
my site, one for original paintings and one dedicated to
Giclee prints which are all for sale and have a direct link to Paypal.
I'm reminded of this because an old friend from Highschool
just placed an order the other day...it's fun how the internet has
a way of connecting people...we don't have to wait for school
reunions anymore to be in touch! (which may be a good or bad thing)

Thursday, December 4, 2008


"Blue patterned vase" 15" x 22"
Simple shapes, pure color and an unobtrusive background.
Doesn't usually happen in my paintings...ha ha! I like
negative spaces and filling those up with lots of color. It's good to
stray from the norm every once in a while. I recently
bought some pears and oranges, maybe some inspiration for
a new painting? Actually one pear turned brown within the
day, but remained rock-hard..a lemon perhaps in the pear world?
I just got some new colors and am thinking of overhauling my
palette..start clean and fresh, dig the old, crusty, tired and overworked
dollops of pigment out of my trusty large white palette, rinse it all
under the sink and voila...renewed energy, which hopefully will
reflect itself in some new work!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Holiday cards

It's that time of year to start thinking about sending
out Holiday cards...This was my card four years ago!
Can't believe the time flies so fast. I'm working on this
year's card as we speak. I have close to 300 people on
my mailing list and try to send out something at least
twice a year if not three times. I always do a Holiday mailing
and will announce shows and other news during the rest
of the year. Hopefully the cards make it to the fridge or
some other place for a while, where people can look at them.
I know I save artist's cards and announcements that I like and
hang them on a big corkboard in my studio. There is a group
show opening this Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Furchgott and
Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne...for any of you local folks who
might want to stop by...I just dropped off some paintings
yesterday for the show. Maybe see you there.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hydrangea Shadows

"Hydrangea shadows"
This is this week's (actually it's a double week assignment)
a link on the right side of my blog whenever I finish my entry.
I've been on the tail-end of the weeks lately...I will try to finish
my painting earlier so it will have a longer time on my blog.
It's been a challenge to participate, but exciting just the same.
I always look forward to Wednesdays to see what Karin will
post for a new assignment. If you haven't checked out the
blog and especially the links to see all the work together on
one page, it's well worth it. All the different interpretations, plus
the varied media that's being used. A great idea.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Strength in numbers

"Strength in numbers" 15" x 22" at GMFA in Stowe
I really enjoy painting irises...you might have been able
to tell from previous postings. They are a very versatile
flower and I often use them when I teach my workshops...
I usually start the first day with a simple assignment, compose
an entire painting using just one flower that you turn and twist
in your hand so you record various "poses" of the single bloom.
It's not as easy as it might sound...actually quite the opposite,
because it forces you to really think about composition, relationships
between shape and size and overall design. Try it sometime!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Here is another licensed imaged being produced into
switchplate covers. Click the link to see what's available.
They have 4 of my images that they are producing, three
florals and one rooster. Can't wait to walk into a store and
see them on display...but that probably won't happen anytime
soon, since alot of business is being conducted over the internet.
I was recently contacted by someone who googled my name
after seeing my work in the Coldwater Creek catalog. It's amazing
how you can instantly be in touch with someone who is on the web.
Amazing...I'm taking the rest of the week off from my blogorama
for Thanksgiving...so enjoy all, be thankful.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Waitsfield Farm

"Waitsfield Farm" 15" x 22" at Green Mountain Fine Art in Stowe
I just delivered this painting to my gallery in Stowe..the
first (recent) landscape to be shown! Can't wait to find out
what the feedback is. I need to start thinking about a holiday
card...might even be a little late with that, but hey a mere
mortal can only do so much. I didn't see Twilight this weekend,
but I hear vampires can fly and make lots of teenage girls swoon!
I'm trying to remember what movie hottie was out there when I was
that age...maybe John Travolta in Grease? Anyway, that doesn't
have much to do with painting and I actually got to put some paint
on some paper yesterday! Maybe my efforts will be revealed to
you sometime soon. I have not been able to go to the figure sessions
lately, but hope to pick that up again. Maybe some self-portraits
in the meantime? I've tried that before and it's amazing how much I
don't look like me.

Friday, November 21, 2008

"O Solo Mio"

"O Solo Mio" 7.5" x 7.5" click here to bid
Okay it's official...I have my first painting for sale on Ebay.
You can click the link above to go to the auction page. As
this is a work in progress I am sure I will be encountering
some new obstacles. I will start to list my ebay paintings
with a label of "available" and will update my blog as they
get sold with a "sold" label. Seems simple enough, but we'll
have to see. Again, I will start off slow and see how this
new adventure progresses. I know Ebay has been around
for a long time and artists have been successfully selling their
work through their site...so here's hoping I'll become one of them!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hearts of Gold

As you can tell I work alot with the color wheel when
I design my paintings. This one showing the blues and
purples and then complementing them with oranges
and yellows. I love playing with color that way. I think
they "POP" more. I will be framing today to get ready to
drop off some new paintings in Stowe at my gallery there.
I don't know if anyone has been trying to get in touch with
me via my website, but the "contact" link wasn't working...
I don't know for how long, but it is now fixed...so for those
of you who thought I didn't answer my emails...I apologize,
but the problem seems to be fixed now!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Online woes

private collection
For those of you keeping track...yes I didn't
get to post yesterday, because my cable was
down and I couldn't get online all day! It's
amazing how the computer rules the world!
Well...maybe not, but if you are used to getting
your emails first thing in the morning and then
posting to your blog and that doesn't happen!
Watch out, change in plans for the day, run around
thinking it's your modem, call the cable company
(after you've gone there to switch out your modem),
come to find out there is a problem in your neighborhood
with your service...AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH! But anyway,
I'm here and posting again! I want to thank everyone who
has been commenting on a regular basis! I love reading
all your comments, keep 'em coming! Tomorrow I continue
my quest for selling on ebay or etsy as some of you have

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Letter

"The Letter" 15" x 22"
This painting was a study in oranges and reds...obviously.
But it was also a combination of shapes and textures, lost
and found edges, soft and hard edges, overlapping shapes
and some negative space. I just got two potted amaryllis
bulbs and they are already shooting up their tall heads. One
is orange and the other a candy cane stripe. I have some
paperwhites ready to go as well, but I need to put those in
some sort of vessel and put the marbles around their bases.
I really like seeing their roots twirl around through the glass.
So I am growing some new subject matter, right here in my
living room!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Orchid offering

"Orchid Offering"
I will be picking this painting up from the
Middlebury Frog Hollow this weekend. It's
been on display for a while and it's time to change
things up. I am also going to be part of a winter
Shelburne. The show opens with a reception
on Friday December 5th. I am still thinking about
selling a few pieces from my blog. By no means would
this be a daily thing, but an occassional thing. I've
followed some daily painters blogs and I think just
listing each entry, plus the painting, the shipping
and mere organization would become a full-time job!
So stay tuned...I might delve into this a little further
next week. I'll start simple and slow!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tulips and friends

"Tulips and friends"
This is another 7.5" x 7.5" image completed in the last
several months. As you can see I've tried to paint it like
one of my larger pieces and get a lot of subject matter on
the paper. I've been thinking lately that I might start to sell
some of these smaller paintings through this blog?? Any thoughts?
I think what I'd do is go through the older posts and see which
paintings I have available and then add a label "available" that
you can search for. Let me know what you think. Ofcourse
my Giclee prints are available right now through my website
and I have a link to paypal...maybe I should just add a page
to my website?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pink Orchids

"Pink Orchids" 7.5" x 7.5"
These small paintings are fun to do, but sometimes can be
challenging. I'm so used to working on a half sheet (22" x 15"),
that switching to a small piece of paper can be difficult. I really
enjoy working with large brushes and lots of pigment, but I am
forced to change it up for these "micro" paintings. Smaller brush,
but I can still manage a lot of color and lots of water. I find myself
using this format often for my roosters. This Sunday is the Fall meeting
of the Vermont Watercolor Society...it should be a fun one! Plus I am
going to stop by the Middlebury Frog Hollow and change up some
paintings, so they have some fresh work of mine heading in to the
holidays...two birds with one tank of gas!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Class work

I thought I'd share something I did during a class this past
summer. I really enjoy taking workshops and wish I could
participate in more of them on a yearly basis. It's great to
learn from different teachers. Everyone has something new
to add. With so many different styles and philosophies out
there you are bound to pick something up. Plus it's also nice
to paint in a group and have someone else come up with an
assignment! That's why I like the weekly Different Strokes from
Different Folks blog by Karin Jurick. I'm working on this week's
shadows project(not completed yet)...but check out the blogs.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Lemon twins

I thought I'd continue the lemon theme for another day.
The post on Friday was painted at the same time as this
double study. Take advantage of your stilllife set up before
it goes bad! I have started to use fake fruits and veggies
in my floral set ups..they provide the shape I need and
won't go bad! Unfortunately you can't cut them! This way
I save a little in the way of wasting money on something
that'll just sit on a table in the studio for a couple days. I
find that I never use whatever it is I'm painting in any meals!
Unless it's a quick sketch of something that I am cooking.
(see previous posts of basil and bok choy!)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Pigment power

A little sketch of a solo lemon slice. I like it when my paints
are really juicy and I almost put too much color on the paper.
Like in the background here. The pigments always look so good
when they are wet, but always dry just that much lighter. It's hard
to strike that balance between transparent color and working with
the white of the paper and just killing the sparkle. Maybe that's why,
once I frame my watercolors behind shiny glass that they look
finished, almost like they've been varnished with a gloss.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Museum dreaming

"Graceful Forms" actual size: 22" x 15" museum size: very big!
Several blogs I check in with have been posting
their art on museum walls...this is done through
a website called dumpr. So I thought I would visualize
my art on a museum wall as well and wonder what that
would look and feel like. Very impressive, especially
when it's so large and with such a lovely gilded frame!
Make room on the walls Rembrandt and Picasso..well
maybe not quite yet, but hey you never know! We can
dream right and dream big we do!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Stepping out

"Stepping out" 7.5" x 7.5"
Well and step out we did to the voting booths across
America. Thought this red, white and blue rooster was
appropriate a day after electing a new president. Big happenings
across our nation. I'm trying to get back into the swing of painting.
I am looking at redoing my palette and scraping off dried bits
and reinvigorating the colors. Sometimes when the colors have
been spritzed, rewetted, dried and reworked over and over, they
start to look a bit tired and that can translate to your painting.
So with fresh, juicy colors I can tackle some fresh and juicy

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Barn

"Pumpkin Barn" 15" x 22"
I will leave you in the Halloween spirit with my rendition
of a barn in Waitsfield with a row of pumpkins in front.
I painted this on site at this farmstand with boxes and boxes
of various squashes and gourds behind me and these rows
of orange future jack 'o lanterns in front of me! Plus I introduced
a new color to my palette for this painting...Burnt Umber...not
really one I always have on hand, but worked well for this barn.
I can't post again until after the elections, so everyone go out and vote!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Steeple study

I did four of these studies not so long ago while the hills
were alive with color. I took my 15" x 22" (half sheet) of
Fabriano Cold Press watercolor paper and loosely drew
four rectangles on the page. I then tried to work them all
at the same time, but varying some colors and compositions.
This is a great exercise, because you learn from one to the
next. Plus you think of them as practice and the precious piece
of paper becomes less of a focus to be your next masterpiece.
These were done outside and took probably slightly over an
hour to complete. (I posted another one of these on Oct. 14th)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Silo and Red Barn

"Silo and Red Barn" 10" x 22"
This summer image was just begging to be posted today...
Now that the forecast is saying we are in for snow! Oh no..
it's too early. I loved painting this out in the field. The lower
part of the painting was loosely interpreted by just washing
several shades of greens and yellows to indicate a vast field
of grasses. Scratching across the paper with the back of your
brush, or dipping it into a darker color to get random strokes.
It makes the movement of the paint less predictable. Plus my
ever present splotches and splashes!

Monday, October 27, 2008


Another sketchbook entry that I did several weeks ago
in a friend's garden. Unfortunately the frost has gotten
to our garden and not much is left. The impatiens are so
tender that they always get hit first, but surprisingly the
fuchsia is still doing okay...would not have thought they
were tough. This pink flower, I believe, is the Mandevilla plant.
Obviously not a winter hardy one, but I have seen it around
quite a bit as a summer annual. I did the sketch with my
newest sketchbox tool...one of those synthetic brushes
that you fill with water, so you always have a brush at the
ready, without having to find a cup of water! With a tissue
in hand it wipes clean just like that waiting for the next color.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Illusion of Fall

"Illusion of Fall" 22" x 15"
This painting was one of four that was
selected by a company to reproduce on
canvas...I have the samples of the pieces
they did (one of which was the poppy piece
that was in the Coldwater Creek catalog, see a
previous post) and this fall piece is another one.
They are hanging in the living room and are quite
large. It's fun to see my paintings on canvas and
not framed behind glass. I don't know who will be
stocking these pieces, but keep your eye out at
stores like Homegoods and Target...you never know.
Or maybe another catalog will select a new piece!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tulip Tableau

"Tulip Tableau"
I'm baaaaaaaccccckkkkkk! Miss me? Some of you said
you would, so thanks for that! A day in the big apple...alot of
fun visiting with a friend. Didn't do much except walk around,
which is what you typically do in the city anyway! Now it's back
to the computer and updating my blog. The tulips came to mind,
because it's that time to put bulbs in the ground. I mentioned a
while ago that I had some left over from last year, so that experiment
is going to happen...maybe today I'll put them all in a big hole and
cross my fingers and see what comes up next spring. I should be able
to deduct that expense from my taxes, because they'll serve as
inspiration for future paintings...right?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Red answer

"Glad glads" 22" x 10"
So my red question from last week
didn't garner that many answers(too easy, right?)
...but for those of you who either commented or
emailed....the colors are visible again in this
painting...Cadmium Red Medium and Alizarin
Crimson. The Alizarin is an easy one...on so
many of our palettes. I have also tried Bright
Red by Holbein and Napthol Crimson by Daler
Rowney, which was another guess. I'm off for a few
days...so you'll have to do without my posts until
Thursday and bear with the same figure painting
of the week for another couple days.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Red Pepper Reds

I am already thinking about what to make for
dinner tonight and this red pepper jumped out
at me as an image to post...because at the top of
the menu is either meatloaf or shepherd's pie...but
you probably aren't too interested in my meal choices,
so I'll talk about the two colors of red...one decidedly
warm and the other on the cooler side. Can you guess
which one circles the top of the pepper and which
one is on the bottom/shadow side of it? I'll let you
"stew"(another good dinner choice) over this question
for the weekend! :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Daffodil Party

"Daffodil Party" 15" x 22"
I thought I'd throw you all for a loop and post a very "spring"
image so deep into the fall! This is what we have to look forward
to...I actually have a bag of bulbs still in the basement from last
year that never made it in the ground prior to frost...I don't
know if they are any good anymore...I'll just dig a giant hole, throw
caution to the wind, toss them all in there and look for volunteers
in the spring! Or they'll just be squirrel food...but hopefully there
will be some that will end up being painted and captured on paper!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Swirling tulips

"A Tempest of Tulips and a tea cup" 22" x 15"
So my sap green experiment didn't work
yesterday...not because it's not possible, but
because I didn't get to paint outside :) So I will
have to table that idea until next time. This
painting is one I picked up yesterday from the
show that has ended. I love the swirling tulips.
Doing their little tulip dance! I'll probably
bring this one to one of my galleries because
this was the first show where it's been shown.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sap Green overload

This is the Williston Church steeple peaking out from
behind fall foliage. Where would we be without Sap Green?
Today I am going to pick up my paintings from the Round
Barn show and will try to squeeze in some plein air painting
time...but maybe with the mission of not dipping my brush
into the Sap Green! That in itself can be my challenge...
We must always give ourselves some sort of assignment when
it comes to painting...make it exciting, work BIG, work small.
use a flat brush for the whole painting, don't sketch first...so
many choices, hopefully I'll settle on one or two today!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Overlooking Champlain

Happy Monday to you! Another week, more blogging!
Here is a piece I did about 2 weeks ago from an overlook
across Lake Champlain...it is the fifth great lake...well that
fact was never proven or approved for that matter...ha ha
The leaves were starting to change and there was some color
in the Adirondacks across the way. Most of the state is now
past peak, but it was certainly nice. Southern Vermont was
especially "red" and glowing. Enjoy the start of your week.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Pristine Peonies

"Pristine Peonies" 15" x 15" at Shelburne Farms through October 19th.
The week of show showings is over...makes me realize
that my work is literally across the state...maybe it's time
to go across state lines and look at other galleries. Perhaps
in the spring, take a road trip and explore what other venues
are out there. We are being treated to beautiful fall weather
up here in Northern Vermont. The colors have been nice as
well. I didn't get out as much as I wanted to paint the scenery.
Maybe I'll brave winter's weather and try my hand at some
snowy scenes sometime these next few months. White flowers..
snow covered hills??? It's just leaving the white of the paper, right?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Imbued with color

"Imbued with color"
If you find yourself in the Southern sector of
Vermont you can view this painting at the
They host a National Fall Exhibition every year
and this year the juror awarded some additional
honors to select artists in the form of "juror's selection".
This just means an honorable mention, but my pieces
were included among the 30 or so other works!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


"Suave" 7.5" x 7.5"
Another show in a different location. This little painting
can be found at the Mary Bryan Gallery in Jeffersonville
at their Small Works Show. There will be an artist reception
on November 2 from 3 - 5 p.m. There are over 240 little
paintings on display and for sale...maybe a good idea for
some Holiday shopping? They also have a plein air show
going on right now. The hills are alive with art here in Vermont!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Purple Majesties

"Purple Majesties" 22" x 15"
This painting is at the Round Barn show
in Waitsfield..That show is up through October13th.
Read an article about that show here.
A great location as well. Beautiful drive
along country roads and loaded farmstands.
Time flies during the fall months when I am carting
myself and various paintings across the state.
North, South, East, West...but what a nice
time to be able to do it though!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Nature's Bounty

"Nature's Bounty" 11" x 15"
Here is one of the five paintings on display at the Envisioned
in a Pastoral Setting show at Shelburne Farms. This one sold
on opening night! That's a great feeling to meet the person buying
the painting and being able to talk about your work. It is always
nice to be a part of this show. The work is varied and the
diversity of artists and media is wonderful. Plus the setting
is unlike any other. The show will run through October 19th.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Orange you glad it's Friday?

The last installment of orange as a color and as a subject!
Makes me want to try with some other fruit in the future.
My latest entry for the different strokes blog is linked on mine.
Check it out. This week was a doozy. Next week I'll post some
paintings of my fall shows. I can't believe it's October already.
Where does the time go? I am diving in to the local community
clay studio this evening with my youngest niece.. I haven't been
behind a potter's wheel since college! Should be a fun night.