Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring is Here - sort of.

 nfdp.  This is what the first day of spring looks like here in Little Rhody.
Two weeks ago the snow covered this plant stand! Dang we had a lot of snow.
 All set now.
 The subtle colors of winter that inspired me 2 months ago are not really doing it  anymore.  I'm craving some green and the smell of dirt!  Come on Mother Nature you can do it!

 More snow tonight!  We are so excited.
Edit:  that was yesterday.  this is today: 

Woke to another inch of snow

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wellfleet Walk, beach painting, dog

Honestly, how do people not have a dog?  This has got to be one of my favorite things to do in life.
  Nothing beats a walk on the beach with your dog. 
This Wellfleet Walk was a commission. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

yellow bucket, beach 031815

6x6" oil on panel $100
The cupcakes came about a few years ago when i used to paint one as a warm-up before getting down to some commissions or other work.  Lately, repainting older favorite paintings has been my go-to warm up.
This is one of those.
(in person the sand is much more butterscotch-y.  I'm haveing trouble capturing that color with my camera today)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Sweet Treat, cupcake painting

6"x6" oil $100
the last cupcake painting for a while, a sweet treat in green for St, Patrick's Day

Monday, March 16, 2015

Buttercream, cupcake painting

6"x6" oil $100
And the cupcake train keeps rollin'

This little buttercream cupcake painting reminds me of the Great British Baking Show.  Did you watch it on PBS?  Delightfully addicting little show.
This would be nice paired with THIS CUPCAKE

Friday, March 13, 2015

Fresh Air Friday, beach mandalas

As the great melt down of 2015 takes place at home, I took the little dog - who can't/won't walk in 2 ft. of snow,slush and puddles to the beach .  39 degrees and sunny.  Heaven.  We made some mandalas to celebrate

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Creamsicle. cupcake painting

6"x6" oil $100
These cupcakes are chocolate but the whole painting reminds me of a creamsicle. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A Little Party, cupcake painting6

6"x6" oil $100
A Little Party cupcake.  I've got birthdays on the brain right now.  Here is a little secret - I can't stand those red cherries.  Hate them.  Oh so fun to paint though.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Little Chocolate, cupcake painting6x

6"x6" oil $100
 A little chocolate.  This is one of my favorite cupcake paintings.  Something about this little guy...I don't know, he is a cutie.  I made this image into a thank you sticker that I put on my paintings when I ship them out.  Did you see it on Instagram?   Here it is

Monday, March 9, 2015

Lego my Cupcake6x6

6"x6" oil $100
Son Two turned 19 this past weekend. *sigh*
 When he was a boy he was the Lego guy and one year we had a Lego birthday party of course.  I can't remember if I put Legos on top of cupcakes for his party but I must have right?  I mean it just seems like something I would have done.
Get ready, I've got a lot of cupcakes coming at you. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Portrait sketch 30315

Another portrait sketch.  The model had that pinky complexion that I find hard to capture but I think I came close with this one.  That is why painting from the live model is so fun - there is a never ending challenge and learning opportunity. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Peek into my Sketchbook

My sketchbook updates have been scarce lately because I have not been sketching!  Shame on me! 
I promise to do more this month and you can be sure their will be more border collies - kind of obsessed right now

Monday, February 16, 2015

2 at the beach super-sized! 02161536x36

36x36" oil $3,800
 I think we all could use a super-sized dose of the beach right now!  So here you go, soak it in
Inspired by last weeks little painting HERE.  I'm doing more of these - very fun.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Weekend Happy Valentines Day

this guy kind of sums things up doesn't he?
 the chickadees have been missing from our feeders this winter.  Happy to see this guy today.  Enjoy your weekend and Happy Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

heart rocks

Sick at home again so no painting today.  I love this heart rock picture from last year so much I'm thinking about making it into a poster.  See more HERE

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Two at the Beach, 21115

6x6" oil $100
Two at the Beach, another stellar title.
Often when I am painting a series of large paintings or a commission I will grab an old panel and just paint - sort of like doodle-ing.  This is one of those.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

untitled, swimmer, 21015

16"x16" oil on panel

Wicked bad cold makes my brain turn to fuzz.  Simply cannot think.  So here you go: untitled.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hanging Hearts

I know, I know it is supposed to be "fresh air Friday".  Whatevs.  It is cold out there!  I will bundle up later and take the little dog for a walk.  Right now, it is all about hearts.
 Hanging recycled book pages hearts.  Really you can make these with whatever paper you want.  Go ahead and use up some of your pretty scrapbook papers.  I have a thing for old book pages so that is what I'm going with.  Plus it is free and who doesn't love free?!
Pretty simple.  Gather your paper, as many sheets as you like. Stack, fold, trace
 -( kindergarten stuff people! I teach K art, trust me)
Sew a line up the middle.  I suck at sewing so you REAL sewers out there - just snicker and look away from my stitches.
Originally I was going to water color the pages after I sewed them so I glued 2 sheets together to make them stiffer.  Changed my mind but this is an option.  I did add a little bead to the end and doodled a bit.  If I had a stack of these in 10th grade math there is no telling what I would of come up with.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Valentine's Day is a week away.

 Holy Smokes this winter is cruising by.  Last year I was so on top of it.  Remember my   Cookies  and  Garland  posts?

Sheesh, I better get on it.
I am however a little ahead of my Feb. painting deadline, gotta love that!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blizzard of 2015

Well we survived the big storm.  
Never lost power - which made all the difference!  
I had plans to paint today at home but that didn't pan out.  Far too much hunkering down to do.