Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Benched3 - swimmers, Debbie Miller

30x40" oil on canvas $3,600
These guys should look familiar. I have painted them before on a smaller square panel.  Loving them large scale. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

#getoutside



nfdp -
I love this time of year.  Crisp, cold days are my favorite and I've made a "note to self" to get outside a lot over this winter - especially during the next few hectic weeks.  This time, I had a visitor, who was not one bit afraid of me.

Finally after a long turf war, she hopped into the brush.  Nothing like a deer encounter to get you in the holiday spirit

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pink Hoodie, gold frame

6x6" oil, framed in gold- 11.5x11.5.  Love this one. See how great it looks framed in gold HERE

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Beach Day, gold frame,

First Up - Beach Day.   the painting is 6x6" oil and framed it is 11.5 x11.5.  You can see the frame HERE

Monday, November 10, 2014

Four in Gold Frames

I'm trying to get a large sized commission done that needs to be shipped to London for Christmas... among others.  Distracted by that work, I missed the deadline for a show.  (hey, it happens)
 I framed these little cuties in gold this time and I will offer them here this week instead- so stay tuned!!

Loving gold frames again - I went through a " I hate gold frames" phase but they really do set off these very well and they make really nice Christmas gifts.
(psssst.....normally my framed paintings this size are $300 - these will be offered for $200 - consider it a pre-holiday 
sale) edit: $300 each painting/$200 eachsale

Sunday, November 2, 2014

White Pumpkins


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I'm dreaming of a white pumpkin...  ok, ok, I've got all my holidays jumbled right now.  Who can blame me?, it was JUST Halloween, and now it is snowing on November 2 and Christmas movies are playing on the Hallmark Channel (don't ask me how I know this)
White pumpkins are the fall harvest gift that keeps on giving - great for Halloween but they are a much easier to live with color than the bright orange jack o lanterns.  
Best things to hit the farm stands since seedless watermelons. 



 


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Teach Art Tuesdays - Leaf Peepers

I have a little group of preschoolers that do art with me on tuesday afternoons - they are so sweet.  Mostly we do a lot of "process art".  Sometimes we do get "crafty" though.  This project pretty much explains itself - except it is good to press the leaves before hand so they lay flat. 
There still is a lot of learning going on here - dexterity, and glue skills! Not to mention design and composition decisions.  They really got into this.
Check this one out:


Monday, October 20, 2014

Abstract

told ya - totally different right?
 My middle son is always saying  "Go Abstract, Ma"
 So I did and I love it. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Open Studio

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worst blogger ever! - I have not been able to get back into the blogging grove!!  So busy doing commissions over the last few months...any way if you want to see where all the magic happens, this is your chance!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Studio peek...

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studio peek = last week I started a painting that is just for me.  It is unlike anything I usually do.
I'll show you Monday, stay tuned. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Blue Striped Towel

16x16" oil on panel $750
An oldie but goodie still kicking around the studio

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hello October

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October already?!  Bring it.  October is awesome in Little Rhody.  
My teaching gig started up and I can't resist working owls into my lesson plans!
These make me smile every year.  

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Little Maine

10x10 oil on raised panel $300
My first light house painting!  Every New England artist needs to do one at some point, right?  A quick little plein air. This is Curtis Island in lovely Camden Maine

Monday, August 11, 2014

A little R+R

Nfdp-
Just back from a little vaca in beautiful Camden Maine.  Feeling pretty lucky That I got to spend some time there.  New England rocks!  Refreshed and recharged

Daylily Love

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One of my favorite perennials- Hemerocallis.   So rock solid dependable.  I like that in a plant. 
Here are a few from around my garden:

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sakonnet Collective

nfdp - feel like a field trip this weekend?
  Head to Tiverton 4- Corners and check out the Sakonnet Collective Gallery
My Brother is showing some of his work there.  Cool gallery with some cool contemporary art. 
http://www.thesakonnetcollective.com/

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ponder this:

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Did you see this article : http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/02/18/second-mona-lisa-deemed-authentic/

Totally plausible to me.  Artists paint the same thing all the time, right?  I do.  I did it this week And last month
But, there are so many fakes and forgeries out there, how can they be SURE? 

Just a little something to ponder on this gorgeous summer day....

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Studio Peek

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Some of what I've been doing lately... when I get an image that I like - in this case the 3 boys, often I will try it out many different ways. starting with literal then moving more away from that into something more raw.  Also, abstract-y, dreamy landscapes are starting to appear.  More grays and yellows too.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Swimmer with Bracelet 0814-1


10x10" oil on raised panel. $300
Wow, June and July are pretty much a blur.  Very busy doing commissions for many  - thank you all!!

It has been fun, and I've fallen into a nice painting routine.  I enjoy that part a lot - the routine, the getting down to business, the process.  The creativity flows from the "just showing UP".

This swimmer just appeared one day- after the labor intensive commission work.  I like her sassy attitude. She must swim laps in the ocean everyday.  I gave her a little charm bracelet, just because...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

yellow beach towel study

8x8 oil on panel
often paint little paintings to try things out before painting them big.  I did a couple versions of this and have this one available now.  

Monday, July 21, 2014

Shell Seekers commission,

  sold   24x36 oil on canvas
The collector choose the white t-shirts.
 LOVE this choice.  

Friday, July 18, 2014

Beach Kids 2 ways

Every now and then I get an image for a commission that really hits the nail on the head.  I mean, I might as well have taken this photo, right?
My kind of image, so painting it was fun.  So fun that I did 2! 
 I've got my fave.  Which one do you like?

Ponder it over the weekend.  I'll tell you which one the collector choose on Monday.