Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Calligraphy

I've been very busy for the last few days, working on seven 16x20 calligraphy pieces for my church.
It was a lot of fun - I was trying to make each one different, so they would be eye-catching.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Summer Camp, Maine Coast

SOLD

I found this rustic little summer camp when traveling up the coast of Maine one summer.
I loved the red door, with its chipping paint, and the bouys set up against the house.
Those adirondack chairs on the end of the dock looked like the perfect place to sit and
watch the lobster boats go by!  Scenes like this along the coast of Maine are common,
and I hope it will continue to be so for a long, long time.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

  work in progress....
 - the beautuiful coast of Maine never ceases to inspire me... 
I am having a lot of fun painting this seaside cottage

Friday, January 13, 2012

Geraniums I

Geraniums I
8x10 acrylic
Back on a beautiful summer day, my daughter took pictures of the lovely blooms on our geraniums.  I looked through her photos and decided it would be fun to paint such a subject on a cold winter day.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Water Lilies

Water Lilies
11x14 acrylic
One summer day, my mother and I took a drive up along the coast of Maine in order to find inpsiration for some more of my nautical paintings.   While we were still inland, we started to drive by a farm when I asked her to stop the car.  It wasn't the farmhouse that caught my eye, although it was a large white house, situated prettily on top of a large hill.  It was when I looked down at the bottom of the hill, where I saw a beautiful pond, reminiscent of Monet's "Water Lilies" that I found my inspiration.  I remember wondering to myself, as I stood there enjoying the view, whether the occupant of the farm was an art appreciater, and whether he built this little bridge himself to accomodate such a lovely pond.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome!

Hi there!  This is my first post to let you know that I will soon be posting new paintings.  I am just getting started, so it might take a few days!