Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Book Arts: Flag Book Seasons and Months of the Year

I enjoyed exploring the book arts while I made this flag book for one of my sisters.
This sister of mine loves to take long walks in all seasons of the year,
so I thought it appropriate to create a book that showcased all the months of the year
with watercolor illustrations and corresponding poems on the back of each page.


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Merry Christmas! 12 Days of Christmas painting

12 Days of Christmas
10x10" watercolor and ink
I enjoyed painting the lovely, old Christmas carol, "12 Days of Christmas"
 with vibrant color and humorous flare. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Spring Color

11x14" acrylic on Ampersand Gessoboard
Available on Etsy

I painted this pretty spring scene yesterday during our "snow day", after we had 6-7 inches of snow drop down on us the night before.  This painting is of a street in a little New England town filled with charm and old architecture. I snapped many pictures that beautiful spring day and this is the second painting I have done of the same street, just from another angle.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Tugboats, Portsmouth, NH

Pushing Through the Storm
Portsmouth, NH
This painting is one of my favorites. This stormy scene is of one of the Moran tugboats working to guide a huge container ship into the Portsmouth harbor. I love the mood of the painting, and how the tug is churning up water and pouring out smoke as the rain comes down and the sailors look on.