Thursday, June 13, 2019

Going Back to your roots

Every now and then I like to go back to a formal academic style of painting. Below is my granddaughter, my latest muse.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Work in Progress

I'm often asked about my process. Below is a painting in Progress. One more session and I'll be finished.
This is where I start. I actually watched a utube video on how to arrange fresh flowers. 
I paint in oil but I start by toning my canvas with acrylic paint.

Once the drawing is down, I begin from the middle and paint outward.





When working with a neutral background in my set up I'm never sure what the end color will be.

I was eating Watermelon on my break and thought the color and shape would be perfect in the design.
I'm alway playing with the design and moving things around. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Media Mavens March Challenge- New Tools, New Mediums

This month the Mavens decided to really challenge themselves by creating their work with a tool or medium they normally do not use. The results were fascinating. What an adventurous group!
Rosalie Sadowski (thinking ouside the box)

Lisa Tiemann (tissue paper, collage)

Lauren Falls (Working on a toned canvas)

Deb Corbett (white line cut)

Lynn Dodge (incorporating palette knife)

Ellen Rolli (Professional Crayon sticks)

Shelley O'Brien (palette knife)

Sue Dragoo Lembo (acrylic and rubbing alchohol)

Lorrie DiCesare (painting with your fingers)

Marylou Waterman (palette knife)

Nancy Roll (palette knife)

Nancy Roll (using a tinted viewfinder)

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Media Mavens Holiday swap and STORM Painting challenge

Deb Corbett

Ellen Rolli

Nancy Roll

Jeana McNeil

Rosalie Sadowski

Lorrie Dicesare

Sam Gilford

Shelley O'Brien

Lynn Dodge
Jeana holding a Deb Corbett

Lisa hoding a Sam Gilford

Deb holding a Lisa Tiemann

Rosalie holding a Sue Dragoo

Shelley holding a Jeana McNeil

Lynn holding an Ellen Rolli

Ellen holding a Shelley O'Brien

Sam holding a Lynn Dodge

Sue holding a Rosalie Sadowski

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

First Painting of 2019


Gearing up for my winter workshops: 2 week Flower Painting January 22 & 29 and Tree Painting February 12 & 19 at Follow Your Art in Melrose, MA https://follow-your-art.com and

Tree Painting February 27th at Bristol Art Museum in R.I. http://www.bristolartmuseum.org/workshops.html

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

DECEMBER 2ND - MELROSE OPEN STUDIOS


This year I will be participating in Melrose Open Studios 
so save the date and be on the look out for more information.

Friday, October 26, 2018

MEDIA MAVENS October Challenge - GESTURE

Lisa Tiemann (acrylic)
Rosalie Sadowski (mixed media)

Sue Dragoo Lembo (ink and acrylic)

Jeana McNeil (acrylic)
Nancy Roll (oil)

Deb Corbett (mixed media)

Ellen Rolli 

Ingrid Shaffer (acrylic)

Lynn Dodge (oil)

Sam Gilford (watercolor)