Monday, November 21, 2016

Tree Obsession

Absolutely love this time of year. The bare trees with little bits of leftover color and glimpses of sunlight sneaking through are amazingly poetic.
Post Foliage 16x16 oil on Wood Gallery Box

Friday, November 18, 2016

Russian Inspiration

After visiting the Russian art gallery in Scottsdale,  I couldn't wait to come home and paint still lives. The Russian artists I saw incorporated lots of texture and pattern and I hoped to do the same in the paintings below.
12x18 oil on wood gallery box

8x8 oil on ampersand gesso board

Monday, November 14, 2016

Light in the Forest

I'm taking full advantage of this beautiful fall weather and the crisp clear light. Below was painted yesterday on the Fellsway in Stoneham.

9x12 oil on canvas panel

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Where There's a Will, There's a Way

Painting plein air in Scottsdale Arizona with no easel? No problem. I taped a small picture easel and cardboard to a tree and used the intersecting space of the trees to hold my brush cleaner.

Going a Bit Abstract    6x6 oils on ampersand gesso board

Monday, October 24, 2016

New Suits

"American Girl" 24x36 Oil on Canvas

"Bowtied at High Tide" 24x36 Oil on Canvas

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Summer Challenge - Sets of 3

The Media Mavens met this week to toast to the end of summer, share our "Sets of 3" paintings and plan our October art show at the Beebe Estate in Melrose.  Enjoy our challenge interpretations below!
Lorrie Dicesare

Ingrid Shaffer 

Nancy Brinchero

Nancy Roll

Deb Corbett

Ellen Rolli

Rosalie Sadowski


Sue Dragoo Lembo

Lisa Tiemann 
Shelley O'Brien


Monday, June 13, 2016

The End Result

Last week I posted the beginning stage of this painting. My goal was to keep a sketch-like feel to the finished piece.
"Untitled"  Oil on clear gessoed canvas 16x20

Friday, June 10, 2016

MEDIA MAVENS Tree Challenge

The Maven's have met once again for their monthly challenge.  The wide variety of "Tree" interpretations was amazing.  Many thanks to Lisa and her two furry friends for hosting!

Lorrie Dicesare 
Jeana McNeil 

Ellen Rolli

Sam Gilford


Deb Corbett

Nancy Roll

Lisa Tiemann

Lisa Tiemann

Sue Dragoo Lembo

Lorrie Dicesare

Shelley O'Brien

Thursday, June 2, 2016

On the Easel

Thought it was about time I started posting paintings again. Currently I'm painting on clear gessoed linen and loving the results.  By keeping much of the linen exposed, the painting feels more like a sketch. The linen uniforms the painting and keeps me from overworking.  Sometimes less is more.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

MEDIA MAVENS: The Figure

This was the 10th challenge for the Media Mavens and as always the results were surprising and inspiring. So many different approaches to paint the same subject.

Sue Dragoo Lembo

Ingrid Shaffer

Lisa Tiemann

Lorrie Dicesare

Shelley O'Brien

Shelly

Shelly

Deb Corbett

Ellen Rolli

Monday, March 21, 2016

MEDIA MAVENS Challenge: Abstract

Ellen Rolli
Lisa Tiemann
Linda Spang
Ingrid Shaffer
Nancy Roll
Rosalie Sadowski
Sue Dragoo Lembo
Linda Spang

Thursday, January 21, 2016

MEDIA MAVENS Challenge "Light"

This month's challenge was all about capturing the light.  Whether the painting was representational or abstract we all found what an important role light plays in our work.
Lisa Tieman
Linda Spang

Ellen Rolli

Jeana McNeil

Nancy Roll

Rosalie Sadowski 
Deb Corbett
Sam Gilford

Ingrid Schaffer


Sue Dragoo Lembo