Thursday, December 20, 2012

A tree

We decided to get a small tree this year as the other one was just so combersome to haul in from the barn and set up. Not spring chickens anymore....Anyway we now have a 4 1/2 foot tree that sits nicely on our coffee table and is easy ro put up and take down. I finally succumbed to an artificial tree about 10 years ago when the real trees dropped needles almost before we took them into the house.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Old and new?

I have been busy the past month getting our new gallery together and also getting ready for our Open Studio event . While cleaning out our storage room, I came across these pen and ink drawings that I did a while ago, so I thought I would mat them up and put them in my bin.

I also found an oil pastel that I had started as a demo, not sure where, but thought I would finish it and put it in my bin. I still have a little more tweaking to do on it, but it is almost finished.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Art in Bloom

My painting "Litekist" that is in the Plymouth Guid annual juried show was chosen as one of the paintings to be interpreted with a floral display by a member of the Plymouth Garden Club. The show was beautiful and the floral interpretations were excellent.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


My painting of the orange slices "Litekist" was accepted into this show.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

More on a mirror

Here is another painting of apples on a mirror. Oil pastel 12" x 12" on encausticbord. These images of fruit on a mirror are interesting and fun to do. May do a watermelon next.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Well, I'm finally getting back to the studio and I just finished this little oil pastel. 12" x 12" on encausticbord. It was a good way to get back into the wing of things.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Nothing new yet.

Just stopped by to let you know I am still around, but studio time has been exceedingly limited as I have been tending to my husband after his open heart surgery. All should be getting back to somewhat normal in the next few weeks. I did frame and drip off 3 painting fro the All Animal Show at the South Shore Conservatory in Hingham, MA. May 31 - October 1.

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Finish

Okay, I think this is finished now, at least I'm going to work on it anymore. I really enjoyed finishing it up and am now on to more boats.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

almost done

I worked on this some more and think it is just about finished except for the feathers on his back.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Flamingo - WIP

I started working on this guy again and will probably finish next week. When I went through my folder of unfished work I saw other pieces I need to finish up....This is done on dark green colorfix paper about 20" x 20" with oil pastel.
Need to work on the feathers now.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Well I think I have finished this and will let it sit now. May need some tweaks, but I'll look at it awhile.

Now I am going to finish up some other work that has been sitting around, starting with this one.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Well I worked over this and finally scraped out the sand shadow, just not right. I added a pail and scraped out the shovel. It was a good scraping day yesterday. I think I know where I am going now and will fix it up on Monday. We had some more winter the past few days, but just a tease. The sun is now shining and let's get back to spring. We had robins in our yard just before the snow and red wings.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Back at it...

I can't seem to get in the groove lately, but I did start working on this painting of my grandson again. I am determined to finish it this week. It's about 16 x 20 oil pastel on gessoed board.
Playing around with putting some sand toys on the beach.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's

Here are my valentine roses....IRL a little more yellow. I LOVE yellow roses. I workded on the gaggle some yesterday and have changed the whole thing. I really didn't like the way the background was going so changed it and will have an update soon.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Work on the gaggle

Studio time has been very sporadic this month so I have not been able to do a lot of work. Let's hope I can get more time in this month.
I did start working on the gaggle and know this will take some time, but here is the start. 18" x 36" oil pastel on gessoed board.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Show entry

Well I entered this into the Duxbury juried show against by my better senses and it didn't get in. Oh well, back to the easel and some time away from shows.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rooster finish

I finally finished the rooster this week. My studio mate thinks I should do a companion piece so there will be a pair. Not sure, will think about it as this was just supposed to be a demo for my class. I have gone back to working on the gaggle of geese and finishing up some older paintings.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

More rooster

I finally returned to my studio this week after a long Christmas break. I am trying to finish this rooster, but had to put him down to let the tail feathers set up for a few days before working on them again. I hope to finish him on Monday. I am taking a break from most shows this year in order to concentrate more on building a new body of work. That's the plan anyway.