Friday 30 November 2012

New Orleans Doorway - 12" square

I just had to share a photo of work on my new easel! My open box M is about five years old and, besides getting a new and sturdier tripod, was becoming rickety. I have seen the Soltek easel for years but was satisfied with what I had and not willing to spend the money. Seeing Randall Sexton using it at the workshop in Georgia caused me to just go ahead and get it. I am totally glad I did - it is very sturdy and will come in handy for larger sized canvases (a limitation with my old easel).

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Back Home!!!! & a news article from Donovan Gallery

I'm back from Austin and glad to be "home." It's funny but I truly feel like I am home now after the year and a half of disruption from my father's death and then the long move. I couldn't wait to pick up a paintbrush - despite bringing my stuff with me there really wasn't enough time to pull off and paint or I wouldn't have gotten there. Kris Donovan (owner of Donovan Gallery) sent me this article that appeared in the Fall River Herald News so I thought I would post it today since I have just begun a new painting. I had a great Thanksgiving with my kids and always love, I took much of a day to explore New Orleans, a place I have always wanted to see. I fell completely in love with New Orleans and am definitely taking a painting trip of a few days duration there soon.

Sunday 11 November 2012

nearly done

I am getting really close to finishing this painting................I had to totally redraw her lower half because of drawing errors. It's hard to do this without overworking so I ended up painting out a bunch of that area with white paint and then beginning again. I will be on the road for a couple of weeks - on my way to visit my daughter (and son who is flying in) in Austin for Thanksgiving. I am excited since I have never been to this part of the country. I won't be posting much for the rest of the month but will try to get in another one before I leave

Friday 9 November 2012

country road - 14x11"


Finished the "coastal erosion" painting and began the painting at the top. To find any hills at all around here, you have to drive inland for about twenty miles..............which is what I did for this picture. I was pretty excited about finding some hilly territory! I'm going to try and finish this one today. I am extremely relieved about the election but haven't spoken much about it down here since I am pretty much surrounded by people that disagree with me. Thanks, MA voters for electing Elizabeth Warren to the senate!

Tuesday 6 November 2012

coastal erosion - 12x9"

I can't believe it is already the 6th..... I am finally feeling relatively pain-free after my seven hour ordeal in the dental chair last Thursday and thought I should get something posted soon. This house fascinated me from the moment I saw it. It is situated on the outer edge of Hunting Island - the area has been steadily eroding for years and there are signs everywhere warning people to be careful. The amazing thing about this place is that there are still plastic chairs and a grill on that little porch up there. Someone that volunteers with me at the Nature Center told me that people were still living there until a few years ago!