Wednesday, September 21, 2016

JUST A START



I am in the midst of the Leslie Saeta 30 day paint challenge so please bear with me. These are just the start to 2 abstract pieces. I have no idea how they will end  up...but I will post when I am finished. I am always open to suggestions from fellow painters.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

MUSICAL NOTES

MUSICAL NOTES
30x24
acrylic, oil sticks, pastels on canvas

I am always intrigued by paintings of squares. How to make the squares interesting? I want to experiment with this concept and dig deeper .I will appreciate any suggestions of artists that work in this style.

Friday, September 16, 2016

P-TOWN

WEST END
12x12

HERRING COVE
20x20
Advice...Color combinations to make beautiful sand color?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

FULL DISCLOSURE

RIDING HIGH
20x18 on board

ROCK SOLID
20x20 on board

How to begin with no idea of what to paint? Spend a lot of time squeezing out luscious color while stalling for some inspiration
Set some surface up and randomly lay on some charcoal and grey paint...and then let the work begin to reveal itself


Monday, September 12, 2016

HIGH TIDE

                                                                    HIGH TIDE 12x12
My car is packed with boards, canvas, paints and oil sticks...heading to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown to be inspired and hang with other painters. OH BOY!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

MIXED UP

CANDY 30x30

BARNSTABLE 21x18 on paper

RED BARN 36x36
I am playing around with mixed media. These are painted with acrylic paint and then going back in with oil sticks. I would love any advice about how to use oil sticks

Sunday, September 4, 2016

LOCAL COLOR


  1.                                                         BACK RIVER 20x20


MID TIDE 20x20

WORLDS END 20x20

Keeping the shapes simple. Creating a design and building up texture using intentional marks. Trying to say more with less.

Friday, September 2, 2016

LONG TIME


HAMPTON 36X36


YELLOW ROSES
24X24
IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME! I HAVE NOT POSTED BUT HAVE BEEN STEADILY PAINTING. ABSTRACT IS EXCITING AND CHALLENGING. IT DOES NOT MATTER THE STYLE....THE BOTTOM LINE FOR ALL OF US...JUST PAINT!

LONG TIME


HAMPTON
36x36

YELLOW ROSES
24X24

It has been a very long time! I have neglected my blog but have been busy painting. I seem to have 2 styles going perhaps because I have Gemini rising! The bottom line for me and you...Just paint!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

THURSDAY CLASS

DEMO for Thursday PV Class
Cathedral 7x7  $100

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

TACO STAND IN

TACO STAND IN
40x30
This is a work in progress. I painted over an old piece that has been around for too long. That gives a good start to an Abstract.
I am fostering this little street girl. She has been living on the streets at a taco stand for the past month. I can't offer her daily tacos but it is nice to get her health up to speed, Pretty cute pup. Her name is Chuletas...pork chops...or Chula for short

Saturday, January 23, 2016

HOT SAUCE

HOT SAUCE
37x26
Price on request

This has been a work in progress. I used house paint and sand from the river banks for texture  to begin with. The paint brush gets a real tooth to work with or against.  

Thursday, January 21, 2016

SHANGRI-LA


SHANGRI-LA
10x8

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

BAHIA

BAHIA
6x6

I was finished with this one but it felt a little ho hum. I added some more warm and white

BARBARA CROMPTON human being extraordinaire. She leads fabulous hikes all around Banderas Bay (the 2nd largest Bay in North America!), connects so many fun and interesting people through her hikes, yoga classes, fund raisers and parties!


Friday, January 15, 2016

RIVER FEST

RIVERFEST 2016
Each year I paint a painting of El Rio Cuale for a beautiful fund raiser that is held on March 5.
I will post more about that as the days roll forward. Here are previous posters. They all look alike. This year I did it from my head and it still looks about the same as the older ones. What do you think?



Thursday, January 14, 2016

STUDIO VIEW
8x6 $150

Today was the first class in the PAINT FROM THE HEART series.
A great group of exquisite artists





Monday, January 11, 2016

FLORES

FLORES
6x6
This 30 day Challenge is just that..a challenge but the forced march is beginning to deliver some FUN.
The color BLUE floats my boat

Saturday, January 9, 2016

PUMP IT UP


Look familiar? I know! These were my 2 previous posts. When I don't like a painting...I need to mess around with it. No need to look at the subject...just plaster paint on  like frosting on a cake. PUMP IT UP!

Friday, January 8, 2016

KIND OF GREY

KIND OF GREY
6x6
Miles Davis would get Blue-er seeing this painting! I am painting these little guys fairly quickly with no corrections. My process presently is to get "in the mood' to make some Art that makes me sing.
I was inspired this morning by SUSAN AHEARN

Thursday, January 7, 2016

BEACH

BEACH
6x6

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

BLOOM
6x6

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

CALLE

CALLE
6x6

Sunday, January 3, 2016

SAME OLD VIEW
6x6

Saturday, January 2, 2016

CRAZY MEXICAN CHAIR
6x6

Friday, January 1, 2016

BLUE SKY 8x8
It has been a very long time since I have posted. I plan on taking the Leslie Saeta 30 day challenge to get back in the game

Friday, October 16, 2015

HINGHAM ARTS WALK

 

HARVEST 31x26

HINGHAM ARTS WALK on Sunday 12-4
10th Annual
I will be at White Magdelena, 69 Water St
showing with LISA DARIA and and PAM COPEMAN

The PAINT FROM THE HEART Workshop was good.
We worked from Realism toward Abstraction
20x16
This was an exercise using charcoal and grey paint



These Guys were game for anything!
Thanks Folks