Friday, March 11, 2011


Since it is a rainy day I am posting a painting that I did of brightly colored primrose. I purchased a German Primrose plant at Estabrooks and worked on a close-up focus of a few blossoms and a bit of foliage.

Quote for this post ... by William Wordsworth 1770 - 1850

"Primroses, the Spring may love them; summer knows but little of them."

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pears in the Sun

It was great to have sun all day yesterday. I painted three pears.

Quote for this post ... by Saint Francis of Assisi 1181 - 1126

"A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows."

Monday, March 7, 2011

Painting Challenge - Color

After a long white winter I am looking for colorful subjects to paint. I am spending the month of March completing as many fruit, flower, and veggie paintings as possible. The grocery store had a great sale last week on red, orange, and yellow peppers so I painted peppers!

Quote for this post ... by Eugene Delacroix 1798 - 1863

"Everybody knows that yellow, orange, and red induce and represent ideas of joy and riches".

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Winter Evening

Snow, snow, and more snow ... so this post includes another snow painting. I like to walk by this view in Yarmouth to catch sight of the sunset - when it isn't snowing!

Quote for this post ... by Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882

"Not less excellent, except for our less susceptibility in the afternoon, was the charm, last evening, of a January sunset ... the air had so much life and sweetness, that it was a pain to come within doors".

Thursday, January 27, 2011

After the Snow Storm

Even though it is still snowing this morning I want to post my winter painting called, "After the Snow Storm". This painting was inspired by the sunset after one of the first storms of the season. It is also in my "Looking Up" exhibit in Yarmouth.

Quote for this post... by Plautus - c. 254 BC - 184 BC

"The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to purchase these things with money."

Friday, January 21, 2011

"Looking Up" Exhibit

I was given the opportunity to exhibit some work this month so decided to display my recent "sky paintings". There are even some winter images inspired by the first few storms of the season. If you are in Yarmouth please check it out at the library. The show is called, "Looking Up...a focus on skies". There are 16 paintings in the series at Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth 846-4763. I will try to post more of the winter ones in the next few weeks. The image posted here is called, "Hill-side Farm". The barn and house looked so rooted on the they had been there for a very long time.

Quote for this Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964

"There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter."

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sky - Painting Challenge - 6

This is my last "sky" post for a while. I may continue in January. This stream is a few miles north of Kokadjo, Maine. The mountain in the distance is Spencer mountain. A late afternoon storm was passing by.

Quote for this Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882

"The river, as it flows, resembles the air that flows over it; the air resembles the light which traverses it with more subtle currents; the light resembles the heat which rides with it through space."