Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Last Piece

A little lemon meringue for pi day, or any day!

Last Piece, 6 x 8 in, oil on panel

Saturday, July 26, 2014


I love porches, that feeling of being exposed yet sheltered at the same time. This one happens to be attached to Monhegan House. Think of all the artists who have occupied this very chair. Maybe one of them was you!

On the Porch, 6 x 6 in, oil on panel

Friday, July 25, 2014

Change Happens

I love the way the early morning light illuminates this house and the upper branches of the birch tree behind it. Good thing I painted it when I did, because things have changed. The house is now in the process of being blue. I guess red, white, and blue could work, but I liked it the way it was.

A Birch in the Morning, 6 x 8 in, oil on panel

Friday, January 3, 2014

Made in America

They don't make them like they used to, so there's no shortage of old barns in New England. The shadows across this barn seem to offer encouragement to stand up to another winter, and the flag in the window just makes it.

Barn in the USA, 8 x 10 in, oil on canvas

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Early Snow

No one likes to see snow in October, but it's been known to happen. The cool blue snow complements the warm fall colors so beautifully though. That's life in New England, I guess.

Early Snow, 6 x 8 in, oil on panel

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Praying for Grass

Last year on a trip to Monhegan, some people were busily reseeding the side yard of the Community Church. When they were done, the covering of hay added an unexpected spot of color in the late afternoon light. I was happy to see, that on a return visit this year, their prayers had been answered.

Praying for Grass, 8 x 10 in, oil on panel

Saturday, November 16, 2013

OMG at the MFA

Last week I attended the John Singer Sargent watercolor exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts
in Boston. OMG, it blew me away. The intensity of the colors, the delicate treatment of the women's faces, the complex simplicity of his technique! This was a guy who lived to paint. And 100 years later, we are all benefiting from the beauty of his vision. If you get a chance, go!

Detail of Villa di Marlia, Lucca: A Fountain
by John Singer Sargent

Also at the MFA that night, John Travolta filming a movie called "The Forger". Go see that too!