Monday, October 22, 2012

"Lil Darlin", 6x6 oil on panel, old vars, antique cars, BUick, dyna flow, paintings of classic cars, small paintings of old cars

"Lil Darlin", 6x6 oil on panel

This car came out right about the time I was born. Our famiy owned a big ole Buick for many years and I remember that my dad was soooooo proud of it!

Now don't you wish they still made cars like these?

Friday, October 19, 2012

"The Constant Gardener", 6x6, oil on panel, Strawberry Bank Museum, people in costume, gardens, gardener, fountain

"The Constant Gardener", 6x6, oil on panel

We spied this little lady in the gardens at The Strawberry Banke Museum when we were there a few weeks ago. The light was dramatic and so I asked my hubby to grab a quick picture of the woman in costume:

I loved the dark fir trees that offered a backdrop to the woman. I tried to keep this as impressionistic as possible,so that the viewer could fill in the details and imagine the story for himself.

This painting can be purchased through Galerie du Soleil in Naples, Florida.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"A Clear Day at The Nubble", 12x12, oil on board- Nubble Light House, Cape Neddick, Maine, paintings of lighthouses

"A Clear Day at The Nubble", 12x12, oil on board

By the time I finished this it was too dark to get a good photograph of it. I'll try again in the morning.

The day we visited the Nubble Light House in Cape Neddick, Maine was about as clear and gorgeous as it could possible get! I had wished I could have had the chance to paint there, but at least I took good photos. Here's my hubby at The Nubble:

Sunday, October 14, 2012

"The Old Springhouse", 11x14, oil on panel

"The Old Springhouse", 11x14, oil on panel

I loved the dappled light across this old springhouse. I had painted this a while back, but took it out today and messed with it a little bit. It's a wonderful old building, in Chester County, Pennsylvania, brimming with charm and character.

Please email me if you are interested in purchasing the Old Springhouse. My email address is

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

"Autumn at the Ice House", 6x6, oil on panel-New England landscapes, fall landscapes, small, affordable paintings, Hollis Ice House, Hollis New Hampshire

"Autumn at the Ice House", 6x6, oil on panel
I decide to use my plein air study of the Hollis light house, to paint this new painting. I used my knowledge of the way the light moves across the sky to reverse the light effect. The afternoon effect allowed the red of the building to be a enter of interest, where it struggled to be a center of interest when it was in the morning light and covered in shadow. See below:

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

"Elegy", 10x8, oil on panel

"Elegy", 10x8, oil on panel

I did this one a few months ago and took it out today and made some subtle changes to it, and now I like it better.

Autumn is such a gorgeous time of the year for those who live in zones with deciduous tress. The trees were just starting to change color when I was in New England recently and I can only image how stunning the colors are now!

There is no doubt in my mind that the Creator is a master artist!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

"The Wishing Well House", 6x6 oil on board

"The Wishing Well House", 6x6 oil on board

We caught a glimpse of this New England saltbox colonial while on vacation last week. What's not to like about a lovely red house with a little red wishing well on the lawn? As we drove through Hollis, New Hampshire last week, I couldn't help but think about how much I miss the changing seasons since moving to Florida eight years ago.

The dappled light across the house was pretty magical  as was the the early glimpse of autumn in the landscape. If I could have dropped a penny in that wishing well, I would have wished for autumn colors in Florida as well!

Note: This painting is on hold and not for sale at this time.

Monday, October 01, 2012

"Sunrise at The Captain's House", 14x 11, oil on linen-Captain's House, Rockport, MAssachusetts, Cape Ann, sunrise, seaside gardens


"Sunrise at The Captain's House", 14x 11, oil on linen

Last week we had the good fortune to stay a few days at The Captain's House in Rockport , Massachusetts.  The inn is directly on the Altlantic Ocean and we went to sleep lulled by the sound of rhythmic waves, and awoke to the orange rays of the sun coming right over the horizon before our very eyes. Although staring out the window of our room at the sunrise was just fine, we usually went downstairs and enjoyed the view from the porch.

I was especially intrigued with the dramatic light effect across the flower bed and house in these early morning hours and that is what I  set about to capture in this painting:

Although a picture's worth a thousand words, nothing can compare to the beauty of this place in person!