Monday, December 29, 2008

Tribute To Vermeer

Another one of my favorite painters. When I look at a Vermeer, I get flutters in my stomach. I don't know how else to describe it. Probably a pretty high compliment. This painting is 18x24 acrylic done on stretched linen.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Music Room

This painting done in acrylic is 16x20 on canvas. I enjoy using themes when i paint. Obviously this is all about music Even the garden to me is like a symphony.

Friday, December 19, 2008

My son's work Double click the image!

My oldest son Zachary drew this free hand with micro pens. It is truly mind blowing. There is so much going on in this piece.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sister's Harbor

The view from this window is of small harbor in Portsmouth N.H. One of my sisters Susan and her son own a great Italian restaurant not far from this harbor on Market street called Pece Blue. The food is amazing authentic and very creative.
This painting is 18x24 done in the fall of 2007.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Matisse's Room

By now you must know I love Matisse. A lot of people do. The colors, the interiors, the scenes. It's obviously more than that but I d rather stop there.

I spent an overnight with my FIVE sisters. It was a quite interesting, and inspiring 24 hours. Being the youngest, and the oldest 60 years young, I have been exposed to wisdom well beyond my years on a regular basis. That can be a good thing and a bad thing.
I feel like the woman in this painting. I think too much. I tend to over analyze everything to the point of exhaustion. I could go on and on about this. I probably will. For now, this painting was created in 2007. It was 11x14. It has sold but I get many requests for reproductions.
reproductions: 8x10 matted and framed $70
5x7 matted and framed $49

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Both Zach and Max can eat a crate of clementines. It's that time of year. Holidays have always been so difficult for us. It's hard to say how thanksgiving will be. This was last year. Time sure does fly. The painting on the left is 18x20. It's one of my favorites.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Picatso III

This is my third variation on Picatso. The first one was bought this past summer in Beacon Hill by a sweet gentleman who gave free lectures at the MFA. The second one by another Beacon Hill resident. This latest version is quite different. I also tried out some new paints that took me some time to get use to.
Today was a real regrouping day for me. Working at home, painting at home, makes it difficult to stay on task. I find myself doing a million things before i get to my painting . I tend to loose my drive, creativity when i don't get right to it.
This piece is 16x20 . I still love cats even though i have a yellow lab that scared our tiger cat Barney away 8 years ago. My kids still think they see Barney living a few streets over. Maybe.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


This whole blog thing is totally trial and error for me. I have five sisters and we laugh a lot about our in ability to figure out anything computer related. Some how it seems to be working out ok.
My son Sam is about to crash through the door for a home visit. I miss him so much but sometimes after a few hours I realize we have made the right decision in living at the school. I am able to paint, he is pretty happy. My mind has become uncluttered from what to do to help, cure Sam to how to improve my art, promote it and reconnect with my husband and two other sons. I love the blue in this small 8x10 painting. It's sort of Van Gogh meets Cezanne.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Double Act

Matisse has always been one of my favorites. I love the colors and the patterns and subject matter.
I have just completed 6 new paintings. I am ready to get back to work and try some new things now. This piece is 8x10 on stretched cotton/linen.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Something New

Just off the easel. I have been walking a lot lately and really noticing the beautiful landscapes all around me. The flowers even now are still so vivid and rich against the fall foliage. I am very happy with this new piece. 8x10/ $250

Friday, September 26, 2008

Searching In Storms

I love this piece. It is 16x20. It is somewhat mysterious and peaceful. Storms, stormy weather, always searching is how I feel about living with a son with autism. So much uncertainty. This painting is for sale. Framed for $1100.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Lover Of The Long Shot

My father told me I never made him a painting. I guess I didn't think he cared to have one. He passed away a few years ago at this time. I finally made him a painting. I borrowed the title from my brother.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Autumn Royals

I have chosen this painting to begin my journey. I love the contrasts in color here. So many changes have taken place in my life recently. Fall is a new beginning for me. Both my oldest son and my youngest son have left our home. What a strange mix of emotions. My oldest son, off to Burlington Vermont, hopefully to do well in school and my youngest son, transitioned into a residential school for autism. Life is so bitter sweet. I miss them both so much. Now it is time to paint.