Thursday, July 2, 2020

It feels like a Saturday yet it's a Thursdays.  It's been almost 3 weeks since my mother left us.  The night before she died, I had Sam  face-time her and although neither Sam not my mother could speak I felt they both connected one final time.  My sister Deb was there to hold the phone for my mother and she opened her eyes several times.  It's so hard to believe she is really gone.  I still live in the town we grew up in and everything reminds me of her.  She loved looking at my paintings and always acted surprised when I told her that I  sold one- as though it was my first! Painting is the only thing that keeps me from thinking about her or anything for that matter.  I am so glad it works that way for me at least.  Everyone says  "TGIF  "  I say TGIM  Thank God It's Monday.  I am working on a variety of new pieces some on small canvas squares which I am really enjoying.  I have a few still lifes in the works as well as beautiful interesting women, animals and interiors.  
Happy Independence day 2020.  

Friday, May 8, 2020

Waiting for the paint to dry.

 Between not being able to bring our son home on the weekends and not seeing my mother weekly, you would think I would be writing  more blog posts.     The truth is,  I am painting a lot more and my online print shop is busier than ever,  so here I am literally waiting for a few layers of paint to dry on my latest pieces.  Yes, I am painting two at once !
 A little update, Maxwell has moved to Belfast Maine where he is doing terrific with a long wait list for portraits. I am so proud of him and he now gives me painting tips.  Zachary is fortunate to be riding out the virus with his wife in beautiful Scarborough Maine.  Since he is also an artist he can work from anywhere.   Sam is actually doing pretty wonderful as well.  We though not coming home would have a real negative impact on his overall being, but he has been great with no meltdowns or sickness.  I am truly grateful that my mother, soon to be 92 has come out of a series of infections and now appears to be improving dramatically.  My heart goes out to all those suffering from this terrible virus and their loved ones.  I feel for all the small businesses and jobs affected as well.   Art might not be essential but film, literature, television, music, visual art, are certainly helping me get through this time.  Take care.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

It's been a while......

When it rains it pours! I have been working on so many projects that I am not painting on my own work as often as I would like. Lots of commissions lately.  My print business has been really taking off and I find myself needing a larger space but I so love working from home.  My mother (soon to be 92)  has been moved to Kennebunk Maine to be closer to my three older sisters as she  has been declining both mentally and physically. I try to see her once a week .   At the same time,  Sam has been going through another rough patch but is starting to get better.    I am so grateful for that.

 This new painting was inspired by a family  I came across on Instagram.    The mom  posts such wonderful everyday  scenes of life with 6 children! I am from a family of  seven BTW.  I was totally inspired by their amazing old world shabby chic home. in England.   This piece "Family Portrait" is 20x16 painted on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.  It would make a great mother's day gift.  
Thanks for looking and have a nice day today.