Saturday, September 22, 2012

Knotted Shawl

Knotted Shawl is a large colored pencil drawing.  Someone gave me the shawl and I happened to have an old dress form.  I draped the shawl on the form and knotted it.  This drawing took a while to do but I loved doing it..  Drawing is very meditative, meditation keeps you young and far more relaxed.  I used Prismacolor pencils for most of my colored pencil drawings.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Paul's Red Sneakers on Crayola Tin

I started this drawing about 5 or 6 years ago.  I would take it out and look at it and put it away.   Last year I started doing small colored pencils drawings and took this pencil drawing out and started on it again.  I think it came out pretty good, a lot of people liked it.  I hung it for this years featured artist show.  After I finished with the show I went back to oils and I want to do my dog Missy with Acrylics. I do keep out of mischief but I will say teaching four classes is a bit much for me.  I love my artists, they are so wonderful but my energy level just peters out.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Better Picture

This is a lot better.

Autumn Leaves

A colored pencil drawing that I did for the featured artist show at East Colony Fine Art gallery.  I showed with Joan Tierney and believe me she is a very very good artist.  She uses acrylic in a beautiful way.  I am sorry this photo is not a very good one but I am happy to be writing this blog.  I have been so troubled with my computer lately and Marie came over to help me and i think I've got it.  We hope.

Monday, September 17, 2012


Sunflowers are my favorites, and this is the time they are all blossoming.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Doll and Music

Sorry for all this.This photo is not very good but the colored pencil drawing is.  I am having a real hard time to get my photos.  Since now that the blog information has so changed I am having a wicked time downloading my newer photos.  When the blog had one word browse  I could just upload what I wanted but not now.  I am very frustrated.
Enough complaining.  I have been drawing lots more than painting.  I am really loving going back to my drawing.  I have at least four new CP drawings to share with you when I learn how to download them.
Be patient with me.  I will figure it out.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Hi Everyone, Sorry I am so behind.  Here is a painting of Eggplants that I really had fun painting.  In fact I have done two of them and they both sold.  My opening at East Colony Fine Art on Friday night went really well.  My partner Joan  and I made a great duo.  I am a little behind as I would like to upload the drawings I did for the show but can't seem to do it.  I showed all colored pencils and I sure would like to show you.  Till then, have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I am still struggling with this new way of uploading new images on this blog.  I have a friend coming this weekend to help me out. I am also on Daily Paintworks but I have yet to upload an image.  My grandson has come back from a beautiful trip to Europe with People to People Group.  He had a great time and is having a sleep over with John and me.  I just love my grandchildren and my children too of course.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Stones by Kelly

Wow, Just looked at Kelly Mc Donald's blog and Kelly you sure have been working hard.  I love all your new work but love the Stones a lot. Great work. Jeanne

Fall Leaves

Wow, I have not been on my blog for a long time and trying to get on today has been a real challenge.
I had to answer all these questions on who I am and what I do. Whew.  I am here.  Thank God

Sunday, May 13, 2012

 Fall Leaves

I loved drawing these fall leaves using my colored pencils.
Actually the green leaf is about 6" x 6" and is sold.
The golden leaf is about 12" x 9" and is also sold.  They looked so great framed.  I was encouraged to do more drawings and did another one , larger and has a little oil pastels rubbed into the colored pencils.  Oil pastels is just wonderful with Prismacolors as
they are both oil based and both can be deluded with solvent.
This always surprises my artists ( I have learned not to call my students, students, but to call them artists as I learn from them as much as they learn from me).  Some times I forget but I try not to call them students.  I have the most wonderful bunch of artists any
one can have.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

                                                      Seeds for Thought, Colored Pencils

Seeds for Thought is an older drawing I did quite awhile ago.  I have some of my newer drawings but I just can't seem to upload them.  I am going to need help.  Until then I wish all my friends who are mother's a very
Happy Mother's Day and even my friends who are not mothers I wish you all a wonderful day.
We are going to M's house for our traditional Waffle Brunch made by my son in law.  We will also have strawberries and sour cream and brown sugar.  It usually is a great day.  We have our friends M and D and their darling little son N joining us.  This child is so loved and so adorable.  It will be a very happy day.  We are all thrilled to have a baby in our family again.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Paperwhites and Bottles is a colored pencil drawing, quite large 20" x 30".  I have gone back to using colored pencils again.  It is great to be back.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New Drawings, Prismacolor Pencils

First I want to apologize for my absence.  It was a long winter with lots of unexpected things taking my time and my energy.  I am back on track and hope to be a regular again.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Zucchini on Red Fiesta, Acrylic

I like Balancing Pepper and this Zucchini on Red together. They really look good and they have the same frame. I have had a very busy time of it and have not painted this weekend but I am planning on painting tomorrow. Have a good holiday to every one.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Balancing Act, Acrylic

Here is a 6" x 6" acrylic I finished this morning. I am working on my painting for the Art ala Carte that will be opening on Nov 3rd. It will be a fun show as everyone in the gallery chose a restaurant or bakery to paint part of or all of. Food will be spectacular. Everyone welcome.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

This Summer's Lily, Acrylic

After many long days of not painting I am now back in business. I am feeling good and very happy. This little painting is 6" x 8" on canvas and has a small gold frame. I am happy to be back. See you again soon.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The First Painting I Did for the 2011 Art Show

The first painting I did for Cheryl and my feature show for 2011 at East Colony Fine Art. This is called Close Call. Brad named I had no idea on what to name it. Close Call is a very appropriate title. Thanks Brad.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lily White

Lily White is an oil painting I did a while ago. I photographed this lily at my sister's house. It was one of the first paintings I hung at East Colony Fine Art Gallery. My son saw it and bought it right away. It is now hanging in Oregon. Nice home for it.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Superior Intelligence

When I did this oil stick painting my daughter M. loved it so much. To her it was a dragon and she loves dragon so of course I gave it to her. It is still hanging in a her living room and she still loves.
I painted yesterday. I finished two 6" x 6" landscape and I totally forgot to photograph them. I am hoping someone in the gallery will photograph them for me.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

More oil sticks paintings

Seeking Creativity
The Dream
I've done a lot more oil sticks but I do want to now get into what I am doing now. It took me so long to get better from the two pulmonary embolism. I feel as I have fallen way behind. Now with the feature show coming up I have six new paintings to show you, but not just yet. I'll be hanging the show on June 27th and the opening is July 8th.

Monday, June 13, 2011

My Oil Stick Paintings

Oil Sticks or Oil Bars or Paintsticks are all pretty much the same. Oil Sticks are oil paint in a stick form with a little of wax. They come in three shapes small, medium and large. R&F Pigment Sticks are the absolutely best you can buy. The colors are so pure and so rich and the more you rub them on your canvas or board the juicier they get. you can blend one color into another, you can use a palette knife or a brush, anything you want to use you can. Using oil sticks after years of using colored pencils you can imagine I felt wild and wonderful. The first picture is a painting I did for my Aunt Irene when she died I started painting with my paintsticks and this painting emerged and I realized that there was a figure in the painting. I told my husband it was Irene's Journey to God. I truly loved my aunt very very much. The second painting is my interpretation of a sunrise. I just loved this painting. I like painting when I can express myself easily, without a struggle. Not all paintings flow out of me some I have to work very hard at. .Tomorrow is my husband's birthday. Happy Birthday Dear Love.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Red Pepper

Red Pepper is an oil sticks painting. This painting is in the private collection of Southern NH University in Manchester. I am very proud of this painting and that it is in the private collection of the University.
I painted today and am almost ready for Cheryl's and my feature artist show. The opening reception is on Friday July 8, 2011, 4 pm to 7 pm.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Turban Squash 1

Today has been a wonderful day. We had friends over for brunch and food was so good and company was just fabulous.
This was the first Turban Squash I did in Oil Sticks. It is about 30" x 40".
Have a wonderful rest of the day. xx

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Squash Landscape 1

It is June 1,2011, Time moves along at such a quick pace, it is hard to keep track. Here is the first oil sticks painting I did. I love vegetables and I love painting them or drawing them. This squash was a great deal of fun painting. Hope you enjoy it.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Three Old Friends

It's May 30th and I have not posted for a long while. I can't say why, I think I was a little traumatized with a sudden illness at the end of July. BUT I am back and feeling very good. I am painting again. My feature artist show at the East Colony Fine Art Gallery will be opening on July 8th. My partner is Cheryl V. and she is a great painter so I have to be sharp. I am happy to be back and to visit all my blogger friends. Three Old Friends is a watercolor and colored pencil drawing. It's an old one, and I am showing it because I have been getting a lot of inquiries about teaching more colored pencils.
I will continue my looking back on my artwork and next will be Oil Sticks. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Aphrodite's Anguish

Really sorry about the not so good photo. I found this photo just recently. It is part of my women's series that was shown at the Currier Museum of Art in the 70's.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Boite Nature Perfecto

I am scanning these photos that I found as I was cleaning out a closet. Amazing the photos that I thought were lost are actually here. Please forgive the quality of this photo.

Music and Doll

Another Prismacolor pencils. Dolls and Music and old Zither and books etc.