Thursday, November 29, 2007

My Love Affair with Squash

This painting is the inside of a Hubbard Squash. I love squash, I love to eat it and I love to paint it. I've done a whole series of different squash and I will put them on my blog in the next few days. This one is an oil painting and I found painting it very intriguing. The color was so wonderful and while painting it I just saw so many different things and I am sure when you look at it, you will also see many different images. I hope you enjoy looking at it.

Tonight begins our three day Holiday Open House at the gallery East Colony Fine Art. The whole building called Langer Place will be alive with music, art and good food. Lots to see and lots to buy, paintings, stained glass, drawings, photography and more. I hope we have a great time and a lot of great people.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The White Iris

I did this painting as a gift for someone who has been so good to John and me. All the feeling I have for this person came through in this painting.
Today Cathleen and Randy and I hung our show which will open on Dec 1, 2007, on Saturday from 4 to 7 pm. This show is at the East Colony Fine Art Gallery and will be up for a month. The gallery is in the Langer Place building on 55 So Commercial St, Manchester, NH. The whole building is celebrating the holidays and all the galleries will be open and it will be a great day and evening. East Colony will have some Bagpipe music and great art and great food. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving 2007

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. We are having Thanksgiving at my house this year. Everything is ready. Made the stuffing last night and the gravy will be ready soon. John made two pies and my daughter is doing all the appetizers and veggies. All is well. I am so grateful for my husband and children, my grandchildren, and my nephew and niece and their parents. I just love my whole family and I feel very loved.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

A Painting Paradise

I love painting on Monhegan Island, Maine. It is 10 miles from Port Clyde, Maine to the island. It would be easy to spend the summer on this beautiful island.

Monhegan Island Cliff

Monhegan Island Fog

A Windy day on Monhegan Island

Monhegan Island, Maine

This is the first of my Monhegan Island paintings. I've been to Monhegan to paint three times.

Friday, November 16, 2007


Flowers and Lemons was painted a long time ago, like 20 yrs ago. I was just looking over my photos and came across this painting. I remember the day I sold it for $75.00. Wow, that was a long time ago. I had it setup in front of a north facing window, I loved painting it. Memories

Wall in the Gallery

Worked at the gallery today and I always love that. Today was an especially good day as two artists, Randy and Mary, came in to do some work. The time went by very fast and we never run out of things to talk about. Amy who owns a framing business is there too and we usually eat lunch together. She is very talented in her job and her life. The picture is from the gallery and was taken a long time ago. The bananas are in Texas and the Pear is in Bedford and the Red Pepper is in the permanent collection at Southern NH University. I am very proud of that.

Monday, November 12, 2007

White Lily

When my son Mark saw this painting he bought it right away. Image size is 30 x 40" and it is an oil. It is so wonderful to have my children like my art and want it and buy it. Of course I do love to give them gifts too.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Utah 2007

The Utah Trip

OK, I am ready to start again. Paul and I left Colorado towing the motorcycle in Paul's trailer. He thought it would be better to drive to Utah rather than spend days on the motorcycle. Our first stop was in Moab. We stayed in Moab two nights. The first day, we went to Arches National Park and spent all day just driving and seeing the magnificent sights. It was a warm day so we took the linings out of our motorcycle outfits. I thought Arches to be the most beautiful park I had ever seen. I have been to Yosemite and the Grand Canyon and those had blown me away. I guess I can't say Arches is the best all I can say is how different it was. It was a beautiful day and a lot of people. One couple took our picture often because they couldn't believe I was 73 and taking this motor cycle trip with my son.
The next day we left Moab in the truck heading to Hanksville. Once there we left the truck and trailer and that is where our motorcycle trip began. It was glorious. Paul is an excellent motorcycle driver and I trusted him completely. We took a ride to Lake Powell and what a sight that was. A huge lake and huge boats and 2 story houseboats. We headed to Zion the next morning. I loved the Dixie National Forest, the Aspens were just starting to bloom. We were at 9600 ft. It was a cool, totally clear day. We arrived at the Best Western about five pm, tired but happy. The next morning after a big breakfast we were on our way to Zion to meet with Mark and Peggy and Ellen.
What a welcome we got. Peggy and Ellen were jumping up and down and Mark my older son was very teary and happy to see us. We spent the day exploring Zion and that evening they met us for a wonderful Mexican dinner. Afterwards we visited galleries in this wonderful little town of Springdale. The next day we joined Mark and family at Zion and headed out to Brice Canyon. What a sight those two parks are. Zion, very spiritual and Brice like sherbet all peaches and cream. We spent the day there and had a cook out at there campground.
This trip has been unbelievable, we said good bye to Mark and Peggy and Ellen. Lots of hugs and kisses.
On the road again we headed to Capital Reef and spent a lot of time there. We did the Burr Trail and also the scenic trail. We went back to the Welcome Center and while we were there, it started to rain, lasted about an hour and that was all. Perfect weather this whole trip.
Our trip back to Hanksville was good but neither one of us wanted it to end. All and all we did 1,115 miles on the motorcycle.
I sit some days and just think of that trip. Will I ever be able to do another one? Who knows, we hope we will. I hope so. I'll keep working out to keep up my strength and dream of the next great adventure.

Monday, November 5, 2007

The Utah Trip

Last night I wrote a long time about the Utah trip and my daughter by accident deleted the whole thing. I was tired last night and that didn't make me to happy. I will have to write it again but not now. It has not been my best day. I think I will retire early so I will have a good day tomorrow.