Monday, December 31, 2007

A Cold Gray Day, Colorado

We had more snow last night, I think about 8 inches and they are predicting more snow tonight into tomorrow. We were going out with our best buddies but with the snow and the fact that I have a very bad cold and am coughing all the time, we decided to stay home and cuddle in front of the TV.
I hope this painting looks decent on the blog. Paul my" motorcycle buddy" son saw it at the gallery and bought it. I had done the painting from a scene in Granby, Co. I painted this using only three colors Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Light and Ultramarine Blue and of course white. Try it it is a fun thing to do.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

God's Beams

This is a photograph Mark my son took. It seemed appropriate to show this tonight. I wish one and all a very Healthy and Happy New Year and may God smile on all of you. May 2008 bring peace to the world.

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Make sure to look at Gammon's website. Great skies, watercolors and we have been friends for 100 years.

Close to me Sunflower, Acrylic

I enjoyed doing this little sunflower for my show. I just enjoy doing acrylics in case anyone hasn't noticed. I have been thinking and thinking about doing something very creative for the Currier show. It is a big show and a juried show. I have not submitted for a very long time. My mind is working overtime on this situation. Should I ? Well of course I should, just get going. Don't think, DO
Happy New Year to one and all. Thank you to those who comment. Welcome to an artist I just connected with. She does wonderfully creative art and loves Pugs. Now that is perfect, an artist who loves Pugs.

Monday, December 24, 2007


my pimped pic!

Ellen, It's Christmas eve and you are the only grandchild I have not given a hug to. You are too far away. I have to email this to you. You are being hugged and kissed and loved at this very minute. You are our beautiful angel and we love you very much. Merry Christmas 2007
Love always your Gandpa Pepere John and your Memere x x x x x x x x

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Remembering Georgia

Remembering Georgia is a colored pencil and oil pastel painting or if some people prefer a drawing. Mark and Peggy own this painting and they have it in their Oregon home. I always loved Georgia O'Keefe's paintings and she was my idol for years. At this moment I am loving Jamie Wyeth paintings. He is an edgy painter, you really have to see his work in life not from a picture to really see the beauty of his art. His paintings glow. This past summer I went to one of his shows at the Ogunquit Museum of Art on Shore Rd in Ogunquit, Maine. I was blown away by his painting of a huge ram, "Islander". His silhouette is looking over the ocean and some of the island. It is a gorgeous painting, I am at awe of this painting. I read he applied his paint right from the tube to get this wonderful animal's fur. The texture and color of this ram is stunning. Look up the painting "Islander" on Google and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Dream

One night I dreamed of this painting. Exactly as you see it. I woke up and started right in on it. The painting went very fast, I used oil sticks and was able to finish it in three days. This painting belongs to my son Paul, the fine furniture maker and motorcyclist. He always liked my more abstract paintings. This painting is perfect for him.
I love dreaming about paintings and then getting up so energized I can't stop painting. It happened a lot when I was doing the show Interpretations with my other son Mark. That was an exciting time for us, we love showing together.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Squash Landscape

This was the first of my squash landscapes. It was the first time I used oil sticks. I also used oil pastel over the dried oil sticks and I used colored pencils for the details. I sold this painting in Ogunquit Art Association Gallery in Ogunquit, Maine but not before it won an award at the Currier Museum of Art in the New Hampshire Art Association show 1993. I have loved doing these Squash paintings. I have enjoyed going back in memory thinking of these paintings and wonderful shows I have been in.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Green Squash Lanscape

Green Squash Landscape

This Squash painting is very large, something like 38 x 50", again done with the oil sticks.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Inner Landscape

This squash is called Inner Landscape and is also very large. This painting was done with Oil Sticks, you know great big oil crayons. This painting won the Ezikeal Straw Award at the New Hampshire Art Association show at The Currier Museum of Art in 1995. I loved getting awards.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Turban Squash Lanscape

Here is one of the first squash I painted and this one I did with Oil Sticks. Oil Sticks are a large round stick that are Oil paint and some wax and a medium to hold it all together. You use oil sticks as you would oils and a brush, but this is just so juicy and fun to use. It is as if you were a kid again and using crayons, large crayons.
This Painting won the Biennial Award at the New Hampshire Art Institute in 1993.