Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Missy and Morning Glories, framed and ready,sold

Here is Missy and Morning Glories all framed and ready for the NHSPCA auction at East Colony Fine Art Gallery. This is going to be exciting and I almost don't want to sell it, but if I do that will be good too.
I am doing an oil painting of Apple Blossoms and I am going to photograph it for the blog. I took a break from the leaves scarf to work on this painting. I also had the Tree at Bryce Canyon framed and will photograph that too.
It is mighty cold here but still no snow.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday and feeling very lazy

It's 11:50 am and I am still in my pajamas and have not done anything but read my emails and answer them. I am going to wash and stretch a 30" x 30" silk scarf and start to paint it. I am also going to take pictures so you can watch my progress. That is it folks, just tune in to see the progression. Love

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Missy and Morning Glories, Painted on Silk, sold

Missy and Morning Glories is a painting done on silk. I am framing this silk scarf for our opening at our East Colony Fine Art Gallery. The profits of our sales will benefit the SPCA. The opening will be the beginning of November 2008. I am having a great time with these silk paintings. The scarf size is 22" x 22" and with the mat and frame should be about 29" x 29". Would like some comments on this latest painting of mine.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

On Vacation

I'm on vacation visiting my son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter.

Here is a piece I did that I gave to my daughter, Roxy's mom. It is mixed medium. It has a bit of everything in it. The colors are hard to photograph well, but I wanted to show it to you.

When I return, I am planning on giving my blog a new look. Hope to see you then.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

One Year on the 7th of May

One year ago I was busy packing for the trip of a lifetime. This year, happy memories are traveling through my brain. Last year at this time the weather was great, I was well and so was Paul. This year Paul has a terrible cold and the weather is wild out west and very cold here in NH. Last year everything was perfect, the stars were lined up, the moon was bright, the sun shined brilliantly during the day. All was set and all was perfect. Next year we hope to do another wonderful trip, but for now we have happy memories and dreams for another wonderful trip in 2009.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Spring Cleaning

I have not been painting for 2 weeks because I am doing some thing awful, called spring cleaning. I like to read and had so many books piled here and there and I like nice clothes so my closets were bulging, so cleaning and clearing out had to happen. I gave four boxes of clothes away and gave two big bags of books to our local hospital. Still have 5 stacks to give away. I'll be calling my friends to ask them to come and look over the stacks and take what they want. I also have about 8 art books that I am going to give to some of my students. I want to share lots of books so this will be an ongoing, give to friends. It feels good. It also feels great having one room totally clean, windows and mirrors, closet and drawers. So freeing, but now I have three paintings screaming to get out, first the tree to finish and a 24 x 36" painting of the Burr Trail, Utah and my biker son Paul. I am really excited about this one. The last one is going to be abstract, it will be a long thinking one.

Saturday, April 5, 2008


The painting is a tree and view of Brice Canyon, Utah. The roots are huge and all above ground on rock. the distance view is of Brice. I hope I can make this look great.

The beginning of a new painting

I started this painting last week but I have been really slow lately. I want to paint today so will make this blog short. This has been quite a winter. Cold, snowy, rainy, raw, just a tough winter. It is soup weather, and I have been making lots of soups and stews and homemade bread. Today I am making Grecian Lamb Stew for tomorrow. Tonight we are going to my daughters for Homemade meatballs and spareribs on Spaghetti. I made some cloverleaf rolls and we will also have garlic bread and a special dessert. Sounds good doesn't it? When my daughter asks us to dinner we very quickly say yes because when she cooks it is always good very, very good. Now I am off to paint. To all my friends and bloggers have a happy weekend.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Heart from two Giraffes

Good Morning, the sun is shining but it is very cold. Missy and I are off to teach but first wanted you to see these giraffes. They are a baby gift for someone very special. John mailed it out yesterday and I am happy and anxious for the new baby to see his giraffes. I used acrylic and collage and am very excited about how they came out. have a great day.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Missy at class this morning

Missy wants you to know it is very wet and raw out. She stayed nestled in my friends coat all through class. Stay warm, that is her motto.

Touchstone Wall, Zion National Park

Mark emailed this morning to tell me the name of this cliff. I am finished and very happy. Starting my next one tonight. I also finished a couple of giraffes for a friend of mine who just had a baby boy.
It is raining here and I think very raw. Yuk

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Sunday Rest

Today was a rest day for me. I painted pretty much all day yesterday and then went back to my studio after supper and painted until 9 pm. Slept like a rock. My painting is looking good and tomorrow I will paint a good part of the day. I should finish Zion National Park I. I'll take pictures and upload to this blog.
We went to an art opening and had a wonderful time, visiting and talking to artist friends. We got back and decided to make popcorn and a drink and watch Michael Clayton. What a good movie, all the actors were wonderful. Tildy, certainly deserved an Oscar, actually they all did.
See you tomorrow, with a picture I hope.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008

A new painting

On Friday I told John that I had a painting in me that was screaming to get out. I started this painting and worked on it for four hours. Today I worked on it another four hours. I am so happy with it. I am using Acrylics, I love the feel of acrylics and the colors. Starting this painting with orange has been a lot of fun. The Image is 36" x 24".

The beginning of Zion National Park

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Swirls

We had a wonderful time at our Art Weekend. We talked and talked. We ate and ate, it was just wonderful and a great time was had by all. I am in the mood again to paint. Have a couple of pictures of Zion National Park and raring to go.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

My Artist Friends

Aren't we gorgeous? Next weekend is our yearly get together. We paint, we talk, we eat wonderful food made by one of the artist, a fabulous Italian woman who cooks like a dream. We take long walks and watch some good movies. Four days of laughter and happiness and love and respect. xx

Monday, February 4, 2008

Capital Reef and Escalante,Utah

It's been awhile since I have written in my blog. Have lots to say. Sunday we all went to my Aunt's 100th birthday party. It was a grand affair and my aunt as bright and beautiful as any 50 year old. What a wonderful family. I am so proud of them all.
As for art work, I have sold two of my newest acrylic paintings. Both Utah scenes, Capital Reef, Utah and Escalante, Utah. I am thrilled, my first time using acrylics. I have had these paintings photographed so I will include them with this blog. Sorry I could not use the photographs from my photographer. These are from the gallery. I have so much to do and have so much I want to paint. My next painting is a scene from Zion National Park.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Luke's Dragon

A few years ago I had an art show of just my Watercolor Batik. Luke's Dragon was a big hit and I sold it right away. I asked Luke what he thought of it and did he like it. He said Memere that is not a dragon that is my toy. I couldn't get him to change his mind. To this day it is his toy.
I like doing the watercolor batik. Usually I keep them very light and happy. It is funny because sometimes I go a whole year and not do one but then all of a sudden I start and will do twenty. It all depends on the mood I am in.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Tulips, Watercolor Batik

These tulips were done in watercolor after I waxed the line drawing. Where you see the white is where the wax was. I use a tool called a Jhanting that you can buy from Dick Blick, I use bee's wax, also can be found at Blick's. Once I finish painting I put the painting on paper towels and iron the wax off. Once that is done I sometimes ink to embellish the design. This is great way to relax and they make great gifts. If anyone wants more information they can email me at

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

The Proud Woman

Today was a really difficult day. I had to vote. NH has its primary today and it was very, very busy around here. I really had a hard time because two of the nominees I liked very much. I walked in to the booth and made my choice. I hope I did the right thing.
The Proud Woman won two national awards. I love this drawing.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Knotted Shawl

Knotted Shawl is one of the last colored pencils I did. I have the shawl and it is gorgeous.
Classes start this week and that always gets me excited. I will be teaching three mornings a week. Tuesday starts it all. A new year and I hope a happy one for all.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Don't forget

Don't forget that you can enlarge all these photos just by clicking on them. Also remember that all the artwork in this blog has been copyrighted. Enjoy

The Elegant Woman

I did a series on women and used old antique clothes that I found in antique shops. I named them all after different types of women. The Elegant Woman was once a very expensive dress for someone young and beautiful and wealthy. The Bride was one of this series. I loved using colored pencils. It is a very meditating type of work. You become so involved you forget the time and the day.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Bride

The Bride is the largest colored pencil drawing I ever did. The image is 40" x 55". It took quite awhile to draw. I had it on an easel and did a lot of cross hatching, I worked at it as I would a painting. It was quite the job. I won a National Award for this drawing.
It's mighty cold out, everyone stay warm.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


This painting was done many many years ago. The brushes were hanging in my basement. One day I set up my easel next to the furnace and started painting. My kids came down to watch and my Mom did too. It was a fun painting to do and I sold it at a local art show. Memories, good memories.