This is an older painting that my son owns. I thought you might enjoy seeing it. The size is about 20" x 24". I have not been painting at all lately. My husband John has had a total hip replacement and has been in rehab for two weeks plus the four days in the hospital. I have been seeing him everyday and also at home have been doing a lot of cleaning up and throwing out. Trying to de clutter the house. Today we had good news and he will be coming home tomorrow and I am so happy. The house looks good and very welcoming. He has been greatly missed by me and our dog Missy and all our wonderful neighbors and friends and our great kids. Now maybe I can get back to my art. Love to all.
I painted today for the first time in two weeks. I am so excited I wanted you to see the strawberries today. I know it is not a good photograph but as soon as it dries I will scan it. I used three colors Gamblin Cad Yellow light, Perylene Red and Ultramarine Blue and Permalba White. It was a challenge but so much fun to do.
It's raining and cold today, I would like to be sitting in front of the campfire right now but I am busy painting on my scarves. I should have twenty by the end of the week. I just finished a 30" x 30" and the next one is a long one and that will have a sheep design. What fun I am having.
This is not a new painting but one that makes me think of fall and winter coming. It was 37 degrees when I woke up this morning and it felt mighty chilly. I taught today and as always a wonderful day. Later when Missy and I got home, we took another walk a very brisk walk. The leaves are changing and looking more beautiful every day. Missy loves this kind of weather. Jennifer gave Missy a Halloween present a very cute ladybug outfit to go trick or treating with. She loves to wear little outfits so she wore her new one all through class. I hope you know I am working on scarves for the show (opening Nov 7th) and I really miss painting my daily paintings. I will start up as soon as I am done for this show. Love to all.
Here is the second of my Two Green Tomato series. I am happy with these. All the paintings I show on this blog are framed and ready to hang. I need to get an ebay account and an Esty account. I am all set with paypal, I need my daughter to help me get these accounts going, sorry but I am not confident about doing this alone. Maybe tomorrow I will give ebay a chance. Finished two scarves yesterday and have two more stretched and ready to draw and wax and paint. I expect I will have photographs ready for my Izolajeanne blog tomorrow.
I did these oils a while ago. I have been trying to upload new images and just couldn't do it. That is why I have not been on my blog. A little check mark was all I needed to do. Three days it took me to figure that out. Whew
Here is my second little oil, Balancing Pear. I am happy with it. Painting small is really a delight and I thank all my friends who have encouraged me. Tonight I have almost finished a 22" x 22" silk scarf. It is already 8 pm so not sure I will be able to stay up to finish it totally. Tomorrow I have to bring Missy in for her yearly physical. Today my grandson came over for the day. He was so funny and happy to see us. Missy was overjoyed to see him and gave him a great welcome.
Today I decided to finish my oil painting of Apple Blossoms. The image size is 20"x28" and framed it is 21 1/2" x 29 1/2". I really am happy with this painting. I have another painting that I really finished and that is a tree at Bryce Canyon, an oil, Image size 20" x 28", framed size 21 1/2" x 29 1/2". Both paintings are $900 each. It feels good to finish these two paintings. I need to concentrate on the scarves but this weekend I didn't paint my daily paintings and I missed doing that so much. So this morning before anything else I finished a 5"x5"oil Pear on Purple. As soon as it is dry enough I will post it.
Here it is the first small oil painting, Red Tomato, 5" x 5". $75. I am just so excited about doing a small painting. At the beginning of my doing small paintings I was totally not able to paint small. I love big and I painted big but now I am so enjoying these small pieces. I also have to thank one and all who have emailed me or made comments. It is the most wonderful feeling knowing you have artist friends out there rooting for you and the biggest thing is being able to go visit all of you on your magnificent blogs.
Here are the plums I had a hard time painting them. Some days are harder than others. It has been a slow day too. I need a good book. Classes start next week and I am looking forward to seeing all my friends/students. I am looking forward to my next painting and maybe that one will pull me out of this slump.
This surely is the wildest Iris I have painted. I also painted the background with Gold paint. I am interested in using Gold Leaf or Metal leaf. Has anyone used Gold Leaf? I would be so interested in how you used it. I would love to hear from you. I am working on Three Plums and I am really happy with it. The colors are as calm as this painting is wild. The weather is gorgeous today, totally different than yesterday. I wish you all a wonderful day.
I did not paint today. Ho Hum, I cleaned. I cleaned the studio. I can just look at the mess so long. It is looking good now and I am happy. Roasted a chicken and cooked carrots and green beans, Yummy. After dinner I came into the studio and painted on a 22" x 22" scarf. It is a dragon, I love dragons. I got about half done and I am happy. I am off to bed to read and later to sleep. Good Night Everyone. Did I tell you I am happy. I love looking at artists blogs. Tonight I looked at Karin Jurick's blog. Oh what wonderful paintings she does, just beautiful.
A while ago I put all my banana paintings together so you could see the series as a whole. I could not find an image of this particular painting but lo and behold I managed to find it and upload it so you could all see it. I work in series of eight so I still have two more to go. This painting is sold and the owners are very happy
Here is one of our zucchinis from the garden, in full glory. All my small paintings are framed with a small gold frame, a nice finish I think. I would love all comments as I really am enjoying doing these. I also have paypal so anyone interested in buying one of my small paintings can reach me at my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday is always a special day. The painting class starts a 9:30 am and everyone happy and ready to paint. Today was our last class until we start our fall session on September 10th. Everyone wanting to finish up what they were painting so they can start something new in Sept. Today was Carol's day to "cook". She made a simply delicious Oriental salad and Pot Stickers. Both were terrific but we all wanted to know how to do these Pot Stickers. A tasty dessert finished up the great meal. We all feel so lucky to be part of such a wonderful group. We love the women who run the store and we thank Jennifer, the manager and Guylaine and Kim and our wonderful Roger for all the help they give us. Without them we would be somewhat lost.
Monhegan Island, Maine is one of my favorite places to paint en plein air. A wonderful island ten miles from the coast of Maine. I have been to this island three times and just loved it every single time. A very special island
Just finished this pepper. I am happy. I wish I could do one a day as I would like to be part of the painting a day group. I guess all I can do is keep trying. Last night I went to Karate with my grandsons and daughters. I took a 45 minute class. It was a blast and lots of laughing. My 12 year old grandson was absolutely ecstatic. "This is my Memere." I will never forget the wonderful love I felt in that class.
I think it looks better, what do you think?? Let me know. I am also putting some new scarves on my Izolajeanne.blogspot.net . I brought these to EW Poore's Art Studio and Frame Shop. You know of course I can't show the ones I am doing for our November show.
Something happened to this particular blog. I tried adding something and it disappeared. There are times I am a completely computer challenged person. I am now involved in Paypal so it will be easier for all to purchase my artwork. All my 6"x6" are $100 plus shipping and handling which will be about $12.oo. Lynne helped me out on this. Thank God for bright daughters.
This painting is also going to be in the Food show. The painting is the inside of a pumpkin and painted in oil. I happen to love this painting. I love painting different Squash. The size is 29" x 25" framed.
Here is my third small painting. I love doing these and have the next one ready to go. I also am almost done my third silk scarf. EW Poore Gallery just sold another one today. It will be hard for me not to show my scarves until the November show. Oh well, will just have to do it. My framer just made a new frame for me to stretch a square scarf on. I am excited and plan to stretch as soon as I finish this blog. It's a gorgeous day today. Enjoy!
Yesterday I painted the Mushrooms. I was pretty happy with it. I think next time I will do less background. Doing a painting everyday is actually a little hard but really gets you going. I did another one today and will post it tomorrow. I am trying not to noodle and to place the color and leave. For a perfectionist this is not easy.
I am trying to do a 6" x6" painting a day. Here is my first one, White Iris, Acrylic, July 6, 2009. I am also painting a 24" x 24" Sunflower and Blue Vase. It is looking good so far and I am also working on a silk scarf 11" x 58". Having a good day and enjoying my summer. I like working on my scarves in the evening. I realized that when I work on satin, I really have to be heavy with the resist. The weather is gorgeous sunny and not to hot. It is not raining, how wonderful.
Just thought I would show you all my banana series. I usually work in series of eight. I have six done and two more to go. For some reason I have one photo missing. I will have to search for it. Until next time. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the mothers in the world.
This is the second in a series of barns that I am doing. I will do some inside of barns and some windows etc. I'll use acrylic for these not too large paintings. The studio is clean and ready to go. I am also doing a collage with bird nest as the theme.
Every year we feature an artist in our gallery. This year I did three buildings in Acrylic. First The Barn and then Monhegan Island, Maine Wash Day, and then another barn, Tina's Barn. I enjoyed doing these three paintings, they are very different for me. I will send pictures of the other two paintings soon.
I can't believe I have been so behind on this blog. Forgive me. So much has happened and so much work has had to be done. Our friend Jill has been very sick and we have been visiting her at Mass General Hospital, very hard to see this wonderful woman sick. Say a prayer for her.
These are the paintings I have hanging in our gallery East Colony Fine Art. I love this gallery and all the members in it. It is a place where we all feel at home and love the comraderie we have with each other. I feel so happy to be part of this group. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I went to college when I was 37 years old. I loved it so much, I was a sponge and absorbed anything and everything about art. I started out wanting to be a portrait artist but ended up using pencil and colored pencils. I made quite a name for myself with my drawings. I won many awards. When I needed a break from that I went into oil sticks and just loved them and again did very well with awards. I finally went back to my oils but always felt frustrated with them I wanted to be free from all constraints, I am now working in acrylics and loving them. So now the sky is the limit. I just want to go and do everything I feel and want to express.