Friday, October 20, 2017

What I've Been up to.


I'm working on a 18x24 piece and wanted to do something a bit different.   I love surrealism as well as the old masters.    

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Francis _ New Work

 Meet Francis.  My newest painting.  She was  created on a 14x18  cradled wood panel with painted sides.  I wanted to convey some peace, gentleness, and  humility. I've always loved St. Francis and his story.  Enjoy the weekend and thanks for looking!  
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

What I'm working on


I'm working on another 14x18 portrait style painting with an old world flare.  Looking forward to adding the flowers on the ground.  I guess I am trying to convey peace and kindness.  We could all use a little today.  

Thursday, October 5, 2017

What I'm working on


I've been working on this "Sleep  Study "  painting which I am pretty excited about.  The photo is taken at an angle honestly because  I am too embarrassed to show my extremely messy studio backdrop! I work in  very chaotic conditions which Scott reminds me of every time he walks in!  .  I do clean my studio after every painting though.(:  It's part of my process.   

Friday, September 29, 2017

 Image may contain: 2 people, people sitting and indoorThe weather has really changed from 90 degrees Monday to 50 today! It's been a crazy week.  My son Sam had an overnight sleep study in Boston which unfortunately ended abruptly and required driving him home at midnight.  Very stressful and disappointing since Sam sleeps an average of 3 to 4 hours a night and have been looking for answers for years.  We will soldier on because that's what we have to do.  I will never give up hope and having the most amazing family behind me makes it possible. 
I am going to work on both a portrait style piece and a still life next.  I have a few canvases going at once today! I am still contemplating a few gallery offers as opposed to selling directly online.  I don't feel I can do both realistically.  I do enjoy the one to one with my clients however I want to work much larger which requires a presentation that only a gallery can provide.  Beauty is in the details and photo's don't always tell the whole story.  A lot to think about but for now I will just paint.  Original paintings have actually become a wonderful special occasion gift to give for a life time.  Art is right up there with fine china, crystal  and it appreciates in value.   Thanks for stopping by and I should be posting some progress soon! 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Paris Apartment- New painting


Completed on 9-26-2017.  The Paris Apartment is 16x20 painted on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.   I've never been to Paris but I've been asked to exhibit in a gallery there in 2018.  Pretty exciting but a lot to consider.  It would mean creating a body of work and not selling directly to my clients which I love doing.  I have time to think about it but for now I am happy to share this newest piece with you all. I am loving these colors! 
For sale on my website
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

What I'm working on


Started working on a 16x20 piece.  Starting to take shape today but many more details to follow.