Monday, November 27, 2006

Blue Mermaid

I was thinking of calling her Mona.

5x7 oil/panel

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Mermaid on a Rock

A friend has given me access to her ceramic mermaid collection... I find these little figurines irresistable. I must say.... they are more challenging to paint then I expected! Almost like life drawing class. A really fun subject never the less.
5x7 oil

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Tipsy Elephant

I picked this little ornament up years ago in Cambria Ca. I guess he's supposed to be Dumbo. I've seen a house fly, I've seen a horse fly...but I aint never seen an elephant fly!

5x7 oil/panel

Friday, November 24, 2006


This little figure is in with my Christmas stuff...I think she must be Asian. Anway I did this version of her several days ago, but it's been very stormy here in the northeast and she definitely needed natural light to be photographed.

5x7 oil

Monday, November 20, 2006

Borrowed Time Roses

So far I have not yet had a killing frost in my yard...highly unusual. Most of my neighbors have, but for some reason just my yard has been spared, perhaps because I am on a hill covered with Oak Trees. These roses are still blooming. Every day I see them is like one more gift of twenty four hours. All the leaves have fallen and the temperature is in the thirties at night, yet still they hang on...I love that.

8x10 oil/panel

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Leap Frog

I've been letting "busy" take over. I thought about it today and figured I would stop the daily paintings until I do my cards, shows, seasonal crunch at the day job and other "busy" things ....then I thought about it again. I don't want to loose the momentum, so I'll allow busy as I must, but I'm still going to try and paint as many of these per week as I can.

*Frogs have several personal meanings to me...all of which shall remain personal. On this post anyway!

5x7 oil

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Second Study of Old Garage Window

Most days for the last month I've looked out the window as the sun sets and been facinated by the light on the flag peeking through my old garage, Today I set up the paints on the bathroom sink and set to's the result. I didn't realize until someone pointed it out later that this is a rather appropriate subject for Veterans Day....Although I'd rather see the flag flying high in honor of the men and women who have served ( and died) for this country ( and others).
My lines are rarely straight in my attempts at architecture and the photo set things on a further tilt, but the feeling is there I think. This would probably make a good larger piece with more time and attention. 8x10 oil/panel

Friday, November 10, 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Third Two Christmas Balls

This is a small one
3.5 x 3.5 inches

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Second Two Christmas Balls

5x7 oil/panel

A few years ago my mother asked me if I wanted some of the old Christmas balls she bought when our family lived in France in the early sixties. I was thrilled to get them ...and realized for the first time that they were in fact "Made in America"
...Nice old ornaments just the same. Filled with nice old memories as they should be.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Friday, November 03, 2006

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Two Christmas Balls

6x8 oil panel
Always fun to slip in the subtle self portrait in reflective subjects!

I have two holday shows coming up. Man this time of year comes on like gangbusters. It's a very busy time in the flower shop as well. As usual in life...everything always happens at once. A good time of year to make money, but I can't wait for January when I can devote the month to painting. Winter is a time when I can do larger paintings. These small ( almost) daily pieces are wonderful practice, but I really like working large as well.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Red Flower, Blue Flower

I brought my hibiscus inside for the winter, it's covered with buds. here is the first of the "Indoor Season". I realize after looking at the photo of this that the elipse is off on the bottom of the inkwell. Will fix that this afternoon. With daylight savings I'm now recording the artwork in the morning when it's light so the posts will be a day behind.