Sunday, September 30, 2007


These tiny little mums are one of my favorites to work with this time of year...both with painting and floral design. 5x7 oil/panel

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Get Well Buddy B.

This one is a gift for a dear friend who is fighting a courageous battle with cancer.
8x10 oil

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

Artist's Rule: Never Fall in Love with your Paintings

Ninety percent complete. First one in a while thats giving me a problem with the above mentioned rule.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Sedum and Dusty Miller

Last bloomers of the season...ah fall!
8x10 oil/panel

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Dried Oak Leaves

This one is actually a commission from last year. I told my client she would have to wait until the the leaves started to drop again in September to match the pink and greens from the two paintings she purchased a year ago. 5x7 oil

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Noyes Exhibit

Three posts at once is a record for me, but I'm a little behind. It was a busy week! I have two paintings at the Noyes from now until the end of October. Two Shells on a Bed of Kelp and the Dried Asian Octopus painting. You probably won't get a chance to see the octopus painting again any time soon. They are part of the
">Signature Artist's Show. There are two other very interesting exhibits going on as well so if you're local you should stop in. The Noyes Musuem is a real gem here in South Jersey! I also met a fellow blogger at the opening; Joanie San Chirico, she is a textile artist. Thats an area I'm not too familiar with, but I know enough to know that her work is quite accomplished. I also did the outdoor Washington Street Mall Show in Cape May this past weekend. Sales were good and I made yet another Artist friend Sandy Jones. She works in Tempera Resist ...a technigue I'm going to try for my personal Christmas cards this year.

Goodbye St Andrew's by the Sea

This is a chunk of tile from the mosaic on the side of St Andrew's which was a church on Atlantic Ave in Atlantic City. They tore it down about ten years ago. I had mentioned to a friend how I was facinated by the mosaic ever since I was a little kid. He worked for the city and went to the demolition sight and procured me a few chunks of the tile. I am forever grateful. Now if I could do a better painting I'd be even happier!

Goodbye Brighton Farms Redux

This mysterious dead tree was all that remained in the old stone store front. When I returned a day later half the building was demolished and a big NO TRESSPASSING sign was posted over the entrance. Guess I got there just in time! I find this image captivating.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

"Heirlooms" in progress

My great grandmother's quilt with shells my mother picked up from the beach when she was a little girl. 24" x 24"

Monday, September 03, 2007

Two Brothers

5x7 oil/panel

This will be the last mushroom painting for a while...onto something bigger

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Three Brothers

Funny how mushrooms take on a male persona. One of my favorite Disney sequences is the mushrooms dancing to Tchaikovsky in Fantasia.

5x7 oil/panel