Sunday, June 29, 2014

I will be open mostly through-out 
The Stratham Fair!
The Fair grounds surround my home and my studio, so i will have at it!


A few to View.
We will see you at "Art at the Bartlett Mall"
Old Home Days in Newburyport Mass.
July 26 & 27 , 2014



SPRING!

water colors in bloom

The Pond Watcher

Portsmouth Waterfront

Peoni

Start Island

My Studio

warm autumn

Family reunion
where did the time go?


Tuesday, February 25, 2014


The Market at Rolling Green Nursery was a great time!
There are a few more before the season dwindles down...so pay attention!~!
ALSO, looking for a few new students to complete the "circle" in the studio. 
CLASSES are geared to all levels. Everybody has there strength and these strengths enable us to learn from each other.  
EVEN IF YOU CAN NOT DRAW A STRAIGHT LINE!!!!

Here are a pile of rocks, the piece above, you wet the paper randomly,
drop in colors loosely, and as it dries, you can define some of the more interesting rocks.
I will post the completed piece soon!





Friday, February 14, 2014

We had a great ARTISANS MARKET last weekend, at the Rolling Green Nursery in Greenland NH

www.rollinggreennursery.com
And, I behaved so well, I was invited back for the FARMERS MARKET
So, on that note, after shoveling and scraping, and scurrying like mice...we get it all done and continue on with the original plan!~
Portsmouth waterfront, is finished and framed!

Inside Barkers Farm, completed

language of the sea,
finished, not framed yet

My mermaid in the pond,,,,
where is this one any way?


Rye Harbour,
is this one done?  Not sure!

My pond lilies, close to being completed
Plus many more paintings, and note cards, and I cant wait to see what the Farners Bring!



Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Walking through the winter chill!

So many things to paint,
so many paintings started
and so many reasons to paint,
where to start~what to do!?
Getting ready for the farmers market at



Feb 8 & 9
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 ~ 3:00
1~ my waterlily
2 ~ Still in process,
"Portsmouth Waterfront"
3 ~ My studio
Victoria Inn, Hampton NH

Ill be adding more as I go along.
Any requests?

Sunday, January 5, 2014

How to find some inspiration!

Early winter, i sometimes struggle, trying to find some inspiration...Not wanting to go outside and tackle the elements, at this time...I start to paw through the thousands of pictures I take for a day such as this!   Below, BUTTONS, from an antique store, on the back roads of MAINE.
I could paint buttons, antique buttons, textures, colors, groupings, singles...what a story these buttons could tell!  But, being as they are...buttons can not speak...so its my job to speak for them!  Be listening....i hear them calling me...

Then, whats this....well, long after the summer flowers had gone to rest, i had some crazy california poppies, begging to be picked, and have there pictures taken...
I didn't want to disappoint. 
They were kind enough to allow the light to dance among their feathery petals,
so kind, that i may capture them...for eternity!

 The poppies also found a rewarding place on a window sill in my living room. My favorite time of the day is when the light comes streaming in through the panes of leaded glass.  Its almost as if they are say hello to the few remaining poppies, scattered through out the fallen leaves....

 This Caladium has captured an entire universe, right in the palm of this beautiful leave,
A universe of light and reflections, so minute, that only Dr Seuss would appreciate the goings on!
How i wish i could be absorbed by that little drop of water! BE FREE!

Morning light
a harbor waits
 tales of open sea
 gulls begin 
a day ahead
salt water sloshing
 docks, creaking
a distant bell, rythum waves
surrounding
  the pulsing 
 foghorn
breathing deep
 ocean air
fill the soul 
 deep 
ingrained
closed eyes
morning light
this was mine 
this is mine
and maybe
tomorrow
Salty lips
as rest


The Most beautiful park in my world
CENTRAL PARK NYNY
Somewhere, over the rainbow, this you will find
a friend, a song, a summer breeze
and the lust of a fading time


Who can't be inspired by this cotton ball cloud,,,Would you rather paint it,
or JUMP in it?

 The last piece of inspiration?   My Antique peonies, in yes. a blurry picture!  But enough to capture
my heart and the desire to paint these luscious beauties!  These have it all, style, fragrance and command!

Thank you for joining me in an inspiration activity.  Because i always have at least one camera with me, i will never be without the beautiful things i see, each and every day...
LIFE, no matter how hard, how tired, how sad how sick...there is never enough time, to drink it all in!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 
2014



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