Monday, December 30, 2013

White Tulips with Carnation

Yippee-- the local grocery store had tulips again.  This year end post gives me another opportunity to wish everyone a  Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Balanced Feather

Here is the last of the feather series.  Thought I would attempt the downy feather one more time.  These are essentially the same elements as the last post just rearranged.  (note to self-- buy some fresh flowers and/or fruit.)  :-}

Hope everyone's holiday season is going well.  And if I don't talk to you before January 1, best wishes for a healthy and happy new year.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Feather with Eggshells

A continuation of the turkey feather theme….this time to see if I could capture the fuzzy quality of the downy portion of this feather.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Feather with White Cup

I am always finding turkey feathers in the yard; almost daily a flock wanders across the back.  In the spring, a tom turkey struts his stuff for hours on the lawn.  It seemed an appropriate time to pair a turkey feather and a single cranberry.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Red Apples

I seem to be into "red" recently.  Perhaps it is the subliminal effect of the approaching holidays.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Green Can Opener

This can opener came from the huge Brimfield, Massachusetts antique show which I visited for the first time in September.  It was too cute not to paint.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


This was the same bunch of tulips used for the last painting after they had begun to open.   After the painting, they went back into the fridge and weeks later still look great.  They make me smile when I reach in there for milk!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Three Tulips

I found these pretty pink tulips in the grocery store.  Thought tulips were only available in the spring so it was a nice surprise.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

White Roses with Lemons

See, no hydrangeas..although there are a couple of white hydrangea paintings drying.  Sorry for the delay in posting-- part of the time was spent at a Kim English workshop--Figures in the Landscape.  There was a bit of the boot camp experience that others have described except I can't imagine boot camp being so much fun.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Hydrangeas with Pears

Last of the hydrangea series (at least temporarily.)  For some unknown reason, the deer are leaving this one bush alone but have decimated all the others.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hydrangea, Lemon and Cherry

Still painting hydrangea blossoms because they are free.  There is one more hydrangea painting, then I will move on-- I promise.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hydrangea with Lemon

I thought I would paint some hydrangea blossoms before the deer got to them.

Sunday, June 30, 2013


Happy, hot, humid summer.  Set up a temporary studio in my basement--- so much cooler and the flowers last so much longer!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Two Carnations

Carnations again; this time with a rather fanciful color interpretation.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

White Carnations

Out of interest, I looked up white carnations which apparently symbolize pure love and are associated with Mother's Day.  Just happenstance that Mother's Day is this weekend.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Museum Visit, Picasso

After the last cool blue painting, I decided to go to the opposite extreme.  Our museum visitor stands before Picasso's Woman Plaiting Her Hair.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Time is passing slowly waiting for the snow plows to arrive.  Official snowfall for our town from the blizzard-- 40 inches.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Lemons in Jar

Lemons into lemonade is the thought in my head but want I really want is to wish everyone a healthy, happy and productive new year!