Thursday, December 30, 2010

Scrubby Woods

12x16 pastel

I have been working on larger paintings and experimenting with some things, not with much success I must say. I struggled with a painting for two days only to wipe it out at the end of the day yesterday. This is actually a painting I did last spring, but never posted it on my blog. I love the woods in the spring with all the subtle colors! This is one of my favorites.

Monday, December 27, 2010

14 Years of Age

12x16 mixed media
$550 s&h 15.

This painting is worked over an older oil painting using old wallpaper, pages from an old children's book, pastel drawings and oil paint.
Some other images

Friday, December 24, 2010

Broken Umbrella

20x16 oil on stretched canvas n/a
My mom has been on me to paint this for about 18 years. This is my son probably around age three. Finally, I felt I could oblige her. Merry Christmas, Mom!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Log Bench - SOLD

20x16 collage and oil on stretched canvas.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Two Hunters

Collage and oil on stretched canvas
This one I must have picked up and put down at least four times before I finished it. Each time stopping when I couldn't take it any further. The reference photo was from my grandmother's old photo album. The caption for this photo was "Britt's Camp". I have to point out for those who may have missed it, the one is dressed in typical hunter attire, while the other in street clothes (or the typical dress of the day).

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Blue Shirt - SOLD

6x8 mixed media on stretched canvas

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Concerned - SOLD

5x7 , mixed media on board
$50 s&h $8.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pink Pinafore

Collage and oil on canvas.
I had done a smaller version of it awhile ago, although I changed the composition somewhat. I'm gonna be so sad when this old wallpaper is gone.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Commissioned Portraits

These are commissioned portraits for a woman living in Boston. These are her and her husband (as children).
:) Her painting is 8x10 in oil and his is 4x5 in acrylic and paper. They are to be used in a photo montage. I liked this "assignment". It pushed me in a direction I wouldn't have gone otherwise.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Double Breasted Coat - SOLD

5x7 mixed media
$50 shipping 8.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Red Hair - SOLD

5x7 mixed media on paper

Monday, November 22, 2010

Blue Scarf - SOLD

11x14 mixed media on panel.
This is actually a "make over" of a painting I did a while back.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Necklace - SOLD

5x7 collage and pastel on board
$40  s&h $8.

It's great to be back in the studio and back posting.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Half Drawing - SOLD

5x7 mixed media
PS. I just realized there is a shadow of a clip at the top of the photo. Sorry about that.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Orange Hat - SOLD

8 x 10 mixed media on board
$90 s&h 8. SOLD

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Green Shoulder - SOLD

5x7 mixed media SOLD

I have found myself working in a style that I favored when I was in school, 17 years ago, when I started painting. I was inspired then by the very same family photo album that I have been using recently. Soon after I finished school I worked in mixed media and collage. As time went on I took more painting classes and got away from this style (although I did not let go of my pastels). The other day a friend commented that my art is taking an interesting turn. It is more of a U-turn. I'm happy for it. :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Striped Collar - SOLD

6x8 mixed media on canvas

Sun Hat and Flower SOLD

9x12 mixed media on paper
$110 shipping $8 SOLD

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lady's Shoulder - SOLD

8x10 charcoal and pencil drawing
$45 shipping $8

Friday, October 22, 2010

In the Sun in a Coat - SOLD

8x10 mixed media on paper

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Woods in Spring SOLD

6x8 oil on canvas
$65 shipping$8
I took a bunch of photos of the woods in the early spring. This is a painting done using one of those photos.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Red Building and Canal in Venice - SOLD

6x8 oil on stretched canvas
$65 shipping $8
I have been "away". My mom was visiting for two weeks from Florida. We had a full schedule. We visited my sister in Rockport, ME. ( beautiful!) There is alot of art up there. We were able to see a Connie Hayes show at the Dowling Walsh gallery. Her paintings were fabulous!! ...also saw the Andrew Wyeth exhibit in the Farnsworth museum. His work speaks to your heart. Good fun, but it's good to be back in the studio.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Britt's Camp - SOLD

5x7 oil on linen board
$65  shipping $8

Monday, September 27, 2010

4 Red Onions

6x6  oil on panel

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Rundown Storage - SOLD

8x10 oil on canvas board - plein air

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fisherman Shack in Portsmouth SOLD

5x7 oil on canvas
Went plein air - ing today out on the coast with Karen B. Gorgeous day, gorgeous town.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ruth in a Pose - SOLD

6x8 oil on canvas
$65 shipping $5
This image comes from a photo in my grandmother's photo album. Ruth I believe to be a friend and or neighbor (or is she a cousin?) I forget. She's in many photos. This was probably taken around 1916.

Back of the Old Steam Building

8x10 oil on panel
This is the back of the mill building that used to supply the steam for the entire mill yard (where my studio is). The building is destined for demolition. I believe they will try to save the smoke stack. This is a plein air painting.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Field with Wildflowers

9x12 oil on board
$130 shipping $8

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Out West Somewhere

6x8  oil on canvas
$95  shipping $5

Friday, September 3, 2010

Long Brown Barn

12x16 pastel
$150  shipping $5

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Gray Day in Quebec - SOLD

6x8 oil on panel
$65 shipping $5

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Book in Hand

8x10 collage and oil on board
$100 shipping $5 - SOLD

Thursday, August 26, 2010

For Sale in Tuscany

11x14 oil on board
$450 shipping $10

This little place sitting at the "end of the trail" was for sale in a very quaint village in Tuscany.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Old Homestead

5x7 collage
$45 shipping $5

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Purse in Hand

8x5 collage and oil
This may go in my sketchbook. I have not decided yet.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hold This Twig

8x5 mixed media
I think this is going to go in my sketchbook for my sketchbook project.