Big project nearing completion during this Covid isolation period.
Remember these slide carousels?! The slides in this carousel are
from my talk at Montserrat College of Art many years ago,
maybe in 1999…
All those piled in the boxes have since been tossed.
Some 600 images in all have been digitized by a wonderfully professional
service called Everpresent here in the Boston area.
Thank you Sally Seamans for the recommendation.
I chose the highest resolution option with descriptive labeling.
(Some of the slides had labels with descriptions typed on
a typewriter, then glued on with rubber cement. This was
pre-Sharpies and self adhesive labels. Dinosaur technology
So happy to have had this project behind me.
It had been on my to-do list far too long.
My interview with Kristine Fisher
Each week Cape Ann Art Waves invites an artist-maker to talk about
their journey and ties to our beautiful Cape Ann in Massachusetts.
I was delighted to be included in this week’s edition.
Happy July 4th 🙂
Here’s the link:
12 Koi – oil on panel- 24 inches square
When I first posted this on social media a few years ago,
it was an instant hit.
I think people saw the joy I had while painting it.
Playlul – colorful – energetic.
Now it has landed on the wall of my good friend in Brunswick.
We recently re-connected after meeting during our college years at
Skidmore fifty years ago. (OMG)
(neither of us can recall how we met since she’s
a class behind mine, we lived in different dorms and had different majors) .
We could kick ourselves for waiting so long!
It’s such a treat when dear friends also become collectors 🙂
Koi with Waterfall 9 40×30 inches oil on canvas
This was a lovely surprise amid the Covid-19 virus swirling about.
The Beth Urdang Gallery in Boston just sold this painting.
Currently en route to its new home in California.
The client had visited Beth’s gallery in January.
Perhaps sheltering in place has made some of those bare walls
having fun with some new koi
one of the biggest challenges is editing the photographs for this blog.I seem
to have to choose between accurate red-orange-yellow warmth
over blue-green cooler colors.
Difficult choice at best.
It’s worse when I shoot the paintings in the studio as in the case with this
24×24 oil on canvas
this looks nothing like the actual painting!
The actual colors are sensuous orange and vermilions and subtle
But, this is the best I can do for now. 🙁
4 Koi 15 and 2 Koi June
I love seeing where my paintings land, in this case the perfect quiet foil to
vibrant color and energetic brushstrokes, as they nestle within a
private client’s dining room in suburban Massachusetts.
Each painting oil on canvas, 30×40 inches.
Rip – oil on panel – 8×10 inches
Such a cutie pie!
My niece commissioned me to paint this sweet pup from photos she sent me
last December. She and her family had spent an amazing Thanksgiving at
her friend’s gorgeous farm in North Carolina . To thank him for his
generosity, she wanted to give him something special – Always a challenge
for someone who has everything. Enter me. I did the same for a family
who were our gracious hosts for Christmas dinner and vacation in Hong
Kong two years ago.
These cards were in the works just before my travels in December.
With a raised red signature, glossy, just as it appears on my paintings.
Five separate images on the back for variety and fun.
A mini portfolio.
Thank you MOO for your wonderful 40% off sale!
8×8 inch Abstractions oil on canvas
A few small works in process as we ease into 2020.
Studio on hold until after travel ends January 9th.
Mostly Yellow 30×30 ins oil on canvas
omg, this image was soooo difficult to photograph.
either I got the yellows
or the oranges
never both at the same time.
The yellow is lighter and more vibrant than
A reminder of the extraordinary color range of
oil paint over photography.
This painting was inspired by the dreary gray weather
we’ve had for several days here in Boston.
Enter bright sunshiny color 🙂