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 🙂
Medium Abstract Red Orange
Medium Abstract Turquoise Orange
Medium Abstract Commission
These three paintings just landed in a new home on Nantucket.
They hang vertically in this order I think (haven’t seen installation shot)
Each is 12 by 12 inches oil on canvas.
The bottom one was not the original I had designed for the series.
She commissioned me to prepare the third with colors she preferred.
Here is the original one created for the series:
Medium Abstract Burgundy Blue
“Blue Orange Abstraction “ oil on canvas 36 inches square
One of many paintings currently underway.
It’s always interesting and fun to see what happens
when an 8×8 inch version is ‘blown up’ ….
to alter the sense of scale.
This one was a particular challenge –
hope that struggle is not evident in the finished image. (;
For me, painting is all about maintaining the integrity, freshness
of the process along with the sensuality of oil paint itself.