Saturday, May 31, 2008

"Vineyard Roses"

11"x14" Oil on canvas
I've been wanting to paint this scene from Martha's Vineyard for YEARS... It's from a photo I took 15 years ago and one I keep putting aside for "some day". This week, I had a long awaited break in my freelance work, so decided it was "the day" to have fun with this picture. I enjoyed it so much, I started working on it again, on a larger canvas. Stay tuned for that post soon...
If you are interested in purchasing this painting, follow the link on the right to my ebay store.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

"Chincoteague Spring"

11" x 14", Oil

Another in my Chincoteague series....always SO relaxing to work on.....

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

"Fisherman's Sunset II "

11" x 14"
I had so much fun with the first painting of this subject, I had to do it again...

Monday, May 12, 2008

"Fisherman's Sunset"

11" x14", Oil
I really like the misty atmosphere in this sunset/seascape. It was fun for me to paint the silhouette of the fishing boat... I gave just enough info to capture the guys in the boat...

Saturday, May 10, 2008

"Portuguese Water Dog"

5" x7" , Oil on hardboard

I love these wonderful shaggy dogs... I try to offer at least one dog each week in my ebay store, and try to come up with breeds that are a little less common, and stand out from the crowd! I think this one is definately a stand out breed.... I'm glad to accept commissions on dog portraits, so feel free to contact me through my website or eBay store.

Friday, May 9, 2008

"Pink Serenity, Maine"

11" x 14", Oil

Ok, so I got off track today from my Chincoteague obsession to paint this Maine scene.. looks like it could be Chinco, though!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

"Purple Sky at Chincoteague"

11" x14", Oil

Here is another in my Chincoteague series, which I entered in a monthly contest held by one of the eBay artist's groups called "Art Divas", in which winners are selected by a group of our eBay peers. I'm honored to have had this painting win for the month of May... (which is my 4th win!)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

"Chincoteague Evening"

11" x14", Oil

With ther onset of the warmer weather, and thoughts of summer, I've been on a Chincoteague kick ( not to mention, I have a painting trip planned for Chinco in June.. Yea!!) Spring is always a busy time in my studio (I do a lot of wedding-related calligraphy and illustration), and when I find an hour or two in my busy day to paint, I want (need!) the subject matter to be a pleasant escape .... creating these landscapes is like meditation for me. I think the final result conveys that feeling. Please check out my eBay store for weekly Chincoteague offerings....

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

"Mid Summer's Day, Chincoteague"

11" x14" , Oil

One of my favorite subjects to paint is the marshes of Chincoteague , Va. They are endlessly interesting to me, and in my busy studio, always a welcome break to work on. They are as peaceful and theraputic to create as they are to view..... Hope you enjoy.