Monday, October 31, 2011

Neon Mountains, 8x10

I can truthfully say that these were the brightest trees I've ever seen. They just glowed. It was pretty exciting for someone from Florida. This is the first of my paintings from our artists' retreat this year. My group, Pieces of 8, goes to the mountains every year, and we hit it right at peak color this time. Glorious!

Saturday, October 29, 2011


This is third in my "Agua" series. After this one I will get back to the real world and start posting paintings from my recent travels in Maine, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Louisiana.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Homage to Hokusai, 8x10 Oil on Canvas Board

This is a nod to the great Japanese artist Hokusai, who created The Great Wave of Kanagawa in the 1800s. There have been as many reproductions of The Great Wave as there have been of the Smiley Face. This was the second in my series exhibited at the "Agua" show in Melbourne, Florida.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tossed, 8x10 Oil on Gessoboard

This painting was one of three recently displayed at the Egad! Art Lab's "Agua" exhibit in Melbourne, Florida. It's quite a departure from my usual work and was a lot of fun to do. I simply called it "Tossed," but my mind kept saying, "Don't Throw Out the Baby With the Bathwater."

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Dancers in Pink, after Degas

The colors in this painting really grabbed me. My husband once pointed out to me that every other shirt I own is the color that is dominant in this painting, so this must be my favorite color. I hope I have done Degas justice in this copy of his painting.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Street in Venice, 8x10 after John Singer Sargent

I copied this Sargent painting because I liked its mysterious air and because I felt I could learn from it. The two characters on the right look a bit shifty, if you ask me. Sargent spent a lot of time in Venice, as any artist should. It is a completely unique place now as it was then, Old-Worldly beautiful.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Italian Girl with Flowers, after Joaquin Sorolla

I really enjoyed copying this wonderful painting by the Spanish master, Sorolla. When I think of Sorolla I think of sunlight and beautiful people. He was fortunate enough to have a family of beautiful women and his paintings of them are exquisite (see below).

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Breakfast Table, Oil, after Sargent

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I couldn't stockpile many paintings to post before leaving for the Pieces of 8 artists' retreat, so I am reaching into the past. A few years ago the Pieces of 8 spent months painting copies of the masters as a learning exercise. This was my copy of one of my favorites by John Singer Sargent.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sunset Bay, 6x8 Oil on Canvas Board

The sun was setting over Porpoise Bay and creating this beautiful color combination. It's quite a contrast to my last post.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Rock and Roll, Oil on Linen, 5x7

I never tire of painting water; whether it's wild or still or in between, it is a wonderful subject. This is another scene in Maine, seen from the cliffs.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fisherlicious, 8x10 Oil on Canvas Board

Here is the other view at Nubble Light, the hunky guy on the rocks. He did not go unnoticed. As you can see.