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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Beach Roses, 4x6, Oil

Today was gray and threatening, but I went to Horseneck Beach anyway to buy a beach pass, so I could paint there whenever and not have to worry about having cash (I never do). Of course the beach wasn't 'open' (staffed) yet, so I went for a walk, and the sun came out! So I had to paint... been neglecting my 'daily' paintings - with a million 'good' excuses, I swear! Well, these beach roses demanded my attention, and I was happy to give it to them...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Mother's Day, 6x6 Oil

I figured it was time to paint flowers other than tulips! I find flowers a real challenge, and so tend to avoid them. These roses were a gift on Mothers' Day from my oldest son, Rory, who is so thoughtful and always good to me - he knows how much I love to have fresh flowers on my table! So this is the first pass at the roses, and I will do more before my stint at Boston's Beacon Hill Artwalk where I will be on Sunday June 3rd. I'd love to see any of you if you're in the area... best be for parking would be the garage under the Common. My Daily Paintings will be for sale there - at a higher cost, due to my own increased cost. HOWEVER, if you mention to me that you saw a painting on the Blog and wanted to see it in person before buying it, I will give you the Blog price of $100, unframed! At any rate, come say 'Hello'!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Chocomel, 6x6 Oil on Canvas

When we were visiting Holland, we went to a windmill park called Kinderdijk, a historical site that preserved these huge wooden windmills that drained the marshes. Needless to say it was very windy there, and painting plein air was a challenge! We found a semi-sheltered place at the snack bar patio which had a great view of the whole area, but we had to keep eating/drinking to keep our table, as busloads of tourists kept arriving! I decided to try Chocomel, their version of hot chocolate - YUM! They were not receptive to our purchasing the wonderful yellow cups, and I didn't feel like just taking it, but my NEXT trip to Holland I WILL bring one home!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Adamsville Marshes, 8x10 Acrylic

This is a Plein Air study that took just over an hour at Adamsville Landing in Westport, MA. I was there last week with Denise and Phyllis and this was the result. When I got home I did a slightly larger one based on this - it's on my Studio blog - to see it click

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Donut Peaches, 6x6 Acrylic

Mother's Day brought these little Donut Peaches from my son who frequents Haymarket in Boston. We're not sure about eating them, but they were great to paint, and I'll probably do another one. Sorry about lack of Daily Paintings lately - family things have needed to be tended to. I love the color of these flat little peaches, though, and I hope you enjoy them, too.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Tulipmania, 6x8 Acrylic on Board

My mind is still in the land of tulips, I guess. Had to buy some when I got home and mix up the colors like they do in Keukenhof. Just so you all don't think I'm 'slacking', I did paint Tuesday, too, but couldn't find my USB connector (well, it was plugged into the computer, you'd NEVER expect it to be there!). So there's another new one from the beach on the 'studio' blog, too.
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