Friday, August 12, 2016



"EMMETT"  is a pastel painting, approximately 8.5 x 10".  This friendly fellow came to visit up to the edge of the fence that borders our back yard and the farm behind us.  He was quite good about posing and coming up with a pleasant expression.  Seriously, he was a lot of fun to paint and I enjoyed working with the texture of his face and his smooth hide.  This painting just sold to an animal loving buyer at a fund raising art show for the Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue, held in Deep River, Connecticut.  Hope you enjoy this painting.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Daffs Matted

Daffs is a painting about Spring, and it's finally here!  Last week our daffodils were hidden by a blanket of snow, but that has melted away and they are standing tall in our garden now.

This piece is matted to 14" x 16", mounted on acid free foam core and ready to frame.
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Saturday, February 20, 2016

French Boathouse ~ Azay le Rideau ~ 2nd look

In the Loire Valley there is the lovely town of Azay le Rideau.  This watercolor painting depicts a typical boathouse in the village, nestled among ancient buildings with flowers blooming everywhere.  It really does look like something out of a storybook.

Sometimes you look at a piece with a fresh eye and recently that's what I did with this painting.  It was originally wider and I decided to crop it in and put more focus on the center of interest.  I thought the crop took out some unnecessary information on the left and brings your eye more directly to the boat.  It's now 9" wide by 8 5/8" high.  Original watercolor painted on 140# Arches paper.  Hope you enjoy this 2nd look!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Edge of the Field

"Edge of the Field" is a small pastel, 8" x 6". 
It depicts a field just over the hill from me, a part of Young's Farm, where they sometimes plant sunflowers.  In other years, it's planted with corn, but I'm always happy to see when the crop will be sunflowers, and I know I'll be enjoying viewing their happy faces! 
I am loving the pastel medium, and the freedom it allows for making changes and using brilliant color.  Hope you enjoy this little piece. 

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Chianti Vineyard


Italy is one of my favorite places in the world--mostly, I think, because I have some of my ancestry originating there, and still have relatives living in northern and southern Italy.  It is a place of great beauty and art.  A ride through Tuscany keeps my head turning side to side with the gorgeous scenery all around.  This pastel painting was done from a photo I took on a high road leaving a small Tuscan town.  I loved the sun striking the old stone buildings and touching the top areas of the grape vines.  I think there's even an olive tree or two in the scene.  Hope you enjoy viewing my reminder of the Tuscan hillsides.  

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Still Water


Still Water is a moody watercolor set in the evening as the light is beginning to wane.  This is framed in a simple dark brown frame, with a v-groove mat for added interest. 
Hope you enjoy this "quiet" piece. 

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Friday, October 16, 2015

All About the Pumpkins

"All About the Pumpkins" is a scene I happened upon at a local farm in my home town of Watertown.  The sun was casting such interesting shadows on the largest pumpkin from the nearby flowers and I loved the shadow play across the whole group.  This was fun to paint and I'm happy to report it just sold today! 
Thanks for looking and enjoy our beautiful Autumn.