Saturday, September 24, 2016

Yellow Roses

Yellow Rose is a watercolor painting, done on 140# Strathmore watercolor paper.  It is done in a loose style, without too much detail--a fun kind of painting. 
This painting is 5" high and 7 1/4" wide and will come matted in an off-white acid free mat.
Hope you enjoy this little piece.

Here is the auction link

Friday, September 9, 2016


This is another loose watercolor--supposed to be quick, but they are not as easy to paint as one might think!  This painting is on 140# watercolor paper and is 6 3/8" wide and 4 3/4" high.  It will be come matted and on acid free foam core, ready for framing.  Hope you enjoy it.  

Saturday, September 3, 2016


Another small, loose watercolor.  Done on 140# Strathmore paper.  It's good to try something different once in a while in painting, and this is much looser than my more detailed watercolors.  Feels pretty good to play!
Hope you enjoy it.
Here is the link to purchase

Friday, September 2, 2016

Pink Rose and Buds

Pink Rose and Buds is a watercolor painting done in a loose, painterly manner.  I often tend to paint very realistically and sometimes it's fun to just go with minimal drawing and try to capture the essence without a lot of detail.  Think I might work on this concept for a while!
This small painting is done on 140# Strathmore paper and is approximately 4.25" by 5.5" before matting.  Hope you enjoy this little painting.

Here's the link to purchase

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.
Here's the link for the auction

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!