Monday, September 20, 2010

Still Smiling
Mixed Median on Arches Cover Paper
26" x14"
(framed dimensions)
Private Collection

It's always a bit daunting when attempting portraits of people I feel passionate about.  When I painted our daughters, Meg (All Smiles posted 2/28/10) and Erin (pictured here), I so wanted to capture not only their likenesses, but their personalities as well. I am extraordinarily proud of the bright, thoughtful, determined young women they have become
Can you tell?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

 Great Escape
Mixed Media on Arches Cover Paper
21" x 21"
(framed dimensions)
$375.00 plus $30.00 shipping
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I had fun working with a limited palette for this painting. The obvious challenge was the abundance of colors in the marbles. I'm amazed by what can be created when starting out with just eight colors. It's so much more interesting to work this way rather than just squeezing pre-mixed colors from the tube. 
The marbles in the painting are mine from childhood. My mom sewed the marble bag for me and, though it's not visible, she even hand embroidered my name on the front.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
(painted on all four sides - ready to hang)
15" x 60"
$1200.00 plus shipping

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I've been itching to paint this boat scene since photographing it in South Freeport, Maine.  Last month's workshop with Carol Marine left me intrigued by the idea of working with a limited palette. I experimented a bit with a few smaller paintings before launching into this much larger piece. As it turned out, having more room to move about on a large canvas made it easier for me to see how the mix of colors worked together. It also made any color adjustments easier as well. And, actually, I'm just as pleased with the variety of colors I created on my palette as I am with the finished painting!