Sunday, December 19, 2010


My studio is back to being a work space.  The painting on the end wall is titled "Party Cake".    I'm working on two canvases of people on the beach. A small canvas is sitting by the paint tray. I did it to work-out some of the details before going onto the large surface.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

12 - 18 - 10

7:15 am This first floor studio gives me big sky views.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"Little Skiff"

46" x 50" acrylic on canvas

Monday, November 1, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

art trail

We are part of an open studios fundraiser for scholarships. The event is Dec. 4th but the publicity has started.

Friday, October 15, 2010

natural light-indoor light

My new first floor studio here in Florida has poor natural light. The indoor lighting changes the colors on the paintings. Galleries, homes, museums all use indoor light so this change is probably a good move. The blues are especially bright. I've started reworking several canvases.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Garden Finale

34" x 36" acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

lots of birds at the farm

Adams Farm with Barn Swallow 9" x 12" acrylic on panel

painting outdoors

It's been a wonderful summer painting outdoors in the community garden. The first weeks I painted on paper. The next month I worked on panel. Finally, I painted on canvas.
Gleaners 9" x 12" acrylic on panel
Sunflowers - mid-September 16" x 20" acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

finishing up

We head south at the end of the month. I've been framing + bringing my inventory up to date. I'd rather be out painting!
Notated Garden 16" x 20" acrylic on paper
July Gardeners 16" x 20" acrylic on paper

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Summer Field

Acrylic on board 16" x 20"

Monday, September 6, 2010


acrylic on panel 16" x 20"

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"Young Painter"

acrylic on canvas 11" x 14"

"Spring Gardeners" - Walpole acrylic on panel 16" x 20"

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Family Garden

acrylic on panel 16" x 20"

Monday, August 16, 2010


Acrylic on panel 16" x 20"

Friday, August 13, 2010

perfect weather days

Painting with a friend can be fun, especially a grand daughter!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

paint sketches on paper

"Louise's Garden" 16" x 20" acrylic on paper
Good practice. The community garden is a wonderful place to paint. I've been working on gessoed paper with acrylic, 16" x 20".

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

garden painters

This summer we have a 20' space in the community garden at Adams Farm, Walpole, MA. My oldest grand daughter and I are hard at work painting.

Monday, June 14, 2010

"Ship Builder"

When a canvas sits around the studio it's easy to pick it up and start making changes. I changed this image of Gus working on a boat from a dominant yellow to blue. (It's been cold and raining.. ) acrylic on panel 16" x 20"

music birds

Old sheet music makes a fun back drop for these small images.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


The patron in D.C. who bought my painting "Black Swan" has it in a beautiful setting.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

"Common Yellowthroat"

Acrylic 44" x 48"   This is my final painting for this spring. We sometimes see these Common Yellowthroat warblers in our dune grass.

Painted Buntings

acrylic 26" x 30" The canvas is almost done. There a few refinements I want to make when we get back to Florida in October. We're packing for the drive to Massachusetts.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Some of my new pottery is displayed on our living room shelves. The bases on the middle shelf are hand built. I made them for my husband to display his bonsai. The very small pots are for "mame", small companion plants for larger bonsai trees.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

shade cloth

The shade cloth is tied onto the railing.  It makes a big difference in keeping the studio cool. There's blinding glare off the ocean for an hour or so in the mornings this time of year.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

stick birds in process...

I'm part of a group called the Art Chixs. We meet once a month, do a project and enjoy a potluck lunch together.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April ghost crab

Just unloaded the crab bowl this morning. This is the last glaze firing of the kiln until fall. Back to canvas. The construction of a new house outside my studio isn't as disturbing now that their work is mostly indoors.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

glazing again

I'm painting sea life this time around.  While researching parrot fish I saw images of some that have flower tatoos!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

-fresh start

5 new canvases stretched this week. Time now to draw and plan what to paint next.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Work Room

acrylic 44" x 48" My sweetheart in his studio.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


acrylic 44" x 50" This photo was taken before the final touch of a yellowish glaze over the pink. The pink was too harsh. The wash pushed the pink toward a softer salmon tone.

Monday, March 29, 2010

"Door to the Pink House"

acrylic 26" x 30" This painting seemed complete when I added the watering can. This is our bonsai garden area. First our house was yellow, then pink, and after our 25 years here, the house is now painted orange.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Beach at Vero

This is a Big painting.
48" x 54" acrylic   The painting is finally finished with the added figure walking off to the right.  Usually a big painting takes me about a month.  I've worked on this one off and on for two years. 

work space

Monday, February 15, 2010

ostrich egg

Just painted this week for a McKee Garden fundraiser.


This frog is painted on paper with acrylic.  Drawing image ideas ahead on paper makes glazing easier later.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Just back from 12 nights in San Miguel de Allende. We visited a private Folk Art Museum.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

New Pottery Bowls from Janvier Miller

Jan describes her new collection of nesting bowls in this short video.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

two new bowls

7" across the top - stoneware
10 1/2" across the top - stoneware
Under the curved bottom edge is a blue stripe which completes the idea of a rainy day.