Thursday, October 23, 2014

A long rainy week

A long rainy week here in New Hampshire has prompted me to paint something that has the look of sun and warmth!  Here is


10x10" mixed media on panel

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Delving into the toy box

Here are the latest paintings inspired by some of our vintage toys







Monday, October 06, 2014

Moody women with flowery names

Rose regrets nothing.


Dahlia demurs.


Peony prefers.

Some moody women with flowery names.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Bird break

A few of my recent bird collages.


Heading south.


All weather birds.

Freshly brewed.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The wedding party.

With the beginnings of fall starting to happen in southern New Hampshire, I was inspired to include a a squirrel in another painting.


8x10"

Friday, September 26, 2014

Blind to beauty.

This series of collages was inspired by something I read the other day about how our fears keep us in an untrusting state and over time we become blind to beauty.   It is about turning obstacles into opportunities and not closing ourselves off from what we most fear - turn arrows (or in this case guns) into flowers.








Wednesday, September 24, 2014

watercolor break

I was realizing a few days ago that I hadn't worked in watercolors in a very long time and was missing it. Finally found some inspiration - I often peruse my collection of college annuals for interesting faces and names.  In a 1945 yearbook I was struck by how popular certain names were - Dorothy and Jean being the top contenders - followed up by Helen and Antoinette.  Here are a couple of pieces as a result of my exploring.