Friday, August 28, 2009

Blue Marsh


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Size is 8"x8" Oil on canvas
I am really drawn to Salt Marshes. There is a large area of Wetlands I pass through on my way to Delaware and the scenery is stunning!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Dawn






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Size is 12"x12" Oil on canvas

I've painted a similar composition to this several times and everytime I find myself wanting to escape into the landscape! This is absolutely one of my favorites!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Arizona





I'm back from my mini visit with my Mom! It such a whirlwind of a trip that I had zero time to post!



We accomplished a lot together in 5 days -- the biggest project was cleaning out my Dad's shop! He collected so many tools over the last 50 years -- he had something for every trade! I felt like I was cleaning up a Home Depot!
We also went to Sedona looking to sell left over silver that my Dad acquired from his Silverworks Shop he had back in the 70's. He was a silversmith and distributer for jewelers. His work was beautiful! Naturally, I packed up some of his old tools and plan to take a class or two in jewelry making this fall.

In addition, my Mom took me on a tour of the "new" catholic church thats being built for the community. A 7 million $ project that my mother has been a part of from ground zero! It's absolutely stunning! Reminds me of a church back East -- it's massive inside with beautiful stain glass windows that came from an old Parish in Philadelphia. She is extemely proud.

Anyway, I'm so thankful for the time I had to visit and it's nice to see that she's doing well.

On that note, it's time to get back to work in my studio. Thanks for listening!

Friday, August 21, 2009

I'm in Big Sky Country!!


I decided to visit my Mom in Arizona for the next couple of days to see how she's holding up without my Dad around. She seems to be managing well ......perhaps it's because she has a purpose and reasons to get up and start the day. Undoubtably, there are some lonely times for her but overall she stays very active working for the Church and keeping close connections with friends! And she's become quite the traveler too with several trips planned in the upcomings months.

I've always admired my Mom's deep inner strength - her ability to be strong and independent seems so natural for her.

Besides cleaning and organizing all of my Dad's things, we've been having a great time together. We took a drive over to Sedona (it's 12 miles from my Mom's house) to enjoy the Red Rocks and beautiful mountains! How spectacular! Sometimes can't believe I grew up here -- it's really a painters dream!! Also, we've been enjoying dining out and watching movies -- John Adams in particular!

Anyway, I will update more on my mini-trip tomorrow!

Dream Away




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Size is 8x10 oil on canvas.

The last few landscapes I've painted have come from memory and intuition -- there not of any particular place but impressions of Salt Marshes, Rivers and Valleys I've seen before. The color combination of blues and greens work so well together here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Red




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Here's another DF..The colors in this painting are so beautiful and this photo just doesn't capture it!

5x7 oil on canvas. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Blue Eyes














Back to Dragon Flies!! This one is a 5x7 oil on canvas. Love It!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Showers


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I enjoyed painting the Desert Storm so much that I wanted to create a similar one... The size is 6x12 oil on canvas. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Country Road


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I just love this painting! It's thick with paint so there is lot's of texture. Size is 8x10 oil on canvas. Thanks so much for looking!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Simplicity


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I really enjoy painting Salt Marshes! This is not of a specific place - it's just based on memory and intuition of the Wetlands I've visited in Delaware. The colors in this painting are absolutely beautiful. The size is 8x10 oil on canvas. Thanks so much for looking and if you have any questions or comments feel free to email me anytime!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Orchards



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I love this composition! The size is 12x6 oil on canvas panel. Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Four Hay Stacks




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This is 8x10 oil on canvas panel!! Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Work in Progress -- Large Dragon-Fly Painting


I've wanted to paint these dragonflys on a larger scale -- this canvas is 46"x28" -- it's gonna be a beauty!

Desert Storm


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Love paiting rain showers! This was a very quick painting with lots of texture and paint - All Prima! The size is 6"x12" oil on canvas. Thanks for looking!