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.



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The last to leave the nest.

Nearly all summer I've been watching an osprey family (2 parents & 3 youngsters) via a live webcam in Bremen, Maine from when they hatched until they left for South America.  This is Pia - the last youngster to hatch, fledge and finally migrate.  After watching their progress daily, I'm afraid I'm suffering a bit from empty nest syndrome.


5x5" oil painting on panel