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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Longview Estate

This is a 7 x 10 watercolor. I painted it at a historical estate. The house and it's shadows captured my interest. I couldn't decide which end of the house to paint, but decided on this end because of the garden. I'll have to go back and do the other end. It reminds me of an old New England house.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Feeding the Ducks

This 7 x 10 watercolor was painted in a local park. It had a lake with boarwalks through the trees and marshes. This spot was lovely with lots of wild ducks. A number of people came and sat on the bench. I sketched on woman in and painted her after she had gone. The only problem with the spot was too many gnats.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Behind A Fence

This was done while sitting in a park in one of the local towns. It is 6 x 9. What a lovely house. I purposely didn't paint the entire house, focusing instead on the front door and side entry.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


This 7 x 10 painting was done with an artist's ink pen and watercolors. I did this for the "scavenger hunt" in WetCanvas. I needed to sketch a boat, so I left out the other boats that were surrounding this one at the marina. One boat at a time is enough to handle.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Hecksher Park

This painting is 7 x 10 and was painted while I was sitting in beautiful Hecksher Park. I had never walked around the park before, and I has some lovely spots so I'm sure I'll go back again.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I Was Tagged

Jeannne Grant from WetCanvas has "tagged" me. That means I have to reveal 7 things about myself that people don't know. Then I have to "tag" 7 other people by posting their blogs and pointing them back to my blog for instructions. Here are a few facts about me.

1. I met my husband in 1973, but we didn't get married until 1997. We dated for several years, broke up for a long while, but got back in touch with each other. (True love.)

2. My husband and I had 3 wedding ceremonies before our wedding was legal. One ceremony was at my mother's bedside in a nursing home 2 days before she died, the second was in front of family right after my mother's funeral, and the last was 3 months later after the State of Maine notified us that we weren't legally married because we got our license in one town, but were married in another town. Since the marriage license was still valid, we went back to Maine and were married in my sister's living room.

3. I'm a middle child, and rather well-adjusted I might say.

4. I'm a former NYC teacher and retired after 32 years.

5. I hate liver and lima beans.

6. My first job ever was as an assistant to a dentist. I held people's hands and sucked gunk out of their mouths while he drilled.

7. I "saw" Santa one Christmas eve when he came to our house. I was home with my grandmother while my parents were at midnight mass. Santa spoke to me, and even though I wasn't in bed he left me toys.

It will be a stretch to find 7 people with blogs who haven't been tagged yet.
I have tagged the following people:
Michelle Himes
Holly LL
Nancy Ann

Spring Greeting

Last week I managed to do a few paintings in plein air. This watercolor is 6 x 9 and was painted in Westhampton. On the way home from shopping I drove through a few little towns east of me to see if anything caught my eye. When I saw the gazebo, flowers, and trees I knew this was the place to stop.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Manor House

It is so nice to be able to sit outside and paint again. This is a 4 x6 painting done with sepia ink and watercolor crayons. It is of the Manor House at a local arboretum.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007


This is 11 x 15 from a reference for the Weekend Drawing Event on WetCanvas. To me it looks like the perfect artist's retreat. I'm planning on moving in. I added the flowers to the bush on the left. I thought it needed a little color.

Thursday, May 3, 2007


This is more of a sketch than a painting. I used sepia ink and watercolor pencils on this. It's about 5 inches square. I did this for an art "scavenger hunt" on WetCanvas. I had to find a lawn ornament and a barbeque.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007


I don't do portraits very often, but last week I went to "Sketch Night" with a group of artists locally. I'm trying to sketch and paint things that are a challenge to me. I did a sketch of Lori, the model, and then tried her with watercolor pencils. The problem was that I didn't have colors that were right for flesh. It didn't come out too bad, but she's much prettier than my painting.