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Monday, December 31, 2007

Manorola View - ATC

I am participating in a project in WetCanvas where we are painting ATCs (artists' trading cards) and sending an original card to each of the 19 people who signed up for the project. The ATCs are tiny, real tiny (2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches), and are very different to paint. I am doing paintings of places that I've visited. This one is done in ink and watercolor of the small town of Manorola in Italy's Cinque Terre.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Regal Rooster

This 11 x 14 painting was done for a challenge on WetCanvas. I used only 3 colors from the DaVinci "Toucan Triad." I am amazed at the variety of colors you can get by blending just 3 colors!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Dune Bouquets

This is the first larger painting of the beach dunes that I've done. It is 11 x 15. I used some of my smaller beach paintings as references for this one.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Farm Fresh

This 7 x 10 was done back in October, but I never got to post it here then. This was done on location at this farm stand on the north fork of Long Island. I've done smaller paintings at this same location before.

Friday, December 14, 2007


This 11 x 15 painting was done from an old photo of my nephew, Ryan (from California) sledding in front of my sister's house in Maine. He was having a great time doing something he never got to do at home.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Outside My Window

This is a 5 x 7 painting done looking out from my living room window. I wanted to caputure the autumn colors before they were gone.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Dune Grasses

This 4 x 6 painting was done on location at the beach back in October. I love the beginning of the fall colors in the beach grasses.

Saturday, December 8, 2007


This 7 x 10 watercolor was done for the WDE on WetCanvas. In addidtion to transparent watercolors I used some watercolor pencil in the background.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Flamingo Walk

This 7 x 7 watercolor was done for the WDE on WetCanvas a few weeks ago. It was my first bird painting. Painting feathers was a new challenge. I'm happy with it.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Autumn Stillness

This 7 x 10 watercolor was done at a local park. To get to the little lake you have to hike in a short way and then walk across these boardwalks that zig-zag further into the park. I get lost going back every time I go there. I loved all the autum colors and the ducks so peacefully gliding by.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Autumn Arrival

My sister, Mickey, and I went up to Kent, Connecticut to see the Northeast Watercolor Society's International Show. We always try to paint something while we are up there, but the weather is either cold or rainy. I started this 4 x 6 while sitting on a bench in the park, but finished it inside my car. It was much too cold outside for plein air. The park has some lovely views and a waterfall. I'm sure we'll be back up there to paint again.