Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I've discovered the AS220 open life drawing workshops on Tuesday evenings and have attended the last few weeks.  The vibe in the space is laid-back and easy.  It's becoming one of my fave things to do in Providence.

Using a black pen and an 11"x14" sketchbook, I intentionally work fast.  Even when the poses are longer in duration, I will do them over and over instead of creating a finished piece.  I am enjoying the exploration of gesture and weight.  Moving my hand while observing is one of my happy places.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Along with the beach paintings, I'm still exploring portraits.  Here is another I began of two boys a few weeks ago.  This is based on a photo of my nephews, taken about 20 years ago.

Painting is 22"x28", oil on canvas and still in progress.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

It's been a busy winter and spring.   I moved into a new apartment which allowed me to create a new studio in my home.

In addition the the Beach paintings, I've been working on a series based on jazz gigs as well as working from a beautiful photo taken by a friend's husband of her little boys.

This is "Her Boys", 24"x24", oil on canvas.   It is still in progress.  I began the piece last November and put it away until a few weeks ago.  Taking my time with it.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I'm behind on the updating.   Yes, I'm still working on the beach series.  I've also begun a series of paintings based on photos I've taken at some jazz performances.  In addition, I purchased an iPad mini in December and so am experimenting with iPad drawings.  Here are two of the sketches from my new toy.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

After hearing from a few of you, I decided post all the sale paintings at once.   I created a page on my website.   

Just go to and click on "SALE".