Dec 30, 2008
From the Rue Ste-Anne in Quebec City, Canada, one sees people relaxing on benches and the afternoon sun resting on the buildings. This oil painting is 12" h x 16" w. Not for Sale.
Dec 11, 2008
This interior is 12" x 12" unframed. The scene is at a bed & breakfast at Ocean City, New Jersey. The owners made fabulous breakfasts every day... very unusual in a world where breakfast is sometimes plastic wrapped crackers with cheese made in a laboratory. We had apple pancakes and omelets with portobello mushrooms, among other treats. SOLD
Dec 4, 2008
Dec 1, 2008
This is Oliver the cat's new favorite seat. It used to be my favorite place to sit, but I was exiled. The oil painting is 8" x 10". SOLD.
Nov 27, 2008
Nov 26, 2008
This kitten's ears are in the annoyed position, as though the previously played violin was out of tune. The oil painting is 9" h x 12" w. SOLD
Nov 23, 2008
Yes, this is me in Central park. I needed a person in this picture and I was the only one around. 9" w x 12" h oil on canvas. Not for Sale.
Nov 18, 2008
Nov 14, 2008
Nov 2, 2008
Oct 29, 2008
This is a view of a busy street in Lucca, Italy. It is during lunchtime on a hot June day. People walk through the streets in pursuit of gelati. The painting is 8" h x 10" w. SOLD.
Oct 15, 2008
This was inspired by Piccadilly Circus in London, England. It is about 11:00 at night in this painting and the streets are still busy with people and bright with lights. It is 24" h x 30" w. SOLD.
Oct 2, 2008
The bottle and wineglass reflect in the mirror, alluding to an abundance of wine! The window, provides the source of light and reflects on the bottle and glass, which creates their forms. The books are on the shelf below. Few things are better than a relaxing glass of Cabernet after reading a good story. This is available at www.theartistshand.org. SOLD.
Sep 29, 2008
Sep 10, 2008
This is the view from a park in Quebec City. The sun was very strong on this evening and every color was amplified. The painting is 16" w x 20" h. This painting is no longer available.
Sep 4, 2008
Guess where I obtained the subject matter for this one...Quebec City of course! It has been a very inspirational city for my paintings this year. I may have to go back next year for more subject matter. This painting is 8" h x 10" w. Not for Sale.
This was inspired by a photo that I took at a bed & breakfast in Quebec City this past May. The afternoon light bounced from the walls to illuminate the room. It is 8" w x 16" h and includes a 2 1/2" wide carved gold frame. It will be at the International Images Gallery in Sewickley, PA for the biannual gallery walk beginning on September 12, 2008. SOLD
This painting will be at the Latrobe Art Center in Pennsylvania from September 6 through November 1. The painting was inspired by a photograph that I took in Quebec City this past May. It is close to dusk, the street is dark but the sky is still bright on the horizon. The painting is 16" w x 20" h and includes a 2 1/2" carved gold frame. SOLD.
Aug 29, 2008
This painting is based on a photo that I took at a cafe in Quebec City in May. The couple at the table in the corner reads the newspaper after a late lunch. It seems like many people linger over their meals there, which is how it should be. This painting is 16" w x 20"h. SOLD.
After a long day, I sometimes like to imbibe...red wine is my favorite. This gentleman in a long coat is either going to have a seat with a glass of Cabernet after dealing with the cold weather outside, or he is getting ready to go out for a stroll...you decide. The painting is 12" w x 16" h.
I haven't had any "daily paintings" for about a week, yet I have been painting every day for hours and hours getting ready for autumn art events. This oil painting is 18" h x 24" w. SOLD
Aug 19, 2008
Often during my meals, the act of eating is postponed in the pursuit of a painting composition. I have to limit that with sorbet, as it melts quickly. People in restaurants seem to wonder why I am taking photos of the room and of my food, and sketching rather than eating. I hope that restaurant staffs don't think that I am a food critic or from the department of health and sanitation... I just want them to know that I am merely in awe of the sights associated with food. This painting is 5" h x 7" w. This painting is no longer available.
Aug 15, 2008
The setting for this painting is Quebec City, Canada. This is my favorite type of picture to paint, with sharp contrast and clear colors. The painting is 8" h and 10" w. SOLD
Aug 14, 2008
Birdwatching is one of Oliver the cat's favorite activities. When he sits on one of his many perches to watch the passing robins, nothing else captures his attention. This painting is 8" w x 10" h and is unframed. SOLD
Aug 9, 2008
Aug 5, 2008
This painting was inspired by a walk that I took at night in Quebec City, Canada. I love walking in the evenings... one can see the buildings and sidewalks that are normally tan or gray turn to blue and violet. The lights cast warm reflections on the windows. SOLD
This painting was inspired by a walk that I took at night in Venice, Italy. This doorway was a portal to a different street, where the shop interiors were still illuminated before closing for the night. The upper apartment windows glowed from within. SOLD
Aug 1, 2008
I painted this from a photograph that I took while getting ready to leave for our most recent vacation. I think the cat is starting to understand the significance of suitcases. When he sees us packing them and placing them by the door, he knows that all the grandparents will be visiting every day to spoil him even more than he already is. This painting is 10" w x 8" h. SOLD
Jul 28, 2008
This is a view of Quebec City rooftops, framed by the mountains, trees, fountains and streetlights. The oil painting is 6" h x 8" w. SOLD.
Jul 23, 2008
After reading a book and drinking a glass of wine, sometimes one needs a nap. And I was going to take one until Oliver the cat kicked me off the sofa. He hadn't read a book or drank any wine, but I guess watching the birds fly outside the window can be almost as tiresome. This painting is 8" w x 10" h. SOLD
Jul 21, 2008
This is an oil painting of an old "Little Dutch Boy" salt & pepper shaker. My goal was to produce an image of this figure using colors similar to those of the Dutch and Flemish painters of the 16th & 17th century, my favorite painters. It is 3" w x 5" h. No longer available.
Jul 20, 2008
The setting for this painting is at the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, Canada. It was a rainy day. The dark clouds and the views into the busy cafes and restaurants added coziness. I had to have several cafe lattes that day to keep warm. This painting is 8" w x 10" h. SOLD
Jul 16, 2008
This is an oil painting of an old "Little Dutch Girl" salt & pepper shaker. My goal was to produce an image of this figure using colors similar to those of the Dutch and Flemish painters of the 16th & 17th century, my favorite painters. Her mate is soon to follow. It is 3" wide by 5" high. SOLD
Jul 14, 2008
This was inspired by the same restaurant as the painting in my last blog entry. The waiter placed items from a table onto a chair to prepare the table for the next dinner party. It is 8" w x 10" h. SOLD
Jul 8, 2008
The painting was inspired by the interior of a restaurant in Quebec City, Canada. I vacationed there (and gathered subject matter) in May. This was the perfect cafe...it smelled like a combination of candles, wine, and the age that builds in old structures over time. It was dimly illuminated with candlelight, chandeliers and the light from the window. The place added warmth to an otherwise cold and rainy day.SOLD
Jul 2, 2008
Jul 1, 2008
This piece was inspired by the interior of a bed & breakfast in Quebec City, where my husband and I vacationed in May of this year. It is 10" h x 8" w. SOLD
Jun 30, 2008
This painting is 10" h x 8" w. It was inspired by an interior of a bed & breakfast in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to art, one of my favorite things is interior design. I use my need for subject matter as an excuse to visit places like this. It is for sale without a frame. I'm not sure if people prefer their paintings framed or not... I think of the frame as part of the art. If it is an interior scene, I try to choose a frame that you would actually see in that room. As an interior designer though, I am very picky with the frames that go into my house, and I am sensitive to the fact that my customers may be the same way. SOLD
May 18, 2008
Cats are normally curious...imagine if they could read! They would probably bat the books around after reading them, as is the cat in the painting. This is oil on canvas, 8" h x 16" w. No longer available.