My artwork focuses on subtleties in form, color and movement. I try to show the viewer beauty in simple organic images and shapes. When you see the different media I work in you will notice strong connections between them.

Friday, November 15, 2011

Experimenting! Here is something new - canvas prints.

All I need to do now is put them on stretchers. I like the large size and the contrast I am getting with what is in focus and what 
is out of focus. Can't wait to get these on a wall.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Time to make more Jewelry!
                      Perfect day for it - gray and cold outside.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Work in progress:
I have been trying so hard to get this one out of my head and onto the canvas! And today: Voila! It can be so frustrating when you have to wait for that moment where your idea finally comes out the way you want it to. Once I am at this point, the painting takes over and I let instinct finish the piece. I let the movement and tension between the shapes guide the next step.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Cooler is cool! There was frost on the grass this morning. The weather is definitely influencing my color choices and I'm starting to like these cooler colors!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I finally gained enough confidence to try and get my jewelry into a shop. The owner was happy to take several pieces!!! I am really excited to have them there. If you are ever in Portsmouth NH, please check them out at Tulips on Market St.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

What a find!
I did not have my camera with me today, so I took them home - seed pods! I really prefer taking pictures of things outside in their  natural setting, but these seed pods were so beautiful that I took them home to shoot. I love the contrast of the light airy seeds and the robust outer shell of the pods.I think art with contradictions gives it interest. I also love the darks and lights these natural shapes create.

Saturday, Octoer 8,2011

I worked on my painting just a little more and I am pretty happy with it. Sometimes the brain's powerful image of what should be on the canvas and what actually appears are not the same. At times this is really frustrating and other times it becomes an exciting experiment with creating something beyond what you had imagined. It is kind of fun when art surprises the artist.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It has been wonderful getting outside taking some really really close up shots. I am continually amazed when I bring them up on the computer screen at how much detail I have captured. It feels like there is an incredible world that we never really appreciate, because it seems small and insignificant. Extraordinary ordinary things!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Finally, after four days of rain, a sunny morning! I was thinking about what makes a painting have movement. I think that the direction and steepness of lines that are created by either actual lines or by objects,  that make a painting  slower or much faster in its movement. When I photographed some beautiful driftwood at the beach, I wanted to see the difference. Movement gives a piece of art excitement for me. I like to think about what is beyond the painting. 
Inspirational driftwood:

I also found this movement in the photographs I took in New York a few months ago.
Inspirational skyline:

Monday, September 26, 2011

My studio:

Working with yellow again. It's funny how that color keeps popping up on my photos and canvases. It is definitely easy to work with and so much fun. It was also my mother's favorite color. Sometimes I think that I use it so much just for her. When she passed away, I planted a yellow magnolia tree. I haven't really thought about it , but yellow is a pretty important color for me.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Color! Color! Color!
Wow, what a day! I wish our fall was as long as our winter, but unfortunately New England gets cold early. Trying to enjoy the unusually warm weather today, by taking pictures.I think these fresh, crisp colors really pop and I need them in my next painting!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Today, after many weeks of not painting, I finally picked up a brush. I had just taken some photos last week of rocks at the beach and could not get them out of my head. 

The painting did not go as smoothly as I had hoped, but there are parts of it that I like. Here is the part that works:

Tomorrow I will work on fixing the rest and making it feel like my rock photos. I think that a lot of times when I think that my paintings just appear out of nowhere, I actually have some definite visual influences from things I love - like rocks.  I also love the quiet flow of the water and the gentle movement.  I guess I have been working with this idea for quite a while now, I just don't seem to get tired of it. I see complexity and beauty in these simple scenes that most people dont give a second glance. For now this make me happy.