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.

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.