Friday, July 21, 2017

Serenity

oil on gessobord, 8" x 8"

 

The sunlight attracted me to paint this picture of a swan gliding across the calm water. Thank you Paula Hruza for the wonderful reference photograph.


Friday, June 30, 2017

Plein Air Painting











Art League of Nassau County members participate annually in a two day Plein Air painting event on the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens on Long Island, New York. I did sketches from this location last year and I had the opportunity this year to come back and work for two days painting the archway that leads to the beautiful walled garden. The weather was beautiful. I have two paintings for sale at the museum's gift shop that will be on display throughout the summer.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Lucky Duck



oil on gessobord, 8" x 8"

 

This fluffy duck looks so happy gliding across the calm waters of the pond.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Goldfinch

acrylic on gessobord, 6" x 6"

 

I was recently gifted some paint brushes from an elderly woman, whose eyesight is beginning to fail. Very grateful for the brushes, I wanted to gift her this little goldfinch painting.

Photo courtesy of photographer Russ Bridges.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Gull Watching


acrylic on gessobord, 6" x 6" SOLD


I recently traveled to Chatham, a beautiful Cape Cod town in Barnstable County and watched gulls, seals and other marine life congregate near the incoming fishing boats. This serious looking bird was fun to paint with his vigilant stance, serious expression and white plumage. 



Saturday, August 6, 2016

Cosmopolitan Kingfisher

 

acrylic on gessobord, 6" x 6"      Gifted

The reference photo used for this painting was taken by Russ Bridges on the Photos for Artists Facebook site. The site is wonderful, artists are allowed to use reference photos from many talented photographers like Russ. 

 

According to some Wikipedia searching, the kingfisher bird is said to have a cosmopolitan distribution if its range extends across all or most of the world in appropriate habitats. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Summer of '72



acrylic on gessobord, 6" x 6" SOLD


It's the summer of 1972 and this is your ride. A gallon of gas costs thirty-six cents. "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" by Looking Glass is playing on the radio and all is groovy in your world.