Monday, May 21, 2012


Mondays can be tough and today could be one of those if I let it be. At least  I was in the studio all day painting and I did make some progress that left me feeling upbeat.  That helps to deal with the two no's/rejections/or not invited that I received today about my work from juried shows.  The British motto that has become my favorite saying is my special mantra for this Monday: keep calm and carry on... 

Friday, May 11, 2012


Today I went to Crane beach with friends visiting from Colorado.  It was not the sunny blue sky day that we left behind in Belmont.  More of a moody ocean day: cold, windy, and over cast.  Perfect still.  The sand and sea make inspiring landscapes of texture, color, and shapes.  I am not sure what these images will lead too in my art but the beach walk was purely meditative and also inspirational.   

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I am going through my countless digital pictures trying to organize the various themes collected.  My camera is my visual diary of things I see and photograph daily.  These daily photos then stetch into months creating a fascinating journey of places and things I have witnessed. 

Even with a phone camera I find that I still prefer my little Casio digital camera to be with me.

These images were shot last spring at Crane beach. It was a perfect spring day to be at the beach unlike our current weather of cold and rain. I am inspired by nature's accumulation of twigs and brush intertwined with wire screening and blown sand. 

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Yesterday a big sign telling me to get back to the studio arrived - a box of art supplies from Dick Blick.  I made it there today and it felt good and a little strange too.  I have been away far to long. Not by choice  just other work demands.  Happily though I play with paint and pencil.  Nothing grand is accomplished - just showing up feels good.    

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


April flew by with out many days at the studio.  I did however go to New Mexico twice and Maine once.  Plus I worked on two articles for the Palette Magazine and one big project that was art association related.  I am so ready to get back to the studio this week. 

Yesterday I delivered this painting to Concord Art Association Paint the Town Auction. This painting Shear Red is 12 x 12 acrylic on canvas finished within a black wood floater frame.  I have donated the work for their 14th annual silent auction. 

This event starts May 10th through the 18th where you can see works from all the participating artists.  This is my third year participating in this worthwhile fundraiser and I am happy to help support this wonderful art organization.