Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Here is my painting in the final stages - possibly.  Below is where I started in early September by just making marks with tools on hand to get myself back into painting.

Since then I have been slowly exploring mark making, color, line and building layers.  It may be done or not quite...yet.

Mixed media on 2 sheets of gessoed paper
40 x  44

Sunday, November 17, 2013


30 x 22

These two paintings from my Slip Series will be at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts "art sale" coming up this week starting Thursday, November 21 until Sunday, November 24th.  Shimmer above is offered framed in a gold Nielsen Bainbridge metal frame with 6 ply archival matting while Barely below is offered as a shrinkwrap.  I also have 4 other slip paintings offered as shrinkwraps.  My good friend and photographer Michael Seif will have several of his photographs here.  His stunning work is highly sought so get there early!

30 x 22

I love participating in this event and giving back to the SMFA.  For times and directions please click on this link.  I plan to attend and shop for some art.  I hope you do too.

Friday, November 15, 2013


 Day 2 using Golden Acrylic Fluid Acrylic in Titanium White

Close up of day 2 circle - squirting paint directly from the bottle is the best part !

On day 3 (I forgot to photograph) I used carbon black acrylic paint: a mix of fluid and open mixed with acrylic flow release & water and then poured out of a widemouth jar.  Sometimes I feel like a mad chemist mixing everything  to get the right flow.  These are all Golden's products.

A close up of day 4 with another circle of Golden's Fluid in titanium white. 
This canvas measure 7 x 7 ft and is primed with white gesso. Today's  Boston Globe said there are 46 days left in the year.  My goal with this (Circle painting # 4) is to make a circle every day of this year.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Circle # 4
7 x 7 ft

Yesterday I started another circle painting.  The first line is drawn!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Halloween is such a wickedly fun & magical holiday.  

I love seeing all the little ghosts, goblins and ghouls along with the neighborhood kids that stop by for some treats.

 To help these little spirits find our door the pumpkins put on their nighttime faces and just glowed.  

On these now early dark & cold November nights one needs to keep those magical lights burning bright to light our way home.

Pumpkins by me, photos by Pip!

Sunday, November 3, 2013


Navigating the Distance Between Us
mixed media/paper
30 x 22

This year Concord Art Association's 14th Annual Frances N. Roddy Open Competition was juried by Nick Capasso, Director, Fitchburg Art Museum.  While this may be considered old news now in fast pace world of art, my news is my accepted painting, "Navigating the Distance Between Us," sold at this exhibit.  This is a first for me to have a sale at a juried show and is still an exciting event.

Part of the exhibit

I unfortuantely missed the reception and the chance to meet all the other artists exhibiting in this fine show.  My work hung between Karen Jones's "Study in Black and White," (L) and First Place winner Lynda Schlosberg's painting, "As Above, So Below," on the right.  Another award winner is my friend Anne Russell and her monotype, "Artichoke and Lemons."  It is equally exciting to see friends' work get well deserved recognition!

Friday, November 1, 2013


Slip # 2
18 x 18

Slip # 2, my acrylic painting from my Slip Series has been awarded 2nd place in the ISAP 6th Annual Signature Members Online Show 2013 juried by artist Robert Burridge.  It is a very nice email to wake up to on the first day of November.  Yesterday, I was filling out my application for the SMFA Art Sale and when it asked for information on awards my response was, "none lately."  How nice to be corrected!