Thursday, April 17, 2014

Opening Day at Dorman's !!!

Dormans, Happy Hour" 10x14" available
Today is the day! Finally spring can really start as Dorman's Dairy Farm opens its sales window for the season. You can bet I will be in line for my favorite sundae, Vanilla ice cream, banana, hot peanut butter, marshmallow and extra cherries.. mmmhm. I stumbled across this sundae last year as they forgot to add hot fudge by accident (they were extremely busy and don't normally mess up) So I call it a "Fluff-a-nator" (don't ask, long story) Just try it!
 Ive been going swimming a lot lately so I will definitely eat this with ZERO guilt.. Plus its real ice cream, nuff said..

This piece was painted last year at night (obviously) when the small dairy stand seems to really get busy.. Those magic summer hours between dinner and bedtime.. I can't wait, already so many great memories associated with this place.

here is a link to their Facebook Page.  Lick em!  I mean. Like em..

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Winters Warmth

Winter's Warmth

This is the first piece I'm releasing into the wild for 2014.. They grow up so fast..

 Today's quote is a poem by one of my absolute favorites .. A painter with words, Walt Whitman.

 Soon Shall the Winter's Foil Be Here:

Soon shall the winter's foil be here;
Soon shall these icy ligatures unbind and melt -- A little while,
And air, soil, wave, suffused shall be in softness, bloom and
 growth-- a thousand forms shall rise.

From these dead clods and chills as from low burial graves.
Thine eyes, ears-- all thy best attributes-- all that takes cognizance
of natural beauty,
Shall wake and fill. Thou shalt perceive the simple shows, the
 delicate miracles of earth,
Dandelions, clover, the emerald grass, the early scents and flowers,

The arbutus under foot, the willow's yellow--green, the blossoming
plum and cherry;
With these the robin, lark and thrush, singing their songs--the
fitting bluebird;

For such the scenes the annual play brings on.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Thoughts and Mini Ideas

Bulb 5x5"
 Sometimes the color harmony within an object  is like a perfect conversation. Sometimes the conversation between an object and its surrounding area (or light) elevates to a beautiful story.

This piece "Bulb" 5x5" is available HERE

Quote: "Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself."
   William Hazlitt

Monday, February 24, 2014

Ice Float Lobster Boat

Ice Float 12x12 SOLD
So this winter has turned out to be a very busy one project wise. (more on the projects soon) Which has kept me from blog updating regularly but do not fear.. I am here and with a new post and new small work for your consideration! This piece "Ice Float Lobster Boat" (fun to say) 12x12" is from a local harbor here near my home. Maybe you've heard of it.?. "Rockport Harbor". The Water reflecting the warm sky that lost its sun and the semi distant snow covered hills made this a "must try" subject..

  Like the other minis I'm posting on my Etsy HERE it is specially priced. This piece was fun to paint, trying to use intense colors while keeping it a peaceful painting was a challenge. I like to look for subtle excitement or loud peace..

Quote: "Because I write very simply, but inside the simplicity, there's a lot of subtlety. Thats what Im proud of." Ben Folds

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Harbor Mini

Harbor 5x5"
New Mini available on my ETSY .
this mini 5x5" is unframed on gessoboard.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mini Series Available

reflection rising 5x5" mini
 Sometimes i see other artists doing months with a painting a day or even harder a year.. That's just bananas.. SO I am starting early for February (shortest month) and not doing one a day.. BUT I will post ones that I like and offer them for sale on my Etsy Store when they come. I'm a poet not stenographer.. :)
  You can click on the link at the right side of the blog or click HERE. for more info. Thanks for swinging by

Saturday, January 18, 2014

New Year, New Ways.. Well, Kinda Newish..

 So with my small hiatus from the blog world I am ready for a new year of rambling.  For your slight reading pleasure, in this post I would like to give you a link to my Instagram account Click Here ,
 I usually post unusual, semi personal and sometimes very personal photos. In my continuing effort to be an open book of a person, I invite you.. A few examples of photos I share