Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bristol Mint

      This piece "Bristol Mint" (30"x40") is one of the few survivors of the great war of 2010-2011 winter. This war took place at my easel and many tubes of paint are gone, resting peacefully (and empty)  for the freedom of my brush stroke...
 Seriously though I must have used a gallon of white this winter and have a coffee can full of brushes that are paint frozen solid and worn or just worn. All this waste and usage seems quite worth it when you get that one you are really proud of.. This is one of those pieces.
 I would love to hear what you think of it. 

  Even though we recently received a gift of about 4 inches of snow I am confident that spring will start any time now and boy am I ready for it. I am sure because I wrote that, we will get snow again.... thanks for stopping in.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

January Shanty

This lil piece (6"x8") was painted about a couple months ago but as i write this......yes, it is snowing. Most of what had built up has melted and the mud has taken over. The landscape is a little tough to paint if your into postcards.

I couldn't decide on today's quote so two it is!!

Quote1: "Real painters understand with a brush in their hand ... what does anyone do with rules? Nothing worthwhile."  Berthe Moriset.

Quote 2 : "Do not worry about your originality. You could not get rid of it even if you wanted to."  Robert Henri.

Monday, March 14, 2011


 Here is a piece from a while back. As you may be able to see here I have really been trying to work on my paint application and I really am enjoying the feel of a loaded brush. try it. If you click on this image and then again you will see what i mean.
  Anyway,  I will be posting a bunch more now that hibernation has ended and the snow is melting. I am also looking into doing a proper websitesoon. So if any of you have recommendations, warnings or just something you think I should know, please chime in. Thank you.

Quote: "Nature is a dictionary; one draws words from it." Eugene Delacroix