February 12, 2020

Oscars Red Carpet 2020- Rollicking Runway

Polish, and 
The runway’s not predictable any more.

Diane Keaton, Billie Elish, Spike Lee, Janelle Monae, Saorise Ronan.

Pastel, 10x8
See my paintings of other years from 2007 to 2020 here:

February 5, 2020

Wait out the storms

Like 'ole Bessie in the barn we have to wait out the storms.

All kinds of storms.

Watercolor, 5x7, 2009, SOLD

December 28, 2019

Group hug

Hugs we all need.
šŸŽ¶Altogether now. Altogether now. šŸŽ¶
Friends, family- maybe strangers.
A year of loss, division, unrest.
Keep your loved ones close.
A new year is coming.
Group hug.

December 6, 2019

"Beefy" beauty

Angus the dog.
"Beefy" but beautiful.
Fur of black velvet and smooth silk.
Soulful eyes.
Now sitting on a cloud.

Pastel, 10x8, commission, SOLD

December 5, 2019

On exhibit...

Two of my paintings
"Patiently Waiting for Spring" (which won a runner up award) and
"New View" are currently on display through December in a juried art exhibit "Along the Coast"
by Historic Beverly located at the John Cabot House. 

Both pastels. 10x8, and 5x7.

September 16, 2019

Last Hug

Last Hug.
Before the sun will set.
Before the stars do cease.
Before you go to endless sleep.
A moment of perfect peace.

[Our dear friend Viv was experiencing great pain, nausea and sickness from cancer. But when her grandson hugged her a smile spread across her face, and it all disappeared for one moment of true happiness. Larry captured the photo, and I painted it.
She passed the following week].

Pastel, 16 x 20

September 14, 2019

Nantucket grays,
Cape Cod blues,
Vineyard greens.
Vacation houses
Closeup for the summer.
Sand, sea and quiet.

Pastel, 2007, SOLD 

August 15, 2019

Woodstock is music

Woodstock is 50 years old today. 
3 days of peace, love and music.
Here's to all the musicians who add melodies to the world.

Pastels: "Guitar Man" 2011, "Budding Musician" 2011, "Cuban Musician" 2013, "Music of the Night" 2007.

August 4, 2019

More tears for flowers

I posted before in this in 2017 and stated "I started this painting right after 9/11 and didn't finish it not knowing that it would never be finished.
Thousands of tears.
For New York, Orlando, Virginia, Newtown, Boston, Colorado, Wisconsin, Seattle, Texas, Little Rock, Las Vegas, Virginia, and on and on and on.
The droplets shed from tired, troubled, fearful, sad eyes should not be wasted.
They must sprinkle the flowers we leave for those we cry."
Yesterday Texas. Today Ohio. Last week California.
Sadly now more tears; more flowers.

June 13, 2019

On Exhibit...

My painting "Cuba Street" is on view at the juried Arts Fest Exhibit at the Manninen Gallery, Endicott College, Beverly, MA- June 10 to August 9.

Time had stopped. 
Just like we had heard-everywhere we found ourselves in Cuba, we felt like extras on a movie set. 
Besides the vintage cars, the buildings were revealing portraits of the past. 

Some- beautiful Colonial architectural gems that had crumbled from time and the lack of upkeep and money.
Some- vibrant colorful structures that screamed 'tropical.'
And others- visions of poverty.

Watercolor, 11x14, [matted with black 16x20 frame]. $450.