August 29, 2007

End of Season...

Watercolor, 6" x 9"

End of season?
Empty room?
Moving on?
Still 'life"?

August 28, 2007

Tribute: to Van Gogh

Pastel, 5" x 7"

It's that time of year.
Waning summer.
When sunflowers peek above fields of green.
Two friends: Viv and me.
Pick sunny, smiley faces
that go into waiting vases.

August 22, 2007

Catch it while you can.

This painting captures forever the scene that one day may never be seen again.
The wildflower Loosestrife creates a beautiful carpet of purples, but it is an invasive plant that has taken over wetlands, choking native plants, etc. To control it conservation people have imported Galerucella beetles from Europe to eradicate it– which is working– fortunately, and unfortunately.
But, its beauty is now forever 'caught' as art.
Purple 'light caught'. 100 years from now they may wonder what flowers are these, carpeting the landscape in this pastel painting.
[Beverly Farms]
Pastel, 6"x 9" $195. [double matted and framed]

August 20, 2007

Summer House

6.5" x 8.5"

SOLD [Vermont]
Still summer.
Still flowers.
Still sunlight.

Open the windows!

August 16, 2007

After Class

5" x 7"
Original SOLD [Massachusetts]
Fine art Gicleé prints and cards available- email for pricing].

Plié, piqué, tours jetté.
Pirouette, pas de bourreé.
Pas de chat, développé,
Arabesque, then relevé!
Glissade, Sauté, fouetté.
Passé, coupé, assemblé.
Class c'est fini.

August 13, 2007


Pastel, 5" x 7"
SOLD [Connecticut]
Nantucket grays-
Cape Cod blues-
Vineyard greens-
Sand, sea, and quiet.

August 7, 2007

JoEllen's Jewels


Diamonds, rubies, emeralds, gold.
Sapphires, silver- my friend of old.