December 23, 2008

No place like home

Oh, there's no place like
home for the holidays,
'Cause no matter how far away you roam
When you pine for the sunshine
Of a friendly face
For the holidays, you can't beat
Home, sweet home

Oh there's no place like home
For the holidays, 'cause no matter
How far away you roam
If you want
To be happy in a million ways
For the holidays, you can't beat
Home, sweet home

by Robert Allen - Al Stillman

Have a wonderful holiday!

Pastel, 7.5 x 9., Artist's Collection

December 22, 2008

Snowglobe in snow

A Christmas rose
grows in snow.

Pastel, 5x7, $100.

December 17, 2008

Tiny Landscape

Each year is summed up with a symbolic ornament that goes on our annual tree. Some have been influenced by work; some travel; some by people, family, feelings; life itself; the world. This year was the year of LightCaught.

These paintings seemed to rule the year: 4 shows, online exhibits, 100+ paintings completed, inclusion in the first Daily Painter's Gallery book, and continuous growth with each stroke.

Glad that you were a part of this painted year.

Pastel, 3/4" x 3/4"
NFS [going on the tree]

December 15, 2008

Silent Night

Silent Night.
All is calm.
All is bright.
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Pastel, 5x7, $100.

December 11, 2008

Snow Surf's Up

Snow's down.
Surf's up.
Sky's gray.
Souls search.

Pastel, 5"x7"
[New York]

December 9, 2008

First Snowflakes

Giant, fluffy, downy snowflakes.
Smell them,

Eat them,
Wash your face with them.
They're free.

Pastel, [study for commission]

December 8, 2008

First Snow

The first snow-
of the season.

The first snow ever-
for someone.
A beautiful moment frozen in time.

Pastel, 16 x 24 Commission
SOLD [Conn. to Malaysia]

December 3, 2008

Seasonal Reds-amaryllis

Amaryllis means "pride".
Pop in a bulb.
Up pops the flowers.
Red and regal and ready.
Christmas blooms.

Watercolor, 7.5 x 9.5

December 1, 2008

Nutcracker costume: Clara

Little Clara.
Dressed in white.
Ready to party; then dance through the night.

[prints and cards available]

November 24, 2008

Cranberry Bog

The New England landscape lights up with small red lakes;
filled with cranberries ready for harvesting.

Pastel, 7.5 x 9.5

SOLD [Massachusetts]
[& print-Vermont]

November 20, 2008

Travel Memories: Villa Real, Portugal

Trip into bed.
Trays of bread, butter and coffee wait outside the door in the morning.

Pastel, Original NFS [email for print available]

November 5, 2008

New Day

Watercolor, 5x7
SOLD [New Hampshire]

November 4, 2008

Bring me a rose

My Calico cat Tara brings me a rose when I need one. Don't know where she finds them most of the time. Some fake, some real, some dried but they are roses all the same. Pumpkin is her side kick.

Pastel, 9.5 x 7.5
[Sorry, this one's for me– NFS]
Commissioned Pet Portraits available.
Email for info.

November 3, 2008

Vote Today

Today's the day.
Our chance for change.

Pastel, 5x7, $50.

October 28, 2008

Dancer in repose

Look over your shoulder.
Break time's over.

Pastel, 7.5 x 9.5, $200.

October 23, 2008

My Mother's Vase

When my mother passed away and my sister and I were sadly clearing her house, I took, among other things, her white vase. Simple- white- marked Redwing on the bottom. It is now always filled with the changing flowers of the season so that she lives on.
October 23rd was her birthday.

Pastel, 5x7, $100

October 21, 2008

Fall House

Stopped for coffee.
Across the street a house screamed:

Pastel, 5x7, $100.

October 16, 2008

Friday Libations

Café society.
A cup of coffee to wake you.
A glass of wine to warm you.
The week wraps.

Pastel, 10 x 12

October 14, 2008

Approaching Storm

A sunny blue day sitting on the bay.
Then storm clouds roll in like bullies pushing out the soft ones.
Can happen anytime; anyplace.

Pastel, 5 x 7, $125.

October 8, 2008

The Cat Thief

Missing items.
A stash under the bed.
The culprit-
The cat thief.

7.5 x 7.5

October 6, 2008

Misty Beach

A veil of misty blues.
Softened by gray.
Dogs, people, seagulls, and sand all swallowed up in the fog.
Water. The only sound.
Washes the beach and the air.

Pastel, 7.5 x 9.5, $150.
SOLD [Utah]

October 2, 2008


Das Bier.

O'zapft is! [It's tapped!]

Watercolor, 5x7, $100.

September 30, 2008

Harvest Moon

The open ocean.

But for the lap of the sea;

the wind in the sails.
Thru the black of night-

the harvest moon
guides the way to discovery.

Pastel, 8x10, $125.

September 25, 2008

Take me out to the ballgame

Peanuts, Cracker Jacks,
hot dogs, and beers.
Roars and boos,
waves, and cheers.
Nightlights, neon,
bat and ball.
Perfect weather–
this night in fall.
Take me out to the ballgame.

Pastel, 8x10, $150.

SOLD [Maine]

September 23, 2008

Little Red Schoolhouse

One room.
Hanna was the teacher; not Hanna Montana.
Facebook meant "Put your face in the book."
No computers, ipods, Myspace.
Just readin, writin', 'rithmetic.

Pastel, 5x7, SOLD [New York]

September 19, 2008

Final Fleurs

A final burst.
Flowers before the 'fall'.

Pastel, 5x7, $125.

September 16, 2008

New View

Inside– looking out.
It's a new day.

Pastel 5x7, $100.

September 12, 2008


What good are they?
Can't eat 'em.
But they strike a pose with their colorful curves like models of the vegetable world...
and look pretty.

Pastel, 5x7, $125.

September 10, 2008

911 Messages

Words and a rose left on a wall at Ground Zero.
Rain soaked. Tear stained?

5x7, mixed media

September 8, 2008


Ridin' along.
Hit the brakes.
Stop for the farmstand.
Load up the car.
Can't wait to wash 'em.
Take a bite.
Keep goin'.

Pastel, 5x7, SOLD [Maine]

September 4, 2008

The Seasons

Winter, Spring, Summer Fall-
A year of my daily genre paintings will be on display at the Beverly Farms Library,
Conrad Lecture Hall,
Beverly Farms, Massachusetts

through the month of September.

September 2, 2008


The trees will paint themselves-
yellow, orange and red.
We don’t have to do a thing.

Pastel, 16 x 20
Matted and framed-$750.