April 30, 2008

May Day. May Day. May Day.

May Day. May Day. May Day.
April showers-
bring us May Flowers.
We need them.

Pastel, 11.5 x 12,

April 28, 2008

Magnolia Memories

I was new to Boston. I walked down the gray tree lined street to my apartment, went to bed, woke up the next morning and went out the door to work. The surprise that greeted me that morning is frozen in my memory– Commonwealth Avenue had exploded with pink velvety blossoms– from one end of the street to the next and the next and the next. The tree limbs had miraculously transformed during the night. A heady, sensuous fragrance perfumed the air. What a beautiful, welcoming gift from my new little city.
Now I have my own trees and a vase of Magnolias in my window brings it all back.

Pastel, 6x8, NFS

April 24, 2008

Spring's flower of vanity-Narcissus

Narcissus, of Greek mythology, was a beautiful youth, who was so obsessed with his own reflection as he gazed into a spring, that he fell in and drowned. Legend has it that the Narcissus flower [or daffodil] sprang from the spot where he died.

Spring's vain flower has sprung onto my windowsill.

Pastel, 5x7, $125.

April 22, 2008

Branches of sunlight-Forsithia

Bursts of yellow explode from the not yet spring green lawn.
Flower Fireworks.
Who needs the sun when the forsithia are in bloom?

Pastel, 5 x 7

April 21, 2008

The Finish Line

Time to run again.

Pastel, 5 x 7 SOLD

April 16, 2008

Travel Memories: Paris Light

April in Paris.
Rain, rain, rain.
It was gray every day.
Even at night.
Until the last- when the sun came out-
and I learned why they call it the City of Light.

[NFS, Artist's Collection]

April 15, 2008

French lily

My scanner is not working so I can't put up any new paintings. Here is an old one:
Place: Nice, France.
I am traveling alone.
I go to the flower market and buy a huge bouquet of pink calla lilies as a gift to myself. Then, a bottle of wine, cheese, and bread. I return to the hotel and savor the beauty and scent that now fills my empty room. C'est la vie.

April 7, 2008

Recital time

Calm and collected you wait and watch. Primped in a costume; with hair in a bun. Little dancer it's your day in the sun.

Pastel, 5 x 7, $125.
[SOLD- Michigan]

April 3, 2008

Rushing Summer

Betwixt and between– spring and summer.
A hardy soul sets up amidst the fog and the wind.
Better sooner than never.
SOLD [Michigan]
Pastel, 5 x 7, $100.

April 1, 2008

Rocks of Ages

Sands of time.
Rocks of ages.

A heart found.
On a Martha's Vineyard beach.


Pastel, 5 x 7  
Original SOLD [New Hampshire], 
print auctioned [NJ]