November 30, 2009

Jillian as Clara- The Nutcracker ballet, pastel

Tis' the season.
Like Santa, the Nutcracker is ubiquitous.
But the star of this night is Clara.
He's in her arms ready to come to life and take her away to the Land of Sweets, flowers, snowflakes and dreams.
Little princess– dance!

Pastel 18 x 22, [Commission, New York]

November 23, 2009

Calm before holiday storm, pastel, blue sea

The storm is coming.
A tsunami of holidays.

Expectations; stress.
Pressure, depression?

Take a breath.
Stand on your sea legs.

Enjoy the roiling wave
of friends, food, fun and song.

Pastel, 8x10, $125.

November 19, 2009

Grownup Perfume

In high school the first perfume I bought was Jungle Gardenia in an effort to duplicate the unforgettable, heady scent of my gardenia prom corsages. But, later when I was working as a college intern I decided to pick out a perfume to match the woman I had become. It was L'Air du Temps in a beautiful Lalique bottle with a bird on top. Today when I smell the blend of gardenia, musk, rose, carnation and sandalwood it takes me back to that day when I chose my first 'grownup perfume'.

Watercolor, and cutout lace, 3x5, NFS

November 17, 2009

Tribute to Mary Cassatt- High Tea, pastel

Artist Mary Cassatt [1844 –1926] painted women in their daily environment with a special emphasis on mothers and their children.

Put up the pinky.
time for tea.
Tea for two.
or a party of three?
Scones and things.
Real cups- a sip.
A moment of calm
with no dot com.

Pastel, 8x10

November 11, 2009

Feed the hungry- bowl, watercolor

We think of food.
Time to feed the hungry.
Feed the mind.
Feed the soul.

Watercolor, 5x7, $100.

November 2, 2009

House in Trees-Fall in New England

Buried in the leaves.
A house emerges from the treetops.
Like a Phoenix rising.
From the fire.

[A view in Manchester-by-the-Sea while walking the dog]

Pastel, 8x10, $135.