December 27, 2011


Having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness,
Sweet and then bitter,
or bitter and then sweet.

2011 was bitter and sweet.
May your holidays & 2012 be only sweet.

Pastel, 5x7, $100.

December 16, 2011

Stained Glass

Through the glass darkly-
comes a
gift from the sun.
The window, the canvas,
is painted with light.
Sparkling with colors;
alive till the night.

Pastel, 5x7, $75.

December 15, 2011

Red Robin

Dressed in Red.
All set for Christmas.

[SOLD Massachusetts]

December 6, 2011

Winter Gardenia

A gardenia should be for Christmas.
Petals- pure as new fallen snow.
Perfume- that hypnotizes.
Presence- of an angel.

Pastel, 8x10 SOLD

November 4, 2011

October 26, 2011

Dog meeting, Bohoy

A meeting on the beach.
Serious business.
Lots to sniff about.
Some bones to pick.
Big dogs, small dogs,
fat ones, fit ones.
No fat cats.

Pastel, 8x10
[SOLD- Minnesota]

October 25, 2011

Maples, pastel, Bohoy

a fall gift of the earth.
Leaves of gold.

Pastel, detail of 15x 21

October 6, 2011

Ballerinas backstage

Practice makes perfect.
Done is done.
Pastel, 5x7

SOLD [Pennsylvania]

September 23, 2011

Apple picker

Fall begins today.
The sun's a little lower.
The air a little cooler.
Head for the orchard,
the apples are calling.
Not your MAC; but a MACintosh.

Pastel, 5x7, $100.

September 16, 2011

3 houses on a Rock

For many many years driving along the coast I've see this same view.
3 houses on a rock.
One big.
One medium.
One small.
They are battered by storms, weathered by sun, enveloped in fog, bathed with sea spray and whipped by the wind. But they stand-- like a rock.
It is one of my familiar and favorite sights, so finally I painted them.

[On the way to Rockport, MA]

Pastel, 8x10, $125.

September 8, 2011

Last taste of summer

Summer's end.
Last licks.

Pastel, 8x10, NFS

August 19, 2011

August 11, 2011

Blueberry Season

The blues are here.
All kinds of blue.
Shades of blue.
Feelin' blue?

Pastel, 5x7, $135.

August 5, 2011

Fran Rose, pastel, Bohoy

We thank you for this earth, our home;
for the wide sky and the blessed sun,
for the ocean and streams,
for the towering hills
and the whispering wind,
for the trees and green grass.

We thank you for our senses
by which we hear the songs of birds,
and see the splendor of fields of sunsets
and starry nights,
and taste autumn's fruit,
rejoice in the feel of snow,
and smell the breath of the flowers.
To Ma Berk

Pastel, 5x7 SOLD

July 21, 2011

Reunions, watercolor, Bohoy

Large or small.
Family, friends or foes.
Hello; a hug; a kiss.
Long time no see.
Do you recognize me?

[I had a month of reunions: from a long lost friend, to a high school reunion, a visit with relatives, and unfortunately a funeral-- so this painting will remind me of those.]

Watercolor, 8x10, $75.

July 13, 2011

Vacation House, pastel, Bohoy

Take leave.
Leave it all behind.
Leave it till tomorrow.
Leave us alone.
Listen to the sea.
Listen to the seagulls.
Listen to the silence.

Pastel, 8x10.
[needs to be finished]

July 6, 2011

After the ball, pastel, Bohoy

It hangs on a hook...
the wedding veil?
the prom dress?
the tutu?
It's done its job.
It's over.

Pastel, 5x7, $75.

June 16, 2011

Got your back. Father's Day, pastel, Bohoy

Little arms in big arms.
Protection. Strength.
Trust. Love.

Happy Father's Day.

pastel, 8x10 NFS

June 7, 2011

Napoleonic era POW ship modelmakers, pastel, Bohoy

During the Napoleonic era, French prisoners of war had to find resourceful ways to spend their long imprisonment. On the encouragement of their captors, they constructed ship models from recycled cattle bone, boxwood, whale baleen, or sometimes from more exotic materials supplied by the local citizenry, e.g., silk, gold, silver foil, ivory, tortoise shell, etc. The resulting ships were remarkable in their authenticity and today are sought after by collectors of antique ship models and Napoleonic objets d'art.

Pastel, 8x10, framed, museum glass.
Painting commissioned to accompany exhibition and sale of these Napoleonic era 1793-1815 POW ship models. For purchase email:
To view antique shipmodel collection go to: American Marine Model Gallery.

May 26, 2011

Memorial Flowers

Lovingly saluting those who have passed from the earth.
Brilliantly giving to those on earth.
With painted petals
and personal perfumes, small miracles of pollen sprout from the ground.

8x10, Layered watercolor, $150.

May 20, 2011

Tribute to Millet: Lavender Lady, pastel, Bohoy

Millet is noted for his pastel scenes of peasant men & women farmers, workers, laborers in daily scenes depicting their daily struggle for survival.
An exhibit I just saw at the MFA inspired my pastel painting of a present day worker-
a woman twining lavender bunches on a lavender farm.
My tribute to Millet.

5x7 pastel & conté, $100.

May 12, 2011

Spring on the Beach, watercolor,Bohoy

Not warm enough for a bathing suit,
or a dip in the sea,
but it's spring and sunny and the beach is calling.

Watercolor, 8x10, $100.
[SOLD, New York to California]

May 5, 2011

Mom's Apple Pie, pastel, Bohoy

Mom's apple pie.
Made with a bowl, a rolling pin, and love.

Happy Mother's Day Moms.

Pastel, 5x7, $125.

April 28, 2011

Terra's Tiara, flower crown, pastel, Bohoy

No sparkling, royal, priceless jewels
for our Earth Mother Queen.
Just ruby roses, with lavender amethyst, blue sapphire forget-me nots, and lily of the valley pearls.
All twined together with leaves and tendrils of emerald green.

Pastel, 5x7, $100

April 20, 2011

Easter Egg & Passover Matzo, pastel, Bohoy

Symbols of the season.
The egg for renewal.
The bread for freedom.
Happy Easter.
Happy Passover.

Pastel, individual paintings:
Egg- 3.5x5
[Sold- North Carolina]
print available.

April 15, 2011

Mr. Bluejay, pastel

Startling blue
in the still brown world.
Perched on Pussy Willows
soft as his feathers.
He brings spring
while singing the blues–
"Jay, jaay, toolool,wheedelee."

Pastel, 5x7, $75.

April 8, 2011

Fishing season, In the morning mist, pastel, Bohoy

The season begins.
Morning mist catches the fishermen.
The early 'fish' catches the worms.

Pastel, 8x10,
[SOLD-upstate New York]

[print to Alaska]

March 31, 2011

Boston Ballet class in sun

Ballet class.
Ken dances
Students dance.
The mirror dances.
Music dances in the air.

Sun dances thru windows.
The whole room d a n c e s.

Watercolor, 9.5 x 7.5, $150.

March 16, 2011

Budding Musician, violin child, pastel

Little Lin,
with violin.
"Practice" says Jeff.
"Practice" says Dad.
One day play for all.

Pastel, 5x7, SOLD

March 10, 2011

Door to Greece, watercolor

A long long time ago.
A trip to Greece.
It beckons.
My memory and my dreams.

Layered watercolor, 12.5 x 12
Inquire about sale.

March 1, 2011

Oscars red carpet 2011- White Swans to Black Swans Red Carpet-Oscars 2011

Lightness to dark.
Sweet cygnet Hailee,
Swan mute Mila,
Swollen swan Natalie,
Sleek Mrs. Camila,
and vintage Helena.
All swans
Floating down the runway.

Pastel, 9.5 x7.5, $125.

[Oscar series available]

February 23, 2011

Bermuda schoolgirl, pastel

Here, the snows now dirty.
It's gray, brown, gray.
I take my mind to a warm, sunny, colorful place.
I picture the bus ride to the island town.
Watching a beautiful young schoolgirl.
Dressed in brights-
that matched the houses and flowers-
that we whizzed by.
Thank you for the memory.

Pastel, 5x7, $125.

February 11, 2011

Snow Love, dog in Snow, pastel

Our Beau loves the snow.
He's not tired of it.
He romps and rolls.
Make tunnels.
And nuzzles.
Comes up for air.
Beard & nose.
All black with white.
-A beautiful sight.

January 26, 2011

Snowfall on the Farm, pastel

Aside from the shoveling, plowing, traffic jams, slush and cold—
the snow is still beautiful.

Pastel, 8x10, $125.

January 19, 2011

The Black swan-white swan2

Swan Lake.
Odette and Odile.Soft, delicate swan queen and her dark, enticing imposter vying for the prince.
Good vs. evil.

While I was painting this, Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" began playing on the radio. Eerie. 

Pastel, [Fine art Gicleé prints available- email for pricing].
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