Saturday, December 27, 2008

Fall Landscape.
Watercolor 5" x 8".

This is another part of my series.

Monday, November 24, 2008

15" wide x 30" high
Watercolor on 300 lb cold press paper

Emerging Landscape
5" x 8" watercolor landscape.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

5" x 8" watercolor in my moleskin sketchbook.

The color is not right in the photo for some reason. 

More to come.

Monday, November 17, 2008

5" x 8" watercolor. 

moleskin sketchbook series

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Landscape Meditation.
5" x 8" watercolor in Moleskin sketchbook.

For me, the trees seems to emerge from the abstract nature of the background. This is a quality I am now following in my work. This is becoming a series of paintings that may turn into a small published book. Certainly they are driving the weaving pieces I am doing (I am also a weaver of large scale wall hangings that are hand painted).  More to come!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Landscape 1.

5"x 8" watercolor in my moleskin sketchbook. 

Part of my daily creative practice. First, I go through my daily meditations, then I either paint or weave. I whole series has begun to evolve. Maybe I will publish the series. 

Kind-of takes me back to my Italy series - 36 paintings showing my trip to Italy summer 2007. At any rate, they are fun. I am not concerned with a landscape, per se', but that is what is coming through in most cases.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Fireworks in South Philly. BUT...not quite done yet.

14' X 11" oil on gallery stretched canvas.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Flowing Waters.

20" x 20" oil painting on stretched canvas.

Still on my easel, still wet...

Friday, July 11, 2008

Changing Sky over the Delaware River 

6" x 6" oil on stretched canvas.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wow, spent a whole day in the studio just painting. Finished another river painting and a figure painting. Then started a second figure painting. I have not been painting in oils - been doing watercolor for about four years. I have taken out the oils and I am really enjoying them. I guess once schooled in one method it feels like home. I am eager to continue and see what develops. It is all a part of a journey.

Delaware River

6" x 6" oil on stretched canvas.

We need to get to the root of our creative practice. Sometimes that means going home. This past weekend we went home to New Jersey, the place where Rick and I began our married life. Lambertville, NJ is a sweet town filled with amazing little galleries and shops. This painting is from a view on the bridge that crosses the Delaware River into New Hope, PA, looking down river editing out buildings and people floating in inner tubes. Just the river.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Forest Floor.

22" x 30" watercolor.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

...abstract watercolor painting.

22" x 30"

Saturday, July 05, 2008


22" x 30" watercolor.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Rice Measure #1

6" x 6" oil on stretched canvas.
For sale. $95.00. This paintings will come carefully packaged ready for framing. 

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I will be launching a new series of paintings for sale on Ebay. 
The paintings will be 6"x 6" oil on stretched canvas. 
Please spread the word! Watch for the first posting on Wednesday, July 2, 2008.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sandwich Making.

15"x 22" watercolor.

Every 2nd First Day (Sunday) the children at our Quaker Meeting make sandwiches for homeless and others in greater need than ourselves. This a picture of my daughter and another child stuffing bags. They make about eighty bag lunches to be given away. 

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Here is the newest series. I am combining elements that include fabric, dishes and the deep thoughts behind my creative practice. There are words written into the painting. 

22"x 30" watercolor.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Grandmom's Dishes 7.

11 x 15 watercolor.

Which is taking over, the cups or the fabric cloth? 

Friday, June 20, 2008

Grandmom's Dishes 6.

11x 15 watercolor.

Here is the first painting in which the writing appears. It is here the work is taking a turn. Many things develop and change in the course of one's creative practice. Here is one of those places where I undergo a search for something new in my delivery.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Grandmom's Dishes.

11" x 15" watercolor.

Flooded with light. Abstracting. Playing with the imagery.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Grandmom's Dishes 2.

22" x 30" watercolor.

Part of the series. Light, environment, family history. The Zen in being.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Grandmom's Dishes #1

Watercolor 22" x 30"

This is the first of the series. I have been quite interested in looking at the familiar influences in my work. Asking critical questions about who I am and from what place do these visual transformations  come? Many thoughts have centered on my grandmother who died in 1993. All I received of hers was her best china and a table cloth she hand embroidered. I treasure these with all of my heart. I often simply take them out of the protective hutch in which they rest to look at them. One afternoon, I took them out, laid them on the dining room table while the late afternoon sun was shining through the window and photographed them. The following paintings are resulting from those reference photos.  In many ways I feel my grandmother's presence. Getting to the essence of what this means is what the paintings are all about. Meaning, therefore, does not have to be literal. The paintings transform themselves to be quite abstract as I continue toward the path of understanding the essence of influence and the core of who I am.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Antique Dishes 3.

watercolor 22" x 22"

I have been so busy in the studio, no time for the computer.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Antique Dishes #2.

watercolor 22" x 30"

Friday, April 18, 2008

Antique Dishes #1.

watercolor 22" x 30"

I went on a field trip to the town/city near where I live. Looking for a place to go with my creative development. I want to committ to what is important in my life. Our family has always centered gatherings around meals. Dishes seem a likely place to focus for now.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Fabric with a pear.

watercolor 11" x 11"

It is not important to me that perspective is making sense. It is important to me that three different fabrics are noticed. A pear is there simply because the shape works.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

watercolor painting 11" x 11"

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pear and a Curtain 1,2,and 3.
watercolor 6 inches x 6 inches.
These are studies. I am attempting to loosen the composition and layer the paint without subduing the entire thing.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Fruit in a Bowl.

watercolor 11" x 15"

Not much I can say about this one. I experimented with things and started to realize a change could take place through layering of the paint.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Still in the Morning.
watercolor painting. 11" x 14".
Trying to work with varied images now.

Friday, April 04, 2008

About The Hungry.

Watercolor on Arches cold press.

11" x 15"

There is writing hidden in the dark areas. A form of release of some negative energy.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

A Moment of Silence 3.

Watercolor 10 1/2"x 14".

I wanted to try something with warmer colors.

Not as successul, I think.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A Moment of Silence 2.

Watercolor painting on Arches 300 lb. cold press.

Image size 11" x 15"

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Moment of Silence.

Watercolor ; image size 15”h x 14” w.

There is a moment directly before a meal when we sit in silence in our family. I hoped this painting would speak to this. It suggests an event about to happen. It suggests anticipation, waiting and peace.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Wooden Bowls 5

Watercolor 6 1/2" x 21" on Arches 300lb cold press.

This is the last in the series of wooden bowls, or at least for now (I may paint some more bowls later). Here I wanted to try something comletely different. I printed wet painted paper onto wet paper, collaged using my sewing machine and then painted on top of all of that. I was after a totally abstracted image, yet related to the series. All in effort to try something new. I worked in lighter washes and glazes.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Wooden Bowls 4

Watercolor 6 1/2" x 21" on Arches 300 lb.

I simply want to play more with the paint and the subject. Seeing it from different perspectives. Seeing it close. The white bowl is meant to contrast with the wooden bowls to its right.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wooden Bowls 3

6 1/2" x 21" watercolor on arches 300lb. cold press

I tried to lighten the washes in this painting in effort to loosen things up.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wooden Bowls 2


6 1/2 " x 21" on Arches 300lb. cold press

Same theme, only I am asking the question, can simplicity been seen through vibrant color?

Monday, March 17, 2008

Wooden Bowls 1

Watercolor painting 6 1/2" x 21" on Arches 300lb paper.

I am interested in expressing simplicity. Simplicity as it relates to life and living simply. By using antique objects I am suggesting a connection with our past. The past can, in a sense, influence the here and now.