Friday, 30 October 2009

Barred Rock Babes

The shapes and shadows are really interesting to me, what can I say? I like feathers too!11x14 oil on canvas

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Fifth of July

I painted this from a photo I took of the clean and empty Water Sreet the day after the fourth of July. The contrast between the two days is quite remarkable. The street is a zoo on the 4th. All of the colors were soft and pastel looking. The buildings and windows reduced to small strokes and blocks of color, when looked at from this angle. 8x10 oil on canvas

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Lindy's Beauties

Yesterday, I took lots of pictures of Lindy's beautiful chickens. I'm glad I got some good ones of her gorgeous roosters who will soon be harvested. They all look so healthy and happy. Little do they know...
11x14 oil on canvas

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Hydrangea Still Life

Still lifes are great because you can see all the subtleties in lighting that aren't there in most photos and you can control the light. This one makes me happy, and I love these hydrangeas!
11x14 oil on canvas

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Peckin along

I think this is the best bard rock I have ever done. So far I don't get tired of painting feathers! 8x10 oil on canvas

Friday, 16 October 2009

Chick Magnet

A fine specimen! This painting was done from a photo taken in Florida and given to me by a friend.These are close to the actual colors, which I think is amazing! Lots of fun to paint. 11x14 oil on canvas

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Six is a crowd

This is a larger version of my previous boats. I think I like the smaller version better. The shapes and shadows are so intriguing to me. 16x20


Chickens are so much fun to paint! These beauties are a pampered few over in Quoddy Village. No signs of overcrowded henpecking.
11x14 oil

Monday, 12 October 2009

So sometimes life gets in the way of art! So, if anyone was wondering why I haven't posted anything lately, that is the reason. I have been working on a larger painting of boats that i am not very happy with, and then I get discouraged. Later today I will have a new painting to post so don't give up on me!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Pumpkin Time

One of the best things about this time of year is pumpkins. They just make you feel good. They are also fun to paint. These were for sale this past weekend at the Perry Harvest Fair. I would have loved to have gotten several, because I'm also a big Halloween fan.
11x14 oil on canvas

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Sitting Pretty

Don't you just love reflections?! So much fun to play with. This boat is actually from Deer Island N.B., which you have to take the ferry from Eastport to get there. Very nice, and worth the trip.
11x14 oil on canvas

Monday, 5 October 2009

Take Me!

There is something I love about the shapes of these row boats all pointing in different directions. I love painting boats. They are sort of shaped like chickens!
7x9 oil on canvas

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Busy Day

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I painted these chickens down at Peter Small's. Two loose geese were nibbling at my legs and feet the entire time until scared them away with the lid of my pallet, and of course the chickens wouldn't keep still, so it has a bit of an abstract quality to it.

9x7 available on ebay