Tuesday, July 28, 2009


We traded main land rain for island rain this weekend.  I haven't been out to Monhegan Island since I was a girl, and while it is hard to remember my time there, I do know that I have been trying to get back there for most of my adult life.  It is remote, untamed and mysterious in a way.  We walked most of the island's 17 miles of trails in the mist and rain and brief glimpses of sun.  We encountered many plein-air painters along the way.   Its hard not to feel pressure to join the history of all the artists who have sought the island's beauty for inspiration.  I brought my watercolors and did this sketch of the garden where we stayed.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

the boys went fishing

My husband and son were up in New Brunswick last week at a fishing camp.  They didn't come home with any salmon, but they did take a few good photos.  I like this one of the water, it looks like a paint by numbers picture to me.

naomi's cards

I have known Naomi since we worked together at a bakery in Saratoga Springs when we were barely 20 years old.  We have kept in touch off and on throughout the years.  Naomi always remembers my birthday and above are a few of the cards that she makes and has sent me. 
acrylic/oil on panel 10x10"

The card I received last month had the note, " I am glad you are still painting, add a dab of purple for me", so I did.  Well, it is a pinkish purple.  

Monday, July 13, 2009

could it be?

A break in the rain,

and three finished paintings!

Summer moves along...