Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Well Rounded - Small Still Life with Grapes

Well Rounded
3 x 5 inches
acrylic on canvas

Another mini painting heading to West Village Provisions tomorrow for the Winter Festival. Grapes are always fun to paint!

Next up....a bunch of holiday stuff, more ornaments, whew! Can't believe that December is just around the corner.....

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

To Find a Friend - Small Still Life Painting

To Find a Friend
4x4 inches
acrylic on canvas

Working on a few small canvases to take to West Village Provisions for this weekend's Winter Festival. There will be all kinds of fun activities.....kind of an old-fashioned New England kind of celebration - and I will have some of my work at West Village Provisions if you happen to drop by.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Further Afield - Small Acrylic Landscape Painting SOLD

Further Afield
5x7 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper
SOLD

I've been itching to get back to a little landscape painting! I have recently realized that I only got out to paint en plein air a couple of times during the entire summer. And I thought I'd be getting out there so much more this year! Oh well. There is always next year, right?

This painting is part of the group of work that I have taken to the Newburyport Art Association for their Holiday Show. From now until December 24th, the gallery is full of all kinds of wonderful art (and some other gift ideas) - everything under $350. A great opportunity to pick up some amazing art at great prices - and support local artists as well.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Nutcracker - Small Format Mini Still Life Holiday Painting SOLD

Nutcracker King
4x4 inches
acrylic on canvas
SOLD

Thinking holidays yet? Well, I'm trying...not quite there, but working on it!  ;-)

In the meanwhile, think about shopping local, shopping small businesses when you do your holiday shopping - especially this Saturday - designated as "Small Business Saturday."

I have my work at a number of small local businesses this year.....the piece above is now available at my favorite local cafe/coffee shop/general store - West Village Provisions in West Boxford, MA. Come out on Saturday and support local businesses!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thankful

A Very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families......


Crowd Control
4x4 inches
acrylic on canvas
SOLD

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Frolicking - Acrylic Still Life Painting of Tomatoes Kitchen Art SOLD

Frolicking
4x6 inches
acrylic on canvas
SOLD

These tomatoes just looked like they were having a good time, the little green tendrils of their stems kinda took on a life of their own.....

Monday, November 19, 2012

Informed - Small Local Scene ACEO Painting

Informed
3.5 x 2.5 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

Here is one last little local scene that went to West Village Provisions in West Boxford, MA last week. This is our local library - once a private residence.

I think I "tightened up" a little too much on this one! The two previous little scenes had a slightly looser feel than my normal work. I have purposely been using a larger brush that I would normally like - and the brush is slightly splayed, so the bristles don't always go where I intend them to.

I wanted to send out a big thanks to those of you who came out to the holiday show in Wenham this past weekend. It was a great show, and a lot of fun. I really appreciate all the support!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Poinsettia - Ornament Mini Holiday Painting SOLD

3 x 2 inches
acrylic on canvas
SOLD

One last ornament for now. I will be doing a bunch more, but I'm still not decided if I'm going to keep posting them all!

I set up today at the Wenham Museum for the Sleigh Bell Artisan Fair. Always a fun event, it runs Friday & Saturday 10-4, Sunday 12-4. It's a great museum for kids (mine LOVE the trains!), plus they have all kinds of special events going on all weekend. It seems so early to start Christmas shopping...but then again, it is also hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ornament - Miniature Ornament Still Life for the Holidays SOLD

3 x 2 inches
acrylic on canvas
SOLD

The ornaments are selling almost as fast as I can paint them, so I may not have very many to take to the show this weekend.

Speaking of shows....here are the details of the Sleigh Bell Fair at the Wenham Museum, if you are local to the Northshore of Massachusetts I'd love to see you there!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Blessed - ACEO Landscape Local Architecture Painting SOLD

Blessed
3.5 x 2.5 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper
SOLD

Another "local scene".....this is the Second Congregational Church in West Boxford, Massachusetts.
"Blessed" will be available tomorrow at West Village Provisions (also in West Boxford, see a pattern here?!) through the holidays.

I am putting finising touches on the little ornament canvases tonight - adding screw eyes and ribbon to the top for hanging and  black felt to the back. Can't believe I have a holiday show coming up already. I swear I lost the whole month of October there somewhere.....

Monday, November 12, 2012

Welcoming - Painting of House Landscape ACEO SOLD

Welcoming
3.5 x 2.5 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper
SOLD

Just a quick little break from posting all the ornaments.

I am doing a couple of ATC-sized little "local scenes" to go to West Village Provisions in West Boxford, MA later this week. This is the doorway of the lovely, historical Holyoke-French house in East Boxford.  This beautiful house was built in 1760 and is maintained by the Boxford Historical Society. I love living in a part of the country with so much history!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ornament - Small Still Life Painting of Holiday Jingle Bell SOLD

3 x 2 inches
acrylic on canvas
SOLD

Getting tired of these yet?
I have just two more in this batch yet to post. They are selling even before the show! I should be getting more mini canvases in this week, so I imagine I will need to do more of these little guys for my December show. I'm still trying to adjust my brain to the fact that next week will be Thanksgiving.....


Friday, November 9, 2012

Nutcracker - Mini Painted Canvas Holiday Ornament SOLD

3 x 2 inches
acrylic on canvas
SOLD

Can't have a holiday grouping without a Nutcracker! I think I'm going a little too crazy with these ornaments, but they are great fun to paint in this tiny size. I picked up some felt and ribbon today, and plan on trying out my plan to finish the ornaments this weekend. I am also going to build a display to hold my little canvases for the upcoming shows. It should be interesting - I will post pictures if it comes out well.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.....

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ornaments - Another Mini Holiday Still life

3 x 2 inches
acrylic on canvas

Another little one to be made into an ornament. I hope to have some pictures of the finished ornaments soon.

Anyways, I was shocked to realize today that my first "Holiday" show of the season  STARTS IN A WEEK!! Can't believe it's "that" time already.......

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ornaments! Small Still Life Painting

3 x 2 inches
acrylic on canvas

Yes, this is tiny!
I accidentally got a few of these mini canvases with my last art supply order. (I think I meant to order 3x5s!) I was going to return them, when my mind started coming up with ideas of what I could do with them.

Since I have  a few holiday shows coming up (soon!), I thought I'd create a few quick holiday-themed paintings and make them into ornaments. This is the first one. Once the varnish has dried on it, I plan to put felt over the back, add a screw eye to the top with a ribbon - and there you go - an ornament ready to hang! Hopefully I will get a chance to post a picture of a totally completed one soon.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tea for Two - Small Still Life Painting ACEO

Tea for Two
3.5 x 2.5 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

Back to ACEO size.....I was hoping to do a few of these for upcoming shows - the small size tends to attract lots of people, but I have a few holes to fill already at TheShops@90Wash in Haverhill, Massachusetts. This is a pop-up shop that is operating in an empty storefront in downtown Haverhill for their second holiday season. It has lots of local art and locally made gift items and is a great place to do your holiday shopping if you are in the area. Shop local! They also have all kinds of ongoing activities....book readings, musicians, origami lessons, stuff for the kids....lots of fun. Anyways, I am thrilled that in the first 4 days of operation, I have already sold 2 paintings! So I think I will mat and frame this little guy to go there.

TheShops@90Wash is at 90 Washington Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts and is open now through December 23rd - you can click here for more information.

Monday, November 5, 2012

BMW 2002 - Classic Car Painting SOLD

1973 BMX 2002
6 x 6 inches 
acrylic on board
SOLD

I am still doing a few minor tweaks to this one, but it is mostly done!
It is a commission for a local car buff....

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Conversation - Small Painting Food Art Still Life SOLD

Conversation
4x6 inches
acrylic on canvas
SOLD

I wonder what these two are chatting about? They seem to me to be up to something....

I am looking forward to hopefully finishing a bunch of these small canvases for my upcoming holiday shows. I am also going back and forth with working on a few commissions for classic car paintings (a great holiday gift idea, right ?- hint, hint!) - I hope to have some works in progress to post soon.