Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Lookout - ACEO Landscape Painting Summer Beach Scene

The Lookout
3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

One more scene from Stiles Pond in Boxford, Massachusetts.

Another hot summer day here - I'm sure this beach was very crowded today! It's the kind of place where great summer memories are made - playing in the sand and building sandcastles, splashing and swimming with friends, fishing and frog hunting along the shore past the beach, cold slushes.....

I'm off for a few days with the kids to visit family. I have so many shows coming up that I do plan on getting some work in while away - hopefully I will get to posting it too!

The Lookout will be available at West Village Provisions in West Boxford, Massachusetts during July.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pond's Edge - Small ACEO Landscape Painting Summer Beach Scene

Pond's Edge
(Stiles Pond, Boxford, Massachusetts)
3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

Still painting here - and working on a few commissions, I've just be negligent about posting. Busy, busy time with the school year winding up for the kids and all kinds of shows and festivals going on. I'm hoping to  make a big push to get a bunch of work done in the next few months before the craziness that always comes in late August through the end of the year....Unfortunately, I've been feeling less than motivated, especially with the big heat wave we have been having.....

Speaking of heat wave, this is a little beach scene painted in the ACEO size of 3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches. The beach is at Stiles Pond in Boxford, Massachusetts - I've recently completed a few paintings from this location. This painting and a few other new local scenes will be available at West Village Provisions, West Boxford, Massachusetts in July.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Old Agawam - Landscape Cityscape Painting, Old Building in Massachusetts SOLD

Old Agawam
8 x 6 inches
acrylic on cradled board

I have painted this old building before.....but I had a client who wanted a similar painting  slightly larger and on a cradled panel. The sign is from the old Agawam Hardware in Ipswich, Massachusetts. They actually totally remodeled the building weeks after I visited it and the sign is now gone.

It was fun to revisit this subject for this custom order...please feel free to contact me if you are interested in a custom painting of your own!  ;-)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Waiting for Summer - ACEO Landscape Painting Small Format Art SOLD

Waiting for Summer
2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

This is one of the little landscapes I am painting as a special order for a friend who moved away from Boxford. This pretty beach is on Stiles Pond in Boxford, Massachusetts - a favorite place for locals to hang out in the summer. It is a beautiful spring-fed pond, much of it surrounded by woods, and a lovely place to while away a lazy summer day.....

Friday, June 14, 2013

Parson Capen House - Small ACEO Painting of Historic House SOLD

Parson Capen House
Topsfield, Massachusetts, 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

The Parson Capen House is a historical house built in 1683 in Topsfield, Massachusetts as the parsonage for the Congregational Church. Currently owned and maintained by the Topsfield Historical Society, it is thought to be one of the best preserved example of early American architecture.

This painting sold Saturday at the Strawberry Festival in Topsfield.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Meeting House - ACEO Original Acrylic Painting of New England Church, Cityscape Landscape SOLD

Meeting House
3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

This little painting is of the church (Congregational, I believe) that stands on the town common in Topsfield, Massachusetts. It sold Saturday at the Strawberry Festival.

Besides the fact that I enjoy doing these little local scenes because I enjoy the old buildings and the architecture, I also really enjoy people's reactions to them. I get to hear so many personal stories of these places when I am at shows, or even when I stop by one of the local places where I have work on display. This weekend I got to hear quite a bit of town history, and also people's personal history about these places - it was really interesting - and a lot of fun!

I have one more of these paintings that I finished for the show on Saturday - and then I hope to start posting some of the commissions I am currently working on......

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Emerson Center - ACEO Painting Cityscape Architectural Landscape

Emerson Center
3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

Okay - trying to play catch-up today. I actually finished a few more small paintings last week, but things got so incredibly crazy trying to get ready for all the events over the weekend, that I neglected to post anything! All the shows went well, and despite setting up in the rain, the Strawberry Festival went really well and ended up  being a fun day. Now I need to try to get caught up....

This painting is of the Emerson Center in Topsfield, Massachusetts. It is owned by the Congregational Church and is used by the church for some of their fellowship activities as well as a preschool. (And it is where the yummy strawberry shortcake was served on Saturday!)

This piece is currently available at West Village Provisions in West Boxford, Massachusetts.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Independent - Small Still Life Painting of Strawberry

3 x 3 inches
acrylic on 3/8" mini canvas

Another on for the upcoming Strawberry Festival in Topsfield, Massachusetts this weekend.

Today I made some new displays - ready for some of these little paintings - hopefully I can get some photos when the paint is dry. This weekend is the first of my outdoor shows this season. Let's hope for some sunny weather! This is a typical New England kind of town festival and is usually lots of fun - and of course there is always the strawberry shortcake  ;-)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Solo - Small Acrylic Still Life Painting of Strawberry

3 x 3 inches
acrylic on 3/8" canvas

Getting ready for the local Strawberry Festival (I will have a booth there next weekend) - I decided I needed a few more berries!
These mini canvases are a lot of fun to paint - and they make great gifts (hint, hint) because who doesn't have room for just a little piece of original art?!!

Solo - $25 + $3.25 shipping in the US
(please contact me for international shipping)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Community - Small Painting Landscape Cityscape ACEO

Boxford, Massachusetts
3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

This old building houses the "Community Center" in Boxford, Massachusetts. A rather small building, it is mainly used by the Council of Aging and for the occasional meeting.

I started this painting a few weeks back during the "meet and greet" at West Village Provisions. I only just now was able to get back to it and finish it up. It will be available later this month at West Village Provisions in West Boxford, Massachusetts.
Community - $15 + $2 shipping in the US
(please comtact me for international shipping)