Thursday, November 21, 2013

True Colors - Still Life Painting of Autumn Leaves

True Colors
6 x 4 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

Getting ready for this weekend's show at the Wenham all set up today and the place looks festive! The show is open from 10 until 4 on Friday and Saturday with a ticketed cocktail party on Friday night. Should be a fun event! The Sleigh Bell Fair always ushers in the start to the holiday season for me!

Lots of other things coming up quickly....the painting above will be going to the Newburyport Art Association for the Holiday Show and Sale. That event runs from November 29th until December 24th. Many opportunities to shop local for the holidays!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Holiday Guard - ACEO Still Life Painting of a Nutcracker

Holiday Guard
3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

Getting some paintings ready for the first holiday show next weekend!
This piece will be going to the Sleigh Bell Artisan Fair at the Wenham Museum in Wenham,  Massachusetts. More information about the fair is below.

Interested in a similar piece? (Yes, the nutcrackers are always popular  ;-)
Please contact me, and I can let you know when I have more nutcrackers available after the show.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ocean Blue - Small Seascape ACEO Painting

Ocean Blue
3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

A little rough seas, right? Kinda like how I feel about now  ;-) I think I need to go spend a day at the ocean once everything calms down around here.....

This little piece will probably be going to the Newburyport Art Association in Newburyport, Massachusetts for their Holiday Show and Sale - which runs from November 29th until December 24th - a really great place for some unique holiday gift shopping.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Haverhill Music - Local Landscape Cityscape Painting

Haverhill Music
6 x 5 inches
acrylic on board

The holiday crazies seem to have begun!
I'm crazy busy (and already feeling  behind!) but all kinds of fun stuff coming up. I can't believe the big Wenham fair is just over a week away! More details soon.

This painting is one more local scene -unfortunately this business closed earlier this year.  I will be taking this piece with a small grouping of Haverhill paintings to Positive Images Gallery on Wingate Street in Haverhill at the end of the week.

And last call on commissions before the holidays. Two more days (or when I fill these last two slots - which ever comes first!) .....Friday, November 15th, 2013 will be the absolute last day I accept new commissions for this holiday season.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Two Pears - Small Still Life Painting with Pears

Two Pears
5 x 7 inches
acrylic on canvas

Just finishing up this commission and moving on to the varnishing stage. There are so many colors i these pears! I can't wait to varnish them so all the colors just "glow".

I will only be taking a few more commissions before the holidays. Be sure to contact me soon if you are interested in a unique piece created just for you!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mark's - Small Acrylic Painting, Cityscape Landscape

5 x 4 inches
acrylic on board

An interesting bit of architecture on a corner in downtown Haverhill, Massachusetts. I keep checking it out when I pass by - I still think at the right time of day with the right shadows, there will be another painting there somewhere.....

I am hoping to squeeze in one more Haverhill piece before I deliver a bunch to Positive Images Gallery. A few commissions in process....and holiday shows coming up quickly ...oh my!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fallen Leaves - Small Acrylic Painting of Autumn Leaf

Fallen Leaves 6
2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper
available here

I'm loving all the colors in the oak leaves. Picked up a few lovely red ones today, too, while on a hike with my boys. Hard to believe we are already into November - my holiday shows start in less than three weeks!

Just a reminder.... I will only be taking a few more requests for holiday commissions......please contact me asap if you are interested!