Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sweet Days - Original Acrylic Mini Painting Still Life of Watermelon

Sweet Days
3 x 3 inches
acrylic on canvas

I had a special request for a bunch of little watermelon paintings. I hadn't painted watermelon before - so I had some fun with it! What a great subject for a hot summer day.....

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Work in Progress....another small painting

Since I have been concentrating so much on my larger pieces this year with all the exhibitions I have had, I now have a very low inventory of smaller pieces - and some of my local shops and customers are pleading for more! So for the next few weeks, I think that will be mostly what I will be working on.....

This is an 8 x 6" acrylic on a cradled panel from the wonderful Salem Willows Arcade neon sign.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Taste - Small Acrylic Painting, Summer Still Life with Watermelon

Summer Taste
3 x 3 inches
acrylic on canvas

A fun little summery mini painting! A quick little venture into a few paintings including watermelon by special request.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Holding Close - Small Acrylic Painting on Canvas Still Life of Pear

Holding Close
4 x 4 inches
acrylic on canvas

So.... yesterday's pear needed a companion. Love how these two look together in their little floater frames:

This pair of pears is available at the Newburyport Art Association Gift Shop.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Letting Go - Small Acrylic Painting on Canvas Still Life of Pear

Letting Go
4 x 4 inches
acrylic on canvas

I bought some awesome small floater frames recently ( and also bought a few of the 4x4" stretched canvases from the same company just to try them out. Love the texture of the canvas and how nice and tight the canvas feels. The mini floater frames are adorable, so I need to work on a few pieces so I can use them. I haven't painted pears in a while, so I started with a pear.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Works in Progress...

I have been thinking for a while about posting more works in progress as they are on my easel. It means more posts, but I have had some people tell me that they really enjoy seeing the process.  And with the fact that I have been doing more larger pieces, means I have less finished pieces to post and the entire process takes longer anyways.

So - give me some feedback!  I'd love to hear if you'd mind seeing a little more "behind the scenes" and see some of the paintings as I go.

Here is one to start things 8x8" painting for the upcoming 8 Cubed exhibition at the  Newburyport Art Association

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ferns - Acrylic Painting of Old Motel Sign

16 x 12 inches
acrylic on canvas

There is a graphic quality about this sign that I really like, I am considering doing a "flat" version in gouache just to emphasize that quality without an shading or background distraction. Gouache would be a new medium for me, so we will have to see how it goes!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Home - Small Acrylic Painting of Classic Board Game Original ACEO

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

I've always loved the game "Sorry!" for some reason - and I still get a kick out of playing it with my kids. Maybe it is just being able to say "Sorry!" with a smile as I send them back to start over.....

(By the way - I loved the suggestion of Clue. Hopefully you will see some paintings of that game in the future.)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Indiana Ave. - Small Acrylic Painting of Vintage Game Board Original ACEO

Indiana Ave
3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

Playing with some new compositions using little ACEO-sized pieces of watercolor paper. I'm considering hitting some flea markets or yard sale to find some "new" vintage games to work with. Anybody have some favorite games to suggest that I should check out?

Monday, July 13, 2015

INA - Small Acrylic Painting of Old Neon Sign

6 x 6 inches
acrylic on cradled panel

Oh, how I have missed these little paintings! Working on some small panels to refresh the supplies of some of the shops I work with.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Pete - small original ACEO painting of lego figire

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

Fun to bring out the toys....what am I going to do once my kids are too old for this stuff? I guess I will have to build my OWN collection of toys to play with.....

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Sharing - Colorful Still Life Acrylic Painting with Peppers and Stripes

16 x 12 inches
acrylic on canvas

I keep going back to fruits and vegetables and stripes. I am thinking about adding some more patterns next - I am hoping to find some vintage fabrics to go with my colorful vintage bowls and plates.....

This painting will be shown at the Art in Whittier's Barn for the Haverhill Arts Association's Exhibit and plein air event at Whittier's Birthplace in Haverhill, Massachusetts this weekend - July 10-12, from 11-4 each day,