Sunday, September 25, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Red Pepper #2

Oil on Board
11 x 14

My husband and I have been fans of the famous photographer Edward Weston for many years. He did hundreds of large format black and white photographs of peppers, all elegant and beautiful. He was, understandably captivated by the form and shape. I am amazed at the beauty of these vegetables and hope to continue this series in the coming weeks.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pomegranate and Old Bottle

Oil on Panel
5 x 7

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This another small painting done on Innerglow archival panels. The painting is done in multiple layers over an initial griselle underpainting.Link

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ponderosa Lemon 2

Oil on Wood Panel
5 x 7

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This is another painting of one of my favorite subjects. I am very taken by the texture and shapes of these lemons. The painting is done on an Innerglow archival wood panel, they are 1/2" thick and a beautiful surface to work on.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Little Teapot

Oil on Linen Panel
10 x 12

This was the first studio still life that I did after arriving back in Arizona. It is nice to be back in the studio working on a regular basis.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ponderosa Lemon

Oil on Board
11 x 14

It is nice to be back in Arizona and in the studio, I have three still life paintings in progress and finished this one today. I am using Inner Glow boards which are 1/2" thick wood boards and I am so far delighted at the way they accept paint. I recently bought a few to try and will definitely be ordering more.

Monday, August 22, 2011

White Poppys

Oil on Linen Panel
16 x 20

I recently did this floral painting while visiting our son and his wife in California. Their neighbor had a bush of these beautiful flowers and she was kind enough to allow me to cut some from the bush to use for this painting.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Vermont En Plein Aire

Roadside Study

8 x 10 Oil on Board

Another plein air study done during my visit to Isle Lamotte, Vermont. When we first arrived it rained nearly everyday, but the last two weeks of the visit the weather changed and I was able to enjoy the natural beauty of the Island.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Vermont Plein Air

Woodland Study
5 x 7 Oil on Board

This study was done at the Fisk Quarry on Isle Lamotte, a state historical site, cherished by the Islanders. My daily walks through the area were quiet and thoughtful and provided delightful sights and sounds.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain
9 x 12
Oil on Board Plein Air

It has been a long time between posts, but I am now back in Arizona and will be trying to catch up in the coming days. The final leg of our trip was to Isle Lamotte, Vermont on Lake Champlain. We visited with our good friends Dave and Mary Jane who have a lovely home on the island. We stayed for a month and I was able to do some Plein Air work while there, this piece was done from their front deck. The lake level was at a 130 year high and the rocks and trees in the foreground which are underwater is all part of the front yard. Unfortunately many of the Islanders actually lost their homes in the flooding. Dave and Mary Jane were among a few of the fortunate ones. I will post a couple more from the trip in the next few days as well as some new work that I have done here in the studio.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Oil on Wood Panel
12 x 16
Well this is my final painting done here in den Haag before returing to the U.S.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Ancient Theatre

Oil on Stretched Canvas
5" x 7"

This is a small study of the Ancient Theatre at Agrigento, Sicily from our recent visit.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Portrait of Enzo

Oil on Linen Panel
6" x 8"

Enzo Paul Maas at one and half months old.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


8 x 10

I found these growing wild here along the street in den Haag.