Sunday, December 20, 2015

Abstraction Distraction

"Abstract Autumn 1"
30" x 14"

I wanted to try a more abstract approach. This process was one of discovery and fun!  I also realized what a pleasure it was to not have to be quite so tied to exact details as I find myself with figures.  If a mistake is made - make another shape - plan A reveals plan B etc.  

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Golden Girl

"Golden Girl"
24" x 18"

Another swimmer - I obviously like to expand on a theme. It all started with the goggles.  I had done a couple of paintings with women in sunglasses and then decided to try and find something else that could lend interest to a group of women - particularly in regards to their heads - and came up with goggles!   This subject matter has also kept the pressure on having to paint so much exposed skin - a real challenge.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Nicholas Simmons

 Nick Simmons was my teacher, mentor and dear friend for 7 years.  He challenged and inspired me to try new approaches and to always do what I wanted to do with subject matter and technique.  I learned so very much and  grew in confidence - the confidence he always tried to instill in his pupils and friends. Thank you Nick.  We will miss you.

At my first workshop - I had never done watercolor before!

With my model Amy, and Nick - who pushed me to do my first solo show - a real leap of faith!

A daring and somewhat wine-fueled purchase of Barcelona!

The happy owner and the artist..

It was too big for my car so Nick volunteered to deliver and hang took hours to hang!

At the BWS MidAtlantic show this past June -kudos and support from the master.... 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Water babies

"Practice Prep"
24' x 18"

Modified and signed with a new signature...which, as someone tells me, is a lot better than the old!