Oyster Beds in Le Canon, France 30" x 40" oil on stretched canvas
Sitting on the veranda facing this beautiful vista and its changing sunrises and sunsets is what we do when we visit Le Canon at the Gilchrist home of Patrick and Florence, parents of our close friends Seamus and Mia.
This is a painting of oyster beds in the Bassein de Archechon in the northwestern shore of France near Cap Ferret, an hour north of Bordeaux. It is also where Monet and other impressionists painted because of its beauty.
The house looks out at this vast water basin full of oyster beds. The raw oysters in all the areas of these waters are so fresh and delicious. We eat them at the little restaurant houses owned by the French oyster fishermen and enjoy the beautiful waterfront view and the changing sunsets.
This painting is sold, but an 8" x 10" print is available for $75 plus s/h.
This little construction guy is my grandson Shane. He is now six, but when he was three he loved to play with his construction toys.
This painting is SOLD.
If you'd like your grandchildren or children in a painting, let me know. I do a limited number of commissioned paintings from your best photos in either watercolor, acrylic or oil in various sizes. Email me if you are interested.
This is another one is my series of mini florals I am preparing for an upcoming art show. It will be framed in a 3 1/2" decorative frame.
If you wish to purchase this painting, or one similar ato it, please email me. Unframed with painted sides, it is priced at $150 plus s/h. In the decorative 8" x 10" frame it costs $250 plus s/h. I can email you a picture of it in its frame.
This is another painting in my mini flower series I am creating for an upcoming show. It will be put in a 3 1/2" decorative frame.
If you are interested in this or a similar painting, please email me. Unframed this painting with painted sides is priced at $150. In a decorative frame it will sell for $250. I can email you a picture of the framed painting if you are interested. Shipping is extra.
This is one of a series of mini paintings I am preparing for an upcoming show. It will be framed in a 4 1/2" frame which I will photograph and put on my blog when completed.
If you would like to purchase a mini like this one, please email me. Unframed it is priced at $100 plus s/h. Since the sides are painted, it needn't be framed. However, when framed in a 4 1/2" decorative frame it is priced at $250 plus s/h.
This painting was done as I sat beneath a grape vine looking up at it in a village I stayed at in Buenconvento, a Tuscan town in Italy. I was fortunate to join a group of painters who attended a morning workshop and then painted every afternoon for two weeks and traveled on weekends and evenings to neighboring Tuscan towns. It was a memorable experience and I enjoyed every minute of painting I did there and times I spent with my artist friends.
A few years ago I was fortunate to travel to China with my husband and 8 other friends. In one city we watched the Key to the City ceremony from which this painting recently evolved. The costumes of the dancers were wonderful and this dancer inspired me to paint this watercolor.
If you would like to purchase this painting, please email me. It is priced at $250 plus s/h.
This is one of my larger abstract paintings using line and shapes fashioned after one of my favorite abstract painters, Kandinsky. He wrote an entire book on the use of dots, lines and color and I tried to use some of his theories in this painting. It has black painted sides with 1 1/2" thickness and can be hung without a frame.
I tried to use a push/pull motif; is the orange circle behind or in front of the green rectangle? You figure it out.
If you would like to purchase this painting, please email me. It is priced at $1200 plus s/h.
This abstract began as an unplanned application of acrylic colors and evolved into a painting resembling the ebbing tide on a coastline. However, I retained the abstraction rather than bring it to realism retaining the large shapes of varied colors fusing together.
If you would like to purchase this painting, please email me. This abstract is framed in a floater frame and is priced at $400 plus s/h. An 8" x 10" print is available for $25 plus s/h.
This abstract was done by layering and scratching out colors with Holbein oil pastels. You can see some of the underlying colors seeping through the blue dominant finished painting. It was done on Rives printmaking paper and will need a mat and glass to be framed properly.
If you would like to purchase this abstract oil pastel, please email me. It is priced at $100 plus s/h. Matted and framed is priced at $200 plus s/h.
I love peonies and decided to do an expressionistic painting of a varied-colored peony bouquet. I randomly put colors in the background and finished by putting a few details in the peonies, but I didn't want this to be as realistic as some other work I've done. The background and vase are left undetailed also. I like the contrast of the red against the white flowers.
If you would like to purchase this painting, please email me. This painting, framed in a gold, plein aire frame is priced at $900 plus s/h.
This is a picture of an oil pastel I did from a scene across the street from where I live. The light on the house, my tree and snow on the two front lawns attracted me to render it quickly from my window. At this point in the photo, it was still taped onto my support. Later, matted and framed, this pastel won an Honorable Mention in a local gallery show to my surprise and of course excitement.
Hiking Through Valley Forge at Dusk 12" x 16" pastel framed
On Christmas Day, my husband, Don, two of my sons, Paul and Louis, and I hiked through the historic Valley Forge at dusk when the skies were so blue and the ground so orange. The complementary colors of that particular day inspired me to do this pastel of the colorful scene. Our family is so fortunate to have this beautiful, vast, historic Valley Forge park so near and available to us for hiking and biking which we do often as a favily all year round. If you ever are in the vicinity of Philadelphia, you will have an opportunity to visit Valley Forge and experience its history and beauty.
I admire Cezanne's paintings and even traveled to Aix-en-Provence to see his originals in the museum there. So when setting up this still life I thought of the many wonderful paintings Cezanne produced in his studio which still has some of the vases and objects he painted. We even walked up the steep hill from his studio to the park dedicated to him which overlooks Mt. Victoire the famous mountain he painted. The park has many images of his landscapes of this famous mountain. It is worth a visit since it was a popular spot Cezanne painted from in his day.
If you would like to purchase this watercolor, please email me. It is framed priced at $250 plus s/h. An 8" x 10" print is available for $25 plus s/h.
I have been teaching, painting and writing professionally for many years. I am a literature and writing teacher, a Reading Specialist and Montessori trained too.
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