Wednesday, December 30, 2015

"Wildflowers and Ironstone" 9 x 12 oil

I love objects with facets, ironstone, silver, glass.  They reflect their surroundings in a lovely way.  Here is one of my favorite ironstone cream pitchers back lit with wildflowers, and a tomato which casts a beautiful color on the white.

Added to my studio clearance sale today.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Climate Change - Getting the Message Across

UMass Lowell has a great website for educating students about climate concerns and encouraging their involvement in advocating for change.  My students watched an interesting slide show, read a number of FAQs, and entered a poster contest with their take on spreading the news about climate change. Here's a link to the slide show.   The posters needed to be a specific size and shape because the winning posters will grace the sides of the Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) buses. We had a learning curve aside from climate change itself.  The posters needed to be 22" x 7" with a one inch border around the edge.  Sometimes I need to remind myself that what I see as a simple task is not simple for all.  I taught everyone how to make a one inch border that was uniform.  We made draft designs and discussed their strengths and potential changes. Here are some of the final products.  I'm really proud of my students' efforts and their fabulous creative ideas. 
 What do you think?

Friday, December 18, 2015

A Few More....

Added a few more paintings to my Studio Clearance Sale.  including this demo I did with my painting class a few summers ago.  The blue dinghy was very appealing, and the truck behind it was originally white, replaced by a blue one, and eventually a red one... I love a moving target.

Finding all kinds of things as I clean out.  Use the link above, click on any image and you will see its dimensions and pricing information.  Thanks in advance for looking.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Studio Clearance Sale!

My studio is cramped and I'm going to grad school.  Check out the Studio Clearance tab at; lots of work at deep discounts, unframed, "Buy It Now" option via Paypal, and priority shipping.  
When you get to the web site, click on a painting to see its details, size, price, etc.
Thank you in advance.  

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

"City Sidewalks" watercolor and ink 10 x 9

It's that time of year. Since I was a little girl, walking about Boston's Downtown Crossing area meant seeing the wonderful glowing stars lit and suspended above the streets.  The stars have stayed the same for decades.  I assume these are not the same nets-with-lights-in-glorious-star-shapes that hung there when I was a little girl, but they are the same design so someone else understands their icon status, too.  The design is so appealing, and nostalgic for me, while contemporary, too.  This month's theme for Girls Just Wanna Paint  is "celebration".  When I see these lights, I don't think of retail.  I see history, and wonder, and the joy of the season, and beauty, pageantry, excitement.  That's a celebration for me, every year.

Thanks for looking.