Friday, December 25, 2009

Oil painting commission

I I finished this oil commission just in time for the holidays. It's 22"x28" and shows a beach on Cape Cod.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Long Island, Maine

4x4 oil on canvas. The inspiration for this painting was a photo that I took a few years ago. It was September and the goldenrod was in bloom all over the island. Working on this was a great way to escape a dreary winter day- even if only for a little while.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Doyle Conservation Center

This peaceful spot is only 5 minutes from my house. Until recently, I used to drive by every day and wish I could paint by the pond. The wish has come true! The estate now belongs to the Doyle Reservation. Last weekend Gerry and I joined a guided tree and shrub themed tour of the grounds, starting at the Conservation Center. To my delight, the tour included this piece of property. It is open to the public year round, seven days a week. There are a few buildings besides the large main house including a carriage house, Cape Cottage house and a quaint dog kennel.
The sketch was done on the opposite side of the bank from where I took the photo. Expect lots of artwork from this area!