art, inspired to create, seasonal

“ETA” – awaiting the arrival of Spring – new work from my studio

recently finished a new painting inspired by the unseasonably warm weather we were experiencing these past couple weeks. Walking around town without a jacket in February seemed weird and wonderful at the same time. There was a part of me that just couldn’t relax into the comfort of a 70 degree day. A jaded New Englander by trade, I was waiting for Mother Nature to drop a foot or more of snow on me or maybe a flying house like something out of the Wizard of Oz.

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A kid collaboration of new artwork

Over winter break I had two of my favorite kids hanging with me in my studio. We decided to collaborate on some new artwork which was really convenient because we had some time on our hands and quite a lot of energy to contend with. I set up two easels along with some canvases and heavy duty watercolor papers and then had the boys choose the color paints they liked best. We talked about what collaboration means and then we discussed how to lay down paint for a really cool background.

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art, inspired to create

Big news …

I have some cool news to share in these early weeks of 2017 … a piece of my art has been included in The Emerging Artists juried show at Three Stones Gallery in West Concord, Massachusetts! Opening reception is Saturday January 21 at 5:30pm. The show will run until March 10th. Hopefully at some point, you might be able to stop in to see the show and support not only me but all the other regional emerging artists.

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new work – inspired abstract florals

I had a few florals in various stages of completion and this was an idea I had at the early stage of the game. I confess that this painting sat longer than usual because I had moved onto other things and decided to save this for another day. I finished this a couple of weeks ago and it has become one of my favorite florals to date. I’m happy that I waited to see where I really wanted to go with it.

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Home Sweet Home: new work

I keep vowing to make time to write about what is happening in and out of the studio…and there is a lot to share for sure. I will start here, with a somewhat recent piece called “Home Sweet Home”. It is a mixed media piece on canvas that I created after our trip to Paris in November. I had just returned home shaken from our visit and reeling from the aftermath of the attack on Paris while we were there…

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50:fifty project, art, inspired to create, seasonal

Nell’s Flowers number 50 of my 50:fifty project

Drumroll please … number 50 of my 50:fifty project is a bouquet of flowers for me! I decided that I would end my 50 paintings with the kind of artwork that I’ve grown to love best – painting flowers and this time I’ve made them just for me. I create most of my art right in my imagination with a reference image sometimes to help me sort out my subject. I’m inspired by everything and…

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50:fifty project, art, inspired to create, seasonal

Red Flowers in Blue Vase: abstract floral art

My paintbrush pretty much did this all on her own. Swirls of orange, pink and red paint created the abstract flowers and magenta, teals, blue and purple pulled together to create a beautifully weathered blue vase. All my paintings begin with a myriad of colors splashed across the canvas and then I begin to rein them all in letting a few of the colors peek out in the shadows of the piece.

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