Sunday, March 28, 2010

Some Work in Progress for This Year

Sometimes I just have to pause and see where
I'm going! There's so many directions I would
like to follow!

Friday, March 26, 2010

More Company in the Studio

This morning I had company besides
Ellie May to help me paint...

I appreciate all the help I can get!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Tonight it seemed very appropriate that
Ellie May supervised my painting
of a catbird!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Cleaning

Saturday was the first day of spring and since
it was so warm in Maine (which is very unusual)
I was inspired to do some spring cleaning and
began with the porch. I ended up rearranging
things trying to simplify as best I could.
Ellie May was used to having the couch
where the chair now is and looked very puzzled
when she first saw the new look!
Didn't take her long to adjust.

I think our taste of spring may disappear soon
as temperatures are predicted to drop this week
with a slight chance of snow.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Painting Plovers

My helper and I are working on more
bird paintings today...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Painting Shells with Ellie May

Now that I'm back home, my artist helper
is very attentive!

It was a lovely sunny, mild day...warm enough to
work on the porch with Ellie May.

My little work table was extremely crowded but
we managed to paint some little pictures of shells.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Old and New

Opening a cupboard door in the dining room this
morning I found an old beach rock I had drawn on
with pen and ink from years gone by!
(still in Connecticut)

Here's what I've been working on the past few days.
I simply love birds!
Though we are still in winter, it's feeling a bit like
spring down here.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

More Old Art

While rummaging around the basement while visiting
my Dad I came across these 2 old paintings.

The first one I painted when I was 14.
I always have loved Maine!

When my brother (the pianist) was 13 he performed the
Brahms Trio with
Joel (the clarinetist) and Pat (the cellist).
At the time I tried to capture this special performance
with my paints!
I was so happy to be reunited with these paintings and
so thankful they had been saved all these years.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Finding More Old Artwork

Early yesterday morning my Dad was looking
through some big plastic storage containers
filled with miscellaneous things and among
them were these old folded up pieces of
newsprint paper.

Unfolding revealed some drawings I had
made a long long time ago.

the living room...


my brother practicing the piano...

these brought back memories of growing up...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Pencil Drawing from the Past

While visiting my Dad, I've been coming
across some of my old art...
here's a pencil drawing of my youngest
sister when she was about 6 years old.
My how time has flown!