Wednesday, November 12, 2014


5" x 5 1/2"
acrylic on panel

I've been having fun playing around with clouds.  I took a lot of reference photos of clouds while I was up in Cooperstown, NY this August and I am just now getting around to painting them.  The clouds are so amazing up in the mountains.  They seem to change every minute, or maybe that was just the weather while I was there.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Swiss Village Farm, Newport, RI

5" x 7"
acrylic on panel

This summer I was able to visit Swiss Village Farm during their annual Visitors Day, the one day a year when they allow the public onto the farm grounds.  The scenery was amazing and my reference photos don't do it justice, never mind my painting.  But I will keep trying...

Monday, November 10, 2014

coleus clipping

coleus clipping
6" x 6"
acrylic on panel

This little clipping has been sitting in my kitchen window since late summer.  It is actually a clipping from a clipping, of the pot of coleus from my front porch.  Talk about hardy!

I just love the chartruese of the leaves and the way the red splotches look painted on ( on the actual plant, here it is obviously, actually painted on...)  Since this guy is so resillient, I may have to do a few more paintings.