Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shell Game

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This is 9x9"  and it seemed like a good subject to close out the summer. The shell is old - my Aunt Katherine found it  - when? the 30's? the 40s? I remember playing with it when I was little and it has been far inland, on the bookshelf in my house for many years. Some things just seem to last and last. The painting is at the Peninsula Art Academy now.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


And this is my final entry in the Plein Air Competition in Peninsula. I painted at the banks of the Cuyahoga  (video posted yeterday). I met so many wonderful people.... the girl from my hometown Yonkers, N.Y. and her friend from Peninsula, the man in the white hat, the nice little boy in the bike helmet and the couple with the black lab. Special thanks to Michael and my studio dog Casey for helping to carry and tote and just keep me company. 
I saw some of the other entries and this promises to be a fabulous show at the Peninsula Art Academy.  I'll keep you updated with info on the artists reception and the judging!
video This is where I set up today .. what a great location to paint!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Plein Air Today!




Today I was in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park painting in the Plein Air competition. I chose to set up at the Log Cabin Gallery today... a beautiful log cabin in Peninsula looking down on the Cuyahoga River. There were musicians playing and the sun came out and there were so many great choices of subject matter.
I'm posting this slide show so you can see it all.

Heres the two pieces I finished today:


 And I am going back tomorrow for another day of fun!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Its coming...

This morning I think I need to start the space heater under the desk. Its damp and chilly and I see it as a clear warning of whats to come. The other day I was in a discussion about  ice-skating and I remembered my Dad taking us skating on the Bronx River. I remember the ice was bumpy and you could see all the leaves and twigs frozen under the surface and there was an arched bridge in the distance. And unlike the rink in Yonkers there were no walls to hang onto.
This aceo can be found here

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Special Day

A very special Happy Birthday wish today to my grandson Lucas who is turning 5 today

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Since I dont have any paintings of Star Wars guys I'm using this cute little fellow to wish you a great day!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Farm Buildings

I think this might be where Grandpa kept his chickens.
The painting is 8 x 10 and is also at the MD Garage Gallery thru September.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

New Gallery!

I have been terribly bad... I've not told you about the new gallery where I am thrilled to be showing my work! Artful Living is on W 67th St in the Gordon Square Arts area of Cleveland. Map...map... (how to get there)

You'll find this little seascape there ~
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I've brought some large and small pieces and you'll also find wonderful photography, wrought iron work, jewelry and vintage clothing. The gallery is open Friday and Saturday.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Grandpa Feeding the Chicks

I painted this acrylic (not watercolor) for the September exhibit at the MD Garage. The theme is Farm Life and I thought I would add a touch of nostalgia to the piece.

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This would be a great weekend to stop in at the MD Garage. Its an old gas station that has been converted into an art gallery and its located at the bottom of Boston Mills Road near Riverview Rd in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It's open Saturday and Sunday from 10-4.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September Days

The water is still blue but the skies let us know whats coming. We've had so much rain in Ohio this past month but I'm happy that the high temperatures are past us.

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ACEO 2.5 x 3.5"

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Back to Business

Summer is over and its time to return to cooler temperatures, eating indoors and close-toed shoes. This little painting sums up my feelings - heading back to shore after vacation days.

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Still plenty of good times that are coming with the new season. There's a plein air paint out on the 24th and a clambake the following week. Football and pumpkins and lots more time to write on my blog!