Saturday, September 13, 2014

New England Marine Mammals, digital print, 16" X 20"

Illustrative piece available as a digital print.

unframed $90

Penguins of the World, digital print, 36" X 11"

These penguins are from an exhibit at the Toronto Zoo, as well as at the New England Aquarium, though I have altered it for my own portfolio.
In the Toronto Zoo exhibit the penguins here are actual size, meaning: the Emporer is 4 feet tall!

It has also been used in another format for a veterinary medicine textbook. Some of the penguins had to be increased or decreased in size, according to the newest data worldwide.

This image is available as an art print, measuring 11" high X 36" wide with a 3/4 " white border, and is printed on velvet fine art paper with quality inks. It sells for $55 plus shipping/handling (usually= $10). Please email to place an order.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Marsh Solitude, 22" X 12", giclee from original watercolor

A Great Blue Heron.
This image is available as a giclee print.
$175 framed
(unframed sold out)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Indian Summer Wolf, watercolor, 13" X 19"

From my time spent in Wyoming. Available as a giclee print.
$225 framed
$100 unframed

Race Point Trekking, 18.5" X 30", watercolor

This image was my first to get into the prestigious "Arts for the Parks" national competition. It depicts the great dune areas off Provincetown at Cape Cod National Seashore. There is a nearly-invisible coyote trekking across the morning landscape. This is available as a giclee print.
$225 framed (frame has small dings)
Unframed sold out.

Morning Sunsplash; Green Heron, 30" X 20", acrylic

 One beautiful morning on Red River in Harwich Port, MA I found this heron fishing. Morning light and shadow provided a great backdrop for the algae, grass, and seaweed-covered mud banks where he prowled.
Original Acrylic framed, $875

Red Tail in Flight, 35" X 24", acrylic SOLD

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Looser style than my typical work, I wanted to depict the motion of the hawk and its beautiful striking red tail which can usually only be seen from below if the light hits just right.
Original Acrylic on board

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Goat Feeding, 18" X 24", acrylic

A painting for my good friends Jane and Vern, outside Saint Louis at their farm. The goats get fed grain every 3-4 days, and when they do it's a big deal. I painted this image from a video I took of the goats all running from the big pastures to the barn. The last gal, pregnant I believe, straggling behind with her ears flopping as she goes.... and Vern just chuckling all the while.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ragazza, 9" X 12", acrylic

This is a friend's 19 (?) year-old cat. I believe her name may be Bella Ragazza, meaning "beautiful girl" in Italian. I have to say though, I wish I'd gotten a video of her, as she has the cutest, short little legs ever! She reminded me a lot of my old bow-legged, fat black boy, Spaghetti, aka Spaz.

Zoe and Miguel, 8.5 X 11.5, watercolor

"Zoe" is my California friend's first young Warmblood; she stands over 17 hands and she is not only a beautiful mover, but she is very smart too. A handful!
Miguel has taken exceptional care of her, and my friend will give this painting as a gift to him. It wass actually not quite finished here but I sent it off without photographing (my corrections to hind hooves, feet and general tightening)!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bubble Boys, 12 1/2" X 21 1/2", acrylic SOLD

More Sanderlings! All my Sanderlings seem curiously ... in bright sunlight and ...on the beach....
Yes, I can "work" and hang out at the beach too.....!!!
Original acrylic

Cling-On, 4" X 4", acrylic

White-Breasted Nuthatch! Cuties they are.
This piece is on an (unframed) mounted board. Can be hung without frame with a more modern look.
Original $85

Great Blue in Yellow, acrylic, 8" X 11 1/2"

Great Blue Heron of course.... I'm still trying to loosen up.
Original acrylic

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Goldfinch, 8" X 8", acrylic

Male and female Goldfinches everywhere.
Maybe there's a cheerful goldfinch to try and counteract every tear shed, because there are a lot of people hurting ... and a lot of goldfinches right now.
This was a simple study and is on a cradled mounted wood panel
Unframed (no frame needed)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Heron in Marshgrass, 8" X 11", acrylic

This Great Blue Heron appears (digitally) in my mural for Long Island (L.I. National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at Wertheim). Trying for that loose style, but struggling when trying to depict a specific species.
Original acrylic, framed $85

Sunday, December 5, 2010

If the Road Forks, 7" X 10", original acrylic

Colorful morning in Harwich, MA.

North Bay, 8" X 10", original acrylic SOLD

A view of Pleasant Bay with a tad of artistic license.

Two Peeps Playing, 8" X 11.5" SOLD

I could paint these guys all day.

Little Trodden Path, 4" X 6", SOLD

Peeps Parade, image size 8" X 24"

This image is available as a fine art giclee print.
Framed, $175
Unframed $90

Cape Light, image size 12" X 27"

This image is available as a fine art giclee print.
Framed (frame has small discoloration in 1-2 spots)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sanderling Surf Snack, 14" X 11" SOLD

More Peeps!
Sold the one below this so had to replace.
The beach is currently a bit grey and misty, so these pics are a good reminder of the sunny summer.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Peep Flying 2, 12" x 12" SOLD

Sanderling in flight....
love to emphasize the sand-colored reflected light on the belly.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Peep Flying. 8" X 10", SOLD

When I was an undergrad at UC Berkeley I took Ornithology, and a guy in the class called the sanderlings (the little guys running along the shoreline) "peeps". Cute name for the cutest little birds. Always active - almost like hummers. Most of the time they are feeding along the waves (I got a great pic of one nearly submerged by a wave - generally they escape in time) but then they will suddenly fly off. I was catching rays and great views of these guys last week. Love 'em!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Schoolie Bluefin, 18" X 36", acrylic

I have decided to rework this. Stay tuned.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Little Dune Grasslands, 12" X 18" SOLD

Some of the spring mornings this year have been superb; this morning was obviously as bright and clear as you ever get. A first painting after being away illustrating scientific, medical and biological things for some time. I really want to get to some fish, however.
I am going to post my tuna from two years ago - to inspire myself.

Young Yellowfin, 12" X 24", acrylic

I want to paint more tuna and other fast, shiny sportfish like these!

Canvas giclee print, framed $195
Original SOLD

Marsh View North, 9" X 12", acrylic

The same area as the previous painting; Forest Beach supplies lots of bits of inspiration.

This is in a beautiful classic gold frame

Friday, February 22, 2008

"Stripes", 8" X 8", SOLD

Seems I haven't been able to return to the winter theme.
Spring will be arriving soon, and perhaps I will just skip over it after all. Old photos of summer scenes have been helpful in reminding me that summer will indeed return as well!


Thursday, January 31, 2008

"Chicory and Vines", 8" X 10" SOLD

It's January 31, and I needed a glimpse of summer.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

"November Foot Bridge", 9" X 12", acrylic on board

I have enjoyed the interesting colors of November. Sometimes it's ubiquitously grey here on the Cape, but other times there are subtleties in color everywhere. This image is from Salt Pond in Eastham, a great place to walk with lots of trails, and Nauset Marsh which leads to the outer beach itself.

Original Acrylic $185

Thursday, January 24, 2008

"November Red and Green", 9" X 12", acrylic on board

I was walking my pup, it was cold and had just flurried.
In the shadows were patchy bits of snow, giving a super duper cobalt look to them (and if you look at all of my work I do tend to love the blues and purples)... Wow, then the little red buds against that evergreen whatever-it-is... Who knew November could be so charming?

"Bench Landing", 6" X 8" SOLD

I have a bunch in the works right now.
This is the last summer scene, then on to some nice fall and winters.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

"Dashing Through the Snow" SOLD

My Christmas card!
I have these available as greeting cards: 8 1/2" X 5 1/2".
Email me if you would like to order. Package of 5 for $15.00. $2.00 shipping.

12" X 9"

"Skippy and Weedie", 14" X 26", acrylic

This commission was done for the owner of the farm where I board Finnegan (my horse). It was a gift for her mother who owns these two (the Appy on the right is the foal of the mare on the left). Apparently when they gave her the gift at Christmas she cried.
In this case it's great when people cry.

Wychmere Harbor, 13" X 26", acrylic

This commission required lots of artistic license.
My main reference shot was from 1965!
The other was from a shot taken in a grey grey November!
Needless to say the buildings on Cape Cod today compared to '65 also have changed. Bigger - lots bigger.
I miss the old Cape but alas, that's progress.
Regardless, the harbor remains and can look lovely in Spring, Summer and Fall. The boats haven't changed all that much. Just more of 'em!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

"Cove Peek", 4" X 6" SOLD

A cute view on Town Cove in Orleans in summer.

Stream Edge, 12" X 9", acrylic SOLD

This was from a trip to NH last fall.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Round Cove, 18" X 24", acrylic SOLD

Please do click on this image to see better color in the larger version.....
This was the last piece finished in preparation for an open studio event I had last night.
The image is from Pleasant Bay, a beautiful and varied inlet here on the Cape which in the summer months is somwewhat overloaded with lobster boats, fishing and pleasure boats and yachts, and little skiffs like this one.


Monday, October 22, 2007

"Grass Abstract", 9" X 12", acrylic on board

When I walk my dog practically anywhere, I look at grasses.
I have had a bit of botany classwork and have done botanical illustration.
I always say to myself, "grass is so under-rated".
I love it. Most of the species are like miniature corn plants, with their teeny-weeny flowers concealed amidst the long spires at ends of stalks. If you look up close at the colors they are almost always subtle and beautiful.
This piece is no botanical illustration, for sure! And even though it features some fairly common species (unknown to me... just because I like grasses it doesn't mean I know one species from another), I hope it sings the praises of grass in some way.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Old Field Road, 7" X 10", acrylic on board

I tried to take a "study" or quickie-approach to this small one. For the most part it worked and went smoothly. A fun scene to work with - with all the lush colors and textures.


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Fisher Morning, 12" X 18", acrylic on board SOLD

I admit I am into smooth, nice-colored, gradated skies. Same goes for water. It's hard to achieve, at least in acrylic, and I have to tell myself I'm finished when I'd really rather re-paint again and again.

Original acrylic $275 framed

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Late Summer Slope, 14" X 11" SOLD

Kind of a quickie though it doesn't look it.
We like those!!
Not so sure about the bright greens... but greens are always difficult and it IS summer after all.

I lost the "squishy" feel of the paint somewhere when I started nit-picking the grass, as usual.
Where to draw the line between realism and the painterly thing?
...still working on that....

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Golden Cove, 8" X 14", acrylic

I am trying to experiment with bolder color. Another one on the way once I am done with my illustration projects.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Cedar Path, 9" X 12", acrylic on board

Just a quickie to remind myself I still paint when in the midst of illustration projects.
This is the beach (well, the dunes behind the beach) down the road from me and the location of many of my images.


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Cordgrass in Grey, 14" X 11", acrylic on canvas SOLD

This was more exciting than I'd anticipated because I tend to paint in heavy contrast and this has basically none.
Grey days can be so very lovely and melancholy. Painting the greyness scared me - I was afraid of it becoming "dead" - but the grey can serve as a platform for the colors to contrast against.... albeit subtly.

original acrylic, framed $125

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Asking For Trouble, 18" X 36", acrylic on board

After the last piece this was very exciting. Bigger blobs of paint, and a subject I love. Plus the large size, although it inevitably takes awhile to complete, forced me to stay relatively loose.

unframed $200

Friday, June 1, 2007

Fall Marsh 14" X 32", acrylic on board

This has been sitting waiting to be painted for some time. I blocked in the sky and the deeper grass early on, but couldn't face all the detail for months.


Sunday, May 20, 2007

Twisted Survival, 16" X 20", Acrylic

An old Bristlecone Pine from my days in California.

I cannot remember the name of the yellow-flowered plant which is so ubiquitous on gravelly slopes of CA. It is a survivor, and so bright and sunny even though the foliage is a relatively dull grey-green.
Need I mention the Bristlecone Pine? An absolutely amazing tree. It feels almost cliche to paint it.

Original acrylic, framed
Lowered price $150