Sunday, November 21, 2010

I'll be posting some washes I'm doing as a part of the 100 washes challenge on maggie latham's blog. It's a good time of year to cuddle up inside and experiment with things!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Art Reception

Sharing a few pix from my art reception at The Sherwood Inn. It was the first time I was the only featured artist; a little scary but worth all of the work! Many friends and new people came to share a glass of wine and view the two day show. The inn was so cozy, and everybody had a great time. It was a fun party and I didn't have to clean my house! Many thanks to my husband, sister, and friends for helping with the big weekend.

this is a wash that developed over bits of time last week. It is 6"x8" and I used aureolin, cobalt blue, alizarin crimson and burnt sienna. Mostly wet in wet, but left some parts of the paper dry to see what might happen. A little house appeared, then a stream, some rocks... and voila'-a little farmy scene somewhere in central New York.

Friday, October 29, 2010


MAGGIE LATHAM ART: 100 WASHES CHALLENGE: "Here are the participants who will be joining me on my One Hundred Washes Challenge: Caroline Simmill ~ Egle ~ Jane Minter ~ Doug Daniels ~..."

Thursday, September 30, 2010

October art shows

Two art shows coming up- October 10 11:00-4:00 at Joelle's Bistro in Skaneateles featuring local artists, including myself. Call to make brunch reservations. Is there anything better than art and food together?

The next is an artist's reception at the Sherwood Inn Saturday October 23 and Sunday October 24 from 1:00-5:00. This will be a single artist- me! Working hard to create a nice fall ambiance for the day-there will be wine and cheese, cider, maybe a fire if it's chilly. Hoping for nice weather so people can also make a nice afternoon of shopping, leaf peeping and lunch or dinner. Hope to see you!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hey! Remember that lavender painting from the beginning postings? It found a life of its own this weekend at the 2010 Lavender Festival in Skaneateles. The image was used on volunteer t-shirts, and I made prints and notecards of it which sold out at my painting booth. It was such a nice thing to be a part of. There was a buzz in the air, some kind of intangible magic that you have to be there to experience. You can get an idea if you go to their More later; still recovering form it all!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

back in the saddle

I had to take time out from painting for a bit in order to take care of some family things. Art is always a part of you though, and it finds it's way back to the surface no matter how many times it gets pushed down. It makes me think of when we used to play in the lake, and somebody would dive down to the bottom with a rubber ball, and it always popped back up. We didn't know where or when exactly, but we knew it would.

The weather has made for a beautiful spring! Didn't have to go far to find some pretty flowers to experiment with.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Love fresh air

Eager to start painting outdoors again! This is one from last October; it was about 40 degrees and windy. I started it from the back of my Ford Escape and finished at home. It always feels like an adventure to paint outside.

Friday, February 19, 2010

After much puddling around with colors and sketches, here is the resulting painting from the photo posted below.

In July, there was a Lavender Festival at a local lavender farm. What an irresistable perfume and photo op! The farm looks over the lake and, when they're in the mood, some sheep.