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Black-eyed Susans

A sweet friend gave us a beautiful bouquet of black-eyed susans from the farmers’ market last week and I just couldn’t resist painting these little beauties. They are just soooo happy! They are painted on small 4×4 inch wood panels with 1 inch deep edges. I loved painting on this surface because it felt so […]

Summer Sunset

My brother Michael is an amazing oil painter and my inspiration for diving into oil painting over 25 years ago. 🙂 We live near one another and enjoy talking about art and painting, but we haven’t collaborated in ages. After much chit chat, we decided it would be fun to play together and paint from […]

Summer Garden

I’m not much of a gardener, but I sure do appreciate the efforts and magic of others … and mother nature. I stumbled upon this garden in Hallowell, Maine, once upon a time, and it was such a feast for the eyes that I knew at some point I would paint it. So many colors, […]

Poppies Lino Cuts

I’ve been meaning to do something with this poppies linoleum block I carved last month and I thought this week’s tiny tuesday was the perfect opportunity to make it happen. I just let myself play with color, paper, printing and painting too, and it was really fun! I tried all kinds of things … there […]

Ship Harbor Trail

Here’s a little oil painting inspired by an evening walk on the Ship Harbor Trail on Mount Desert Island at Acadia. The light was perfect and the low tide landscape exquisite. Such a peaceful and gorgeous walk through the trees and along the pink granite shore. More moments like this, please! 🙂

Acadia in Gouache

I went up to Acadia National Park for a few days last week with a friend and just soaked up the beauty and the trails all over Mount Desert Island. I squeezed in a lot of outdoor time in a short amount of time … from a sunset hike to an early morning paddle, a […]

Peony Love

I had such a good time in the peony garden at Gilsland Farm a couple of weeks ago that I just couldn’t resist some tiny peony paintings. Why not keep peonies blooming all year long. They are pure magic and smell sooooooo good. Ooooo, and so luscious in paint! These little paintings were done on […]

Summer Fun at the Shacks

We took a gorgeous walk in the Willard Beach area last weekend and of course I got inspired by the shacks. I can’t resist these beauties perched on the bluff. I love the way they sit so proud and exposed while keeping tabs on all of the happenings in the channel. So magical! This painting […]

Morning Marsh

We took the pups over to Pine Point last week for a gorgeous early morning beach walk (watch the video here). It was sunny when we left Portland and really foggy and a good 12 degrees cooler when we arrived at the beach. It was such a treat to stroll the misty shoreline at low […]