Wednesday, December 24, 2008

no new paintings but some internet research

Merry Christmas Eve! :)

I havent had time to get any painting done but I did do some internet research on places to sell art online. I found and looked interesting so I signed up for that and you can find me here (i accidently added an extra j when signing up, after christmas I'll ssee if they cant fix that..)

And I also signed up for and you can find me here

Anyway, back to wrapping gifts and stuff, hopefully more painting coming soon!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Nobska Lighthouse

Been doing some paintings that i can't show just yet because they are Christmas gifts, but here is oone I worked on most of this past week i hope gets excepted in the Monmouth Festival of Art when i o in for jurying in January. The photo was taken at night and it has been so gloomy lately i will have to wait till next week to get a good shot on the daylight. But for now...
Nobska Lighthouse
18"x12" Pastel

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

one more dog portrait

Got in another dog portrait and also started a landscape which i hope to finish later this week, i'll post a photo of that when it is finished. For now here is "jessie" 9"x12" pastel

Thursday, December 11, 2008

2 dog commissions

I was asked to do these two dogs by a friend of mine and she gave me one photo of each dog so not alot of wiggle room. Both are in Pastel on Canson (smoothside) and both are 9"x1



Sunset Beach

Here is a small one I did, trying to capture the light but I dont feel I was very successful this time, but I learn from each painting and I will try again in the near future.

5"x7" Sunset Beach

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The Christmas Giraffe

I think it is safe to post this here as I'm sure my sister doesnt look on this blog (not sure anyone does LOL) anyway, Im workin now on some Christmas gifts, it is handy being an artist in a bad economy, at least you can always make a gift :) . This is a gift for my sister, she collects giraffes and I know she is expecting a painting of one for Christmas.
It is 10.5"x13.5" in pastels

Friday, December 05, 2008

New Wildflower painting and yesterdays update

Today I tweaked yesterdays painting and bit, adding more shadows and clouds in the sky, so here is an updated photo, taken in daylight so better color as well!

Then I decided to do a fun fluffy piece, loosely painted wildflowers from a photo I took while vacationing in cape cod this past september.
Fall Wildflowers

Thursday, December 04, 2008

new one for today

Took yesterday off from paintings but got in another today. Im hoping i can get in a couple that I can enter in the monmouth festival of the arts which i need to get that application in by the 8th. Nothin like waiting for the last minute, althouh the show isnt until spring. Anyway, here is todays offering, it is 12"x18" on wallis. Not sure if it is finished yet, havent signed it just yet. Might add clouds... still debating. Feel free to comment and add any sugestions.
LBI Beach Path

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

2 more in 2 days

Started off the month right by getting in some painting, so far so good, 2 paintings in 2 days
The giraffe is a study for larger one i'll be doing soonish, this one is 5"x7" You can bid on this one here

The Sunset Lake is from a photo I took in Falmouth, MA (Cape Cod) this past spring, Im hoping to get a few paintins done for an upcoming juried show. This one is 12"x18"

Sunday, November 30, 2008

What I have been up to lately!

I have again neglected my blog, shame on me! I do have some news though, sold a few paintings, and one to the TV show "The Beast" staring Patrick Swazyee that will air on A&E channel in January. It will be in episode 6. One of the set designers saw the small one I did on ebay and ordered the same but larger, 18"x24" and much tighter. Pretty neat eh?

Here are a few that i have recently sold on ebay:

I have also started doing Pet Portraits

I have a few other new paintings but i will leave them for another day. November wass a pretty dry month for me, i am hoping it will be a more productive December! Feel free to leave comments, i absolute value everyones opinions and critiques :)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Old Glory Sunrise, Red Cross Fund Raiser!

Old Glory Sunrise
5"x7" pastel on matboard

I am donating 25% of the sale of this painting to the American Red Cross to help victims of recent hurricanes, you can find it for sale on eBay
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


5"x7" pastel on matboard

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Here is my latest, not quite a "daily painting" as i worked on it for 2 days. This is my friend Gary's pup Lewis, an adorable boxer.

13.5"x10.5" pastel

Monday, September 08, 2008

I have allowed life, work and a tropical storm to get in the way of doing my daily paintings but I am back at it. This is actually one I started on Saturday and finished this morning. It is of my birthday flowers that my friend Tassia gave me. :)

5"x7" soft pastel on matboard
Birthday Flowers

I listed it on eBay

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Summer Sunset


This is todays daily painting, a sunset I captured a week ago from the balcony of my apartment. It is 5"x7" soft pastels on primed matboard.

I also have listed my daily paintings on ebay

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

New Daily Paintings

Wow been ages again since i posted here. Now that the summer crazy schedule is over and I have a bit more time i am planning (once again) to start daily painting. I began tuesday September 2nd.

I really need to work harder at my art AND at marketing my art. I am planning on doing some plein air painting, in fact i am going to cape cod for a few days sept 22-24 to do just that. Im very excited to take my first painting trip :)

Anyway, here are my first 2 daily paintings.

Swan and Baby, 5"x7" pastel

And this one is a study for a future larger painting
Shark River Boats, 5"x7", pastel