Thursday, June 19, 2014

Swallow

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I’m thrilled to have painted this tree swallow for the beautiful new Black Swallow jewelry website. I didn’t know much about swallows before doing the research for the painting, but what lovely, graceful birds they are! Click here to check out the site. I own a few of her pieces, and they are among my favorites—simple, modern, handmade, and beautiful.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Clouds over Croton River

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I’ve been trying to find a vantage spot from which to capture this view for a long time, and I finally found it! Who would think a view this beautiful could be had right near the train station? The morning storm clouds were moving out, bringing in some steamy sun. I did edit the scene a bit as I painted, leaving out the cars in the parking lot—who needs ‘em?

Friday, June 6, 2014

Clouds Over Hemlock Hill

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Summer is here—green, green, green! Thank goodness the copper beech, smack dab in the middle of the field, contributes a little purple to the mix. There isn’t a lot of farmland in this area, so I really appreciate being able to wander about Hemlock Hill Farm. Plus, they sell amazing organic meat, including the best bacon I’ve tasted in a long time.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tom Vasta's Van

I suppose you could call this a portrait commission of a sort. This van is a well-known character around town. Commissioned by Tom’s daughter as an early Father’s Day gift. Is that sweet, or what? I took this photo with my iphone, and it’s a little grainy, unfortunately.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Portrait Commission

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Painting these two adorable little ones was fun. I was so taken with the big brother’s enormous eyes and with how their little heads were tucked so sweetly together.