Monday, December 3, 2012

"Clam dredging" (on Leeds Creek in November) 9 x 12' oil

Julia and took advantage of the glorious few days we had after the Waterfowl Fest in November. As we  sailed out of Leeds Creek and into the Miles, we came across this workboat vacuuming up long necked clams. It was just  gorgeous,  surrounded with sparkles and the autumn colors.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Summer Storm...22 x 36 oil

This is a slightly more contemporary painting. I wanted to try and capture the drama
and atmosphere through simple bands of color. With just a few large drops of rain as If you are looking at the storm through a large window (My mom's, to be precise)

Mini 6 x 6 show at the South Street Guild....

We had a fun mini show at the South Street Guild in Easton last night. All the artists did two 6 x 6 paintings, We framed them all the same way (Black gold chunky frames). The show looked great and sales were pretty good. I sold both mine plus an extra one I painted just in case.(actually I painted three extra ones, I got carried away with the theme)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunset On The Miles 18 x 24 oil SOLD

I never get tired of sailing around on the Miles river and watching those glorious sunsets.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

"Uprising in the Marsh" oil 51 x 45''

I have just finished this painting . It's rather large, In fact way too big to fit in y car....thank goodness for neighbors with trailers!! It was quite a challenge. One of my students kept telling me to go to Assateague to see the birds and wild ponies.What an Incredible place. I came across a large flock of Egrets and gulls which burst out of the Salt marsh as I approached. I just had to paint them. What she didn't tell me about were the legions of mosquitos, horse flies and sheep flies which made it Impossible to hang about on the marsh. I am delighted that this painting just won the the "Artists choice award" at this year's Waterfowl Festival in Easton MD.

Winter morning oil 7 x 5

This is the view from my porch. It show geese on the Icy creek with a wonderful old Loblolly pine silhouetted against the rising sun

Frozen morning on the Creek 6 x 6 oil (Study) SOLD

It can get really cold here in winter. This shows a Bald Eagle on an old snag on Woodland Creek. The Ice had thawed and frozen again leaving some gorgeous sculptural shapes. This is one of several Eagles that make Woodland Creek there home. I want to paint this in a larger format 18 x 24" or 24 x 36"

Summer Morning on the Creek oil 12 x 18 SOLD

Late Summer mornings on the creek can be very busy. The watermen are at the height of the Crabbing season.

"Missing You" oil 24 x 18

It was one of those early Fall days wet claggy and humid. My son began drawing on the windows. I loved the way you could see bits of the Creek through the wiped condensation. Gradually the wiped areas dripped and began to mist over.Very Inspiring!

"Angel in the Mist" oil 24 x 18'' Great Egret SOLD

Sorry I have been very naughty and haven't posted any paintings for ages. Here's a few to make up for my absence.
I love Autumn mists that seem to dance across the water as the sun rises. I watched a mixed group of herons and egrets feeding in the early morning with the mist rising around them. It was quite beautiful.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Great Blue Heron 18 x 8''oil

I completely forgot about this Heron painting. He's my favorite subject. He's always in the Creek opposite our house. I like to sneak up on him occasionally... This is the result.

Ocean Majesty oil 24 x 48''

Another Ocean painting. I wanted to show the power of the wave as it crashes towards the beach. I chose to focus on the water rather than the birds in this painting.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Willet in surf oil 24 x 18

Marabou Stork in flight. 36 x 24'' oil

I painted this one a couple of times. The first was meticulously drawn out and looked stiff so I repainted it without drawing and it felt much better.

Peacock in Flight 36 x 60'' oil

Well It's taken a while, but finally I have finished my Peacock. It will become the center piece for my upcoming one man show at the Academy Art Museum in Easton. Now I have to frame the thing....Arghhhh!

Monday, April 2, 2012

"The Uninvited guests" 5 x 12 oil

Here's another Florida painting. I was sat on the beach enjoying the evening light when all of a sudden a bride and her entourage appeared. I loved the terns in the foreground Ignoring all the fuss.

Messy Studio!!

I really need to take a large shovel and clean out my Studio. All I can do is stand in the doorway. I even have a half barrel full of tropical fish with orchids overhanging the barrel. Paintings stacked everywhere, waiting to go off to shows. It has got to the point where I can no longer function.... Here's the proof!!

"Great Egret" 24 x 48 oil

I love evening light on waves breaking on the beach. I saw this down in Florida.It's not such a common sight to see Great Egrets on the foreshore. There is a bit more work to do but I thought I would post it while I had the camera handy. I haven't come up with a title yet.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fox Hunt 9 x 12 oil

I loved the Interaction between the hound and the Huntsman.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Surf's Up" White Ibis in surf oil 11 x 24'' SOLD

I watched a flock of white Ibis feeding in the surf. They would let the waves break over their backs. They are always fun to paint.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

"The Art Of Painting Birds" Workshop

I am excited about my upcoming workshop at the Academy Art Museum in Easton Maryland. The workshop will take place on Saturday Feb 25th and Sunday Feb26th from 10am-4pm. The cost will be $200. It will be Birds Birds Birds!! for more info phone the Art Academy at 410-822-ART or look them up on the web.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Morning Glory 24 x 36 oil SOLD

This was the view from our house a few mornings ago. The Creek is full of geese, and the winter mornings are glorious.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hunt study(1). 5 x 7 oil -Hunt study (2) oil 8 x 8

Here's a couple of studies showing horses riders and hounds.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Whips 9 x 12'' oil SOLD

The smoky light was wonderful on this cold winter morning.