I picked a big bouquet of flowers and set them up outside, where I prefer to paint. Fortunately there were two essential ingredients on that hot, humid day. The first was the shade of a cherry tree to cool the air, and the second was a breeze to discourage the mosquitoes. Continue reading
Last night we (Larry) hung the show and I’ve made a little movie of it for you.
I’m dashing out the door for a couple of days with him on Brier Island and will resume sending you images on Monday.
Larry has been my support in my art journey since we met in our 20’s. His love and encouragement have lifted me for many years.
Love, art, coffee and friends. What more could we ever want?
My exhibition will include new, luscious flower paintings.
When I returned From Brier Island, I was delighted to see the gladiolus and zinnias in full bloom. It took my breath away as both are new additions to the garden.
I dragged one of my biggest canvases outside and set to work. Continue reading
What’s in a painting?
Each viewer reads a different story into an image and comes to see more as they live with the painting.
It wasn’t until I finished “The Garden Party” that I saw something that made me smile. Continue reading
I love every single flower that blooms in my garden. They make me happy and grateful to live in a place where I can grow them. The awareness that their time in the garden is fleeting makes them even more precious.
This painting, Heat Rising on Brier Island, was painted at the farthest western tip of the island where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bay of Fundy.
It was mid August which usually brings moderate temperatures, but this summer’s heat has been intense all over the world, even here. Continue reading
I have painted Pond Cove many times. It’s my happy place on Brier Island. When we moved here from Ontario 11 years ago, on our very first summer we were invited to join an ever-changing Bear River group who had camped here for over 20 years. Since that summer, we’ve spent a few days annually with others camping at the end of Gull Rock Road. Continue reading
Brier island is truly a painters paradise. I recently spent a week there in intensive painting mode.
Like past artist-created painting retreats I’ve attended, each artist was assigned one night to cook which meant that we were free to paint all day every day, but one. Continue reading