Friday, February 14, 2014

"Good Day Sunshine" - 8 x 8 inches - oil on canvas

"Good Day Sunshine" - 8 x 8 inches - oil on canvas
I haven't had much studio time since I made an unexpected trip to help out my Mom.  One of the side benefits was that I missed the recent Nor'easter that hit the east coast.  Even though I missed the storm, I'm not really looking forward to digging out my car when I return home!

I live in an older section of Westford where most of the houses are quite old.  Many have intricate molding and interesting architectural details that I just love.  These two houses sit side by side and I've passed them many times; they are always a source of inspiration.  This painting is really all about the luscious snow.  I think this painting has been in my mind for a long time.  I want to do more!

I struggled with coming up with a title for this painting.  Since there has been so much Beatles talk lately with their 50 year anniversary coming to the US, "Good Day Sunshine" popped into my head.

"Good Day Sunshine" is an 8 x 8 inch oil on canvas painting.  $125.  Click here to participate in the DailyPaintWorks auction. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

"Heartstrings" - 7 x 7 inches - sea glass collage - SOLD

"Heatstrings" - 7 x 7 inches -  sea glass collage
After my painting marathon in January, I decided to put my paints away for a bit and create another sea glass collage.  The basic principles of putting together a collage is not very different from creating a painting.  I spend a long time working on the arrangement and trying to achieve a nice balance of color and form.  Once again, I added some wire to give an extra punch to my creation.

I decided to call this piece "Heartstrings" because of the small heart-shaped piece of glass in the upper left corner.  

Art on Main is having our monthly "Wine and Nibbles" open house tonight (Thursday, February 6) from 5 - 8 p.m.  If you live in the Westford, MA area, stop by to say hello!