Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Grand Allée at Castle Hill


The Grand Allée at Castle Hill  5 x 7"

This magnificent scene is from a few years ago. The large rows of trees that are flanking each side of the allée have since been cut down and replanted. You can read more about this restoration process by clicking on this link:

Monday, October 16, 2017

Morning Saunter

'Morning Saunter'   10 x 14"

New work painted yesterday for the upcoming Castle Hill show. (details to come.) Love our beautiful North Shore marshes!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Egrets at Dawn



'Egrets at Dawn'    Diptych—each panel  20" x 60"


Well this was a bit of fun. I painted these large canvases for the upcoming Castle Hill show (details to come). When I came up with the idea for the painting I had a vision of the background being gold-leafed in the style of a Japanese screen panel, but then I nixed that idea as I was painting it. Then I thought perhaps I should antique the paintings to give it a more ancient look, but then I nixed that idea as well. So here are the wrapped canvases (meaning the paint wraps around the edge and doesn't require a frame) which gives them a more modern look. My hope is that someone will buy them them to flank a grand entranceway or fireplace in a seaside home. We'll see where they end up.

*POST SHOW UPDATE*
My egrets did not sell at the show, but they were voted as the People's Choice Award winner! Just being included among so many gifted and talended artists who show their work at this annual art show is an honor in itself, but receiving this award is is incredibly humbling (and thrilling!) So, the egrets are still available for sale.


Here are some details:



Saturday, October 7, 2017

Paris Sketchbook: Soufflé avec Grand Marnier

 

This sketch pays homage to the delightfully ethereal soufflé that was the punctuation mark of our anniversary dinner. Pass the , please.

Paris Sketchbook: Pont Alexandre III Bridge

 

The magnificent Beaux-Arts style Pont Alexandre III Bridge spans the Seine River in Paris. The Art Nouveau lanterns that stand like soldiers along both sides of the bridge are works of art alone, never mind all the other amazing details. Here is the backside of one of the nymphs—with her golden laurel wreath and torch—looking towards the Eiffel tower. Cherubs and nymphs and winged horses—oh my!

Paris Sketchbook: Sweet treats


Paris Sketchbook: We are home from Paris, but I can't stop sketching this beautiful city. Here are some of our favorite pâtisserie treats that we indulged in. Four sweet reasons to go back!

Paris Sketchbook: La tour Eiffel


The greenspace at the Parc du Champ de Mars in the 7th arrondissement is a lovely respite from the hustle of the city proper. You can see the École Militaire way off in the distance, below the Eiffel tower. The park is a gorgeous spot for a picnic—a little wine, bread and cheese.