Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hacker Street

Before I went for a walk with my sister, Maureen I had just under an hour to kill so I painted the view at the end of her street. The wind off the water was pretty cold but there were people wading in the water anyway. I wish that I had more time to paint this one.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bammi and Miami

Alexandra went to Miami with me and Steve to meet his family. She was not feeling well but she ended up being a good sport and she really enjoyed the boat show.

I seem to enjoy the challenge of painting these little tiny portraits. Her face is just over an inch wide and when I was almost done, the panel fell onto my palette and I had to scrape off globs of paint!! All part of the experience!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Today, I spent some time making a new and improved pochade box and I bought Michael Graham paints in Boston last weekend when I went to visit my son James. I wanted to test both the paints and the box tonight and I did this while watching The Soloist so Robert Downey, Jr became the subject of tonight's study. The box worked fine and it is the smallest painting box I have made yet. The M. Graham paints are amazing. I really didn't think that it could make such a difference but they are hand ground pigments mixed only with walnut oil and I used walnut oil as a turpentine and no fumes. I painted in my living room and there is no smell of paint. I will post photos of the new box on my other blog. My thanks to Mr. Downey.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sizing the Engagement Ring

I had my engagement ring sized at Ustinov Jewelers by the owner, Randy. I became instantly attached to this ring as soon as Steve offered it to me on March 23rd so it was a little difficult to hand it over to be sized. Randy did a beautiful job, talked with me the whole time he worked on it and now I have no fear of it falling off! Thank you, Randy!

This is a two inch square compossition sketch in my Moleskine pad.

5.9 X 5.9 inches Oil on Board

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