Monday, November 21, 2016

The Lake

This painting is from a photo shoot with some friends at 
Laurel Lake in Millville, New Jersey. 

This particular shot was taken from the Davis pier. The setting sun shone brilliantly against the clouds and water. It was spectacular. 

I decided I wanted to paint it from a different angle, one where the sun was out of the picture but the effects of the light were present. It was an interesting study.

8x10 oil on gessobord

My favorite kind of pain is in my stomach when my friends make me laugh too hard.

~ Author Unknown

Monday, October 31, 2016

Golden Beach

My love, the beach. How I love your colors, your waves, your sand and wind and shadows and lights. Thank you for always being so beautiful and inviting!!

8x10 oil on gessobord

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

~ Jacques Cousteau

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sunset On The Beach

This is a painting I recently posted on DPW (Daily Paint Works) auction. I really like painting water and sky paintings. It makes me feel good. ;D 

I have many photos to paint from and, hopefully, some plein air painting with my sister. I'm getting my painting feels back after taking some time off. But, I'm back!
8x10 oil on gessobord
If you ever find yourself doubting you can make it through a challenge, simply think back to everything you've overcome in the past. 

~ Karen Salmansohn

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Ocean Colors

This painting was from a recent "sister's day," which is a day that I get together with my sister Betty Ann, the best painter of the two of us, (by far) and paint until our hearts are content, practice new techniques, challenge each other to paint this way or that, and generally have a really good time. 

We laugh, eat cake, and paint and paint and paint. This week Charlie, our wonderful and talented brother, cooked dinner for us, giving us more time to create. Thanks Charlie!

8x10 Oil on canvas

Be somebody nobody thought you could be.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Cape May, New Jersey

Today's painting is from Cape May, N.J., near East Point Light House. It's such a beautiful area with plenty of great places to set up your canvas or do what I did, take lots of photos to work from. 

I was attracted at first by the sky. It was really quite lovely.  And with the grass and light and shadows on the sand with just a hint of sea showing, to me was simply perfect!

9x12 oil on canvas $50.00 + shipping

Stop trying to be less of who you really are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain of all the things that are holding you back.

~ Jennifer Elisabeth

Monday, August 15, 2016

Two painting challenge paintings

We have two paintings ready to post for our second painting challenge!

My sister Betty Ann's painting has the sky of Sarasota, Florida from the challenge and the foreground from Selby Bontaincal Gardens, also in Sarasota. 


My sister painted with oils and a palette knife on a 9 x 12 canvas. It's so beautiful and moving. I love this painting!

My painting is the Sarasota sky, of course, from our challenge and the foreground is from  the land surrounding the East Point Lighthouse in New Jersey.  

My painting is 8 x 10 oil on gessobord.

Some East Point fun facts:

The East Point Light, known as the Maurice River Light before 1913, is a lighthouse located in Heislerville, New Jersey on Delaware Bay at the mouth of the Maurice River in Maurice River Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey.

If anyone else is joining in the challenge I look forward to any and all submissions!

Monday, August 8, 2016

New Painting Challenge

Here is a new painting challenge for anyone who is interested in joining with us in this new adventure. 

Paint the cloud below using any background or foreground if you will, that you wish to use.
You could use it at the beach, mountains, an open field, farm, houses, any way you wish to paint it, just paint it! :D Use your imagination to come up with your own way of expressing this cloud for the world to see. 

This is my own personal photo that I took on a recent trip to Sarasota, Florida. You may use the photo in any way you choose. It's free for all. 

I just LOVE this cloud and I'm looking forward to all of the submissions. 

Most of all, have fun creating your masterpiece!!