Thursday, December 29, 2011

WIP - Drake's Brook

This is a painting of Drake's Brook in Waterville Valley, NH (Acrylic painting on canvas board). We hiked there a couple of years ago. It's a beautiful area for hiking. I'm a little frustrated with my painting, but will keep working on it. I'm not happy with some of my rocks and I still need to use a glaze to make the water over the rocks look more like water. I'm going to take a break from it for a little bit and start something else. Then I can try again and hope to finish it off.

This hike involves crossing the brook several times. It's best to go when the water level is a bit low. The trail connects with the trails for Fletcher Cascade, Noon Peak, Jennings Peak and Sandwich Mountain.  I have photos of some of these on this blog in earlier posts. (5/30/2011; 8/1/2010; 7/25/2010)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays

May you be blessed with many happy memories and joy during this holiday season. I will be celebrating the 5th night of Chanukah tonight with friends and family. We have very little snow here (unusual for NH) and I am looking forward to seeing more in the new year.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hungry Bluegill

I did spend a little more time painting the bluegill and I think the fish looks better now. I made some cards and sold them at the downtown Holiday Market on Thursday. Only one more to go. It has been a long day on Thursdays this month, but interesting. I met some old neighbors and friends I had not seen in a long time. I'm glad I don't have to do these fairs very often. Also happy that my children will all be here for dinner tonight. 

Chanukah starts at sunset on Tuesday, Dec. 20th this year. Happy Chanukah and a happy holiday season to all.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Small paintings

I worked on two small (6" X 6") artist panels today. Not sure if these are finished, but I had fun with them. I enjoy doing the small paintings. Top one is a hungry bluegill going for a lure. Bottom one, just some pretty water lilies.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


I have not had time to do any painting or posting since I am busy with craft fairs. Only two more, then I should have more time. Actually, I'm hoping to get in some time to paint tomorrow.

Meanwhile, I've been working with a new group of artists, "Friends of Art". We are trying to get something organized in our city (and funded) for more street art. We hope to involve children.

This link will take you to an inspirational site in Brazil. The artists brought their ideas, designs and help to a city to make mosaics with the kids. I thought that was a great idea.