About me-

Originally a watercolor artist, hence the word "PAPER" in my blog address, I now paint with passion using bright acrylics on canvas.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sunset Marsh


Ahhh...the best time of the evening.  36 x 24

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sundown Pinks


This colorful piece measures 36 x 24 and I think, accurately captures Maine's beauty in the evening.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Dinner is Served!


Now here are 1200 square inches of pure New England yumm! 30 × 40 acrylic on canvas.

Low Tide Striations


The colors,  textures,  and lines along the coast are unbeatable in their beauty.  This piece painted from a photo I took on the coast of New Hampshire at Christmas. 24 x 48 acrylic on canvas. 

The Cove


A great piece for a larger space- 48 inches of cove!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Later Autumn Blueberry Fields


In Maine,  not only are the low-bush Blueberry Fields beautiful in season, they provide amazing color after the harvest. This piece is 18x36 and seems to fit in nicely with my recent red theme!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Inlet Greens



It's always amazing to me the chameleon quality of our New England waters.  I love that the same location along the coast can have many different color personalities. This 30x30 is one such example.

A Brightening Day



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Being from Maine,  snow is still one of my favorite subjects to paint.  This reflected piece is 30x40.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Maine Berries


This piece,  at 30x40, gives a nicer large feeling of great Maine greenery on the coast.

Red Grasses



Maybe it's the season, but I'm on a red kick lately, and I am pleased with how this 24x36 turned out.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Thanks for a great 2015!

I'm very grateful for such a productive year. I hope 2016 brings me new ideas,  larger canvases and opportunities to collaborate with the many designers I admire.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mainly Blue

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At a stately 24x48, this piece is life-size MAINE!

Monday, December 28, 2015

The Lone Pine

At 24x36, this piece reminds me of some of the treasures that lie just beyond a forest sometimes.

Maine View

At great 30x40 view of the bay off Wolfs Neck.

Out at Wolfs Neck



36x36 acrylic- and one of my favorite views. I remember picnics on the grass and then walking the shore.

Essex Gold


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At 30x40, this paintings feels just like being in a golden field in autumn.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Hockey Puck ornament



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Well...I play hockey. ..I paint- seemed an obvious project! 2nd one going in the mail today.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Mosaic Trees I


I love the play of light in the first,  with the back ground trees showing off as many great colors as those in the foreground. Size 24x24 acrylic on canvas.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Garden Splendor

Size 24x24 acrylic on canvas.

Slice of Sun


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The colors come alive when the sun slices through the trees and catches the flowers on the other side.  Size 18x36 acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Deep Forest Light


Even in the deepest pay odd the forest,  the sun breaks through and slices the greenery with warm orange hues. This painting is 24x36 on canvas.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Cobalt and Gold



This 30x40 acrylic just says HAPPY!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Garden Brights


The perfect layering of color and texture.  Size 36x36.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Fields of Glory


I love running in a field,  especially one that is filled with beautiful wild flowers!  This field is 24x36.

Autumn Glow


I love fall in New England.  The air changes in so many ways.  This painting is my fall in New England.  Size 24x48.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Receding Fog

At a large 36x36, this piece will make a nice statement on the right wall. I can almost hear the channel marker ringing...

Beach Series III

Having fun creating these 12x12 abstract studies as I plan a large 36x36 from one lucky study.  Hmmmm...which one should I scale up?

Blue and Gold


Truthfully. ...fall is my favorite season.  This rendition is 18x36 and is just the start of my colorful thinking!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Grand Forest


This large painting evolved into a grand, colorful forest that will certainly enhance the right spacious wall. Size 40x60 acrylic on canvas.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Coral Reef

Color,  bold and beautiful!  How could you NOT be happy here?  Coral Reef 36x36 acrylic on canvas.

Yellow Hillside


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This painting enhances this space. ...it MAKES this space!  Size 24x36 acrylic on canvas.

"Bark and Lichen" to scale

ART makes a room. ....ART makes a statement!  Bark and Lichen size 36x36 acrylic on canvas.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Sparkles


In between the trees that I love to paint,  I can't get the beach off my mind.  Gratefully, if I want to be there. ...I can paint myself there. This bright blue painting is 24x36 acrylic on canvas.

Fog Series I, II, III


The perfect compliment to a beach retreat, each measures 24x24 acrylic on canvas.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Crested Blue


The deep blues of the Atlantic Ocean are darkened from the sands below them- sometimes to a deep navy color, often green in highlight. This created ocean piece is 24x36 acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Deep Forest Greens


I had fun with this high-key painting of a typical Maine Forest.  Size 24x36 acrylic on canvas.

Misted Flowers


Even the fog can enrich the colors of a field of flowers.  24x36 acrylic on canvas.

Yellow Hillside


Dare I say it,  but I am looking forward to cooler crisp air and the beautiful autumn colors of New England.  Size 24x36 acrylic on canvas.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

That Blue Beyond


It can be a surprise to see the color of water behind a stand of trees, especially in a cove or on a shaded side of an inlet.  I enjoyed using a bright palette for this painting,  size 30x40.

Sundown


Size 24x48- this painting represents a setting sun,  casting oranges and warmer hues as it recedes.

Glory Day


I love the feel of a warm sun breaking through the trees- so it shouldn't be a surprise that I paint it often.  This one is 18x36...and gives off that warm sun.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Purple Dusk


During these hottest of summer days. ...nothing feels cooler! 10×24 acrylic on canvas.

Tree-O


I enjoyed a different use of thinner canvases to create this mini trio of trees. Each is 4x12 in size,  acrylic on canvas.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Small acrylic studies


Some small acrylic studies painted on gessoed paper in preparation for larger pieces on canvas.