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Yes, i am thankful today and YES i try to give thanks everyday!

Thankful to be alive on this amazing planet:)

Scrolling back through my phone pics I am thankful for so many things (and these pics are just from the last couple of months) Feeling so much gratitude!

dancers4109-dad with trout4144-mantis woman4171-rusty at haddad's lgHappy to announce a new AMO show coming up soon in Cambridge, MA.

The unusual thing about this show is the subject will be people (kinda crazy for me) There will be  no smiling goats, no llamas, no turtles and no DOGS! Fact is when i first started painting in 2000 i only painted people. Here is a spattering of people i have painted through the years, some of which will be in the @ Cambridge Commons mid November:)

I always see with a painters eye, when making ice tea i was inspired by the colors and shapes on my kitchen counter top before me. I grabbed my camera and took many shots of my ice tea preparations. I tweaked color, composition and perspective before i even picked up a paint brush. My goal was to have the painting look fresh, balanced and effortless as if it was just a  “Happy accident”making of iced tea

garlic sketch 1garlic sketch 2garlic sketch 3Is it a garlic bulb or a very ripe pumpkin? before i pick up my paint brush i pick up my sketching tools and my camera, after my initial sketches of garlic bulbs i realized my garlic was looking kind of pumpkiny. So… i drew some more and then i painted, will be posting my “Painting” results soon:)

Grumpy GirlI am grumpy If i have to walk the dog at sunrise before my morning coffee and If i have my coffee first before i walk the dog she is grumpy :/ I painted this painting from a photo i took of her while i was happy and drinking my morning coffee and she was grumpy waiting for her morning walk.

It always feels like a holiday when my PARTY neighbors come to play!party 1party 2party 3art apronparty 5good job, PARTY on!

Signs of summer ready for my next painting!

Signs of summer

Signs of summer ready for paint!

By request the “Rooster Chef” has been added to my store! I think he looks great on canvas in a float frame (black or white) and not to shabby on an I phone either:) Chef

Last summer i was able to take a wonderful class with Marcia Ballou at the North River Arts in Marshfield, MA

This photo is from a work i created in class using marker, spray paint and pastel, I had never used spray paint or pastel on canvas before and the canvas was very large so i needed to paint outside. I loved Marcia’s sense of adventure and i think all her students had a lot of fun while learning something new! I may not use pastel or spray paint again on my paintings but i know i will continue to use Magnum size  paint marker’s 🙂new web new class sunflower

Today my plan was to paint a portrait of a human and i forgot my source photo:(  SURPRISE  I found a photo of a sweet canine and i painted it instead 🙂 Often times when something unexpected happens with painting i have learned to just go with it and have fun,white dog on pinkToday was one of those fun days!blue dog on orange