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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

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

This weeks paint group used no paint. We had a paper party:) It is amazing how some pretty tissue paper and scissors can turn a creative group into Party animals!paper party 1 paper party2 paper party 3

Examples of my craze for what i like to call “Painting with Paper”Limiting materials to just glue, paper and sharpie can create a whole lot of colorful paper explosioncrazy 🙂

The Illuminations show at MGH will be ending in May and i am happy to report that i have already reached my goal of eliciting “Smiles” I want to thank  all the infusion patients who have reached out to me with their support and kind comments and i want to wish them all continued good health 🙂mgh-show

I have added “Ready for take off” to my online store because it has sold and it seems to be the star of the show:)

“Ready for take off” is now available as a print, pillow, i-pad skins and phone case’s 🙂

Emily's awesome paper painting

Emily’s awesome paper painting, mixed media on board

bards landscapeBard’s paper landscape!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

Looking back on 2013 I am most proud of my attempt to incorporate more landscapes into my work through the creation of “landimals”. Landscapes have never been my favorite, but I realized that incorporating animals into a landscape made me much happier with the results. And so, “landimals” was born. Moving forward in 2014, my artistic resolution is   to maintain more of the original lines from my initial painting sketches. I often find that I really love the foundational sketches  on canvas done in pencil, or the first application of paint which is a simple dark line drawing outlining the subject. Because some of my favorite paintings are the ones where this line is maintained in the final piece, I resolve to be aware of this and attempt to maintain these lines as I paint in the coming weeks.

Some of my favorite landimals:

surreal oxen Lift off Goats in Apple Orchard f Highland at home gosia's cows

2014 resolution – strive to maintain the lines –  like in these paintings:

Baby Butter Stone cow Meri victorian zoewithpinkpattern girl-with-blue-sash festive pink goat blue girl with pocketbook

Still Life

Rosa Rugosa, Original 12″x12″ Acrylic on canvas

Hydrangea with Citrus ~ Original  18 x 24

Red Bowl with Citrus ~ Original 18 x 18

Poppies with Lemons ~ Original 24 x 36

Red Table Top with Fruit and Flowers- Original 24 x 24

Holiday Candy and Lemons ~ Original 16 x 20

Bowl and Lemons ~ Original 24 x 24

Midnight Tea ~  Original 18 x 18