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Monday, June 30, 2008

Emotional avalanche and spring chick

12 x 8 1/2 inches-not including the wire for hanging, painted and drawn wood collage.
Old lady, remaking old work, feels like new chick charting exciting territory. Girlfriend wonders if it should be called "dandelion delusions".

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Dirt Road across my Palm

Life is full- friends in the house, art in galleries, kids all happy and healthy. It seems I have the world in the palm of my hand.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Some samples of last years' daily paintings, 8 x 10 canvas.
Friday at Kasia Kay Art Projects in Chicago, several of my Month of Sundae paintings will go on exhibit. In addition to the international traveling show, titled "Sugarcraft", there will be a Candy Shop where my posters (of the whole thirty day series) will be offered. If you are in the area I hope you stop by and say hi to Wynter Whiteside the show's curator. The show has been picked up by the european DAMn Magazine, where they make special mention of the fact that this series came to being in the public realm. The opening is from 6-9pm and the show is up through August 9th
Exhibit Website:

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Packed for the Road

I went up at noon to Frederick Church's mansion overlooking the Hudson River, Olana, today. There I met Jaime W. Grossman and Gretchen Kelly from They had been there since early morning and, I am sure, stayed way after I left. My mind was hardly in it, but it was good for me. As the ladies chose sites with grand vistas of far-away Catskill Mountains, I chose the more intimate short space of a dirt road leading off into the woods. I felt as though it could be small and tight enough to be packed in a suitcase. Private roads, prophetic turns, all leading to limitations and opportunities.
10 x 11 3/4 inches, painted on panel wrapped in map with found papers

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Street Art July 12

One of the things I look forward to in summer is the Millerton street drawing festival in conjunction with the NECC Family Festival (music and storytelling). It's my job to rustle up artists for this free all materials included event and you would not believe how hard it is to get people to commit. And it is sooooo much fun. The only hazard is a sunburn and too much pedestrian conversation, mixed with laughter. I have posted some images from the last years to show the diversity of age participation and expression. If you are interested and will be in Millerton that Saturday let me know!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Hay fields in new Golden media

I am working on enlarging a couple older works...These were painted with the Golden Open Acrylics that are to be launched next week- July 1st. I am thrilled to be part of the team of artists that tested the paints in the field. They are really neat- like acrylics they clean with water and travel well- and like oils glazing is made easy. I enjoy working with them as they enable me to reveal and obliterate images with in a background. The amazing fun thing is that you can prolong the drying time, and re"open" the paint once it seems to have dried. I hope you find these paints in your local stores- they are sure fun to work in.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Colorado landscape

A lot going beautiful god-daughter, Elizabeth's birthday. She is a gem, a cowgirl and a trophy winning rodeo girl. This is a picture I did a few years ago on their family ranch...My friend Steve's ashes were flung to the wind above Yellow Spur not far from this mountain peak.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

My son and his dad

My son made it back from weeks in the Utah wilderness late last night. I caught a glance of him passing this painting of his father. My son is now 17 years old- his dad was 21 when I painted him. It takes my breath away.
Am I destined to be witness to this march, this poetic march of time?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Questions Remain

7 x 5 inches, collage and paint
Inspired by newspaper headlines

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bird house with hay field


Make hay when the sun shines!
Paint all around a
hexagon wooden birdhouse 9 inches tall and 6 inches wide.
Once I varnish it it could be hung outside. Email me is you are interested.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Summer thoughts

I dedicate this to the symphony of lawn mowers.
I am painting a lot- just not ready to show the work yet...
thanks for your patience.
Some thoughts on being a wife in these times of war:
and some on being a mother:
enjoy the day!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Essential Summer Guacomole

Ingredients for a lovely evening...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Small topo landscape map painting

It is father's day and dad is the bedrock of my world. I am so lucky to live just up the road from him. It's community. Today my brother, his wife and two kids, my husband, my father-in-law, my youngest son, my sister, my dad and stepmother all gathered for a cookout to celebrate together. Afterwards I lazed at the pond with my sister, sunning, watching egrets in the trees and listening to dad's fountain. I wish the sun would shine on me forever.
This is the road to the pond...small uneven piece of wood...(sigh) 2 x 3 on one side...

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Small suitcase collage

I have been painting all morning on a dirt road- but suddenly my paintings need me more than just for an hour or two- they need to talk to me perhaps over several days- so I can't show you this mornings endeavors...yet.
I do have a quick collage...the suitcase and the tickets.... 5x 7 inches

Friday, June 13, 2008

Wedding Anniversary

It was about 21 years ago my husband asked me to celebrate our honeymoon at an amusement park. I nixed the idea.
At least I thought I did.
DISCLAIMER: This is not a portrait of us, or anyone else I know. I just started to draw, and it came out this way. Actually I tried to rework the expressions at least 6 times. But I give in. It is what it is. It says what it says.
Ink and paint and collage on paper 7 x 5 inches

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wings of laundry

7 x 6 inches (can't trim it to 5"- sorry)
Today is a day for the kids- it's summer time and summer is about little children being dropped at the house. (Now there is an image!)
Time is such a funny thing- Sometimes it flies and other times it stands still. Once it just dissapeared and the earth fell away and I was in danger of floating away. This is collage paper and ink, with a little wash of paint.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Road intimacy

Here is another dirt road turning a corner to a sunlit field. I painted it inside a box, like a secret treasure. Acrylic on wood about 4 x 8 x 2 inches...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

More dirt roads in the afternoon

10 x 11 1/2 inches
country road
on city map
on panel

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Dirt Road Amore

I am inspired! This morning I rose extra early and have been working on several things---before the siren call of laundry/dishes/empty fridge chores and the first dip into the brother and his family are in town. A small work- the edges aren't finished yet- no time for it- this is a self standing folded papie mache triptych about 8 1/2 inches tall and 14 inches wide, when open. The back side has a heart on it. These country roads in the summer are where my heart flies. see map details in the paint...

Yesterday as temperatures in Dutchess County soared into the 90s, artists everywhere were putting on a show. The Eastern Provinces photographic society hosted an easel tour (and exhibit) where I caught my friend Sue and Linda at work. Then, further south, Peekskill hosted a town wide art studio event with live music and public art by E.Y.E. My friend Elana ( had a good crowd. I was intrigued as well by the works of Marcy Freedman, the pottery of Jessica Dubin, and the hats by Lavinia Wiggins. All in all a very art-y day.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Flowers and lawn calves

This was really a birthday present and collaboration. I had a migraine yesterday and a sweet young friend, Marilyn, came and pointed out to me the irises by my fence that were in bloom. Combined with the calves right across the street, (and Stahford, the loose rooster), they seemed to be modeling everything I love about June! We immediately had to paint them, (drawing was the most I could do). She got the chair out, and the paints and water and set me up. It was an unexpected highlight of the day. Here is mine and Marilyn's. (I hope she doesn't mind) I love how she pushes the paint around. We painted together last year on my birthday as well- coincidence!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

My ear rests on a heartbeat

7 x 5 inches, sewn painted and drawn found papers
Hugs, goodbye.
My tall son packed up and left for the Utah wilderness.
Missed te deadline, (so unlike me), for the AIR show. Now I really have something to whine about! Oh well.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Farm Couple

Had a sweet experience today visiting the studio of Michael Gellatly...where he let me see a painting he's been working on for two months. It was an incredible abstraction. So much in every section to entertain the eye.The way he described the conversation between him and the painting, the dance of execution, the balance of visual tools and pure poetry made fodder for my own Muse. Here is a painting I have been working on for three days- for the end page of the coloring book project. Not quiet high art. But maybe, if I could stay engaged another month and a half?...

Monday, June 2, 2008

Ticket out

7 x 5 inches painted map with ink and collage
Not quiet where I am at...yet.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

7 x 5 1/2 inches
A fine line, and some splashed paint
balance my
imagined Inheritance
with silly (surly?) style.