Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dapple Challenge

The Daily PaintWorks challenge this week was the dapple challenge. One early morning last summer I took a photograph of dapple patterns on my kitchen curtains. Windows open, no one awake but myself, a cup of coffee, warm morning breeze making the curtains slow dance. My favorite time of day. In the winter, not so much.
Painted in oil on a 16x20 inch canvas.

Dapple Challenge

One early morning last summer, I photographed the breeze coming through the open kitchen window. The shadow play on the curtains caught my attention, the sun rises to the right of the window and casts long, gray shadows on the softly moving curtains. It is quite a calming, meditative state of mind, that I hope I captured in this painting. I never knew the word for these shadows was dapple.

Painted in oil on a 16x20inch canvas.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


A gorgeous fall day. My garden hydrangeas are a stunning pink now, in July they were white. Last call in the North East for nice weather.

Painted in acrylic on an 8x10 canvas.

Saturday, October 29, 2016


The journey of changing one's mind, heart, self or way of life.

Painted in oil on canvas 12 X 18 inches.

Sunday, September 25, 2016


Fall is in the air, the temperature drop from last Thursday was very obvious. Soon the colorful flowers will be replaced by colorful leaves. A time of reflection and hope. The changes in my life, have changed me over the last few years. I hope I am a better person, I have learned so much from my children....Patience, kindness, acceptance and forgiveness. Most of all inclusion and understanding of differences, we each have our story. We each add value to life and the world.

I used a pallet knife with oil paints on this 8x10 canvas. The last of my summer flowers.

Friday, September 16, 2016


Grey skies, winter days, heavy clouds, fog.
The challenge for this week on DailyPaintWorks. Painted in acrylic on an 8x10 inch canvas.