Saturday, December 08, 2007


Well what can I say - they pay the bills.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Sunny Helping Me Paint

Here are two pictures of my catster Sunny "helping" me paint. Do you know what a catster is? It is half cat half monster. Sunny is 6 months old and always in motion and very helpful - good thing he is cute!

Monday, December 03, 2007


It has been snowing in PA - at least here in NJ we just had rain - I really hate snow and cold weather - wonder why I live in the NE?

Thursday, November 29, 2007

New Watercolor

Just finished painting this watercolor for e-bay. I really need to get back to doing my abstract work. I have not been painting that much this month as I was making jewelry for a craft show in PA - now that is over and I want to get back to my serious work again.

Monday, November 26, 2007

New Watercolor

New watercolor today - I have not had any paintings to put on e-bay so I need to get back to work.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Illustration Friday - Superstition

I do not have much time today to play with the Illustration Friday theme - Superstition. This is just a quick digital - if I have more time later I may do something else.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Snowy Watercolor

I hate snow - I hope the only snow I see this winter is in my watercolors. This painting is on e-bay now.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


I really like this watercolor a lot - I like the feel of it - I painted it pretty fast and sometimes that's best. No time to noodle - this has a real fresh look and feel. This is on e-bay now.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Illustration Friday - Scale

Well this says it all! Illustration Friday's theme scale.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Abstract Re-Worked

I have a habit of tossing paintings on the floor of my studio - probably not a good habit but it does allow me to view them from other angles. I had the top image on the floor the other day and thought it might work better as a vertical but I didn't have time to play with it until today. I reworked the top portion a bit and carried the light shape off the right side and that was about it. I do think it works better as the vertical. I am not "in love" with this painting but I do like it a bit better now.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


It is raining here in NJ so I am in the mood to paint puddles. This is on e-bay now. Getting colder out I guess I will be painting snow soon!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Another Fall Watercolor

Hey, what can I say - they sell so sue me! I guess the next thing I will be back into painting is snow. I am reading a Richard Diebenkorn book and finding it interesting. He went from abstract to realistic/figurative back to abstract. So maybe I am not completely off base here. I need to sell these landscapes to pay my bills and to allow me to paint my abstracts (which I will never give up). Wouldn't mind doing some figures to!!!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Two New Abstracts

Painted these two abstracts tonight. I don't know how I feel about them - unusual colors for me. I will study them better tomorrow and then decide what I think. At least I painted something abstract - like I wanted, so that is a good thing. Also these photos aren't the best - need to retake them tomorrow in the daylight.


Another watercolor - I really need to get back to painting abstract. This is on E-Bay now.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Illustration Friday - Trick or Treat

I don't have a lot of time today but I really want to do more Halloween images - but for now this one will do for Illustration Friday.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

New Watercolor

Something different from all the fall painting. It has been raining here for 2 days - maybe I should be painting puddles.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Watercolor from one of weekend PA photos

I think part of the problem is I never follow a photo too closely but in this case I tried. This is the lake where I have my house in PA - at the North Beach right up the road from me. The trees were beautiful this weekend.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Two More Fall Watercolors

Two more watercolors for e-bay - after awhile they all look the same to me. I need to get back to my abstract painting.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I'm Thinking Maine

I was getting sick of painting fall and maybe because it is raining today I am thinking water - ocean to be exact. These are on e-bay now.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Fall Watercolor

I am still painting from the photos I took in PA this past weekend - I took a lot and all are great - this painting of the lake is on e-bay now.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Two New Watercolors

I was up to my house in PA this weekend and I took a ton of photos. The trees are changing and the weather was beautiful. These are 2 watercolors that I did from my photos - they are on e-bay now.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Two New Blue Abstracts

I had seen this de Kooning painting and could not get the blue out of my head. I decided I wanted to do some "blue" paintings. I did the two above - they are mixed media on paper. I like the first one a lot but I am unsure about the second - I may do some more work on it.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Reworked Figure Painting

I did some more work on this figure painting and I am liking it much better now. I changed her arms and did some work on the face and hair - this is getting more like what I am envisioning my figures to look like. I just need to paint more figures. I took a close up of the face.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Pathways - New Abstract

New abstract painting finished today. This is the first serious painting I have done since I got my new kitten. I did a few small landscapes for e-bay but really wanted to do some abstract work. I am reading a book about de Kooning and enjoying it very much. I really did not know anything about him but I now appreciate his work more - I want to read all about the NY artists in the coming winter months.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Illustration Friday - Visitors

Todays Illustration Friday theme "Visitors". These two look like the things that never leave - or maybe the in-laws!!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Abstract on Canvas

New abstract on canvas - this one is 24X30. I am not too sure about it yet so I am going to live with it for a bit before I decide if it needs anything more.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

"In Memory of Jean" - Abstract

I painted this painting today 4 days after the death of my Aunt Jean Bergan. This painting is mixed-media on paper 22X30. I will show this painting but I will never sell it.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Illustration Friday - Moon

This is The Moon card that I made for a majors only Black History tarot deck called "I Have A Dream Tarot". The Moon in a tarot deck is always my favorite card. The Moon in the tarot symbolizes illusion and mystery - the dark night of the soul.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

"Time Changes Everything" - Abstract

This is the second abstract I did yesterday. It is 30X22 mixed media with collage on paper. I was thinking about the fact that most people do not "get" my paintings - well the abstract ones. That used to bother me but I realize that is not the audience I am trying to reach with my abstracts - I need to look at this in a new way. I think I am doing this by sending out my portfolio and trying to do some marketing (it's about time!!!!!).

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

"What Zyg Taught Me" - New Acrylic

I painted 2 new full sheet (30X22) abstracts today. I painted this painting on a sheet that my art friend Zygmund Jankowski used to do some little line drawings when we were talking about space - shallow vs deep. I put a thin wash over the line drawings so they peek through the bottom left side of the painting. I am very happy with this one!

I also worked on my art portfolio and am sending it out tomorrow to the Frederick Gallery - I will keep my fingers crossed - I really need to get into a Gallery! I also sent my portfolio to the Noyes Museum to become a signature artist.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Another New Abstract

This one is acrylic on canvas - I need to make the move to canvas but I do love painting on paper. This painting is 24X20 and I did like painting it.

Monday, July 23, 2007

New Abstract Painting

I decided to paint some abstract work today - this is one of three paintings that I did. I will post the other 2 tomorrow.

Friday, July 06, 2007

New Watercolor

I had to drop off a painting at the Noyes Museum on Monday and I brought my new camera so I could take some photos of the So. Jersey land/sea scape. Well the green head flies were so bad I couldn't get out of the car and ended up only getting 4 photos. This was one of them.

I will be in a show at Noyes Museum that will be running until the end of August - I will post about this when I get back from vacation.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

New Watercolor

This is a new watercolor I just finished and also the photo I used for reference (I did get a new camera). I added some mountains to the painting and also more foreground. These type of paintings are a challenge for me because it is summer and everything is soooo green. I never follow the photo too closely - I just use it as an initial idea - then the painting takes over. I will be putting this and some other paintings on e-bay after my July vacation.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Illustration Friday - Rejection

Many are called but only one is chosen. Rejection ain't easy. Illustration Friday's theme "Rejection".

Friday, June 08, 2007

Illustration Friday - Suit

Today's theme for Illustration Friday is "Suit". I wish I had more time to play with this but I am packing to go away for the weekend so this will have to do.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

My First Canvas

Well I thought I would try to paint on a canvas. This one is 24X30 and is painted in acrylic and some mixed media. I don't know if I hate this or like it. When I do an abstract on paper I know if it is good or not but with this canvas I am just not sure. I think I like painting on paper better but since I bought a bunch of canvases I will do a few of these.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Two More New Watercolors

Two new watercolors - I am a painting machine today. Well it does make a difference that I have a show coming up. I am in to ocean, fog and mist today!