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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Snow Impressions

Snow Impressions
The backyard was so beautiful today--deep blue sky, brilliant white snow, dark edges of branches and a few lingering rust-colored leaves.  It just called to me to paint it.  But, painting snow with watercolor is challenging and yet using a new technique that I learned from a recent DVD gave me the urge to try.  I am pleased with the result.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Postcards





I painted an 8" X 12" abstract using fluid acrylic, collage, and hand cut stencils.  Then I cut it into 4 pieces, each one being 4" x 6".  They are painted on 300# Arches paper so will stand up to the stress of being mailed--one across the ocean to London!

Thanks to tutorial by Jane Davies for the step-by-step directions to making postcards.


Friday, October 17, 2014

New Richmond Peacock

Jacob--New Richmond Peacock

This is my most recent painting in the New Richmond series.  Jacob wanders around the town and is greatly admired but never petted!  This bird is distinctly beautiful but is definitely "No Touch!"
I tried to capture his beauty in a fun way with some of the iconic structures in New Richmond: the porch of the Ross Goudy historic home and the tent where community concerts are held. 
Of course, the cubist, colorful style engages the eye and adds a little humor.
More of this series is shown at the Front Street Cafe in New Richmond--a casual place for lunch or dinner right on the Ohio River.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Celebrate! New Richmond

Celebrate! New Richmond

This watercolor painting features Front Street in New Richmond, Ohio.  The colorful buildings generate a happy exclamation for this historic river town, located near Cincinnati on the Ohio River.  You can see the painting at the Front Street Cafe, a charming place for lunch or dinner with outdoor dining overlooking the river.  This summer the community is celebrating 200 years of history with many interesting events including music, plays, parades and more. This painting is framed under glass, 22" x 28" is priced at $259.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Rhythm in Red

"Rhythm in Red"
Watercolor of musicians performing at the Front Street Cafe where this painting now hangs.
Stop by this quaint little town, New Richmond, Ohio for a grand view of the Ohio river plus yummy food at the cafe.  
More paintings on the walls for you to enjoy!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hot Rod Watercolor

"Hot Rod"
This watercolor recently sold at the Front Street Cafe in New Richmond, Ohio.  It features an antique "hot rod" that reminds the viewer of the antique cars that drive in during the summer months every Sunday in this quaint Ohio river town.  This cubist style painting with its bright colors brings in some of the buildings of the town, including the cafe and the River Hills Bank which has art deco architecture.  
I have others on display at the cafe which is really a hot spot on Friday and Saturday nights with great music and a full dinner menu.  It's worth a trip along route U.S. 52 east of Cincinnati to enjoy the food, the music, and of course, my art!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Festival New Richmond

This watercolor is the most recent painting shown (and sold) at the Front Street Cafe in New Richmond on the Ohio.  It's another in the series of bright and fun shapes depicting events and places in this quaint river town.