Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Beach Buddies

Beach Buddies  5 x 7 sold

I thoroughly enjoyed painting this little painting
commissioned by a friend of her husband on the
the beach with her dogs.

It brought back great memories for me of
wandering a deserted beach with my dogs.
It's from the mid-Atlantic region of the 
east coast where I'm from.
Although I've lived on the Med for the past
six years, it's much calmer and more rocky than the ocean.
There nothing like the soothing sound of the
rows of breakers bounding on the beach
and the sand beneath my feet.
I miss that.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Blue Shutters

Blue Shutters 8x8 oil on museum board

Some things just make me happy:
sunshine, bright colors and blue shutters:)

Wishing you some happy moments today.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Les Charolais

Two in the Brush 6x6 oil on museum board

I loved the way these two cows peeped around
the bushes to get a better look at me.
They actually stopped chewing for a second:)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Bonjour 9x12 oil on museum board

I am really enjoying painting these cows. They are
such Rubenesque models,
as a friend politely pointed out to me;)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Good Morning

Good Morning 8x8 oil on museum board

There is just something about the French charolais cows
the appeals to me, an indescribable 'je ne sais quoi'.
Maybe it's their long dreamy eyelashes and their curious
personalities.  Maybe it's just the way the light
skips across their well rounded form.
France is not the place to skimp on what you eat!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Food and Wine in France!

Walking in Lavender  6x6 sold

I'm back from my trip to France so that I could get things
ready for me to move in next month. I didn't complete everything
on my check list but I did get the internet hooked up and my
studio and office cleaned up.

Did I mention food?(and wine?)
After all, moving is hard work and I need to make
sure I keep my energy level up;)

Let's begin with a little Amuse Bouche,  bite sized treats of flaky pastry topped with a sauce
 that just explodes with flavor in your mouth. Quite the surprise.  From left to right the
flavors are pistachio, olive, and curry.

Followed by:

Quail eggs (the little green dots) on petite toast served with thinly sliced rabbit rounds, topped off with
and emulsion of  something amazingly delicious, but I have no idea
what it was.  I was impressed with the artistic presentation and combination of flavors.
(I feel like I'm beginning to sound like a waiter in a fancy-fied restaurant or maybe even a food critic!)
Also important:
The setting:
Burgundy vineyards as far as the eye can see!
Hope you enjoyed having lunch with me:)


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Until next time-

Thursday, August 8, 2013

French Music and Curious Cows

                                           Curious Cows  9x 12 oil on board

 The lyrics of a French song begin to weave their way through my mind.  I notice the lilting conversation of two women as they gossip in the grocery, the rhythm of a Frenchman's laugh, the earthy sent of fresh cut grass, and the staccato patterns of sunlight as they dance across  the rolling Burgundy  countryside. These are the moments that color my day, striking harmonious cords deep within that make my heart sing. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

My French Window

My French Window 12 x 12 oil on board

Smiles turning toward the sun
overflowing with joy,
colors reaching out to 
share the delight.

My French Window

Thursday, August 1, 2013


  Déjeuner 6x6 oil on museum board

  déjeuner = lunch in French:)

Pizza and red wine? Why not it's France and it's lunchtime.
No wonder I'm always so happy there;)