Friday, December 31, 2010

"Cherries from Chile"

Cherries are my favorite fruit. They remind me of the beginning of summer
and the anticipation of  enjoying the long days at the beach.
The local market had them just before Christmas.
So we have been enjoying this mid-winter treat from Chile and
contemplating the warm weather to come! 

6"x8" Oil on Canvas Panel

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010


6"x6" Oil on Raymar Canvas Panel

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"White's Market Barnegat Light"


6"x6" Oil on Canvas Panel

Here is one that is in included in the Long Beach Island
Foundation Small Works Show that I'm participating
in.  The opening is this Saturday from 5-7.  Stop by
if you are in the area.  The show will be up until December

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"Jacob's Creek"

6"x8" Oil on Canvas Panel

Friday, October 8, 2010

"York Road Solebury Pa"

5"x7" Oil on Canvas Panel
$100 plus shipping
Larger painting can be done from this study

Upper York Rd, Solebury, Pa plein air on Wednesday
on a beautiful October day.  Solebury is about 5 miles
north of New Hope Pa.  This is located just a few miles
from Centerbridge the home of  the Pennsylvania
Impressionist painter Edward Redfield.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

"Jersey Peaches"

6"x6" Oil on Canvas Panel
Nearing the end of the season, I just had to capture
these peaches.  A nice diversion from plein air and
landscape paintings.  I haven't done much still life this

Friday, September 17, 2010

"The Dike"

8"x10" Oil on Canvas Panel
Plein air  at "The Dike" in Barnegat Light.
Overcast but a bright day. 
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"September Watcher"

8"x10" Canvas Panel
Plein air of beach in Beach Haven.  The island has a
different demeanor post-Labor Day.  Homes that were
full of holiday are now silent.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


5"x7" Oil on Canvas Panel
Boston whaler moored on Barnegat Bay at the end of
summer painted plein air.

Friday, September 3, 2010

"Barnegat Bay Clouds"

9"x12" Oil on Canvas Panel
Late summer clouds over Barnegat Bay done plein air this week.
$200 + shipping, Paypal accepted

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"Dawn over Barnegat Bay"

6"x6" Oil on Canvas Panel. 

Plein air this morning on Barnegat Bay looking north towards HarveyCedars and Barnegat Light.

I'm using these small plein studies for larger studio paintings.  Please
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Monday, August 30, 2010

"House on Tuckerton Creek"

8"x10" oil on canvas panel. 

Plein air on Tuckerton Creek.
Weather was beautiful, clear on this picturesque creek. I am going
to use these small plein air paintings as a study for larger paintings.

Monday, August 23, 2010

"Inlet Cat"

Plein air at Barnegat Inlet again last Thursday.
Painted this without my glasses on so I could not see
the detail, just trying to capture the light and color of the scene.

5" x7" Oil on Canvas Panel

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Beach Bike"

8"x8" Oil on Canvas

Painted this for my daughter.  Her beach bike for her room
at school.

Friday, August 13, 2010

"Downwind Run"

16"x20" Oil on Canvas

I'm reposting this painting as I've painted it in a larger format and
submitted it to the Long Beach Island Foundation for their annual

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

"Yellow Pail"

8"x10" Oil on Canvas - NFS

The weather here is hot and the water has been warm.
I can't remember a summer when  the water got warm
enough to swim so early in the season and is remaining
warm.  I've been making it a point to swim and paint

Friday, July 16, 2010

"Sandy Island East"


5"x7" Oil on Canvas Panel

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Digging for Treasure"

6"x6" Oil on Canvas Panel

$90 plus shipping

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Monday, July 12, 2010

"Sandy Island"

This is a duck hunting club on a small island in Barnegat Bay
located directly across the bay from Barnegat Light Yacht Club.
The club is built on a sedge island and surrounded on all sides by
water.  The only way to reach it is by boat.

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6"x8" Oil on Canvas Panel

Thursday, July 8, 2010

"Daddy"s Girl"

Caught this cute father and daughter at the beach the
other day.

6"x6" Oil on Canvas Panel

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

"Afternoon Clouds"

Here were the clouds yesterday afternoon.  A perfect summer day!

6"x8" Oil on Canvas Panel

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"The Gables"

Plein air painting of the beautiful flower gardens in front
of The Gables in Beach Haven.


6"x8" Oil on Canvas Panel
Today was the first meeting of our plein air group.
This morning we painted along Centre St. in Beach Haven. 
Here is one of our artists, Pat Johnson putting the
finishing toucheson her painting. 
Rain was in the  forecast but it turned out to be a lovely day!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"Barnegat Bay Sunset Mist"

Painted this little sunset last week.  There were very unusual atmospheric
conditions.  There were low clouds and mist which obscured the sun.
I had to work quickly as the scene completely changed by the time
I finished.

6"x8" Oil on Canvas Panel

$50 plus shipping

Saturday, June 12, 2010

"Cherry Trio"

6"x6" Oil on Canvas Panel

Cherry season is here!  I've been anxious to get some
to paint and eat!

$65 plus shipping

Thursday, June 10, 2010

"Centre Street"

9"x12" Oil on Canvas Panel

Painted this plein air the other day in Beach
Haven.  I love it there this time of year before
all the summer crowds come.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Salt Water Taffy Trio"

Salt water taffy is synonymous with the Jersey Shore
where it is a traditional summertime treat.
Sold in candy shops on the boardwalk in all New Jersey
shore towns, it got its name in the 1880's when a candy
store was flooded with salt water and the taffy candy
was offered for sale as"salt water taffy".
The name stuck and today it is still marketed under the
name "salt water taffy".

6"x6" Oil on Raymar Canvas Panel

Thursday, May 20, 2010

"The Delaware Near Prallsville Mills"

Yesterday I painted along the Delaware River near
Prallsville Mills.  It is a beautiful and scenic section of
the river where there are small islands of river rock and

9"x12" Oil on Canvas Panel

Monday, May 3, 2010

"Reaching the Mark"

Here is a finished painting for the fundraiser.
I thought I finished  it last week then......
I glazed over the sky today to make it make
it warmer and took  the yellowness out of
the sails.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Sunrise on Beach Avenue"

This is a street scene in Beach Haven that I started a
few months ago and just finished yesterday. It was painted
on gessoed board which I do like working on.  I've
been working on some larger pieces so I haven't been

Update: This painting received a Judge's Choice Award
at Pine Shores Art Association's Annual Spring Art  Show.
The show was judged by Paige Roberts.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

"Tuckerton Marina"

I did a plein air workshop yesterday with
Michael Budden.  We painted at a Tuckerton
NJ marina on the edge of the New Jersey
Pine Barrens.The weather was beautiful but
slightly windy so I couldn't use my umbrella.

The class spread out around the marina
to pick a view to paint.  I chose this little
white building on the other side of the creek
to avoid trying to paint a complex scene with
boats and multiple buildings. I just wanted to
concentrate on capturing the light and color
of the scene.  The water may look a little
dark but I feel it accurately portrays the color
of the water as the creeks in the area are
naturally tea-colored and called "cedar water".

I am definitely going to go back there as
there are many interesting local scenes to paint.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"Jadite Cup"

This is a jadite coffee cup from my cupboard at the 
beach.  It is one of those heavy glass restaurant cups.
It is my favorite - it's so indestructible and has a 
substantial feel.  I can only imagine the old time diner 
that it was used in.  I miss those old diners.  There is 
one on the island in Barnegat Light called Mustache Bills.  
I'm going to try painting the inside of it this summer.

Friday, April 9, 2010

"Pear-aerial View"

I painted this awhile ago and am posting it today.  It
is an aerial view of pears. Sort of reminds me of a
landscape plan.

Monday, April 5, 2010

"Spring Beauty"

This is one of my favorite spring bulbs that bloomed in
my garden this weekend.  The latin name is Scilla Siberica
also known as Spring Beauty.  It blooms early spring right 
after the crocus and is a beautiful clear blue. 

Monday, March 29, 2010

"Morning Tea"

I thought I would try something shiny and reflective today
so I used this vintage silverplate creamer along with the teapot.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

"40's Kitchen"

I gathered some of my favorite vintage kitchen items for

Monday, March 15, 2010

"Noreaster Afternoon Tea"

Here is one I did on Saturday during that nor'easter
- it seemed like a good day for a warm cup of tea.
I used my new brushes and canvas

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Pear Tango"


This is my first posted painting - I hope I have
captured the light and color of these pears
accurately. On Sunday I will hopefully add a
link and post this for bid on Ebay.