This section features my newest paintings. I work with a limited palette consisting of primary colors plus titanium white on a toned ground. Different paintings require different combinations of primary colors, depending upon the time of year, time of day, subject matter, and so on. The limited palette gives the painting a unified look, as well as mellowing the bright acrylic colors.
As a change of pace from my small and miniature landscapes, I sometimes go to the opposite extreme and zero in on a subject, such as a flower (or even just a section of it). For these pieces, I often use colored pencil on Pastelbord™ and generally work in a larger 8”x10” format.
nan accepts a limited number of commissions. Working from photographs, she will create an impeccably detailed rendering of your prized classic car, a beloved pet, or your home. Contact nan for pricing and details.
For the past several years, most of my paintings have featured New England landscapes. New England has many beautiful spots, and I take my camera (aka my sketchbook) wherever I go, so that I won’t miss any scene that might make a good painting. Just as an artist does with a sketchbook, when I look through the camera’s viewfinder, I am composing my painting, although I do sometimes crop the photo or combine several into a panoramic format to make a more interesting painting, in the same way an artist using a sketchbook may try several different ideas.
Lighthouses & Seascapes
For a number of years, most of my paintings were of lighthouses that I had visited in New England and Canada’s Maritime Provinces, as well as on Long Island. A few of my favorites are displayed in this section.
Trip to Provence
nan traveled to Provence to study, paint, and do some sightseeing. Take a look at The Summer in Provence.