“Spring at Parker River” : Inside the Artist’s Studio

Title: "Spring at Parker River" / Acrylic on Canvas

Title: “Spring at Parker River” / Acrylic on Canvas

I visited the Parker River nature sanctuary on Plum Island in Massachusetts in the spring.  I loved the deep blue of the water contrasted against the pastel colors of the spring marsh.  I added the blue heron in the foreground – I thought he looked appropriate in the setting. This is a painting from a series of small paintings that I completed during the summer and early autumn of 2014.  (Painted 2014)

“Nocturne” : Inside the Artist’s Studio

Title:  "Nocturne" / Acrylic on Canvas

Title: “Nocturne” / Acrylic on Canvas

I love to paint full moon nights, especially en plain aire on warm summer nights.  (Flashlight required!) This is the view from my backyard looking south.  This peaceful scene during a July night reminded me of a quiet classical piano piece, a nocturne.  This painting is one of a series of small paintings that I completed during the summer and early autumn of 2014.  (Painted 2014)