Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Polkerris, Watercolour

Mummy and Hamish on the beach at Polkerris on the last Sunday of October last year. We were feeling sad because of Dilly. We had a delicious lunch at the pub and then joined all the families on the beach soaking up the very last vestiges of the summer heat. The sun was bright and in our eyes and everything was in silhouette.

Polkerris always makes me think of summer with the whole family arriving by car, walking or sailing. Always a challenge to get everyone there and back especially the time when the wind picked up and I had Oliver and Livvy in the Mirror with huge waves and no bailer! Hame kept a weather eye on us from his surf board as he wizzed out to sea and back. He had loads of fun!

Mark Stephenson, Graphite on paper

This is our dear friend Mark Stevenson, who kindly modeled for our art group in his professorial robes. John and I were fortunate enough to see him in the Quantum Theatre production of Richard II

Abraham Derby

My beloved and absolute favourite rose in the garden, with its peachy creamy yellow petals and overpowering scent.Perfect for potpourri. Accompanied by the Smoke tree, lavender daylilies and variegated grasses

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Summer Meadow Watercolour

I had the most beautiful walk through the August meadows. The grasses were backlit by the early morning light. I went on to see a flockof 6 pileated woodpeckers and a rich scarlet flush of poppies. Wonderful.

Sharon's Farm. Oil on canvas

Our first Spring evening painting with friends.Actually I lolled around on the grass avoiding cow pats and drinking beer after a long hot day at work. Wonderfully restorative and peaceful

Wave.Oil on canvas 60"x18"

We had a fantastic holiday camping in Acadia National park. Wonderful scenery. We must go back so I can paint!

Orchids, oil on board

My sister Jackie came to visit and we went to the Orchid Show in Pittsburgh. An absolutely divine collection. We stayed for hours

Nude, Charcoal and pastel on paper

This is one of the many drawings from the Carnegie Museum open model sessions which our figure drawing group attended. It was sold in the Art in the Garden fundraising event in Washington

Brood Mares, Morning Light

Dixie is the Grey, a small yet feisty arab, completely stunning and deadly to ride. Seven is the bay, a beautiful and calm quarter horse, she foaled the following Spring.N.F.S.

Mummy's hydrangea

Mummy has this huge white hydrangea which is always having to be cut back as it blocks' the view'! I painted it in oil on canvas with a palette knife which adds alot of texture. It looks wonderful in a silvery green frame. 20" x 24"


This is the bridge near Mike and Susan's beautiful log cabin home where we party on the 4th July.Horseshoes and a gourmet picnic as is typically found in Greene County. Dave Lesako and I searched for hours for a spot to paint! Bad poison ivy!


I gave this painting to my neice Lucy and her husband Paul on the occasion of their wedding. It depicts the steep cornish village of Boddinick, Daphne Du Maurier's house 'Ferryside' and this wonderful old boat that takes people out to sea for 'trips round the bay'N.F.S.

After Milking

'After milking' I painted this having had an incredibly long, boozy and delicious lunch with Jeffrey Moyer. I spotted the cows through the trees catching the last of the evening sun.It was bought in the Annual silent auction 'Art in the Garden' fundraiser for theWashington CountyHistorical Society


This is a painting of my beautiful sister Janie sitting in the sun amongst the lavender, roses and hydrangeas in my uncle's garden in Cornwall.

Fowey River Nocturne

This is the night time view across the harbour from my parents' home in Polruan. The church tower is floodlit until midnight , and the Plough lies above the twinkling town of Fowey which sparkles all night long.

Elysian Sheep

Delicious/cute looking Elysian sheep at the Martin's farm in Greene County, PA. Miriam's delectable supper proved just how scrumptious they really are. This painting was sold last summer in the 'Art in the Garden' fund raising event in Washington, Pa It will be appearing in the next edition of 'Table' with an accompanying article and recipe by Miriam Rubin