Tuesday, December 1, 2020

November 2020 Challenge: "Cold"

"Sudden Blizzard" 9x12" Acrylic on Watercolor paper by Kelley Carey MacDonald
There are many layers of paint and marks on this piece.  I was thinking of the snowstorm we had right before Halloween - no one was prepared - not even the trees.

“Ghost Deer” 12”x16” acrylic by Victoria Chesley Brega
“ Our first snow this winter, an unusual pie bald doe appeared in my back yard, luminous, 
beautiful, and rare, known locally as The Ghost Deer.”

"Cool Reflections" 18"X30" pastel on manmade paper
"Cold Storage Beach" 8X10 oil on panel by Jeanne MacFarland

"P is for Popsicle" I've been making an alphabet series- squeezing it in between the cooking and commissions!
Sally Dean  instagram@sallydeanart

"Baby, It's Cold Outside" 6 x 6 oil by Pamela Copeman

"Snow and Shadows" ink & watercolor 9 x 12 by Jody Regan

The light through the snowy pines across the street is cool and warm at the same time.  I love it.

"Cold One" Acrylic on Paper by Paula Villanova
This one is kind of a study for bigger painting. It was a scene from a fun place during the summer of 2019 when we were still dining and drinking inside of restaurants and bars.

"Hot and Cold", 30"x30" Acrylic by Page Pearson Railsback


Sunday, November 1, 2020

October 2020 Challenge: "Unity"


“Wind, Sand and Water” 6x6 oil on panel by Mary Sheehan Winn

"Blue, Blue, My World Is Blue", 12x12 acrylic by Kelley Carey MacDonald
One of the first songs we learned in guitar lessons in jr. high was this song (so - around '68?) and this painting, done as a demo for my Intro To Intuitive Painting Zoom class, was all about blues - cobalt, prussian, pthalo, ultramarine, blue violet, gray blue - enough! With just a touch of orange to keep me from going mad.  I love the history you can see through the translucent parts, and the patterns here and there.  And... no, your 5 year old could not do this! :D

 UNITY! 8x8 Page Pearson Railsback

"Pussy Hats" WIP Acrylic 16x20 by Paula Villanova
A day of unity for all who participated, January 21, 2017 at the Women's March in Washington, DC 
and all around the world (!) Women and some men too. These gals were headed home
 after a very full but peaceful day and show of strength, united in voice. 

"Harmony" oil 8X8 by Jeanne MacFarland

Black Gouache on arches hot press paper 9”x 12” @sallydeanart
“ Love is all you need “has been running through my head for so long now. During the pandemic it has helped me to count my gratitudes and think about what really matters. I designed this for a  T-shirt that was sold on the unity acme shirt print site to raise money for an organization called NoKidHungry.org .

"Interlife" Acrylic 16"X20" (In Progress) by Victoria Chesley Brega 

"Unity" (in progress) by Margaret Farrell Bruno  

Still working on the final of this.  This is the rough draft.  

Let's work in unity and keep each other safe.

Wear our masks and social distance.  💓

"Love is in the Air" ink & watercolor by Jody Regan

"Unity" means bringing people together, adapting to these challenging
times in ways that are thoughtful and loving albeit different than imagined.

“Unity” by Pamela Copeman oil 10x20
The rocks are all sizes textures and colors. Together they form a water wall and sculpture.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

September 2020 Challenge: "Marshfield Hills"

"Fog Lifting" 16x20" Acrylic by Kelley Carey MacDonald
Standing on the loop to the North River at the South Shore Audubon Society I saw the last of a morning's fog lifting. This is located off of 3A in Marshfield, MA. 

“Ode to Periwinkle”  5” x 7”  Acrylic by Victoria Chesley Brega
Beautiful colors chosen for a doorway in the center of Marshfield Hills...

"Damons Point Area View" 8"X10" Oil by Margaret Farrell Bruno
A recent plein air painting on a beautiful summer day.

"Marsh Life" 8X8 oil by Jeanne MacFarland

"Down the Road Apiece" 10"x10" Acrylic by Paula Villanova

"GAR Hall", 12x12 Oil, by Pamela Copeman
Painted during Kelley and Paula's Painting Safari - one of my first paintings outside! Yippee!

"Afternoon On Old Main St, Marshfield Hills", 10x10 oil by Sally Dean

“The Road to Trouants Island” 6x6 oil on panel by Mary Sheehan Winn 

"Coffee on the Porch" watercolor & ink by Jody Regan   


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

August 2020 Challenge: "Not New England"

"Cantina El Gato in San Miguel de Allende" 20x16, Acrylic by Kelley MacDonald While I love New England, another place outside of the States that I love, love, love is San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. Paula Villanova and I were all set to lead a painting workshop there in February 2021. Sadly we have had to postpone it due to the pandemic. It a beautiful place where color, light and history, combined with kind Mexicans and beautiful things to look at are the inspiration for artists of all kinds.

"In Vietnam" by Pam Copeman 4 1/2" x6" watercolor
When I traveled to Vietnam, everything I experienced was so different in color, taste, and vistas and I thought this altar was perfect for this challenge.

"Walk of Fame" 20"x20" Acrylic by Paula Villanova
Hollywood is SO not New England! It's fun for a change of pace though.

"St. Croix" 14"X18" Acrylic by Victoria Chesley Brega 
A view from a lovely coastal restaurant on the first night of my first visit to beautiful St. Croix

"New Mexico Building" 6"x6" Oil by Margaret Farrell Bruno 
A beautiful stone mason building from a trip to New Mexico

“Celtic Cross”  7x9 Sketchbook Watercolor bu Mary Sheehan Winn
I took this photo in a cemetery in New Brunswick, Canada in 2017 on the way to participate in the first annual Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival. I love cemeteries for their peaceful settings, ornate monuments and of course, their stories.

WIP (work in progress) 6x12 oil by Jeanne MacFarland

"Old Town", 8x12 inches, Acrylic, by Page Railsback

"Baltimore Water Taxi" 11x14 mixed media by Sally Dean Mello
I found a sketch from 2018 when I was in Baltimore.  Painted from that sketch!
"Reading Room" 15 x 15 oil on board by Jody Regan 
The New York Public Library in Bryant Park is housed in the stunning 
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. a beaux-arts masterpiece. 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

July 2020 Topic: "Women"

"Women" by Page Railsback

(Work In progress)"Splash Dance" 16x20 Acrylic by Kelley MacDonald
Women need other women, it's always been true... littles, bigs, mamas, grannies....  - to teach each other to be strong women.  I have ZERO excuses to not have finished this month, except I kept going back and forth between 4 different ways of expressing this.  So... as soon I finish, I'll upload it.  Till then.... SPLASH

“Structure in Sepia”   4” x 7”  acrylic by Victoria Chesley Brega
“ I found this photo going through family memorabilia in Maine.  Hard to imagine the constrictions of this period in female fashion...”

"Vote" 5.5"X6.75" watercolor by Margaret Farrell Bruno
Carrie Chapman Catt was a leading woman in the suffragist movement. 
We have she, and many other women, to thank for securing American women's right to vote. 
Let's do her memory honor and vote this November 3rd by mail or in person. 

"Strong Women" by Pamela Copeman
Strong women come in many different sizes, shapes, and colors. These powerful, strong, and spiritual women have had a direct impact on my life in very inspiring and personal ways - if you look closely, you may recognize some of these women - I adore my circle of female friends - I am blessed."

"The Girls"
9x12 oil on Panel by Mary Sheehan Winn

The dairy herd at Two Islands in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, one of my favorite places in the world.  Cape Blomidon is in the distance. 

"Garden Painters" 8 x 10 oil by Jody Regan - It's always nice to paint with women friends. In these days of isolation, the company of women is even more essential.
"Red Boots" Acrylic by Paula Villanova

"Essential Worker" oil 8x8 by Jeanne MacFarland

Brionna Taylor
9"x 12" oil
by Sally Dean
Black Lives Matter

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

June 2020 Challenge: "Self Portrait in Sunglasses"

"Summer Hope" 6.5"X9" Drawing by Margaret Farrell Bruno
My daughter gave me these sunglasses and they always give me hope and a smile. 
Much needed this summer. 

"Summer 2020" 8x6 Acrylic by Kelley Carey MacDonald
It's all about the reflections! :) 

"The Difference Between Knowing and Being", 8x6 oil
by Jeanne MacFarland

"Selfie with Sheshed"11"X14" Acrylic by Victoria Chesley Brega

"Sunglasses On My Head" 10"x16" acrylic by Paula Villanova

"Selfie with Shades"
12x12 acrylic on panel by Mary Sheehan Winn

"July in Shades" 9 x 12 oil on board by Jody Regan

"Sunnies" 8 x 8 oil on gesso board by Pamela Copeman

"selfie with sunnies" 9"x12" acrylic on canvas by Sally Dean

"Sunglasses" 8x8 Acrylic by Page Railsback

November 2020 Challenge: "Cold"

"Sudden Blizzard" 9x12" Acrylic on Watercolor paper by Kelley Carey MacDonald There are many layers of paint and marks on thi...