Category Archives: portrait study

Large portraits on Chuck’s Facebook

                                I recently finished painting a series of large portrait’s of people I am crazy about. My husband, Chuck, put them on his Facebook page. I love and appreciate that he wanted to celebrate me and the work … Continue reading

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Process of Painting a Large, Colorful Portrait

I have been a landscape painter all my life.  I love the land and feel happy being able to move things around. In the landscape I have the ability to move a bush from one place to another, take out … Continue reading

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Portraits of Newburyport update

PORTRAITS OF NEWBURYPORT September 12-27, 2014  Reception, free and open to the public, Saturday, Sept 13, 7-9p.m.A very special book, Portraits of Newburyport, will be unveiled at the reception and will be available for purchase in both soft and hard … Continue reading

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A Gift for Mom

Many of you have meet Carla Toolan at one time or another, she has been with me since she was 6 or 7 years old. Now she is away at college in New Orleans. To my delight she visits when … Continue reading

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Kids Creating

I just can’t get enough of showing off all the kids and what they are doing in the studio. They are all so adorable and they are all creating such different and interesting art work. Some are drawing, some painting … Continue reading

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Everyone is having fun

St Patrick’s Day is over but with all the renovating going on at the studio I never got to post the photo of the wreath Kincaid and Violet made to put in the window at the studio or the pot … Continue reading

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Problem solved

Here is Elise Jansson. Did you figure out the artists or styles she used in her college assignment (you can see that post here) we blogged about the other day?  Here are the answers:                                       • Comic                • Chuck Close               … Continue reading

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College Assignment

Do any of recognize the young woman below? Elise Jansson is now a Sophomore at UMass Amherst and studying animation. She was with us since she was about 10 years old. The assignment was to do one drawing a week … Continue reading

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Last Week’s Creative Update

Below are some of the photos I took last week. First, is Mary Shapiro, (more about Mary), who is an incredible portrait artist. Notice how she has turned her art work upside down in order to figure out and paint … Continue reading

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Patti Kelley

     This is Patti Kelley hard at work in the studio. Talk about motivated! Patti is determined to improve. She asks good questions, reads art books and does tons of homework. As an adult, oil painting is where her heart … Continue reading

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