Witch Hazel blooms for Halloween and my abstract take on our Autumn Leaves.
I may work some more on the veins if I get bored 🙂
Taken from a quick sketch I did in Exeter NH along the Swazy Parkway downtown.
Actually just before I added the final glazes and popped it into a frame not sure if I will show it or not.
Here is a bad photo and it is not in the right Mat or Frame but just to show you I finished it.
Too much of the painting covered and lousy photo
Still working hard on my land and what a warm summer it has been to do so. During breaks I find time to wet my brush and get lost on my white piece of paper.
So much life happening at the moment it is hard to fit it all in.
I lost my cat on Monday and after 17 years together it is hard though I know she was so very sick 😦 I still wish she filled our space with her beauty xo
JT misses her as do we.
Phase one of my Artist retreat was slow with knee but it is in and mulched to protect is from this heatwave that is consuming so much of the United States I am not complaining mind you, as you all know I despise winter 🙂 I love a week and a half of high 90’s which is better than the same below 0 degrees F.
If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you know I am also painting but with pain till my brace arrives I will vary my sitting and walking but soon hope to ride a bike no not another Harley but a pedal bike with a baskets so I can go off and sketch and paint in different places as well as my yard. I think in Aug. I signed up for a week long Plein Air
right here close by with an amazing teacher. I hope I get the hang of it 🙂
I stepped out of my comfort zone a couple of weeks ago and painted live as a Featured Artist during a Farmers Market. Met some very nice people and sold some cards.
Have a wonderful day and stay safe.
I dropped of two watercolors matted and ready for hanging at the Wild Women’s Wellness Center in Chichester NH where the art of many hope to raise funds much needed for the animals of all sizes and shapes up the road called Live and Let Live Farm.
They give homes to animals with life to live but no home to live at. They need food and care never mind love. They open the farm up on Sundays at 2:30 PM for tours to see all the animals if you are in the area vacationing or if we have too much snow on our slopes 🙂 take a spin and a walk around the place.
So the particulars on the Artist Reception are go to RTE 4 and pop into the lower level of the brick building where Wild Woman Wellness is. Plenty of parking around back as well. We will be there from 5-7 PM Saturday there will also be raffles, food laughter and fun as they hope to sell all the art to bring in money for the farm. I have donated these two watercolors and am donating 100% of my personal sales.
Both of mine are framed and ready to hang as are the beautiful works of art that have also been hung up for the show. There may be bins with cards or prints I left before it was set up but will be there Friday night but I teach a class on Sat. so I will have to miss that and then run up to get them if they do not sell.
Stay warm we hear we may have another 3 to 8 inches of snow due Wednesday night OH JOY
Come on Spring!
Playing before bed with Phthalo and Water helped me sleep like a baby 🙂
From up here in Patriots Nation GO PATS! 🙂
Feb. 1st’s Splash of Color
Instagram is Follsommill and my Wix Blog is functional at Folsom Mill Studio man this creativity is hard work never mind Zazzle at Eunice356 and RedBubble etc. I work hard to make pretty art worthy of a print or a simple card and with 5 sales this week I am so blessed.
We are covered with snow and ice I mean rock hard and slippery ice so I stay in and keep my bones safe as well as my dogs and I paint then upload images onto products you have all seen, as you have followed me from the start.
Today out of the blue someone from Boston bought a B&W photos I took of sailboats moored here on the coast of New England. I love that photo but adore Boston.
By now you all know we will once again play in the Super Bowl. From what I hear 60 % of those who watch football or say they do hate our team and want to see us lose. I get it I do, same old same old right, lol NO! Who wins games like our team we either make it look like the other team never showed up or they come back in the last quarter and make the others cry as they leave the field.
Our team is fired up they want it bad who knows maybe Philly will this year but my heart is with the GOAT. Yes I am a rabid fan.
Here is a few new pieces I have been playing with as I watch them boys come from behind.
I forgot I am not supposed to paint boring scenes with everything the same height I will rectify that in the future. 🙂
Pats won again I am a happy lady.
It is now Christmas Eve here in NH and places are closing up early for workers to have time with their own families which is nice to see. Besides sending out cards I did nothing for this holiday since mom died last Thanksgiving I really just spend the holidays here at home with boyfriend and the dog and cat. I like having no extra stress as it is a sad time already. I did keep the wild birds fed during our ice storm and today before the snow begins to fall. They say we will have 4 to 8 inches I hope for 0 🙂
Less than 90 days left till spring I will keep reminding myself.
I will spend time cleaning out old paperwork, donating clothes/coats and giving away many items I no longer have the need for as it is a good time to purge and I have a whole week to make a dent it in before the New Year.
I am trying to decide if I should build a new home(without stairs) or redo this home so it flows better and a large storage room can replace where the bathroom now sits 4 stairs down. My knee is good but I know I will need replacements down the road so why not plan now. Also have to lose weight and remain focused so I can do more as I get older.
I will continue to paint and take photos and in January I also begin to teach watercolor basics. I can not wait to share the magic.
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas can not wait to hear what you all did.
So once the hard work of moving it and staying off it was complete of course I painted again. This time I framed it, even a shock to me as I hate framing unless it is to remain mine. Maybe it will be.
Stay safe out there as you hustle through the last 2 weekends for all you want to complete before Christmas.
I have reopened my Etsy shop at:
If you see any paintings that you would like to buy one or more cards of let me know in an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add image in store then send to printer. I will also offer mixed boxes of notecards say 5 images 4 each for a total of 20 cards if you are one who loves to add a card to gifts you give be it for this holiday or Mother’s Day, birthdays etc. They will sell for $3.95 each and when you buy multiples I can offer deals.
Thanks again for all your support.
on my FAA site you can buy cards and add your own words inside soon I will offer mine here on Etsy with quotes from nature inspired writers 🙂
Knee surgery went well I walked around the house all day when I came home from surgery. Stitches out next week then to see PT
We are getting snow here this weekend and next week too glad I got it done when I did seems I will be doing a lot of walking behind a snow thrower 🙂
Thanks again for the well wishes
Just wanted to say hello. Sorry I have not been around but besides being busy I blew my knee. Finally surgery is now just a week away! It has been a long miserable month but I kept it full with a Scarecrow Contest, Plant Sale and not one but 3 craft fairs the last of which will be Saturday in Rye, NH.
I never put my garden truly to bed as it is now just getting cold at night with warm days and a gimpy gait lol I decided to just let it be I have to laugh as last night I asked him to see if he could get any of my carrots out of the ground as I made a cabbage soup for my week worth of meals. THEY WERE HUGE! I had a full warm belly last night.
I have been painting up a storm as I find myself resting a lot more and trying to stay out of pain. Having lost my mom a year ago the holidays no longer hold family importance. I know it maybe sadness from loss which is normal but I continue to paint as she asked me to. I will make some hats for men and women in the military and add to our towns tree.
I am also in search of an attorney to help me conserve my place for the arts when I am gone. Staying focused helps me continue on the path best for me.
Hope all is well in your world this is a new computer so unless you reply I will not find you again though I will see what the Reader comes up with.
Here are a few of my latest attempts of Watercolor. So many now available as cards.
With that last image let me wish you a safe and wonderful holiday season of fun get togethers with your family and friends. Travel safely as you shop and try to buy a few things from starving artists, as I am one who appreciates it greatly.
Fluidity is what I am going for in this my 3rd year of painting. Lay it down on a wet piece of paper and walk away. One on left is on it’s way to being a card for my fall displays and the one to its right I am not sure yet.
Hope you are all doing something you love if even just one hour a day. Happy September.
To those in TX and now all in the path of these hurricanes lining up one after another know we are praying for all of you.
On the start of my 3rd year of painting I am about to have my own reception, at our local library. Scary but exciting.
Ron and I hung over 50 of my pieces and I have 5 more framed pieces, they will go in this week before Friday night’s party.
I will make the punch and something decadent as they will have a cheese board and other snacks laid out for those who come to check out my art.
Good thing I am thick skinned lol I hope to see a lot of strangers stop in that will soon become fast friends.
Thanks for always cheering me on it means the world as I will try to take giant steps in watercolor this year.
Now to go through them and mat and frame a selection showing my take on this medium.
Scary but fun and so blessed they want to show off my pieces this one has yet to be done more to give you an idea as I am still learning as I enter my 3 rd year of Watercolor.
This is another I am working on
Off to cut mats and fit paintings with particular frames. I am excited but scared but so looking forward to demonstrating watercolor at my reception.
Have a great day everyone!
Learning all I can in my Watercolor Lesson. This one is all about trying to get all 10 tones in a piece. 0 -10 White all the way to the darkest dark. This is not a finished piece I wanted the background to be dark as night and the moon like tonight’s shining bright on the fresh snow. It is a 9″x 6″ study using just one color, Payne’s Gray.
Once done I will tackle one with a little color though I do love a very limited palette
Well when the latest snow storm was done we were left with 15″ of light fluffy stuff to move but walking behind a snow thrower for 9 hours is no fun and we each did that with just one break for supper, two machines and two with health issues I see a tractor by next winter.
Yard looks like the painting above but we have another 15″ to bury all of our hard work. Tomorrow 4″ Sunday through Monday 12 give or take COME ON SPRING!!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
I added 2 framed pieces of Watercolor to the Theme Wall at Seacoast Artist Association. This month’s theme is Wild With Color. Now I could have framed some of my amazing Sunrises even Sunsets or Pink Peonies. Maybe my popular monster Sunflowers even but I chose two of my colorful landscapes filled with tree trunks with pretty bark 🙂
No longer laid out against my red countertops but are in pretty rich brown frames under glass. I will miss them if they sell but even looking at them here as I type I can see I have grown much like a tree 🙂 ever changing and it make me so happy.
Still not comfortable with others judging me or my artwork but I can not sell it if I do not put myself out there 🙂
My town is celebrating it’s 275th birthday and the committee group is trying to raise monies for a parade and fireworks so I donated one of my framed pieces as a raffle gift hope enough like it to raise $40 or $50 for my part of the cause. All starving artists have is what they create.
I did straighten out the title lol
Mom is doing great I have more good days and the pup my sweet little girl rests more and loves the pumpkin cookies I make for her 🙂 Going grain free myself and hoping her and I will be back at our fighting weight 🙂
Do you know I did not climb up once on the roof and only raked it once shhh it is only March and I will finally turn 60 I can not believe it myself lol there were many close calls and still not gray!
Here is what I did the other day thinking of taking my girl for a walk to go find some 🙂
Still wet as I posted it to Facebook and it sold 🙂 now I can do an oil change 🙂
Have a great March everyone soon I will share photos from the Boston Flower Show which opens in 2 weeks!
I have added not one but two Watercolors I did to the local Gallery here in Exeter NH that I belong to. Seacoast Artist Association which sits at the end of Swasy Park, downtown.
I have been creating so much art it is crazy but I must not complain as it is good for me to chill with wet paper and my brushes. Working on new website as well in my free time 🙂 http://eunice356.wix.com/artist-painter
Mom had her 5th surgery on her knees yes we have but two so 4 on the right and hopefully the only one just done on her left. I got bad news last week as well seems all the pain in my own knees while caring for her was not just what I was doing I need two knee replacements and I am not 60 for 2 more weeks 😦 Guess I beat the hell out of them jumping out of my rig and with DNA seems it was bound to happen. The dog needs surgery as well so after Mom then her then it will be spring and I will do at least one of mine and heal out in the sun here.
In a few weeks the garden club I am in will attend the Boston Flower Show now if you have been following me for even a little while you know I can not wait though winter so far here in New England has been OK 🙂 some snow and this weekend brutal outside with dangerous windchills but sunny.
Happy Valentines Day Everyone
Stay Safe too!
I want to wish all of you who celebrate the birth of Christ at this time each year, a very Merry Christmas. To all those who follow another religion may you find Peace On Earth in your daily travels.
Here is what I painted for my Mom, now today in between all the cooking I will try to mat it as well as frame it for her.
What are you doing to celebrate?
Can you believe here in New England we will be enjoying spring and even close to summertime temps. You know each day winter stays away I am a happy lady not having to shovel the roof but reality shall arrive soon I am sure as you have all had some horrible weather to deal with. Stay safe as you gather with loved ones and I will see you in the New Year!
Peace to all of you
Still no good news about my Mom she is now done with third surgery on new knee only this time she came out with it wired together and is now in a 30 lb fiberglass cast and she has no muscle left after a year and a half in and out of rehab hospitals. We pulled her out of last one because we were scared for her even though we liked the people just not enough help when one is helpless. Just been a plain nightmare for all of us but mostly Mom.
The snow all 8′ of it is just about gone and even with that huge melt we were under a severe red flag warning for fires.
We are getting the place ready for Spring /Summer so much to do but am looking forward to flowers blooming and not the store bought variety I bring Mom.
No bears have stopped by and my male turkey must be off hunting for a bevy of girls lol isn’t life simple at times.
The stress even with Watercolor painting almost daily has done a number on me. 5 pounds gained and no covered with red spots they say is Psoriasis. OH joy itchy, scratching and just trying to smile and de-stress 😦 So many lotions and potions will now be lathered on. I hate it when our bodies fail us.
Sorry not much good news well then again the snow is gone 🙂
Here is one of my latest paintings you can see I am trying to find Peace.
Heading out for some inspiration but wanted to share what I have been working on while I await my boyfriends surgery on the 14th. Please say a little prayer he will come out of this OK He has blocked Corroded arteries(neck) he doesn’t smoke but has type 2 diabetes and loves French Fries 😦 I am hoping when he writes out his power of attorney to me as well as a will this week it becomes real and he changes his diet 🙂
So I paint now to de-stress
Hugs and Love