The peonies and iris are from my gardens. I paint them from photos, mostly, usually in March or April, when I find myself desperate for color.
Purple on Purple
My husband restored a 1950 Chevy pickup truck a few years ago. He was needing some parts and a consultation with one of the Northeast's leading Advanced Design experts, who happens to be in Stephentown, NY, about 40 miles from our house in Massachusetts. I went along for the ride and while the two of them were deep in the minutiae of brakes and radiators, I found myself entranced with the "Field of Dreams" out back—several acres of rusting old Chevy trucks. From photos taken on that and another visit, I happily painted rusting metal and the distinctive high hood for many months.
Green As Grass
Between the Idea and the Reality
The Chrome Sneer
Most of these paintings are based on Umpachene Falls, in New Marlborough, Mass. As you can see, the water flows over stair-stepped rock surrounded by birch and hemlock. The long, tall falls is Race Brook Falls, about a mile from my house in Massachusetts.