Sandra’s Blog

Two upcoming shows / summer of 2014

I’ve been asleep at the blog-post but have two venues/ no, three!/ in Vermont to see my work.   I was asked to participate in an annual event/hanging at Penny Cluse – a restaurant on Cherry St. in Burlington.  Each year, artists are given a 6″x 6″ wooden panel on which to “evoke” a theme...

A Hanging at the US Attorney’s Office…

I was pleased to be asked to hang LARGE paintings at the US Attorney’s office in Burlington this summer.  I chose 5 large landscapes (you can see them on the acrylic web pages) and 6 small pieces – some of which I grouped together.  The hallway wall space is wonderful – especially the curved walls...

Trying something new from an old idea…

I have always loved hand-painted tableware – since my mother had a “Vera” pattern cloth in the 1950’s.  From 1968-2000, I had Italian made plates with bright red and yellow poppies. I find that many of my watercolor paintings are patterns, so when I bought a light-weight canvas tablecloth last week in preparation for a...

Congratulations to Me (among others)

I am pleased to have a painting accepted for an exhibit at the 2013 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition at the Red Barn Gallery on the grounds of the Lareau Farm Inn. Route 100, Waitsfield, VT. A reception is planned on Sunday, June 30 from 3-5pm. The closing is Sunday, July 28 at 5pm.  I plan...

When memory shifts…

In 2006, I saw two memorable paintings at the National Gallery (east wing) that I have wanted to revisit since that time. Of course, neither one is up now – as works shifts so people can visit many times and always see a different part of the collection. But, once there, I asked about both:...

Visit to the Met…

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC for a few hours. For those who are familiar with this amazing museum, you understand that a few hours is not much time at all for a visit. However, I was very focused on the Matisse exhibit that is up...

In Consideration of a New Painting

IN CONSIDERATION OF A NEW PAINTING… I have been working on a new “full sized” image of a woman and she has me stalled at 3/4 complete. (Although it is difficult to know when the half-way point is/ let alone the 3/4 mark). She is once again (like Lady with Butterflies) looking off to her...

Learning from others…

The other evening, a friend showed me a catalog of paintings of Carole Bolsey. Carole is a friend of hers and my friend wanted to show me the paintings because they reminded her of my acrylic work. Indeed, my friend has an excellent eye! Because, although I have never met Carole, I did see her...

Further tour of my studio/

In the section of this web site titled: About Sandra/ I give you a glimpse of a portion of my work space. That photograph, as is the one on this page, is not staged for best view. This is the overload of stuff that surrounds me. There are paintings nearly finished (from years ago) as...
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Welcome

Welcome to my notes on painting. As I work on ideas, I may post images in process or thoughts on museums I have visited.

This web site includes (mostly) paintings created since my move to Vermont in 2000. Before then, I had a studio at the former Waltham Watch Factory in Waltham, MA for 11 years. While there, I produced ceramics, (hand-built and slip-cast), papier mache furniture, monotypes (single image prints) that may show up on this blog from time to time.

From the paintings now on line, I can replicate most in a smaller size, put an image on cups or stationery. Just ask.

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Look for my trading cards coming to this space, soon!

Recent Paintings

Links

BCA Center
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
New Art Center of Newton
Shelburne Museum