Lady With Butterflies

Figures are not my usual subjects but this lady really needed to be seen.

My lady with butterflies is a fantasy piece with leaves blowing into her room – or are they in flight? She is definitely having issues with her legs: she is twisting away from the open window. In the completed view of this work (in acrylic paintings), pearls are visible around her neck swinging as she is caught off-guard at the rush of the bugs/leaves. Pearls are worn by ladies; therefore her title of “lady” instead of “woman.” In this photograph above, the painting is not yet complete so she is hanging on my work wall next to the original drawing that developed into this larger painting. The painting has the patterning that I commonly use in my watercolors and the open window that frequented earlier work of mine.  The branches in the vase next to her will become irises in the completed work. You can now find her under recently completed acrylic paintings.

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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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Recent Paintings


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