a collection of daily paintings and drawings

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

MORNING PRAYERS and promises to keep

Another Tree Peony (Paeonia suffruticosa) from Linwood Gardens. Their shapes are so lovely and elegant, and this particular image reminded me of reaching up to the heavens.
My promises I am keeping are being grateful and being mindful (doing one thing at a time; no more eating while reading, painting while talking on the phone). Not coming so easy are exercising and being more sociable. It is too easy to hunker down at home. And wasting time, ditto.

Morning Prayer
watercolor  7 x 7"

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

THE DWELLING PLACE marble still life painting

A wee painting. How do I do it? teeny tiny brushes, steady hands, good light, and an understanding Chiropractor.

The Dwelling Place
oil on linen 4 x 4"

Monday, January 12, 2015

KISSED BY THE SUN (I wish I was...) watercolor flower peony painting


Another tree peony painting, as the temperature hover around 20 degrees. The arctic wind reminds us we live in an OLD house. Ice has built up on the inside of our windows. Thank goodness for wool sweaters and slippers. 

Kissed By The Sun
watercolor  7 x 7"

Sunday, January 11, 2015

PROMISES TO KEEP (SOLD) watercolor peony flower painting

As I am stuck at home by the weather (self imposed; 20 below wind chill, I don't need anything out there!). I decided to paint some watercolors, and dug out some photos from my visit to the Linwood Gardens Tree Peony Farm in Pavilion, New York. It was magical place; a gorgeous old estate and lovely flower gardens that have been tended some years and left to grow amok some years.
I wandered around with my camera, but next year I am heading up with paints to put in sometime plein air. Anyone want to join me?

Promises to Keep (SOLD)
watercolor  7 x 7"

Saturday, January 03, 2015

OVER THE HILLS winter landscape painting

I love the blue shadows on a sunny day.

Over The Hills
oil on linen  7 x 5"
auction @ Daily Paintworks.com

Friday, January 02, 2015

A GOOD VIEW IS WORTH A MILLION landscape oil painting

Another view from a hike in the Adirondack Mountains in August. 

View From High Meadow
oil on linen  5 x 7"

Friday, December 26, 2014

DWELL ON DREAMS. Can one feel good about themselve, but still want to improve?

A merry day after Christmas, and I'm back to work; planning what New Years resolutions to resurrect from last year. Diet, exercise, and a tidier house are usually on the list, and I can honestly say I am getting better at these things. Isn't that what life is after all? A big self-improvement workshop? 

Dwell on Dreams
oil on linen 4 x 4"

Monday, December 15, 2014

A DIFFERENT PATH FOR NOW. Winter landscape oil painting

The Favored Trail
oil on linen  8 x 10"

I have made a lot of changes in my art and my business the last few years, but have neglected to update my marketing as well. The blogs and daily painting sites worked so well for a time, but I've come to the conclusion that I need to shake up my marketing plan, just as I've shaken up my painting skills.
Thank you to all my readers and comment-ers. You have no idea how much your interest and support means to me.

Friday, December 12, 2014

WINTER'S LIGHT oil landscape painting

Winter's Light
oil on linen  5 x 7"

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

GLADIOLAS AND VAN GOGH TOGETHER AGAIN watercolor still life painting

Gladiola & Van Gogh
watercolor  22 x 8"

 Well, any painting that is predominantly blue is a winner for me. And, those warm pink and coral gladiola make this a painting I love. It was a challenge to paint, with the dark background, the glass,                                           and the cloth, but I think it is one of my best ever.

This painting is the last offering in my Vintage Art Sale:

Sunday, December 07, 2014

A JOYFUL DANCE (SOLD) flower watercolor painting

A Joyful Dance (SOLD)
watercolor  7 x 7" in 12 x 12" frame

Because we all need pretty flowers and to dance with joy every once in awhile.

Monday, December 01, 2014

THE BEST THINGS IN WINTER chickadee watercolor painting

Woodland Chickadee
watercolor  5 x 7"

What are the best things in Winter?
My immediate response is a trip to San Diego!

Living the cold Northeast for the last 21 years, I have yet to acclimate. I have learned to appreciate being indoors, appreciating my warm shelter and work space, and taking advantage of (painting) my beautiful surroundings. 

Some of my Winter paintings are on my Vintage Art Blog:

Thursday, November 27, 2014

GO WITH THE FLOW wine oil painting

Go With The Flow
oil on canvas  24 x 20"

Monday, November 24, 2014

ART IS ALL THAT MATTERS - Is it a blessing or a curse?

Jewels (SOLD)
watercolor  10 x 23"

I am back in New York after an week of emotional upheaval with my family in California. I love them, I love Calif., I love the sun and warmth, but thank goodness to be back in my studio. Creating is my meditation, my therapy, my prayer, my sanity. I wish I were a more complex person, but there you have it. I am my eyes and right hand, with a bit of grey matter and heart in between. Is it a blessing or a curse?

This painting is being offered in my Vintage art sale:

It's one of my favorites. Colorful, cheery, yummy; all in all, a darn nice painting.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WELCOME SPRING still life Tulip watercolor painting

Welcome Spring
watercolor  15 x 6"

This painting is being offered here and in my Vintage Art Sale:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

DAY IS DONE landscape oil painting

Day Is Done
oil on linen  5 x 7"

Some days have a glorious finish that makes everything seem good. We put down our tools and accept the gift of a sunset.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

PINK HOLLYHOCKS watercolor flower painting

This is one of my favorites. A touch of pink in any room is always a good thing.

Pink Hollyhocks
$250, framed

Friday, November 07, 2014

IT'S ABOUT SUMMER: Pear Trio watercolor still life painting

Pear Trio
watercolor  10 x 13"

Really, it's not about the pears. Look at the colors in the shadows, the spots of light on the pears, and the warm glow on the lace curtain. It's about Summer: the light, the warmth, the smell. ...ahhh.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

SUNNY ROOSTER (SOLD) watercolor painting

Sunny Rooster (SOLD)
watercolor  6 x 7"

I just love this little rooster, he reminds me of my wonderful trip to Ireland a few years back. He was scratching around Bunratty castle with his flock. It was a rare sunny day, and his feathers just glistened in the sunshine.

He is offered here as part of my Annual Vintage Art Sale.
See more original paintings:

Monday, November 03, 2014

VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS AND OTHER LOVELY TREATS annual vintage art sale at Barbara Fox Art Studio

watercolor  5.5 x 9"

Time for my annual Holiday 'Vintage Art" sale.
Every few days until Christmas, I will post several pieces of art from my "collection" of original paintings and drawings. These are all good work, they just haven't found the right home yet, and space is tight in my studio.
This is a great time to buy a gift of original art,
 and I hope you see something that will bring beauty and joy for yourself or a loved one.

see what I've just posted here: