_Here is the first in a series of three wine paintings.  Each will be 24"x8" oil on canvas.  I finished this one yesterday and started on the second, a white wine painting.

Prussian blue is appearing heavily in these paintings - it, along with composition, size, and subject matter, will hold the three together as a series. 

Of course, I never just use the prussian blue from the tube unaltered.  The bluish green is prussian with varying amounts of yellow ochre; the purplish color is prussian with alizarin crimson.

Wine is in my brain right now because I've been approached by a new winery wanting me to do some large panels for their tasting room.  Figured I'd better start small to get my sea legs.

This series will be available at Williams McCall Gallery in South Beach and will make their premier at the "Meet the Artist" reception at the gallery on April 20 from 5-8pm.  Hope to see you there.




My, my - what a year this has been so far!  I've signed on with two new galleries in south Florida and have been working my tail off this winter to supply them.  I usually take a break from painting in the winter but not this year.

As to my painting life, I always keep a keen eye on my goals:

1. Become a "better" painter;
2. Increase my collector base;
3. Get my work out in the world.

I opened the brick and mortar gallery in Provincetown 3 seasons ago and what a great ride that has been.  I've painted and sold hundreds of paintings to collectors worldwide.  I've met thousands of wonderful people.  For all of this I am deeply thankful.

And now, it's time to make a change.  I've decided to close the Ptown gallery.   This was a tough decision since it has been  a truly wonderful experience for me.  One thing I've learned is that you can do "anything" but you can't do "everything".  This is merely the next step toward my goals and I welcome it with open arms. 

I continue to paint and you will always be able to come to Abling Gallery online to see and purchase my work as well as Williams McCall Gallery in South Beach Miami and Studio E Gallery in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  And there's so much more in the works, but that will be the subject of another announcement at a later date!

My heartfelt thanks to all who had any hand in making the gallery a success,
specifically, Birdie for providing me the space and always lending support and encouragement, and to Vicky for her endless hours of work on doing whatever I needed.  And mostly, to all of you who came to the gallery, purchased a painting, or just stopped in to see what was on the easel and offered your love and encouragement.  Aren't I the lucky girl!!!