I was thinking of David Hockney as I executed this portrait of a partially ice-covered lake in Breakheart Reservation.  He is one of my favorite watercolorists!

watercolor of pond at Field Farm

Meadow Grasses, Field Farm

Depictions of grasses have been a focus for several years.  However, depicting them in watercolor has been a new challenge for me.  This scene is of the pond at Field Farm–a wonderful mid-century modern guest house run by the Trustees of Reservation and situated on a high meadow in Williamstown. In the background, albeit not visible in the painting, is Mount Greylock.

watercolor of mossy bank in woods

Moss Garden

This mossy bank at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus, Massachusetts is always a source of visual and tactile delight.


watercolor painting of brightly colored orchids


Winter is always brightened up by a pot of colorful orchids.  I started this as a spare Asian-style brush painting–but technical difficulties led me along another path!

watercolor of floral arrangement and sea shell

Still Life with Shell

One of the joys of having a studio space is the ability to collect and arrange favorite objects.  This sea shell is a very old friend and the vase a mid-century yard sale find.