Thursday, September 07, 2006

Newest Charcoal portrait....

Here is the digital photo of my latest portrait, hopefully it will upload today. This is of my husbands niece, Marlene and her 6 week old baby girl, Samantha.

If you would like to commission a portrait of your children in charcoal, visit my website at for prices and more information or email me at Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Busy in August....

Well, summer is over and fall is fast around the corner. August was a very busy month for me. The Winthrop Sidewalk Art show/ book signing hosted by the Apple Valley Bookstore on August 19th turned out to be a great day. The rain held off and the turn out was high. Although the 80+ artist's reported that art sales were down by 50% from last year. I not only displayed my book "Loons of Tacoma Lakes" ( ) but also my Scenes of Maine greeting cards, bookmarkers, 4x6 loon photo magnets, small 5x7 framed loon cards and a few 8x10 enlarged prints of loons. I did very well with my small items, it seemed that my bookmarkers, loon magnets and greeting cards made up most of the sales for the day.

Besides continuing to market my book to the NEBA independent bookstores throughout New England I also managed to complete a few commissioned portraits.

This 11x14 pastel portrait of an English Setter was for a client in NH. Jesse's dog portrait was painted on Rich Beige, Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastel Paper.

This next pastel portrait was also for a client in NH. This is a memorial portrait of their beloved cat, Casper. My client wished to have their cat portrayed full size with his toy mouse and large double paws showing. Casper's, 18x26 pastel portrait was painted on Blue Haze, Art Spectrum Colourfix pastel paper.

And I have also just complete a charcoal portrait of my husbands niece and her new baby girl, Samantha. Marlene's 11x14 charcoal portrait was drawn on Flannel Grey, Canson Mi-Tientes pastel paper. This is a new addition to my commissioned portraits advertised on my website. I have decided to also include commissioned portraits of families in charcoal besides children and pets. (sorry, it seems that is not uploading this new charcoal portrait for you to view, I will try again on another day)

For anyone who is interested in commissioning a portrait for a Christmas gift there is still time. I accept orders up until Nov 1st. Please visit my website at for more information on the styles of portraits that are available for you to commission. Gift certificates are also available for that someone special on your gift list.

On my weekends at camp, (when it hasn't rained that is) I have continued to capture some more beautiful loon photographs at Tacoma Lakes. These new loon photos will make a wonderful calendar that I hope to have published and begin to market next year on line and at giftshops and bookstores throughout New England.

Well, that is all my news for now, enjoy the Indian Summer weather everyone and have a great fall season.