Friday, August 20, 2010

New Butterfly Collages











These are four new collages I did this week. They will be used by the VT/NH Visiting Nurse and Hospice Asssociation to promote a butterfly release event in memory of hospice patients.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Opening Reception at Cold Mountain Cafe




Cold Mountain Cafe in Bethlehem, NH, is graciously hosting an opening reception for my show with my daughter Felicity. The opening is Sunday, August 15th from 5-7 PM. The show will remain up for 6 weeks - have a look!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Crazy, Messy Studio - Getting ready for my upcoming show








My usually tidy studio (aka our living room) is cluttered and chaotic, as I'm getting paintings framed and ready for my upcoming exhibit with my daughter, Felicity Lingle, at the Cold Mountain Cafe in Bethlehem, NH. The show will be hung on August 14 - stay tuned for details about a possible opening reception - and stay up until the end of September, I think. Our work is very different - I haven't seen what Felicity has been working on, but she has some of her work on her blog. Check out the link on my blog list.
The orange painting of the pear is not finished, but I'm not sure what to do with it - it's so different, more like a fairy tale illustration than my usual landscapes - what do you think? There is a theory that people either love or hate purple and orange - I'm thinking the edges of the painting need to be toned down to allow the pear and the landscape to dominate. I welcome any constructive feedback.


Bleu Lavande - Fitch Bay, Quebec





Saturday morning we drove 90 minutes to Bleu Lavande, a picturesque lavender farm in Fitch Bay, Quebec. It was a perfect summer day. We have been growing lavender in our back yard, and we wanted to see how professionally grown lavender looks in comparison. It turns out, ours looks about the same - the peak intensity of color occured about a month ago. As it dries, the color of the flower fades, but the fragrance intensifies.
Bleu Lavande offers tours of the farm, a bistro, a spa with aromatherapy massage, a boutique with lavender scented bath and skin care products, a distillery, tents for weddings and social events and lavender picnic tables. It's a lovely drive and a spectaular setting with vistas all around.