daily paintings

Cardinal in Snow

Cardinal in Snow • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

The snowfall on Friday was so beautiful! I was sitting at the kitchen table looking out the window and a cardinal popped into the frame. I just love cardinals. They are so vibrant in our winter landscape and so sweet to watch. This one sat on the branch for a minute and then hopped around poking at the lilac limbs. I had just been thinking about my mom, so maybe she stopped by for a visit. 🙂

Island Lookout

Island Lookout • 6×6 • oil on wood • $125 • purchase link

Winding up a narrow trail through the mossy trees and big granite rocks was a treat in itself! And then being rewarded with this view was just the icing on the cake. Wow. So much beauty and sense of freedom here. I love this little Ten Cent Island that sits framed between the tree branches and the greens and the blues of the water around it. I am just soaking up the memories as I move into the new year. Ahhhhh!

Sailing into 2023

Sailing into 2023 • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

Happy New Year! I love taking this time of year to reflect on the year I’m leaving behind and the year I’m looking forward to. I put on an Art Queens video about planning for a new year and painted away while dreaming of island magic and exciting things to come. May we all sail peacefully into the the new year!

Morning Light

Morning Light in the Basin • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

This little island was singing and dancing as the morning light hit it. I was on my paddle board with my pup enjoying the stillness and the arrival of the warmth of the morning sun. And of course the seals that followed us–they are soooo cute. Such a treat!

The Moon is Up

The Moon is Up • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

Watching the sun and the moon are a favorite pastime of mine. Soooo peaceful! It’s so magical to witness the beauty and quiet of a moon coming up over the ocean and coastal islands. If the sky is clear and there’s a full moon on the calendar, I can’t help by try to catch it. How about you?

Sunset Rocks

Sunset Rock • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

Sitting at the water’s edge watching the sun go down is such a treat. This was one of my favorite island perches for both sunsets and sunrises. I loved how the tide level was ever-changing and sometimes revealed so much rock and seaweed, and at other times, ate them up. Ocean magic.

Ledge with a View

Ledge with a View • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

I sat up high on this ledge looking out over the Basin and painted the other day. It was such a quiet and peaceful morning. I could hear the wings of the birds flying by, I could hear seal splashes down below and feeling the warmth of the sun on my shoulders was sooooo nice. Taking time to be in nature is such a gift.

Twilight Magic

Twilight Magic • 8×8 • oil on wood

We headed to the beach the other night to see if we could catch Jupiter. While we didn’t spot Jupiter from there, the low tide shoreline was so gorgeous and sent me into a dreamlike trance — I knew I had to go home and paint how I felt on the beach at twilight. It was magical.

Long Cove

Long Cove • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

I took a trail walk with the pup the other day and brought my paints too. We descended a steep hill and popped out onto a bluff on Long Cove. So pretty! I just loved sitting on a warm rock with a light wind blowing while I painted the cove and all of the shorelines jutting out. So many layers of coast, and a sailboat at the end!