Friday, July 31, 2015

2258 Walk Through

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6 $100 click here to purchase 

Workshop Announcement 
May 21 - 28, 2016 - Italy - Full Wait-list

Monday, July 27, 2015

2254 chair edge

sold still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

I'm back and almost unpacked from Nantucket. I didn't bring my laptop with me, so I'm a little out of touch. I can't seem to manage to type full sentences on an ipad or iphone like everyone else - I need two handed typing - long live the home row - so I tend to forgo sending emails. Plus my phone hates me - as in auto spell-check mocks me. Recent proof of the playful mind of my iphone while messaging  - "I nipped it in the nimbus," - not what I was going for at all but it does seem to have a certain symbolism to it.


Nantucket in Review; On Wednesday I arrived in Nantucket to teach at the Artists Association of Nantucket - https://www.nantucketarts.org the AAN recently redesigned a building on Amelia Drive. The building houses several classroom studios, private studios, a print room, clay room, gallery and an artist's residence. The center is hosting a ton of painting, drawing and printmaking classes. Along with lectures and talks - such a valuable resource.



In Other News: I added a daily painting to the artist's residence wall - #2251, "On the Wall," resides in Nantucket alongside the work of artist Megan Hinton and others. 



I'm back for the rest of the summer but am planning a couple more workshops for the fall - details to follow! 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

2250 Nantucket


Island life, 6x6" acrylic
More soon from the oasis of beautiful blue hydrangeas (note to my hydrangeas at home, I am not impressed that you've turned pink). (I'll scan this in for a better photo) - 


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

2249 Shipmate


still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase 

I'm off to Nantucket today to teach my last two-day workshop of the summer. In Other News; Brie the dog got a life jacket. Much to her fluffy dismay she's learning how to kayak this summer - or rather how to sit in the boat and not tip it over - hence her own personal flotation device.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

2244 Footloose



sold Still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

I taught my last digital illustration class yesterday, so my summer break has officially begun! Of course I celebrated by kayaking and by walking Brie the dog. Brie wanted no part of the festivities and had a tantrum halfway through our walk. She threw herself on the ground, flipped over on her back and stuck her feet straight up in the air. There's no budging my furry friend from this position - so I waited. . . and waited. . . this episode lasted long enough for a Good Samaritan to pass by and ask if my seemingly unresponsive animal needed medical attention.



Thursday, July 16, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

2241 Ocean Breathes Salty

sold still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

2015 Workshops
Nantucket, MA, Artists Association of Nantucket - July 23 & 24 

Monday, July 13, 2015

2240 patchwork


sold still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

I had a delightful weekend teaching and painting in Marshfield
at the North River Arts Society. 

click image to enlarge



Wednesday, July 8, 2015

2235 Zinnia II

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase

2015 Workshops
July 11 & 12, Marshfield, MA 
North River Arts Society

July 23 & 24, Nantucket, MA
Artists Association of Nantucket

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

2234 Wholly

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase

It's not too late to join in - this weekend I'm teaching a painting 

Monday, July 6, 2015

2233 tread




still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase 



There are still some spots left this weekend in my upcoming workshop at North River Arts Society in Marshfield, MA - we'll spend two lively days painting with emphasis on loosening up and simplifying the process - including discussions about the logistics of painting and color and composition. All levels are welcome, beginners thru advanced. Read more about the workshops here, http://lisadaria.blogspot.com/p/workshops-and-classes.html including accounts from past participants. Click here to register http://www.northriverarts.org/documents/Workshops.html

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015