Monday, December 26, 2011

Year End Greetings

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season, I sure am! We had a houseful of happy and wonderful family-in-law over Christmas (lucky me!) and will have a quiet end-of-the year and New Year's celebration.

Artistically speaking, this year has been thrilling for me and I feel I've grown a lot as I venture more deeply into a new kind of media (oil) and new genre (landscapes) - and most importantly, plein-air painting! The thrill of plein-air painting is hard to describe - although I felt overwhelmed in the beginning, I grew to love it and I think I'm hooked for life!

Happy holidays, everyone!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

November's Art Exhibit at the Art League

Daisy (Lamb at Chateau de Cheserex, Switzerland)
Watercolor on paper

Hi Everyone! Two of my watercolors have been juried into the November Exhibit at the Art League in Alexandria, so if you are in the area and have a chance to stop by the Torpedo Factory Art Center, please take a view of my paintings - I'd be honored! Also, check out the Bin Gallery Exhibit of the Art Center where I show a new painting every month and have a few of my works in the bins, as well. Thank you!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Key Bridge, Washington DC

Key Bridge, Washington DC
Watercolor on paper 12" x 12"
I've been painting en plein air for the past several months and I really like it! I started out painting with oils with The Art League and I ended up getting hooked! I've been painting outdoors on a regular basis and loving it! I will eventually start posting my oils here - although I fell I must change the name of my blog, meanwhile I have been practicing, practicing and practicing. Of course, I still paint in watercolors. The above painting is an in studio effort after a plein air session on Roosevelt Island, with my plein air painting group.
Key Bridge looks beautifully majestic from the Island and you can also see Georgetown University in the background...

Friday, October 7, 2011

River Farm - Alexandria

River Farm - Alexandria, Virginia
Watercolor on paper

I've been painting oils en plein air in Alexandria, VA, in the past few weeks.  You can see the Potomac river in the background, as well as Maryland on the other side of the river. The painting above is an  in studio effort, in watercolors. As autumn progresses, I can see dramatic changes in the color of the local landscape -  I hope I can post more paintings showing the changes of colors, in the near future.... 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Old Town Geneva (Place de Bourg-de-Four)

Old Town Geneva
(place de Bourg-de-Four)
Watercolor on paper
 15" x 22" unframed

I miss my walks at the Old Town Geneva.  I lost count of the times I stopped at this place for a cup of coffee and cake: a great place for refueling and people watching.

I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather of this beautiful autumn, if you live in the northern hemisphere, and the beautiful spring weather if you live in the southern part of the globe!  As for the people who live in this area, I can say for certain that we deserve a break from the extreme heat, hurricane (Irene), floods and even a fairly big (in my opinion!) earthquake!  What a summer it was!

I did not have much time for painting while my daughter was on summer vacation, as we squeezed travels and kept an overall busy schedule, however I did manage to produce a few paintings, during rare brakes, which I plan to post here soon.  
The above painting of Geneva was done from a digital photo that I took before we moved to Washington DC, one year ago.  I hope you  like it!
Stay well, everyone, and stay in touch!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Fourth of July! and some great art news....

Happy Fourth of July!

I hope everyone is having a great Fourth of July holiday with your friends and family!

I just can't believe we are already right in the peak of the summer! I hope you are enjoying the warm months, as much as we are enjoying the beautiful Summer in Washington DC.

Although I haven't been actively posting here in my rather neglected blog, I have been actively painting and have some great news about new opportunities that have presented to me and my work.

After being juried into enough exhibits at the Art League Exhibits, I have become eligible to participate in the Bin Gallery Exhibitions, starting this month (July, 2011). If you have a chance to visit the Art Center in Alexandria, VA, please stop by the Bin Gallery to check out my works. Thank you!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Alexandria Pier

Alexandria Pier
Watercolor on paper
11" x 15"

Spring Morning in Alexandria at the docks.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Old Town Alexandria - King Street

Old Town Alexandria - King Street
Watercolor on paper 11" x 15"

Early morning scene in Alexandria when the crowds haven't arrived yet. One of my favorite places to go dining in the area.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Watercolor on paper

One more painting of a favorite flower. Not the last, I promise.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Art League at The Torpedo Factory Art Center April Exhibit

Summer Bounty (Cherry tomatoes in Japanese Sake cup)
7" x 7" (inches)
Watercolor on paper

I'm honored to announce that my small painting "Summer Bounty (Cherry tomatoes in Japanese Sake cup)” has been juried into the prestigious art exhibit at The Art League at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. I hope you can visit the exhibit during the month of April if you are visiting or live in the Washington D.C. area.
Thank you!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Geneva Morning - Help Japan Auction

Geneva Morning
Watercolor on paper
7" x 15"

Buy a painting and help Japan! All proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to the Japanese Red Cross Society. Please consider bidding on this painting or on one of the other paintings donated to the cause over on DailyPaintworks. As of this writing more than $25,000 has been raised already! I hope you can help, too!

Thank you, Theresa

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Swan (Lake Geneva)

Swan (Lake Geneva)

Watercolor on paper

I miss the elegant swans and the beautiful springs in Geneva....

Monday, March 28, 2011

Purple & white (Iris)

Purple & White (Iris)

Watercolor on paper

The cherry trees are blossoming and many new plants are pushing through the soil in my garden. Spring is here! It's my first spring in this house, after we returned to the USA, and I can't wait to see what the previous tenants planted in my garden while we were away. By the shape of the leaves, I can tell that I have a lot of irises but don't know the variety.... the wait and expectation are killing me!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Studies of human figures

I've been painting several studies of human figures, like the ones above, for future use in larger paintings...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Watercolor on paper
Carnival is just around the corner and I know this because my sister is coming to visit from Brazil (yay!) where the whole country stops for a whole week to celebrate this wonderful festival. As for myself, I decided to update my neglected (sorry!) art blog with this watercolor that I just finished painting. With "Masquerade", I tried to depict the more enigmatic carnival of medieval Venice, Italy. It was fun doing the detailed work....

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Art League at the Torpedo Factory Art Center January Exhibit

Chateau de Choully Peony
Watercolor on Paper
105cm x 80cm

I'm so happy to announce that “Chateau de Choully Peony” has been juried into The Art League January exhibit at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. I hope you can visit the exhibit if you visiting or live in the Washington D.C. area.
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