Monday, December 11, 2017

Ann's Pastels Updated

Ann has been busy painting over the last few years in traveling the ICW from New York to Key West and back for the last eight years. She paints in pastels on the boat and when we're home up north. She recently added more paintings to her webpage which can be accessed at the left column in this blog. For this blog post, I've included the link to her paintings which is reproduced below. She enjoys painting and perhaps you will too. We both just love the sights and sounds of the ICW and she tries to capture the images in her paintings.

Here's a little about her background and a listing of her current paintings:

Ann is a member of Barrett Art center, Kent Art Association, and the Northeast Watercolor Society. Her work has been accepted for juried shows at Barrett Art Center, Kent Art Association, Northeast Watercolor Society and Hudson River Watercolor Society. She has also served as Juror of Awards at Kent Art Association. Ann’s paintings are in the corporate collections of McCabe and Mack, C. B. Strain and many private collections. She has studied with Mel Stabin, Carlton Plummer, Arne Lindmark, Franklin Alexander, Christine Debrowsky, Linda Novack and Artie Johansen.

Ann works in pastel and watercolor, painting landscapes of the Hudson Valley and scenes along the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). In recent years she has worked mainly in pastels on our boat Fleetwing, a Beneteau 423 sailboat while cruising the last eight years from New York to Key West and back every winter. Ann accepts commissions as well as offering her paintings for private sale.

Samples of her most recent pastels are shown below. All pastels are originals, there are no reproductions. You will be the owner of a one of a kind piece of art. The pastels are professionally framed and matted by They only lack glass due to the possibility of breakage during shipment. Any local art store will install glass for a nominal fee. Due to our love of cruising the ICW, Ann can only ship artwork while in New York from November through December and from June through August. At all other times, we are on Fleetwing enjoying the ICW or down in Key West at our dock for February and March. The prices listed include framing, matting, and shipping, there are no extras. All measurements are in inches of the pastel. Framing and matting will increase the overall size of the picture.

1 - Georgia Marsh, 9 x 12 $400
You are surrounded by marshlands as you travel through Georgia on the ICW, enchanting

2 - White Hibiscus 8 x 10 $350
Key West is full of flowers during the winter. It's great fun just to walk along the sidewalks and enjoy the views
3 - The Hammock  11 x 17  $450
A hammock is a rise of land only slightly higher than the surrounding marsh, but high enough to support trees that don't like to get their feet wet
4 - Iris  8 x 11  $350
More flowers from Key West. There's never any frost.
5 - Evening Color  9 x 12  $400
We always enjoy sitting in the cockpit and watch the sunset with drinks in hand, paradise
6 - Key West Color  9 x 12  $400
Just one block from our dock in Key West, flowers every year
7 - Clearing  9 x 12  $400
We never tire of sunsets
8 - Bougainvillea  9 x 12  $400
Our favorite street in Key West leads to the local grocery store and along the way there's always a huge display of bougainvillea in many colors. the reds are the showiest. 
9 - Hobucken  12 x 14  $425
We were docked at RE Mayo and looked across the channel to see the setting sun highlighting the woods, it was spectacular. 
10 - Daisies 12 x 12 $425
These are from our backyard - we do go home occasionally
11 - Storm Coming  6 x 8  $225
The skies darken, the wind picks up and you'd better find a place to tuck in
12 - Golden Sunset  9 x 12  $400
As we clink wine glasses together to toast the day on the ICW
13 - Yellow Iris  8 x 10  $300
An iris from our backyard
14 - Marsh Sunset  12x18  $475
Yet another spectacular sunset on the ICW
15 - Clematis  8 x 16  $350
We have a climbing clematis in our backyard
16 - Old Town Key West  9 x 9  $300
A typical house in the old part of Key West. Don't let looks deceive you, it's worth $600k to $900k
17 - Wahoo River Anchorage  13 x 20  $500
One of my favorite pastels. We dropped the anchor with nobody else around and were treated to a beautiful sunset.
18 - Rose of Sharon  11 x 12  $425
Another example of what you'll see when going for a stroll in Key West
19 - Palm  11 x 14  $425
Palm trees are survivors, they may lose a few branches to high winds but they seldom tip over
20 - Last Light  13 x 20  $500
Ann catches the delicate colors of an ICW sunset
21 - Lilies  13 x 18  $500
Lilies in our backyard. For some reason, they bloomed profusely this time
22 - Fall  14 x 18  $500
Fall colors for our southern friends and for us in case we forget
23 - Approaching Georgetown  10 x 14  $425
One of the prettiest areas of the ICW is the Waccamaw River, we enjoy that ride every year from Myrtle Beach to Georgetown, SC. 
24 - Palms Together  11 x 16  $450
They seem to grow everywhere but not far north
25 - Sunset IV  4 x 10  $150
We like the reflections off the water too
26 - Key West Pathway  10 x 12  $425
The archway was over a lane just off a side street in Key West. You never know when you'll happen upon beauty in Key West
27 - Key West Pride  13 x 17  $500
Another one of my favorite pastels. The chickens rule Key West, everything stops when a chicken crosses the street. You'll often see a hen with her brood waddling along. At Blue Heaven, they mix in with the dining crowd.
28 - Tropical Sunset  8 x 12  #350
Sigh... I know, another sunset - but we enjoy them
29 - Palms II  11 x 16  $450
In Key West, you will often see them among the flowers

30 - Sunset II  6 x 9  $250
A splash of color along the way
31 - Marshland  12 x 16  $450
The marshes of Georgia are endlessly fascinating to us
32 - Day's End  11 x 16  $450
We were just in awe when we were privileged to see this sunset, wow
33 - Marshland II  8 x 9  $300
Another example of Georgia traveling sights
34 - Storm Brewing  8 x 12  $350
It looks pretty but a storm was on the way
35 - Palm III  6 x 9  $250
Flexibility is the key to survival for a palm - and for others too
36 - Sunset Blues  8 x 6  $150
The changing of colors always fascinate us - have another glass of wine...
37 - Summer Beauties  12 x 12  $375
From our backyard, we enjoy the view off our backporch in the summer
38 - Last Light  12 x 16  $450
As the light fades, we fade to the cabin below
39 - Black-Eyed Susans  8 x 10  $300
We do enjoy our backyard
40 - Maine Bedrock  11 x 16  $450
We spent three summers in Maine about 10 years ago. It was a fantastic place for cruising with a steady wind coming up every afternoon and tons of places to anchor.
41 - Towards Evening  13 x 17  $500
The view from our backyard with the sun setting behind the hill, enchanting
42 - Last Snow  12 x 16  $450
Ann has the water receding nicely, it's harder to paint that than it appears. We used to spend the winters up north but I think we've found a better plan


Anonymous said...

Beautiful work Ann. Have you ever done a rendering of Fleetwing? If so, any pictures? We might like to commission a rendering of our yacht if that's something you'd consider.

/s/ Kitt'n Scott
s/v HyLyte

Bob423 said...

Kitt's Scott, Thanks for the kind words. I paint mostly landscapes and a few florals. I have avoided both boat and house portraits due to lines and perspective. If the curve of the hull is not correct it spoils the whole painting. Landscapes allow me to be freer to interpret.


Anonymous said...

Ah well... We understand. N'any case, you do beautiful work! Perhaps we'll catch you to say hello in Key West in the new year. Have a Merry Christmas!

/s/ Kitt'n Scott

Jo H. said...

Wow your artwork is amazing. The River really is a beautiful place. Key West seems like a beautiful place to visit.

Bob423 said...

Jo, I am blessed to have such a wonderful and talented wife. Our house is full of beautiful paintings hanging on the walls. Ann thanks you for the great compliment. She's so looking forward to Key West and more painting while we're at a dock there for two months.