Wednesday, October 26, 2016


"Mini Pumpkin on Phoenix Bird Cup", oil, 7 x 5"


"Mini Pumpkin on Ball Jar", oil, 7 x 5"


Pumpkin gittin' good an' yallah 
   Mek me open up my eyes; 
Seems lak it's a-lookin' at me 
   Jes' a-la'in' dah sayin' "Pies." 
Tu'key gobbler gwine 'roun' blowin', 
   Gwine 'roun' gibbin' sass an' slack; 
Keep on talkin', Mistah Tu'key, 
   You ain't seed no almanac. 

Paul Laurence Dunbar, from "Sign of the Times" 

Royal Gala

"Royal Gala", oil, 5 x 7"


From the poem After Apple Picking, by Robert Frost:

Apples I didn't pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now.
Essence of winter sleep is on the night… 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mini Pepper on Ball Jar

"Mini Pepper on Ball Jar", oil on Ampersand gessobord, 5 x 7"


“Sit down and be still for a moment and see.”  -Agnes Martin


"Turnip" 6 x 8", oil

“What means the most to me is that for some unknown reason I have been blessed (and I know how rare that is, and how Quixotic) to be able to make things that sometimes have meaning to somebody else.” – Anne Truitt, Daybook

Monday, October 10, 2016


Oil on Ampersand gessobord, 5 x 7"


 The hypnotic power of repetition is reliable, grounding, mesmerizing.  

Silver Creamer with Concord Grapes

Oil on Ampersand gessobord, 5 x 7"


For Arielle and Maura

My daughters’ small 
determined hands 
reach through bramble and 
twisted vine 
to pull whole bunches 
of dusty purple
Concord grapes free 
from the wildness of it.
Itchy arms speckled with tiny cuts, 
in chickweed and dandelion with 
dirty faces and shining hair 
to eat wild foraged fruit 
in the summer sun.  

Silver reflects and contains, 
holds and pours, 

-Sharon Egan