England trip, June 2018 – Colchester, London, Wells, the Cotswolds and Cardiff, Wales. We visited several museums, saw the Monet Exhibition at the National Gallery, and was able to get in a few outdoor watercolor sketches along the way. Such a treat to live in a moist and moderate climate for 2 weeks. A fabulous trip and I’ve come home with new, wonderful memories and a great photo stash for future painting ideas too!
Click here to view more of my sketches from England…
Quick sketch in oil of Toddy, our ginger menace, loverboy. I ended up making a simple wooden frame and decorated it in a circus-esque design, perfect for this boy. It now hangs next to other pet portraits we LOVE.
Oil sketch of Toddy, 6×6 inches on panel
Here are a few watercolor sketches I did on our recent trip to Puerto Rico and the West Indies.
Here’s a recent portrait of “Kristin and Rylee” completed in oils on stretched linen, 22 x 30 inches. By Kathy Maniscalco, October 2017, Santa Fe, New Mexico
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR December 17, 2017(see invitation below) Everyone’s invited!
Every year, the Santa Fe Artists’ Medical Fund organizes a Holiday Party and Silent Auction to raise additional resources for the Permanent Fund. More than 200 local artists donate artwork that are 6″ x 6″. The funds that are raised are disbursed throughout the year to professional artists in Santa Fe with medical needs.
This year, my donation is a casein painting of Toddy, our “Ginger Boy” cat!
A recent commissioned portrait, “Bri and her dog Lucy”, 21 x 22 inches, oil on linen by Kathy Maniscalco.
Meet Caroline and Claire. They live in Minneapolis and their grandmother commissioned this portrait for the family.
Beautiful girls, smart, creative and bi-lingual (they speak French!). So, it was a joy to create a picture of them.
Here are the reasons I love painting portraits: I feel as if they are keeping me company in the studio, haha, and because of the joy it will bring the family for generations to come.
Hello Everyone and I wish you a prosperous and healthy 2016!
There are times when I must breakaway from classical portraiture and just play so here are a few pictures done completely freestyle from my imagination. The practice is perfect for experimenting with new techniques and ideas (and for using up old paint not often used, too).