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Sunday, December 22, 2013

New Couple and a Correction

A New Couple For Artists for Save The Bay Exhibit through January 24

Late Day September oil · 4x12 · $250.00

Cottage with Marsh · 4x12 · $250.00

And a correction on yesterday's post: Summer Shadows is NOT $450.00! I looked again today and it is $350.00. I will adjust that on the PayPal button in case you were hoping for a lower price on that one. If you ordered and missed the adjusted price, I will refund you the difference, so I please email me with the information I will need to do so. As soon as I get your payment, I will send out the refund. 

Prefer paying by check, please contact me at libbygilpatric@gmail.com to exchange postage information.

And now its time for me to do some holiday shopping/creating or nobody will get a thing from me.

Sending you all my thanks for your interest and support and best wishes for a 
Happy Holiday and Prosperity and Good Health in 2014!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Do-over of Think Summer

Summer Shadows
oil · 12 x 12 · $350*

Back in action! I am still having a little trouble posting from the cell phone, so I'll retell the story: Raspberry picking on a hot day, my eyes came to rest on this little field which seemed to go forever. I loved the deep cool shadows enough to drop everything and get out the paints. So much for the berries – I'd eaten them nearly all anyway. 

I see this painting each day as I put out my OPEN flag. I thought you might enjoy a reminder of warmer days to come. So if you have an empty spot on a rich blue, yellow or green wall and think you might like to own it, let's talk! You can reach me at libbygilpatric@gmail.com or grab it fast through PayPal by clicking
*If you wish to purchase this painting through PayPal, the price listed there is $450. I will return $100 to amend the quoted price and the shipping is on me.

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Open Studio today in Tiverton Four Corners

Please visit our studios at the Historic Arts District Tiverton Four Corners. 
My studio is above the Perfectly Twisted Yarn, next door to the Provender.
Kitty's is across the intersection at the Mill Pond Shops.
Come join us for gift shopping and some good cheer!

Libby Gilpatric
3879 Main Road - Second Floor
Tiverton RI 02878

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

An Invitation to

Come meet the artists...

We would love to see you!

and please plan on visiting the Open Studios this weekend when you go to Tiverton Four Corners. 

Thanks for looking at my art blog. Please enroll with your email address to get it automatically (box provided). And please won't you pass this along to a couple of friends? Thanks again!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Warm wave of talent and generosity comes my way . . .




gicleed and hand painted to simulate my oil brush marks
two copies for the subject and his brother. Granny gets to keep the original for now.

ANYHOW, Huge special thanks go to ____(drum roll)____

photographer extraordinaire

Watch Heather soar to meteoric fame as demand for her superior giclee and printing talents spreads!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Lucky night at Artists for Save The Bay!



These two paintings stood out from the rest because of the rich color schemes and thick application of paint. Watching the attentive gathering in front of my four little entries thrilled me beyond belief! How good to see someone as excited to purchase a painting as I had felt while putting it on the panel!
I saw so many great little gems of oil paintings there -- all for the taking between now and January 23rd. Go! Pick up some great paintings and help Save the Bay and some Artists too!

No better cause -- it's what we came here for!

Monday, December 2, 2013


My latest entry to Artists for Save The Bay

oil on panel, 6 x 8 

This has been such a busy time with no break in sight! I would love to see you at the opening reception – a benefit for Save The Bay. The $30.00 admission enables a portion of the proceeds to go to the artists -- yay! We certainly like that approach for fund-raising using the artists' talents and generosity. Please consider attending this popular party for a worthy cause.
You may find a good gift for yourself or another.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Granny's helpers for Open Studio Dec 14-15

By a two-year old

By a five-year old

Azure and Lynn join me in wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and good times together with family and friend.

A sampling of hand-decorated ornaments in the style of those being offered at our Open Studio December 14-15, along with small hand-painted wooden boxes and frames and small paintings. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross for relief for this season's storm victims and to the Morris Animal Foundation.

Gilpatric Fine Art Paintings
3879 Main Road - 2nd Floor
Tiverton Four Corners, RI 02878
(401) 440-3974

This week the studio is closed for Thanksgiving and will reopen Saturday, November 30. We continue to be open weekend hours Friday–Sunday, Noon–5:00 and by appointment until December 23

Sunday, November 17, 2013

On Pins and Needles

Just a little reminder of what is on deck for today at the Providence Art Club. It's going to be my commute this week - only 4 of 5 days planning to make the round trip.
These are only 3 of the 6 paintings showing now. More to come as sales proceed. My friend showed me how to make this little notice on picmonkey.com (because I know you want to make one for yourself...) Such a fun way to make up your own little notice!

Hope you're planning to have a look at the hundreds of paintings - then of course, choose one of mine to hang in one of your little niches. Or give it to some young folks who have beginning art collections.

Today is a bit dreary looking. So glad I got out for an early morning walk. It was much warmer than I thought it would be. Get out and shop - or hike - just don't sit there passively in front of the tube! 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Holiday Gift Idea from My Easel

An original oil painting will last a long, long time – a gift of value.

Rain Moving Off

just a sample of what's showing next – 

The Little Pictures Exhibit
Opening Reception: Sunday, Nov 17, 2–4 pm
through December 23

The Providence Art Club
11 Thomas Street
Providence, Rhode Island 

Field with Tree and River

All paintings are $250 or less – a collector's dream. 
This year a portion of all my proceeds will go to typhoon victims and animals needing medical care.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Salt Marsh

Salt Marsh
6 x 12
oil on panel

One of six landscapes ready to go to the Providence Art Club this week. The Annual Little Pictures Exhibit opens Sunday, November 17,  2–4 pm. The show is up through December 23. Each exhibiting artist may show six at a time, replacing each one sold with another. Shop early. All under $250, they sell like hot cakes!

To see more paintings please visit my studio at 
3879 Main Road - Second Floor Studio B
Tiverton Four Corners, Rhode Island 
Open Fridays—Sundays 12:00–5:00 or by Appointment (401)440-39974

Friday, October 18, 2013

#15 SouthCoast New England City

Beach at Fort Tabor Park
8 x 10" oil
Please reply to this email if you want this.
Can you guess? Just out of sight are the famous enormous hurricane doors, keeping the rising waters of Hurricane Anygirl out of refurbished granite storefronts of New Bedford. Standing atop some old fort ruins, I painted this view near painting pals of the Westport Art Group Thursday Painters. The chill wind made me turn away from the view of the lighthouse and Cuttyhunk away off in the haze and face the little park beach which seemed appealing in spite of the lack of lifeguards and beachy weather!

After lunch we moseyed over toward the Whaling Museum to see the brand new Black Whale Gift Shop where several Southcoast Artists' work will be on display. The Black Whale is adding to its Nautical Theme with a new restaurant in the "YELLOW BUILDING" near the Waterfront Grill. So much to explore in New Bedford! Improvements are promising! Young entrepreneurs' energy is finding its way all the way to Tiverton! Here's one of my paintings that will be on view there:

Black Port on Entry
6 x 6" oil

And Sunday, you might want to visit The Mill Pond Shop area of Tiverton Four Corners to see this delightful show at Kathrine Lovell Studio and Gallery! Please click on the link to check it out! I'm off to New Jersey wearing my Granny hat next week. But I'll be back before you have noticed!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Challenge #14 Ned's View

Ned's View
6 x 12"
oil on panel

Yesterday, I picked up Anne Cordin at her campsite at Horseneck Beach. We drove to a scenic overlook of the Slocum River estuary traveling east on Horseneck Road. This has to be one of the most scenic places in the Southcoast region! A lovely old stonewall sheltered us from a nippy east wind. Plenty of sunshine was helping the freshly planted alfalfa get started. 
I plan to make this one part of my winter offering of Small Works available at the Providence Art Club Holiday Show. I hope you will get there to see the entire set of coastal works!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

#13 on Friday, October 4 of the 30 in 30 challenge: Marshy River to the Sea

Marshy River to the Sea

8 x 10" oil  $350.00

Painted this on a warm, overcast day. What a pleasant place to pass the afternoon. Awaiting a kayak paddling downstream, one appeared JUST as I was packed up and ready to leave. You can fill in the detail here - differently every time you look upon it.

Purchase now by clicking on this oversized button. 

Or contact me here for other options. 

More reading: I've declared October "Portrait Month" at my studio in Tiverton Four Corners. If you're in the area and the idea appeals, just stop in to set up an appointment for a sitting when I will photograph you many times and begin to lay out the portrait with value guides and color patches. I'm promising such small works by holiday time. You may send a photo, but it must be several and from different angles in natural light (no flash). Only soft casual clothes in soft colors. The price for the 9 x 12 portrait will be $200.00 - a huge bargain! Pets and children are also welcome subjects, but the price may increase.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Looking West at Warren's Point #12 of 30

Looking West at Warren's Point
12 x 16
(no charge for shipping)

The incoming tide and changing weather are always factors to contend with while painting "en pleine air." Little things, like the tripod legs sinking into the sand, can mess with your perspective while sketching out the painting. Whoever wants this will also get a very nice wooden floater frame ready to hang.

I would love you to visit the studio to see this and other beachy works. The little beach paintings are going quickly. However, if you can't make it to the studio and your heart is already set, just reply to this post or purchase outright through Pay Pal with this colorful button:

Be sure to include the shipping address! 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rosy Island Sunrise #11 of 30

Rosy Island Sunrise


You may recognize the black bass weather vane atop the Cuttyhunk Island Historical Society. Painted this at about 5 am from a friend's cottage porch - still in pajamas. I can imagine this painting hung in a spot you look at first thing in the morning, as I painted it!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Spinnaker Run Down the Bay #10 of 30/30

Spinnaker Run Down the Bay

5 x 7"  oil


Perfect gift for a special person!
Framed and ready to hang.

You know what to do! Click the Buy Now button to purchase with PayPal, or reply to this email.

Thank you so much for viewing my art. Maybe some of your friends would like to see this, too.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

House on a Hill #9 of 30 in 30

House on a Hill
oil on linen, 24 x 18"
Libby Manchester Gilpatric

Art League of Rhode Island Juried Members' Exhibit
at the Providence Art Club Galleries
11 Thomas Street
Providence, Rhode Island

free parking on Sundays at Benefit Street lot

Monday – Friday Noon – 4:00
Sunday 2 – 4

through THIS Friday, September 27

Salt Marsh #8 of 30/30

Salt Marsh
6 x 12"
$200 plus shipping, ready to hang

Did you know art created in Tiverton Four Corners, Rhode Island is sales-tax free?
Let me know if you fancy owning this colorful fall scene.
Purchase through Pay Pal or contact me here.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Rocky Beach in Surf & Sunny Fog #7 of 30 in 30

Rocky Southcoast New England Beach in Surf & Sunny Fog
(an updated photo)
6 x 12, oil on birch panel

Available for purchase at Gilpatric Fine Art Paintings, Tiverton Four Corners. 
Contact me here please: http://www.libbygilpatric.com 

or, if you prefer,

Thank you for viewing my art!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Gone for the Day #6 of 30 in 30 Day 11

Gone for the Day
oil, 6x8" 

To purchase, contact me here or

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Trails #5 of 30 in 30


Keeping the description to a minimum in the effort to increase painting time.
If you would like to make this a purchase order please

Sunday, September 8, 2013

September Challenge #3 of 30

Looking West towards Briggs Beach
5 x 7  oil NFS
Donated to a raffle for local fallen comrade SSG Christopher Potts
Eighth Annual Fishing Tournament Fundraiser Sept. 14
To learn more, take a look at the Event's Facebook page

I have a new mantra 
ONE A DAY:  One Painting – One Sale
Let's make it happen!

Friday, September 6, 2013

September Challenge #2

Rain Moving Offshore
oil, 6x12

Here is the Kennebec River marching to sea across the expansive beach at Small Point, ME.
Not for sale, but I wanted to show you another inspiring scene where the land meets the sea.

Back to work.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September Challenge #1/30

Dunes III

With the end of summer came an invitation to join another challenge - 30 paintings in 30 days. Not ready to put away my summer toys, I decided to revisit beaches I've been painting - in Rhode Island, neighboring Southcoast Massachusetts and Cape Cod, and DownEast waterfronts in Maine.

Labor Day weekend we sailed over to Westport Harbor, went ashore and explored the poison-ivied trail to the barrier beach. Where the two branches of the Westport River converge the scene is breathtaking - expansive and marshy and home port for the local fishing fleet. Popular with generations of painters, I will show some of my own oil sketches. Once I agreed (with myself) to join this challenge offered by my long-distance painting colleague, Leslie Saeta, I decided to paint all of the beaches I can possibly gain access to in the next 30 days.  Already stymied with days of heavy downpours this first week of September,  I'll be relying sometimes on photos and oil paintings I've been gathering for reference all summer. Dunes III is the latest in a series I began early in the summer. I love to see what emerges at a beach from fog and other inclement weather. 

Dunes III · oil · 5 x 10 · $150

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Rocky Beach

Rocky Beach SOLD
oil on panel
6" x 12"

Available at Gilpatric Fine Art Painting Studio, showing during the SouthCoast Artists Open Studio Tours this Saturday and Sunday, August 17–18, 11:00–5:00

Get the tour brochure with map here, and please visit #7 (Gilpatric Fine Art Painting Studio) listed under Tiverton, Rhode Island. All visitors welcome!