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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014


Original Oil Interior
8 x 8  inches

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Beguine

The Beguine  8x8 oil, one of the last three of this series. For the story and
more information, please go here.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Home Sweet Home

antiqued and painted wooden box, 4 inch diameter,
not available for purchase

An earlier work, painted in oil on a little shaker style box, for my Mother's 91st birthday in 1995--the house she and then we, her five children, grew up in, built by Grandpop in 1911. By the time I painted this, the house and surrounding acres of lawn, elm and maple trees, apple orchard, flower gardens, corn and vegetable plots, pig pens, outhouse used as a chicken roost and my sandbox were long gone -- succumbing in 1971 to the barbaric rape of rural land by developers' greed and the bulldozers' violent power. Now all is buried under the hard cold blacktop of a mall parking lot -- part of the down-at-the-heels outer ring of Youngstown's encroaching slums. Still, the memories of hide-and-seek, It, Statue and Mother May I swirl in my mind along with the Big Snow, building igloos and snow caves to hide in during our games of Fox and Geese re-run vividly in the nooks and crannies I am bold to call my brain. Talk about *Back in the Day.*—now back to trimming the tree!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Save the Bay auction thru December: #1 of 3

Summer Shadows
12x12. Oil. 
Save the Bay Art Show 
Opening Reception Thursday, December 4, 5-7, $30 

Here's the missing photo. 
So much for my Blogger Phone App!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

7 x 5 oil  $125

What a lot of people will wish they are doing when the snow storm hits tomorrow. Stay home and take it easy.

For good company the rest of the winter and then some, why not make this yours --

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

End of Corn Season

5x7 inches · oil · $100 (plus shipping) click here to purchase

The countdown to Holiday Season has begun. 
Looking at small paintings like this one can give you calm and peace at this hectic time of the year. Wouldn't this make a nice gift for a special person.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Wild Orchid Not

colored pencil on ampersand 1/8 inch panel
6 x 6 inches
white floater frame
$150 or click here to bid

Putting this out there for you to see. I had so much fun painting it. If it does not sell in one week, it's off to one of the many local holiday shows.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

About Fall


Fall color peaking on a favorite view! 
Acrylic, 5x7, $100

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Early Twilight

Goodbye to the flowers of summer, blackened by the early winter storm with rain, snow, wind— hello to what's available at the local supermarket to put in a vase for a studio study in colored pencil.

Click here to buy

Friday, October 31, 2014

Back to Spring #103014

Back to Spring · water soluble colored pencil · 17 x 14 inches framed · $200

To keep up with drawing skills together with my love of color, I experiment with a vast collection of colored pencils. The water applied after setting down the pencil tones caused some running and smearing, giving this work a unique appearance, especially the delicate petals of the tulips. I had laid out the flowers and in a doodling way, they happened to line up in this vine-like pattern. The rhythm and gesture seem dancelike to me.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Summer's Favorite #102814

This one speaks for itself. It is my favorite painting of
this year!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

About Spring

About Spring

I'm happy to announce I have joined Daily Paint Works Auctions.

Soon I will install the jazzy widget they provide. 
If you go to Daily Paintworks.com, please look for Libby Gilpatric in the list of members to view my entries. Some are auction pages. Some are a single option to Buy Now. Some are both.

Meanwhile, you can always beat the rush to add this to your collection. Press the button below.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Exit Summer 2014


Loose Lips

acrylic, 5x5, 1/2"plywood panel, $100
S&H $10

Experimenting with a wee hand turned vase and a single lily, I was excited to see unusual shapes of color twisting and turning - luring the eye into mysterious places. Does it leave you feeling intrigued or conflicted? Sure of something or ambivalent? One thing is certain: I had so much fun painting this, more petite mysteries are in the works!

I would welcome your comment below on this form. If you would like to add it to your collection you may contact me here or just 

Ready to Exit Summer 2014 #141020

Heavenly Hydrangea

acrylic  5x5  Still Life  $100

On the eve of a likely First Frost, this Heavenly Hydrangea popped right up to be counted among the Last of the Living.
Make it yours by *clicking here to bid* or

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Birds of a Feather 2

Northern Harrier

colored pencil  8x8  $225

Known to migrate south in winter, I find plenty to eat right here along Rhode Island Sound. This is me last winter hunting at a ground popular with rivals for food and human onlookers - those creatures whose singular eyes are little black boxes, some very, very long and so heavy they have to prop them up on a stick.  Whenever they see me and my scrappy dinner mates, those humans start jumping up and down chattering to one another. They run back and forth in little groups like tiny sanderlings along the beach waves.
 I'm spotting a Snowy Owl over there -- let's see if I can sample her dinner.

Find this painting of me at

Birds of a Feather 
October 18 - November 1

Katherine Lovell Gallery & Studio
3895 Main Road
Tiverton Four Corners, Rhode Island 02878
Hours: Thursday - Sunday  12-5

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Birds of a Feather

Some migrate -- not me! I love my winter diet -- looking for those little guys from up here!

Red-tailed Hawk
colored pencil  8x8  $225.

I will be showing at Birds of a Feather now through mid-November 
along with my food rival you will meet tomorrow.
We are decidedly handsome and collectible!

To purchase, please visit or contact

Kathrine Lovell Studio & Gallery
3895 Main Road
Tiverton Four Corners, Rhode Island 02878

Opening Reception Saturday, October 18, 3–6 PM

Friday, October 10, 2014

Exit Summer Series 10.10.14

Strawbery Mousse

still life
6 x 8
oil on panel

Just in time for the Holidays!

Purchase directly here or

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Exit Summer 10.07.14

Beach View Cottage
oil, framed in natural wood

$125.00 plus $10.00 shipping

   with  Pay Pal                              Or contact me here to purchase

Just across the road from the Foggy Beach of yesterday's post. Turn your head and there's another painting. No wonder Painters called this place Paradise.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Summers Last #5

Beach Fogged In

8 x 10 in Carved Silvered Wood Frame
To purchase contact me here or


Today on my way to the studio gratitude surged for yet another brilliant fall day and the privilege of working in a studio in one of the most charming villages on the Southcoast of New England. Visitors appeared today from many different parts of the country - Texas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Tiverton newcomers, to name a few. One man came exploring the possibility of becoming a painter upon his retirement from practicing law. The enthusiasm and variety of my visitors fuels my zest for painting.

Earlier this week we saw days such as this one in Beach Fogged In.  The horizon at the beach looks hazier, morning fog not quite burned off. The sky shows both fish-scale and cumulus clouds - a promise of rain.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Summer's Last #4

Pond Pink
5 x 7
in a Natural Wood Box Frame

Another of Summer's Last - #4


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Summer's Last #3 As Promised

#3  Zinnias' Mate

acrylic, 4 x 6, framed in faux antique gilding
$80.00 for purchase at Pay Pal or meet me at the studio tomorrow, or by appointment.


Thank you Kelley, for your remark about what a good hostess present these two would make!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Summer's Last #2 of 31

4 x 6 in an anitiqued gold carved frame

#2 of 31 in the October Summer's End Series

This wee bouquet captures the spirit of the new style of zinnias on the market this year -  tiny with a range of luscious pinks, yellows and oranges, some with brilliant colorful starburst on a white background.
This one has a mate you'll see on the next post.
If you have a place for it, you can contact me here or purchase directly with PayPal

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Walk the Line


What it feels like to be THIS SHOE: 

high fashion 

just some words describing this amazing bit of personal adornment 
borrowed from and painted in the garden of my late friend  
whose spirit hangs out in my studio calling upon me from time to time

I hear you say,  "Think you have your lost your mind!"
After such a long break from you, My Dear Readers, do I have your attention?

OK OK! I know it is not perfectly executed. 'S watercolor and the ink ran over the intended line here and there. Painted freely from observation - silk brocade! No preliminary drawing. No plan.
If you think I would part with this, better think again. 
Anyway. I'm back. Do stick around. I'm going to do a back flip the day after tomorrow. 
Watch what's up with Gilpatric Studio in Tiverton Four Corners, Rhode Island?

drawing ink on mylar
5"x 7"
the $un the moon and the $tar$

Monday, August 18, 2014

Farewell Dear Old Painting

Grey Dawn at Cuttyhunk
8 x 10 oil
created 9/15/2001

With mixed feelings yesterday I bade farewell as one of my favorite paintings took flight and is on its way to live with a beautiful young family in Middlebury, Vermont. A big smile masking my tearing eyes shooting this departing photo, the entire scenario of painting the work fast-forwards across my memory screen. 

Just a few days following 9/11/2001, a group of 8 artists from Boulevard Gallery in Newport venture through rough seas rocking and rolling on the Alert out of Fairhaven to spend a long weekend in the Walker's cottage on Cuttyhunk. The first morning we awake to Becky Vickers banging out the coffee pot as the rest of us girls and boys still pajama clad drag our easels onto the fenceless porch. "Capture that!" commands our inner voices. Still speechless following the horrors of thousands of Americans just a few days before, I take out my new palette of only 3 colors plus white. Grey Dawn paints itself onto my little panel. 

Twelve years later I found the frame clamoring to protect this treasure and added it to my studio display, restoring Hope each time I look upon it. The fate of my treasure was sealed the last moments of yesterday's tour. Though I shed a few tears remembering the traumatic time, I wish the painting well on its happy way!

Friday, August 15, 2014

You're Invited to #10

Happy Hour in Pink

One of a small series of collaged works - designed with color just for the fun of it.
Check 'em out this weekend at 

South Coast Artist Open Studio Tours
# 10 
3879 Main Road - Studio 2B
Tiverton Four Corners · RI 02878

Click on the link then Open Studios for a Map

Looking forward to seeing you!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Ready for the Open Studio Tours

Bikers II and III

A favorite subject revisited from time to time, bikes are fun to paint - coming and going!
These two small works are part of my offerings for next weekend's 

Southcoast Artists Open Studio Tour
Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, 11-5 PM
map and directions under Open Studios
or pick up a map at one of the local places you frequent

Dozens of paintings from small to larger sized works will be available at affordable prices. Think about the daily pleasure of having original art in your home or to give as a unique gift.
Looking forward to your visit!

#10 on the Tour Map
Gilpatric Studio 
3879 Main Road - 2nd Floor
Tiverton Four Corners, Rhode Island 02878
open weekends or by appointment (401) 440-3974

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Early Oil Painting

Newport Garden

Night before last we stopped for a drink with our friend Jack to check out his new paint job. Right there on the wall between kitchen and den I noticed one of my first oil paintings created in a class with David Barnes through the Newport Art Museum about 15 years ago. I chose a site in the Rose Garden on the campus of Salve Regina where I could also capture the picturesque Arts Building nestled among a forest of stately American and Copper Beech trees. The roses were in full bloom, so it must have been just this time of year! Jack's late wife Karen purchased it at a local show, encouraging me to keep on painting. It's a busy scene, but strong, including every bit of local color. I did not know what not to include so the whole scene got crammed into about 11 x 14. I want to share this bit of my earlier work with you all. Karen Jefferies wrote the book Chuckles which we helped publish last winter and is available thru lulu.com.
David was my first oil painting teacher and probably the best painter in Newport - maybe Rhode Island. I'm grateful to have been in on those classes. Here's a link to David Barnes' website.

Click on blog name below for complete access.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Road to Paradise

Road to Paradise
6"x 8"

If only it were as easy and pleasant as getting together with old painting pals early on a Sunday morning in June - maybe the best day of the year so far. Great start to the summer - pleine-aire painting!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hugh's Girls

Hugh's Girls
oil on three panels

commissioned to celebrate my brother's 80th birthday, five of the 200 cows grazing on his daughter's historic organic dairy farm in Pennsylvania

This small triptych is complemented with several small Berkshire pig and cow portraits shown previously on this blog.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014


oil   8x8  NFS
before any editing took place - work to do on snout

The story that goes along with this painting begins in about 1942, when I was only 2 years old. My brother Hugh got to start his days lugging a five gallon pail of slop to the pig pen where a chap just like this elegant Berkshire pig awaited the chance to slip out of the pen when the gate swung open.
Periodically through the day, the event would repeat. Mother would have to race down the street to the school principal's office to get Hugh released to come home and capture the critter. Now Hugh's daughter Margie owns the farm that has been in the family since 1798 and she raises Berkshires in addition to 100+ organically fed dairy cows. Well, Hugh is about to turn 80, so we are amassing some gifties we think will please his lordship. He doesn't look at Facebook, so I feel safe in sharing this with you. Shhh! please don't give it away! There is a lot more painting and story-telling to this effort. I will show bit by bit for the next 10 days or so. Much more work to be done!

Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my blog! I know I missed a few posts this winter and I will spare you the silly reasons why.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Three Cityscapes at Hope Gallery

Clockwise from left: Urban Forms: Erie Basin Brooklyn, 24 x 18
Down Under the Braga Bridge On-Ramp, 20 x 16
Urban Landscape III (deconstruction of Weybosset overpass) 16 x 12
all oil on linen

Hope Gallery · Bristol, Rhode Island · through May 3 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Surf & Turf at Westport Art Group

My entry: Net Gain
Acrylic on wood panel, rope, brass. 12" x 24"

A new old twist for me -- a throwback style. I unleashed my imagination and maybe should have restrained it. Surf and turf might be served on a platter, decorated with surf and turf motifs-- hens, a cow, rows of fresh caught fish shown in a catch of the day shop in Thunderbolt, Georgia, an interesting waterfront neighborhood  in Savannah. For five years wanted to paint those fish and my Virgo mind went straight to the photos (always know what's buried in the clutter)! Then I added the handles of repurposed 3/8"dock line, newly whipped cut ends by Yours Truly with nostalgia sailing days, added brass-ring bolts and tapped in securely with tiny brass escutcheon pins. It's a pretend platter as I wouldn't want to eat from a platter of unfinished acrylic paint. I plan to varnish it with food-safe Varnish in three weeks. So if you want to purchase this painting that finishing trick comes with the purchase. Please contact me if so.
If you're near Westport MA Saturday-Sunday 10-4, head on out to this surprising show at 1710 Main Road, Westport- less than a mile from Westport River Harbor. I'd love to hear your comments!