Tuesday, August 31, 2010


More IZZE! This is another small painting- starring Izze!

4x4" oil on panel


Monday, August 30, 2010

Damariscotta Lake

We spend a week each summer at this beautiful spot. This year, we had the honor of witnessing a bald eagle and it's baby- learning how to fly! AMAZING! I mention this, because, as I was painting this, a neighbor came over and pointed out that I was looking right at the nest while painting this scene- and hadn't even noticed!

6x12" oil on board


Saturday, August 28, 2010


The drink of choice during our vacation in Maine. I was looking around for something to paint that would really represent our vacation with our friends, and the Izze bottle was it (with the exception, of course, of the lake, cabins woods- those paintings will be coming along later in the week).


$100.00 SOLD

Friday, August 20, 2010

Off to Maine!

I will be plein air painting for the week in Maine- no cell phone service or wifi- so the posts will begin again in about a week!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Piccadilly Farm Tomatoes

We get a farm share for about 4 months every year, and this year has been fabulous! If you live in the Belmont, Arlington area, and are thinking about a farm share for next year- Piccadilly Farms is amazing! We got multi-colored tomatoes and I had to be sure to get a painting in before eating them!

8x10" oil on board

125.00 SOLD

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Birch forest

My son Henry took a photo of this beautiful forest while on a wilderness survival trip. I love the birches.

Great news- I think I will have work being shown in three different locations around the Boston area this fall- when I get confirmation on each of them, I will update!

6x12" oil on gessoed panel

Monday, August 16, 2010

Pastis Birch Tree

I am struggling to get to my studio today, so I thought I would post a study I did of a birch. I was out in the field painting, and didn't have anything to quickly sketch on, so I used a postcard I had picked up at a bar below the High Line in NYC. Sometimes the best paintings are the quick ones!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Winter Street Church, Bath Maine

In honor of my friend Michelle, and her wonderful blog- Maine-ly Home (www.mainelyhome.blogspot.com), I have painted the Winter Street Church located in Bath, Maine. I love the intense whiteness of this church, and on this particular day, the stormy sky behind it was fabulous! This is actually a smaller painting to lead up to a larger scale painting in the future.
Check out Michelle's blog and thanks again for viewing my work!

9x12" oil on gessoed board


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

No new painting, but...

I am working on a new piece! I got wrapped up in other stuff- like work and kids today- so I will post it tomorrow- but in the meantime- check out my friend's daily blog- www.mainelyhome.blogspot.com
She has written my blog up on her blog! She is a wonderful writer, and posts about interesting, daily events with such talent that you will want to catch her updates all the time! Recently she discovered that there is a National S'mores day, she posted a recipe for baking cupcakes in mason jars (lids are awesome on cupcakes!) and she dipped into the benefits and how to's on eating sustainably! Check her out!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Flying Cloud

This is the scene at Henry's camp- the boys live in these yomes and teepees all summer- cook their own food over an open fire, pump their water up from a natural spring, keep food cold through an ice house, and have no phones, flashlights (only candles), watches- nothing- he loved it!
Also, I need to mention that there is a problem with the comments on my blog- I can see them (hopefully all of them) in my email inbox, but they do not show up on the blog- please make comments- let me know you are out there! I will see them, and if I don't respond, email me directly at kimberly@kimberlybecker.com so I can fix the problem!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stormy Skies over Washington

This is a tiny painting- 4x4". So much fun- this subject matter is really keeping my head working- I have many more ideas for these buildings- large painting, bigger sky, less color...

More to come!

4x4" oil on panel
100.00 SOLD

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Washington, NH

OK- here's a leap for me. I saw this cluster of buildings on our way to Pillsbury State park and knew they would be the subject of several paintings. The image is made up of layers of texture and color. I see this as a study for larger pieces as well.

6x12" oil on panel


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Maxixe Cukes

These are a type of Brazilian cucumber that a group of UMass Amherst graduate students are selling at our local Whole Foods Market. I thought they were beautiful and bought them to paint, as well as delicious and have enjoyed eating!

8x10" oil on museum quality archival paper


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Through the trees

This is another view out over the lake from our campsite- quite nice! While we were there, we were lucky enough to witness a baby loon being taught to fish for it's food by it's parents- they are amazing birds! Really spectacular!

8x10" oil on museum quality archival paper


Tuesday, August 3, 2010


This is one of the paintings I did while camping in N.H. this past week. The view of the horizon from our campsite had windmills! I thought they were great!

8x10" oil on museum quality archival paper