A blast from the past & ART FOR SALE

While organizing my storage area I ran across a couple of older paintings I did 44 years ago. Wow! I was so surprised because I thought I lost all my old paintings and sketches (many I just threw out). Hopefully I have improved over the years, even though I didn’t paint anything for 30-40 years, I did keep drawing (here and there) when I got the chance.

In organizing I find that I am running out of room to keep all the paintings, drawings, other crafts I have done over the years. Every possible wall in my home is taken now and besides the ones hidden behind the couch, under the bed and in the back closets – I’m out of room!

Normally I would seek out some Art Shows and Art Sales Outlets to sell some of my paintings, but due to Covid all those have been canceled or delayed until next year (God willing)… so I have gone ahead and put some reasonable prices on some of my paintings and they are officially for sale from this website. Prices do not include shipping charges (if shipping is necessary, the cost varies by weight but runs anywhere from $10 to $25).

I will give wicked big discounts to my family and close friends (just pay shipping, okay?) But only if you really want my painting hanging in your home (no pity buys, please – I don’t need the attention). I would love to share my joy if you like it. Just email, text or call me.

ritabohan@gmail.com 508-340-2911

Here are the Oldies I found: Painted 44 years ago in Massachusetts.


Catching a subject in a limited time with pencil and paper….

The Tree (I have a poem I wrote years ago about a magnificent tree in our backyard in MA that I will look for to put here)… I totally enjoyed doing this sketch.
Crousant with jelly ….

Girl with long neck …

Lots of lead on this one …. broke two pencils (I could have done a better job)

Working from an image on the ipad

Looking back at ya!

Work spaces …

So many years I sought out a well lit workspace to paint where I could just leave it set up and walk away – without success. After retirement, I found a great spot in my Florida Room. The Florida Room is just off the Living Room and is totally windowed and air conditioned. I soon became “The Studio”.

Oh yeah, I’m a messy painter. I love just walking away and leaving the mess until I feel like tidying up. I leave so many paintings started for finishing later. After years of trying to convert the kitchen table or dining room table, this place is surely my paradise.

My “studio” is great for watercolor painting but I wanted an “outdoor space” to do my oil painting … so I converted part of our Lania into another work space. Many days it’s too hot to work out there for very long even though I have an overhead fan. . .and night work is not that great because of the lack of lighting. So, my oil painting usually takes a backseat.

Before I got a better chair…
One of the classrooms at North Port Art Center

Oil Painting Portraits with Laura Pommier @ North Port Art Center (this was the first class)

My Photographs

Most of these photos are from my phone but some are from my digital camera…

My Lake

Myaka River .,,,