Monday, October 26, 2020

Fulton And Franklin

 The corner of Fulton Street and Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn, NY.  12x16 inches, oil on panel.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Dean Street Sidewalk

A morning view of Dean Street as it approaches Classon Avenue in Brooklyn.  12x16 inches, oil on panel.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Figures in Brooklyn

The next stage of the Brooklyn painting of Dean Street.  I may stop here (for now).  I generally avoid figures, but I'm doing a series with figures.  12x16 inches, oil on panel.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Currently On The Easel

This is the painting currently on my easel.  This is the second stage from today.  I started it yesterday.  It's a view down Dean Street near Classon Avenue in Brooklyn.  12x16 inches, oil on panel.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Brooklyn Piranesi

Hamilton Avenue near Centre Street, under the Gowanus Expressway, in Brooklyn. 12 x 12 inches, oil on panel.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Changing Shadows

The farmhouse on Sloan Road in Williamstown, MA which I've painted at least a couple dozen times from much higher up at the top of the road looking across the valley towards Mount Greylock and The Hopper.  I love its changing shadows as the sun moves across the sky.  9x12 inches, oil on panel.

Thursday, October 15, 2020


This year when I've visited Sloan Road in Williamstown, MA to paint, I've confined myself to pastures and hay fields.  Lately I've wanted to include structures in my paintings, so I set up on the side of Sloan Road yesterday where I can see this farm house and its driveway.  The tree was nice too.  9x12 inches, oil on panel.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

What To Do

Here is a slight charcoal drawing, perhaps, that I did prior to the painting I posted yesterday.  It was important for me to determine how to compose the painting as well as suggest the energy of the parts making up the whole of it.  9x12 inches.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Appearing Larger

With the corn stalks gone, the mountain appears larger.  It's Mount Prospect, which hides the taller Mount Greylock behind it.  The Appalachian Trail goes up to the top of Mount Prospect, where there's a clearing from which you can see most of Williamstown, MA,  but not this spot where I was standing with my easel. 10 x 20 inches, oil on panel.

Monday, October 12, 2020

I Went Drawing

Yesterday before I went painting, I went drawing, walking along the dirt road near where I live.  9x12 inches, charcoal pencil on paper.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Building Scape

The preliminary drawing that I made before starting the last-posted painting of the Park-McCullough Mansion in North Bennington, VT.  9x12 inches, charcoal on paper.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Painting On The Grounds

On a day with a clear sky I painted on the grounds of the Park-McCullough Mansion in North Bennington.  There's something calming about this place.  I'm not sure what it is.  Maybe it's because I want it so much.  9x12 inches, oil on panel. 

Friday, October 9, 2020

Nothing To See Here

 The Marshall Street underpass in North Adams, MA.  12 x 24 inches, oil on panel.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Looking West

Yesterday it was sunny, cloudy, and windy, over and over again.  So I went on a walk with my sketchpad.  This is a view down Blair Road in Williamstown, MA. looking west towards the Taconic Mountains in New York State. 9x12 inches, charcoal on paper.  

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Liquid And Fluctuating

Here I used a wider format to capture the sky and mountains and mowed corn field off of Luce Road in Williamstown, MA yesterday.  The view looks north into Vermont.  Everything had a kind of liquid, fluctuating aspect.  10 x 20 inches, oil on panel.