Thursday, January 17, 2019

Exhibition at Tunnel City

I have a number of paintings on view at Tunnel City on Spring Street in Williamstown, MA.  Also on view are the brilliant photos of @hudsonroadphotography.   See

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Proverbial Sneakers

Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn offers a wide expanse at the corner of Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn.  The arm holding the traffic light even had the proverbial pair of sneakers hanging on the support cable when I was there.  How does anyone ever do that?  6x8 oil on panel.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Extreme Junction

This particular spot in Williamstown, MA  I visit a couple times a year, at least, because it offers an extreme junction of uphill road and steep hill, usually with amazing light contrasts.  The exposed hill on the left is Sheep Hill, and the tree-lined dirt road on the right is Bee Hill Road.  18x24 oil on panel.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Overactive Sign

Even though there are no people in this painting, it's still quite a busy corner where Nevins and Union meet in Brooklyn.  That sign is doing double or triple duty.  6x8 oil on panel.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Barn and Ladder

A painting that I recently re-worked.  It shows the barn at the end of Hopper Road in Williamstown, MA.  12x16 oil on panel.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sheep Hill Barns

A studio painting of the barns at Sheep Hill in Williamstown, MA,  viewed from the wet and icy path that goes up the hill.  18x24 oil on panel.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A Dumpster in Brooklyn

It's time for a dumpster painting.  I haven't done one for a while.  Parked dumpsters are a common site in Brooklyn but here's a mystery: how do they get the spot to become free of cars when delivering the dumpster?  This dumpster I found on a side street off of Atlantic Avenue.  Attractive, no? 6x8 oil on panel.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Who's Counting?

If I'm counting correctly this is the 25th small Brooklyn that I've done since the end of November.  But who's counting?  It depicts Nevins Street near Sackett Street in Brooklyn with the sun shining. 6x8 oil on panel.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Two Junes Ago

A painting showing Greylock and the Hopper from Sheep Hill in Williamstown, MA that I did on site two Junes ago.  It needed a couple retouches.  9x12 oil on panel.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

One End

One end of Lincoln Place where it meets Underhill Avenue in Brooklyn. 6x8 oil on panel.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Arch and Spaceship

The huge apartment building behind the arch at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn looms like a giant spaceship, especially when the sky is cropped out.  I've always been tempted to do this view.  Here it is.  6x8 oil on panel.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Ingenious Consequence in Brooklyn

One of the ingenious consequences of city blocks is that there are four corners at every intersection providing four different, interesting views to paint at the same location!  This is the corner of Dean Street and Washington Avenue in Brooklyn, a late afternoon view.  I've painted other corners at this intersection, but not this view until now.  6x8 oil on panel.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year

Fourth Avenue at the corner of Degraw Street in Brooklyn: a variation on the looking-around-the-corner theme.  Fourth Avenue offers a wide view in both directions if you look up and down and across the street, but here I turned to face some buildings squeezed together.  Fortunately, the path of the afternoon sun lines up nicely with the avenue.  6x8 oil on panel.

Have a happy and healthy New Year!

Monday, December 31, 2018

Golden Gowanus

One doesn't usually associate the Gowanus Canal, seen here from the Carroll Street bridge in Brooklyn, with the Venetian paintings of Turner, but the golden glow on the buildings and the water from the late afternoon winter sun does it for me.  Unfortunately the only boat in the canal is a sunken wreck on the left, not a gondola, while parked buses line up on the right.   6x8 oil on panel.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Earlier This Year

A 9x12 oil on panel painting that I did earlier this year at the Paint Factory in Gloucester, MA.