Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Atlantic Avenue

A view of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn not far from Washington Avenue.  I don't know if one would call it a view up or down Atlantic Avenue.  The arrow sign shows you where to pull in for a car wash or a lube.  This is a 12x16 oil on panel.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Brooklyn Congestion

A 12x16 oil on panel of the congested corner of St. John's Place and Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn late in the afternoon.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Footpath View

After passing that steep section of Sheep Hill on the footpath, if you look back, facing north into Vermont, on a sunny day, you will see this view.  After all the recent rain, the snow is now gone but its remnants added a nice touch.  This is a 9x12 pastel.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


When walking the path at the top of Sheep Hill, at this particular spot, you can't help but be shocked by the steepness, especially if there's a bit of snow for emphasis, and the sky is churning in a different direction.  A 9x12 pastel.

Monday, November 28, 2016

A Beautiful Day on the Hill

Today was another last best day for a while in terms of the weather, so I went back to the mountain view at the top of Sheep Hill.  Mount Greylock in the distance is covered with snow.  In front of Mount Greylock is the Hopper,  the v-shaped valley.  The mountain on the left is Prospect while the one on the right is Stony Ledge.  It was a beautiful day to paint outside.  Hopefully there will be a couple more best last days.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Pine Tree

For a change of pace I climbed up and down Sheep Hill while it was covered with snow.  I only fell down once.  My mountain in the distance was surrounded by clouds.  At the bottom of the hill next to the path stood the familiar pine tree.  This is an 8x10 pastel.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Gone Squash

This 5x7 pastel represents a small squash about eight inches long.  It no longer exists.  It was sacrificed to the Thanksgiving meal.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Three Beets.

Three beets.  5x7 pastel.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Vulnerable Onion

At first I thought I might do some edgy veggies, but as I worked on this onion, I saw how vulnerable is the flesh of vegetables.  Already the skin of the onion is drying and peeling.  This is a 5x7 pastel.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Before the Snow

Since it started snowing on Sunday, I haven't made it back to the mountains.  This 9x12 pastel is a view of the mountains before the snow.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


I'm still responding to the Farmer's market.  8x10 pastel.  Sometimes it's just enough to respond to something simple in front of you.  I was heavily invested in the future of our country.  Now I have to figure out how to survive mentally and spiritually.  So a bunch of carrots makes a lot sense.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Hakurei Turnips

Here are some Japanese turnips, called hakurei turnips, from the Farmer's market.  I'm trying to do what's in the refrigerator before it gets cooked.  Another 8x10 pastel.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Two Onions

This morning I went to the Farmer's Market.  The vegetables were beautiful.  I felt like painting a couple of onions.  Here they are: 8x10 pastel.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Mont Sainte-Victoire in Massachusetts

This afternoon, which might be the last nice day for a while (and I might not be talking just about the weather), I found myself at the top of Sheep Hill again.  Why not do the mountain that is constantly staring me in the face?  It'll require lots of work to capture the sense of distance and steepness.  I've also noticed that this view changes frequently, in terms of sky, light, landscape.  Many paintings are present here.  Then I realized that I have my own Mont Sainte-Victoire. This painting is a 12x16 oil on panel.  That's Mount Greylock and the Hopper in the distance.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Sheep Hill and Bee Hill

Ever since I discovered this view, looking up and looking across almost simultaneously, I wanted to paint it.  Left is Sheep Hill and right is Bee Hill road.  A thin line of trees separates the road from the steep hill.  The painting is a 12x24 oil on canvas.