Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Front Door Geraniums

This morning I did something unheard of.  I didn't paint in my backyard.  That's been done.  Instead, I painted in my front yard, near my front door, where my wife has placed a hanging pot of geraniums.  This one is 8x10 oil on panel.

Gallery Six in Manchester, VT

This is the postcard for the new pop up gallery in Manchester, VT, in which I am participating with five other artists.  The gallery is located at 4542 Main Street across from the new hotel.  The gallery opens on July 1st, and the opening reception is Friday, July 13 at 5:00 PM.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Painting Peonies

Painting peonies is hard.  9x12 oil on panel.

Saturday, June 16, 2018


A studio painting of the Paint Factory at the end of Horton Street at Rocky Neck, Gloucester.  This building has presence.  Maybe location has something to do with it.  18x22 oil on panel.

Small Tapestry

As you can see, I am still in the flower bed.  Peonies don't last very long.  They shred themselves on the ground after a short appearance.  I am painting them as if I were making a small tapestry to capture their evanescent beauty.  8x10 oil on panel.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Flowery Diversion

A momentary diversion: a painting of peonies.  I set myself up at the edge of a large flower bed and painted away.  A landscape still life.  8x10 oil on panel.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Turn Around

When you walk down the dirt road towards the Paint Factory at Rocky Neck, Gloucester, and turn around, and if it's sunny, and it's early afternoon, and it's June, you will see this view.  12x16 oil on panel.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sunny Day at the Paint Factory

Here's a painting of the Paint Factory at Rocky Neck in Gloucester done on a sunny day.  Water, sunlight, and red go well together.  12x16 oil on panel.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Fish Eye View

When in Gloucester, I always visit the Marine Railways shipyard at Rocky Neck.  While there last Sunday, I painted this view of the "Margaret Louise".  You never know what old and new boats will be out of the water to be seen from a fish's perspective.  It's a visually exciting place.  This painting is a 9x12 oil on panel.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Painting at the Paint Factory

Last Sunday I painted at the paint factory at Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA.  It seems fitting.  This painting was done later in the afternoon when the sun was no longer shining on the building face that is viewable by land.  The superb Gloucester painter, Jeff Weaver, has painted the paint factory from his boat, showing the side where the letters "MANUFACTORY" and "ESTABLISHED 1863" are still visible on the building.  12x16 oil on panel.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Gloucester Icon

This is the first painting of a group that I did this past week at Rocky Neck in Gloucester, MA.  It depicts the iconic paint factory which manufactured copper paint for ship bottoms from 1863 to 1980.  Some of the buildings are gone, some restored, but this wonderful hulk patiently waits and watches.  12x 16 oil on panel.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Time Was Passing

This site on the Hoosic River in Williamstown, MA I've painted before.  As often happens the second time, yesterday morning, all falls into place quickly.  While painting, I forgot that time was passing.   I was startled when I saw that I had nothing else to add.  12x16 oil on panel.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Third Tropea

Tropea, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea.  11x14 oil on canvas.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Suggestive Tropea

Another view of Tropea, a town in Calabria, Italy, on the Tyrrhenian Sea.  This painting is a 12x12 oil on canvas.  I love to do paintings that suggest more than they define.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Tropea Sky and Sea

The town of Tropea on the west coast of Southern Italy is located on cliffs facing the Tyrrhenian Sea.  You can look down a street and just see the sky and sea vanishing into each other.  12x12 oil on canvas.