Saturday, April 17, 2021

Flatiron Stairs


The result of today's painting session of the Flatiron building stairs in North Adams, MA.  This is the view from where St. Francis Church used to be.  16x20 inches, oil on panel.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Church Street


Here's a view of Church Street in North Adams, MA that replicates part of an old postcard.  Church Street is famous for its Victorian mansions reflecting an older time.  Their present conditions might also be a reflection of our time, and how much we care about our heritage.  12x16 inches, oil on panel.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Two Bridges And A River


A painting from a week ago not previously posted: it shows the confluence of two bridges over the Hoosic River in North Adams, MA.  The river, as it goes through the city, is mostly confined to a concrete channel. 9x12 inches, oil on panel.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Two Old Mansions


There are two old mansions at Chase Hill in North Adams, MA.  Chase Hill is actually an isolated plateau partway up a larger hill.  Though it is surrounded by houses above and below, it feels out-of-the-way and calming to be there.  12x9 inches, oil on panel.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Into The Bright Ether



Here I'm demonstrating how difficult it is to paint a tower rising into the bright ether.  Chase Hill, North Adams, MA. 12x9 inches, oil on panel, charcoal on paper.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Sketching The Tower



In the morning the tower at Chase Hill catches the sunlight.  I wanted to include the opposing "v's" at both the bottom and top of the image.  It's like a mountain, except one has to stay close by to see it best.  12x9 inches, oil on linen, charcoal pencil on paper.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Chasing The Light


Light makes things appear insubstantial.  Houses imperceptibly move in the breeze, or is it the light that moves?  Another side of the Chase mansion on Chase Hill in North Adams, MA.  9x12 inches, oil on linen.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

A Tower

Chase Hill in North Adams, MA is the site of the George W. Chase estate.  The main mansion with a tower, dating to 1870, overlooks the city.  Plein air painting, 9x12 inches, oil on panel.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Eagle Street Light


At certain times, the light on Eagle Street is magnificent.  This #8 in the series of small North Adams paintings.  8x6 inches, oil on panel.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Big Caboose


For now I think I'm done with this view of the caboose, until this summer.  But I did want to do this larger one.  I like how the bridge thing balances the caboose thing, an intentional, hidden symmetry. 12x24 inches, oil on panel.  

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Entrance Steps


Entrance steps on Church Street.  6x8 inches, oil on gessobord.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Next To The Tracks


Pan Am Railways building next to the tracks in North Adams, MA: a slow painting.  We received enough rain the other day to keep the puddles filled.  12x16 inches, oil on panel.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Greek Temple


A Greek temple located in North Adams, MA.  The sixth in the series of small NA paintings. 6x8 inches, oil on gessobord.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

'Bridgeness'



It becomes apparent immediately that if I'm trying to paint something as complex as this bridge, I cannot paint the details, just a semblance.  Squint and paint the shapes that seem to be visible.  Try to capture the 'bridgeness'.  9x12 inches, oil on panel, charcoal pencil on paper.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Monument Square


 Main Street from Monument Square in North Adams, MA.  12x16 inches, oil on panel.