Sunday, October 17, 2021

Unstable and Perfect





This afternoon the weather was unstable, sunny one moment, and raining the next, so perfect for painting with painter Thor Wickstrom (who took my photo) on Luce Road in Williamstown, MA. 8x10 inches, oil on linen panel.  

Saturday, October 16, 2021

The Island Of My Mind


 

A view down Fish Beach Lane.  It feels like I'm still on the island.  16x20 inches, oil on linen panel.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Without A Hint


A painting depicting houses and backyards on Monhegan Island without a hint of the sea.  The passage at the center is Horns Hill Road.  16x20 inches, oil on linen panel.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Horns Hill House


 A house on Horns Hill on Monhegan Island.  16x20 inches, oil on linen panel.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Fish Beach View


The view from Fish Beach on Monhegan Island.  My inspiration is the masterful painting of this view by Charles Movalli. 14x18 inches, oil on linen panel.



Wednesday, October 6, 2021

No Longer On The Easel


I've slightly touched up and re-photographed this painting of a house on Monhegan Island, so that it's no longer on the easel.  Clothes drying on a clothes line is a common sight on Monhegan.  14x18 inches, oil on linen panel.  

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Two On The Easel


Now I have two paintings "on the easel," this one and the one I posted yesterday.  This is a house on Monhegan Island that overlooks the harbor.  14x18 inches, oil  on linen panel.

Monday, October 4, 2021

On The Easel


The painting that is currently 'on the easel': a house on Horns Hill, Monhegan Island.  14x18 inches, oil on linen panel.  

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Paint The Pool


Another painting that I did inside the rocks at Ogunquit, ME.  I scrambled down to this spot because I wanted to paint the pool reflecting the sky.  9x12 inches, oil on linen.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Always Helpful








Three preliminary sketchbook drawings done prior to paintings while on Monhegan. It's helpful to know the composition before starting.  6x8 inches, pencil on paper.



 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Delicious


A view down the oft-painted Fish Beach Lane on Monhegan Island. I got a delicious fish sandwich there at the Fish House.  16x20 inches, oil on linen panel.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Stopped Me


As I walked down the path, I saw the lit tree and the receding parallel bands on its right.  I stopped right there and set up to paint.  Sheep Hill, Williamstown, MA.  9x12 inches, oil on linen panel.  I've been reading Delacroix's journal: He wrote on April 4, 1849 that an artist 'starts over' every time he/she begins something new.  The artist can't reconstruct/recall after a while how they once did something.  Those artists who have systematized their methods so they can repeat what they've done, usually are, as a consequence, the most inferior and cold. 

Monday, September 27, 2021

On A Slant


The painting I did while standing on a slant at Sheep Hill in Williamstown, MA.  9x12 inches, oil on linen panel.  My little variations on the same landscape: it's like Morandi and his bottles and cans. I'm a Morandi of local landscapes.  Morandi painted wonderful, very spare, landscapes too, not something I'm going to imitate.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Bright Gusty


It was a bright, gusty day on the west coast of Monhegan Island looking towards the harbor.  9x12 inches, oil on linen.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

On Sheep Hill


 A painting of The Hopper and Mount Greylock done yesterday from a small promontory on Sheep Hill in Williamstown, MA.  9x12 inches, oil on linen panel.