Friday, July 1, 2022
So, I tried something different, peering from a large hayfield into another through a stand of trees separating the two fields: a sous-bois painting, which literally means "under the trees," except I was mainly looking through the trees. Actually, I was looking for a reason to include other colors besides greens, as in tree trunks. Field Farm, Williamstown, MA. 6x8 inches, gouache on mixed media paper.
Thursday, June 30, 2022
At the end of Hopper Road in Williamstown, MA, I painted a closer view of the Hopper from the edge of a hayfield next to the trailheads. 6x8 inches, acrylic gouache on Guerrilla Painter carton board.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
The label describing the odd stance of the "Walking Man" in the Rodin sculpture exhibition at the Clark Art Institute says it combines more than one pose suggesting movement. My little Field Farm painting contains several instances of the changing light on the mountain and trees all on the same surface, one on top of the other. Plein air painting looks fresh because nothing can get nailed down. 6x8 inches, acrylic gouache on Guerrilla Painter carton board.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
When I went back to the same location the next day at Field Farm in Williamstown, MA, it even quieter. I did a small, quieter painting. 6x8 inches, acrylic gouache on Guerrilla Painter carton board.
Monday, June 27, 2022
This may not be the most exciting painting, but the place where I painted it was cool and in deep shade, so that's why I was there. The only sounds were an occasional distant plane, and insects. I also heard wild turkeys nearby. Most of the time I heard nothing. North Trail at Field Farm, Williamstown, MA. 9x12 inches, oil on linen panel.
Sunday, June 26, 2022
Saturday, June 25, 2022
When I was working on this painting yesterday morning at Sheep Hill in Williamstown, MA, the light kept fading and brightening over and over. I settled for a tapestry look. 9x12 inches, oil on linen panel.
Friday, June 24, 2022
Thursday, June 23, 2022
To my pleasant surprise, I learned today that my painting "Monhegan Clothesline" won the "Best Landscape" award in the 158th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings at the Philadelphia Sketch Club.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Monday, June 20, 2022
When I first saw John Sloan's 1914 painting of the Paint Factory in Rocky Neck, Gloucester (in the Cape Ann Museum), I've always wanted to paint my version from the same vantage point. My painting is 18x24 inches, oil on linen panel.
Sunday, June 19, 2022
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Friday, June 17, 2022
My painting of a fish shack on Monhegan Island, Maine will be included in the juried show "Exhibit New England" at the North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester, MA from June 24 through July 29. The painting is 16x20 inches, oil on linen panel.