Friday, July 1, 2022

Under The Trees


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

Closer Hopper


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

Several Instances

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

Even Quieter


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

I Heard Nothing


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

Turned Around


On Stone Hill, in Williamstown, MA, instead of looking north, I turned around and faced south for this painting.  9x12 inches, oil on linen panel.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Tapestry Look


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

Summer View




Mount Greylock and the Hopper from Sheep Hill in Williamstown, MA.  18x24 inches, oil on linen panel.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Best Landscape


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.

Exceedingly Quick


An exceedingly quick painting of the back of the old John Nesta Gallery in Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA. 6x8 inches, gouache on mixed media paper. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

A Bright Sunny Day


Yesterday, a bright, sunny day, I painted on Stone Hill in Williamstown, MA.  9x12 inches, oil on linen panel.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Same Vantage Point


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

Out Of The Water


This one of boats out of the water I did at the Gloucester Marine Railways in Rocky Neck.  6x8 inches, gouache on mixed media paper.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Across The Harbor


A view from Rocky Neck in Gloucester across the harbor to the other side. 6x8 inches, acrylic gouache on mixed media paper.   

Friday, June 17, 2022

Exhibition in Gloucester


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.