Thursday, August 01, 2013

Memorial Dog Portrait

What a great way to enjoy your best Pal forever!

10"x8" oil on canvas
Contact me with interest.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Plein Air Painting on the Coast of Maine

It's so nice to be out of the studio and painting plein air again. On Tuesday I met a friend and we set up our easels at Five Islands, Maine.

My efforts included this painting below.
On the way back we stopped for a quick set up at the marshes in Wiscasset, limiting ourselves to 20 minutes.
On Friday I met another friend at the Holbrook Island Sanctuary on Cape Rosier. Every where you looked there was another fantastic scene to paint!

This is the scene I chose to paint.

Just another day at the office! Enjoy.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Water Lilies

I find the shore extremely interesting. I am endlessly fascinated with the plants and animals that inhabit these transitional places where a body of water meets the land. In this painting I interpret my impression of water lilies at the edge of a hidden cove in Knights Pond, where loons nest in the Spring and geese rest on their migratory flights.
6"x12" oil on canvas

Friday, May 10, 2013

Summer In Maine

After the snow, after the mud, in spite of the black flies, summer in Maine is well deserved!

8x10 oil on canvas

Tuesday, May 07, 2013


Water Lilies 8x10 oil on canvas
I enjoyed working with rich, exquisite colors and textures this morning, glazing with loose generous brush strokes.

Friday, May 03, 2013

First thing in the morning...

I start my day at my easel. Some days I use my indoor studio, other days I pack up and take it outside. Artwork is just that, work. Producing a work of art in any medium takes time. Being an artist takes commitment, discipline, and dedication, like any other job, or the day can easily be lost to other things. So I get up every morning and get to work.

These past few months I've been working on a series of small oil paintings. This is my latest one:

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Daily Paintings

6"x12"x.75" oil on canvas
Sunset in Stonington, Maine at low tide was the inspiration for todays painting. The paint was applied with a palette knife for a rich overall texture, contrast, and solidity in the foreground rocks. The sky was softened a bit with a brush enhancing the sense of depth.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Recents paintings

I don't blog regularly, but I do paint everyday. I did get out of my studio several times this past winter to paint, but mostly worked in my studio. Some of my efforts include:
First Snow

Monhegan Sunset


Red Canoe

Schoodic Cliffs
It was a very productive winter and many more new paintings done in the past few months can be viewed on my website here.  Many were sold, some are still available. I am always adding new work, so mark the page and check it often. And do share it with your friends!