Friday, April 26, 2019

Demo for a fun art group

Here's the end product of my recent demo at the Northborough (MA) Art Guild. What a great audience! I had a lot of fun doing this, especially/despite not knowing exactly what the painting would look like.

Monday, April 8, 2019

City of Dreams - a work in progress

I have a few favorite cities around the world, and Florence is at the top of the list. This building stands tall near the river Arno, and is one we passed on our daily walk last Spring.
A work in progress, but only another 15 minutes of loose brushwork to go.

Monday, March 18, 2019


After a mixed-review vacation that included both robbery and mild illness, I had to work on something that asked nothing of me. This chill piece was already ¾ completed and I knew where I wanted to go with it.

5 x 7
Oil/mixed on cradled wood panel.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Winter on the Porch

Here's another snow painting. It's pretty, until it's not. Soon, it'll be Mud Season but in the meantime, I'll try to enjoy the rest of Winter.

Porch View
Oil on wood panel

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Another snowy one

It's cold cold cold here in Massachusetts today. But the sun is shining and the days are getting longer.
More shadows on our back yard.

Untitled. 8 x 10, Oil on wood.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Redwing, a snowy scene

In winter, the long shadows of the main house create a dramatic curtain over the wing. We don't have snow yet this year, so I added my own.

7.5" x 11"
Oil on wood

Friday, December 28, 2018

In progress

My intention when I started this blog was to present works in progress. 
Here's one from this year's visit to Florence, Italy. 

The River Arno.
In progress, 12" x 24" 
Oil on canvas.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Lily Pads

I don't intentionally try to mimic the great Claude Monet's style, but somehow it might appear that way in this little oil painting. It was more about color. The blue, water portion was finished but I knew that something was needed for contrast and LIFE. 

Lily Pads on Bare Hill Pond
Oil on panel
8" x 10"

Sunday, October 21, 2018


I've been spending quality time in the studio since my Open Studio event, but the time I had to spend NOT painting is taking its usual toll. Prepping for the event means de-cluttering, putting unfinished and unsatisfactory works aside, vacuuming, and generally tidying things up. Afterward, I have to reverse the process, to arrive at the chaotic atmosphere I like to work in. Multiple projects are in the works, but here's one I did earlier this year. Sometimes, when I'm trying to figure where a painting is going, I play with watercolors, pastels or mixed media until inspiration floats back to me.

Mixed media on wood, 6" x 6"

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Annual Open Studio this weekend!

This Saturday and Sunday, I'll be hosting my annual Open Studio. My sister, Jane Bailey, will share the space for the event. We'll be offering original art (framed and unframed), prints, calendars, and affordable gift items. We'll set up the tent for specially-priced original artworks. 

Please plan to stop in if you're in the area this weekend! Browsers welcome!

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