Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Sunshine State

Yes, Florida! We shoveled out from a gigantic snowstorm and were in sunny Florida within a few days of our scheduled arrival date. The weather was on the chilly side but NO SNOW whatsoever!
Here's a couple of tourists visiting the St. Augustine Lighthouse.

"Tourism"'Oil on Canvas
20" x 10"

Saturday, April 8, 2017


Here's the oil version of a scene in downtown Andover, Massachusetts in the 1940s. Using a photo posted on Facebook by a fellow "townie" for reference, I have shamelessly channeled Edward Hopper. "Downtown", oil on wood panel, 24" x 24". Available.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hot and cold

Some young friends dropped by for lunch and a studio visit. We played outside in the snow until sunset. This small painting is an interpretation of a moment in late winter.

Oil on canvas. Available.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Artistic License

Winter may be trying hard to stick around, but Spring will eventually win out. Walking the neighborhood today, I had to deal with some melty slush on the street but thankfully, no ice. 

Not soon enough, it will be time to head to the beach. Here's one from last summer. To my peeps who are familiar with this beach  — yes, I know this house isn't exactly like this, nor is it in exactly this location. It's an interpretation.

The painting is also brighter than this looks.

Beach Day #2
Oil on wood, 12 x 12.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Buying the Farm

When you buy an old farm, sometimes there are surprises in the form of foundations from long-demolished barns or other structures. It's too much trouble to chop up the concrete and dispose of it, so here it sits. This foundation has been used by us over the years as a pool surround and as a vegetable garden. Lately, its sole purpose has been to support a healthy jungle of ivy and other wild greenery. On a recent snowy day, I decided to capture the scene on canvas.

Ivy & Snow, oil on canvas.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sleeping on it

I'm working on a series of oil paintings from last Spring's trip to Tuscany — Florence and Siena, to be specific. This painting, possibly probably finished, shows an architectural  phenomenon that's common in ancient cities that need to upgrade their buildings structurally but also save the features that define them. I've chosen not to include any details of the ongoing construction here; rather, I wanted to showcase the wonderful arched window that remains more or less intact.

More work from this trip in the near future.

Oil on Wood Panel
24" x 24"

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Four Little Words

"Congratulations on your acceptance..."

In a Friday morning email, these words served to validate and reward the efforts of the past 6 weeks, as I frenzied my way to the completion of 11 new works to be juried by the Illuminations team at Mass. General Hospital.

All 11 paintings, including this one, will be part of a rotating exhibit, opening in October, 2017. Details to follow.

Friday, December 9, 2016

A Toast to Nostalgia

I had lunch recently with a couple of townies — people I've known for over 50 years. Our formative years were spent in Andover, Massachusetts — the subject of this small pastel. From a mid-century photo, this will be the basis for an oil painting.

Downtown Andover
8 x 8
Pastel on paper

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

2017 Desk Calendars

Now shipping! Featuring 12 new paintings. 
Email me to order,  or pick up at Handworks Gallery in Acton, MA. $18 + S/H.

Sunday, November 27, 2016