Saturday, January 30, 2016

Public Hanging Today!

Hanging paintings in a public library, that is! I hope local friends will join me at the opening reception next Saturday!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Silence in Aquinnah

Usually when I find myself on Martha's Vineyard, it's off-season and this house museum is closed. But I've been fascinated by the house and its contents, and wanted to paint a few pieces based on its stillness and position on a high cliff in Aquinnah, overlooking the Atlantic. Here's one view. Oil on wood, 12 x 12. Available.



Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Who has time?

…or motivation to wrap, wrap, wrap, plan, shop, shop, cook — all in preparation for one day of undoing all of it?

After a relaxing birthday weekend on Martha's Vineyard, I set about procrastinating as usual, and made this little painting on my iPad. The scene: from the balcony of our  hotel in Edgartown, looking out at the harbor and the Chappy Ferry. Yes, the borders are uneven — the challenges of drawing a straight line with one's finger are great.


"Toward Chappaquiddick"
Digital on iPad
December 21, 2015







Friday, December 18, 2015

Holiday

"Holiday"? This new oil doesn't look like anything holiday-related! I omitted it, but the name on the sign over the door is HOLIDAY — I think they are in the decoration business. 

The painting wasn't meant to be about that, anyway. This is a building I see about once a week, and on this particular day I had to put down all of the gear I was carrying and take a few photos of the sun and shade.


"Holiday"
Oil on Wood Panel
18" x 18"


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Other Plans

I wasn't sure I was ready to hang and sell this one — an abstract piece derived from a news item I saw on the Internet. The story was about some lions somewhere that were rescued from a sad fate and placed in a more hospitable environment. That's all I know, because once I saw the accompanying photo I knew I was going to interpret it in oil paint. 
"Other Plans", oil on canvas, 9" x 12"

SOLD



Sunday, November 15, 2015

Driven to Abstraction

OK, so it's not really abstract, or even close to it, but I've removed enough of the actual elements of this funny building in North Truro, MA to make it seem that way. What an odd structure! I think it must have been added on to, numerous times, as it no longer follows any architectural style that I'm familiar with.
So, I present to you "A House in Truro". Oil on wood, 18" x 18". Available.
Available. Contact me for pricing info.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

The CD side

One day, when my son was four, we had to drive through a down-at-the-heels part of a nearby city. "Where ARE we??" he whined. "Well, this is the seedy (CD) side of town," I told him. "Then, let's go to the AB side right away," was his plea.

Recently, I drove members of my extended family by this sad building, one I've painted twice, on our way to Belle Isle Seafood in Winthrop, MA. When I made them slow down to fully appreciate the mood and character of the neighborhood, I knew what they were thinking — the thing a lot of people think about artists. What caught MY eye? The red building, blue door and yellow hydrant.

So, I painted it twice, because I had to, and now they are both in their forever homes. Maybe, I'll paint it one more time.

On Bennington Street
Oil on Wood
s o l d

Friday, October 16, 2015

Open Studio this weekend!

If you're in my area, please plan to visit my studio this Saturday and Sunday, 12-5PM.

Framed and unframed original art in Oil & Pastel; 2016 Desk Calendars, note cards.

My sister, Jane, will be exhibiting original paintings and prints, cards, and taking orders for house and pet portraits.

For a map and list of all participating artists, visit: http://www.actonopenstudios.org



Tuesday, October 13, 2015

My favorite (and only) model

This young fellow is good for a 15- or even a 30-minute pose. So relaxed!
Too lazy to get up and grab a pencil and paper, I used the Brushes app on my iPad to dash off this quick sketch of Mack.