Monday, October 17, 2016

Back to work!

Open Studio this weekend went well — lots of visitors, regulars and new friends.

Now, back to painting on a regular basis. Here's one I'm working on:

Downtown Gloucester, Massachusetts. Oil on wood, in progress.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Upcoming: Annual Open Studio!

Our 11th year! Hope to see some of you who are within driving distance of 01720!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Gloucester, Massachusetts

One day I drove up to Gloucester to revisit the old paint factory, which was the subject of a painting-in-progress (will post that painting later).
Someone, somewhere told me that when you are photographing something to possibly paint, always turn around and photograph what is behind you, because that can be as inspiring as your intended subject!

Rocks at Gloucester
Oil on wood
18" x 18"

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Ah, Florence!

From my recent trip to Tuscany, here's a small view of a sunlit building at day's end. The luscious color of the building, typical of the beautiful city of Florence, compelled me to paint this early evening scene.8 x 10, oil on canvas.

Friday, August 12, 2016

A Conversation Piece

During a recent visit to New Orleans, I snapped some sunny photos of mostly architecture, but a few images of people on the street somehow sneaked into my camera. The shadows of the couple standing at the juncture of several different varieties of pavement was so interesting to me! This is a small canvas, 8 x 10, and I have just begun a larger version.
"Conversation", Oil on Canvas. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

I wish I had a river...

Well, actually I have many — the Nashua, Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers now, and the mighty Merrimack and its tributary, the Shawsheen, which ran under Central Street in Andover, MA when I lived there. Much of the rich industrial history of New Hampshire and Massachusetts was built upon these two rivers.

I love rivers, maybe even more than oceans. And I love painting them. Here's a pair of small oils on canvas that I've entered into a juried show this coming Fall. 

Shawsheen #1 and Shawsheen #2. 8" x 8" and 10" x 10", respectively.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Back in the USA

Just returning from 10 days in Italy. Ten days with NO politics, shootings, or television at all for that matter. Used the laptop for work only. Here's a small plain air painting that I'll touch up (slightly wet when packed in my suitcase). My first try with water-miscible oils. I found them totally OK to travel and work with. 

A Day in Tuscany, approx. 8.5 x 9.5. oil on canvas.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Finally, Spring is here! It's wonderful to see the trees greening up and to hear the hissing of suburban sprinklers in the morning.

BUT! On a recent art-supply shopping trip to Cambridge, MA, I spotted this sunny, all-concrete scene in the H Mart parking lot. Couldn't resist the bright red signage and the orange car.

"H Mart", 12 x 16, oil on canvas, available. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

A Smallie

Here's an 8 x 10 (I think) that I'm almost finished with. It's a house in Massachusetts that played a part in the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. My reason for painting it has nothing to do with the war, however — it's part of my continuing study of architectural styles around the country and world.

"Early House"
oil on wood, 8 x 10

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

3 Paintings on exhibit

See us at the Gallery at Villageworks, 525 Mass. Ave., West Acton, MA
April 14 – May 27, 2016
All available for purchase.