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.
This weekend I'll be joining 13 other artists at ArtFest II. Presented by Acton Open Studios, this event brings artists from Acton and nearby towns. If you're in the area, please plan to stop in! Also nearby: Acton Coffee House, Twin Seafood, True West Brewery.
Here's a view of the back of a building on Tripp Street. On any warm spring day, this area is crowded with shiny motorcycles and the people who own or want to own them. This oil painting on wood, 24 x 24, isn't about the bikes, but about composition, and the sun & shadows. Enjoy! (looks a little off plumb here, but it's straight in real life)
My solo show at the Lincoln, MA public library comes down this Saturday. It's been a great show, with four paintings about to be delivered to new homes! Next up: ArtFest II, a show and sale in the gorgeous new Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton, MA on April 9 & 10. Announcements will appear here as it gets closer. In the meantime, I'm busy prepping panels to paint for a two-person show this June in Provincetown.
Just completed: A Pond at Daybreak, Mixed Media, 9 x 12. Enjoy!
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.
…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.
"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.
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.