Thursday, January 29, 2015

Happy New Year!

I haven't posted here in over a month. School vacation, general holiday busyness then laziness and an attempt to exchange screen time for easel time have all contributed to this hiatus.
Here's a pastel I finished ( I think it's finished) yesterday. With 28 inches of new snow on the ground and more in the forecast, I thought it would be a good idea to recall a warmer time.
"Daylilies, Concord, Massachusetts" pastel on paper, 11" x 16".



Monday, December 22, 2014

Now I'm an architect!

I changed one or two architectural features of this inn in New Hampshire in the service of the painting — the original architect is long gone so he won't care. Pastel on paper, approximately 15" x 13". I'm so happy to have some time in the studio, despite the hectic seasonal activities!



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Prepping for Holiday Open Studio

In between chopping onion and celery, and other kitchen tasks, I've been sneaking out to the studio to cut glass, drill holes, hang new work, and otherwise prep for my upcoming Holiday Open Studio, DECEMBER 6 & 7, 11 — 4.

Along with my own work, there will be some fabulous pottery by my friend Karen Borg.
Please plan to stop by if you're in the area. In addition to original artworks, prints and my 2015 desk calendars, there will be chocolate chip cookies made from scratch, and other goodies.
In the meantime, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!





"Wave II", Pastel on paper, 6" x 8".  $125 framed.
S O L D





Sunday, November 16, 2014

Eastie!

A few months ago we celebrated a family birthday in what some might consider the rough-and-tumble side of town. Belle Isle, on Winthrop's waterfront, offers one of New England's finest lobster rolls in a casual, fun atmosphere reminiscent of the Southland's famed fish camps. En route to the festivities I spotted this neglected but colorful red and blue storefront, sporting a yellow hydrant to complete the primary-color triad.
"On Bennington Street", 9" x 12", oil on canvas.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Digital mornings

Some years, it's hard to adjust to the end of Daylight Saving Time, so I find myself having the first cup of coffee at the late hour of 7:30 or so. It's cold out there, so I delay the inevitable and don't venture out to the studio until I'm fortified enough to withstand the 50-ft hike.
Here's a little digital piece I did on the iPad the other day, my way of warming up the creative engine in the morning. 

Baby's Breath, digital painting on iPad




Sunday, October 26, 2014

In Recovery

Whew! Last week's open studio event was successful and exhausting. I'm starting to recover and to put the studio back in order. Yesterday, I started two paintings, after warming up with a cup of coffee and my iPad at the kitchen table. Here's the result of the iPad effort. "Interior With Laundry Room. "


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Open Studio Next Weekend!

I'm gearing up for the 10th Annual Acton Open Studio event next Saturday and Sunday, October 18 & 19, 12 — 5PM.
Here's a 16" x 16" oil of the side of my barn-turned-garage.



"Wired", Oil on museum-grade wood panel, 16" x 16"



This painting now showing at New Habitat Partners LLC, 537 Mass. Ave., West Acton, MA
November 2014 — January 2015

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Mysterious Aquinnah

Who goes to Martha's Vineyard and comes home with images like this? Here's another painting, in progress, from our recent vacation on the island. Since it was after Labor Day, this Visitor's Center in Aquinnah was closed. Thus, I was able to only see into the tiny house through the screen door. This forced me to either go back another time, or take a giant leap into mystery and abstraction. This piece is almost finished. Oil on wood panel.