Sunday, December 25, 2011

Tuscany in Pastel

With all of the hustle & bustle of the end of the school semester and the holidays coming to an end, I felt relaxed enough to head out to the studio yesterday. Here's the resulting painting.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A New iPad Painting

I love painting on the iPad -- I can paint while sitting on the sofa in good clothes with a cup of coffee. There's no cleanup, no trees are cut down, and I can take it with me and finish the piece anywhere.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Secret Sunset

A Christmas gift for someone who hopefully never reads my blog! Looks religious but it's not!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tiny Tuscan Watercolor

I hardly ever paint in watercolor, but with limited time before a delicious lunch at the organic farm Il Casale, I pulled out my little watercolor set and painted the scene below our hilltop location.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Italian Adventure

What a great trip! My sister and I traveled to Pienza, Florence and Rome. Many paintings to come!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Back to Italy!

Ahhh...soon I will be painting in Tuscany again. Same location as last year -- Pienza. I promise to bring home many ideas for paintings, as well as some studies that could evolve into real paintings.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cloudy Day Cacti -- iPad painting

I guess the change in weather made me feel like painting on the iPad, after a summer hiatus during which I stood at my easel more, with a real paintbrush in hand. Here's a little painting I did this morning while awaiting the dishwasher repairman.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

2012 Desk calendars are ready!!

Calendars are ready! Featuring 12 new paintings, this little calendar will inspire you all year.
Still just $18. + S+H. Click here to order, PayPal accepted.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Prize Winner

This pastel of a scene in Pienza, Tuscany, won second prize at the South Portland, Maine Art in the Park event last Saturday.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Technically, it's hats on a coatrack, but "Hatrack" works for me, too.
Oil on canvas paper, 6 x 10-ish

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

House on Pamet Road

Here's a little house I've wanted to paint for years. It's on one of the Pamet Roads in Truro, MA.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Study for "Hatrack"

This is a study for a small oil painting of a hatrack in a friend's house.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Two Houses

This small diptych is a study of two houses, one in Newburyport, MA and the other in Provincetown, MA. Both face a body of water, and seem to share a kinship. I was intrigued by the similarities and differences in both the houses and the cities they are in. Pastel on paper, 6.5 x 14.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Ballardvale Mill

Dedicated to all my friends who hail from the 'vale -- a pastel of the old mill.

Work in Progress

Here's a barn I just had to paint, in Wells, Maine. This pastel on paper is about 10 x 18, and I'm about 3/4 of the way finished. Looking for a bright, sunny look.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day's End, Pienza

Here's a pastel of the valley where we stayed in Tuscany last Fall.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Big Barn

Here's a pastel of just the upper half of a very large barn in Concord, MA.
Pastel on paper, 11" x 11.5" SEE this painting at Gallery Seven, Maynard, MA. Opening Reception July 9, 7-9PM - Public Welcome!

Friday, February 25, 2011

"Breakthrough" - Pastel on Paper

Here's a little pastel 10 x 10-ish, of the ice on a local stream finally beginning to give way.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Pastel Painting

I'm calling this one "Power". Not sure why this scene even attracted me; maybe it's the tension between those gargantuan wooden structures and the trees nearby. Comments welcome.
Pastel on paper; approximately 10" x 15".

Monday, February 14, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

1-Second Survey

I'm thinking of publishing an additional edition of calendars for 2012 -- featuring 12 of my best iPad Paintings. Any opinions? Here's a link to some current works:

Friday, January 14, 2011

Truro Painting

Here's a spot I discovered last summer in Truro, on Cape Cod. Pastel on paper.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Winter Painting

The same root cellar door I've painted before, but on a snowy afternoon.

Thursday, January 6, 2011