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:

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.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Painting uphill

Somehow, I often seem to be attracted to an uphill view when choosing a painting subject. This commission in progress is an uphill view of a local farm. The photo is obviously crooked, taken on the fly with my phone.