Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

In The Studio..


24x12,oil/canvas, The Amber Vase.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Still Life With Monkey



18x18, oil/canvas.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Setting The Tables

                                                                   10x8, Oil/Canvas  

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

On The Rocks

,                                                                   Detail
                                                                 Oil/ Linen, 46x24

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Five O'Clock Somewhere


      I have committed myself to several shows coming up... a one man show, a juried event and an invitational exhibition... all in the month of January!! Needless to say, I have some work to do. Still working in the studio, I did this 18x18, oil/canvas, as a possibility for one of the showings. I hope to get back out to do some plein air soon.... 

Tuesday, September 23, 2008



This oil/linen panel, 12x20 was a good opportunity to work on several areas I find interesting and challenging. For starters, that would be light, the human figure and water. In this painting that combines all three, I had to pay attention to how how each element affects and interacts with the others... hopefully in a convincing and interesting way.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


    Here is the finished painting, Sunbeam , 20x16, oil/linen. When I took the photo that brought about this painting, I can't deny that all I could think of  was, "What would Vermeer do?"... Well, I am definitely not Vermeer, but his work was in my head throughout this painting... particularly  ' The Girl with the Red Hat' which is, by Vermeer standards, noted for its spontaneity, immediacy and informality.... all three are worthy goals to aspire to in my own painting.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

On The Easel...


     This is a detail of the 20x16, oil/linen I started today in the studio. I hope to have it finished tomorrow... so far it has been a great exercise in backlighting and reflective light. I am also being conscious of having a variety of surface textures, using brushwork, washes and palette knife. After taking this photo, I took a palette knife and got rid of some of the excessive brush strokes in her shirt, eliminating some of the hard edges.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Waiting Waiter


     It took me a few days to get back to my larger version of Waiting Waiter, 32x12, oil/canvas... there were potential hurricane preparations and some rest for the eyes in order.  Well, what a difference a few days can make... fortunately Hurricane Ike went further south and this painting that was started with one eye was finished with both eyes opened for business!! It is a great feeling to return to a semblance of "normalcy".
      In my studio, it is not uncommon for me to have books laying open about artists whose work I admire... Sargent, Sorolla, David Leffel and lately, a great book about Vermeer. All are masters in their handling of light and paint. There is so much information available in any painting by any one of them about the act/art of seeing. Of course, there are other books I find valuable, but all four of these kept a watchful eye open during the process of Waiting Waiter. They were pretty good company.
     I will be posting the full painting on my web site once it is dry enough to take a better photo...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Rosy Disposition

                                                              Private Collection
  This oil/linen panel, 8x6, was an  exercise in determination and again, patience, for me yesterday. Thinking I would simply knock it out and move on, it had an agenda of its own... it reminded me that the journey is still ever important. I started out using both eyes, to see what might happen , but the right eye is not quite in synch with its partner to the left just yet... so the patch was put back in place and the "one-eyed painting" continues, for now. 

Monday, August 25, 2008

Morikami Gardens

    This oil/canvas, 11x14 is another blast from the past, 2005, that I am posting while still on the mend . I have a new appreciation for how El Greco , Cezanne and some of the Cubists must have viewed the world... I've done a little in the studio with conte' playing around with shadow and form... may just start pushing some paint around tomorrow!
     The Morikami is a museum and garden that celebrates a Japanese farming colony that was here 100 years ago... it is worth a visit. I have included a link to their site here on my link list.
      This was painted on a hot and bright Summer day. Getting the questionable color of the lake next to the grove of bamboo seemed the perfect time and place to acknowledge the Wabi-Sabi that exists all around us.  

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Provincetown Morning

     I did this oil/Raymar Board, 11x14 a few years ago standing on a hilly street in Provincetown. It was an early morning start so I was able to get that clear sideways sunlight hitting the houses and casting long shadows. It was a great morning followed with breakfast at Cafe Heaven.
     I guess I am posting this one today since we had to cancel the Cape Cod vacation this year due to the detached retina surgery I had. It is a fascinating process... yes, I was aware of everything.... trust me, everything! I felt no discomfort but could see each step of the way. Part of the procedure is putting a gas bubble in the eye to hold the retina in place. I can't change altitudes until the bubble has disintegrated and the pressure returns to normal. It is also a lengthy recovery time of doing absolutely nothing... except learning the true meaning of patience. I hope to try painting later next week and get some new work posted.
     I'm not sure exactly what it is the Universe thinks I need to be seeing differently with all this, but I guarantee I will be paying attention!!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Captain Jack's Wharf

    I did this pastel/sanded paper/12x18 on a cloudy morning in Provincetown. Anyone who paints in P'town is sure to paint this at least once... a landmark in its own right.

    I probably won't be posting for a few days{ at least! }.... I'm out the door now to meet with an eye surgeon, seems I have a torn retina to deal with. No painting or working out for a while but maybe I will finally get my pirate's patch!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Welcome Home 2

oil/linen panel, 14x24

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Mango Evolution

Oil/Linen Panel,8x8

Monday, July 28, 2008

Bird Watchers

              Private Collection                        

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Line Up

                                                               Oil/Linen panel,8x8  

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Casa Bonita

                                                           Private Collection    
                                                      Pastel/Sanded Paper,9x12  

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Outdoor Painter 2

                                                              8x10, Oil/ Canvas

Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Good Day

                                                        Private Collection

Friday, July 11, 2008

Fishing The Sawgrass

                                                    Private Collection                

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Patiently Waiting

Wet painting still on the easel

SOLD 9x12, oil

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Garden Party


     This painting, Garden Party, oil/canvas 24x24 was awarded Best In Show at The Arts United exhibition here in June. It was a good display of local talent and I appreciate the honor.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Andrews Bridge Shining

                                                          Private Collection

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Wish You Were Here

                                                         Private Collection

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Provincetown, Evening Stroll

                                    Private Collection                                                     

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Oh You Tart

                                                             Private Collection                                     


Friday, June 27, 2008

Last Chance