Saturday, June 27, 2009


  Summer has arrived, bringing hot humid days and frequent thunderstorms. It is perfect weather for painting indoors with a glass of iced tea. This still life, Plums, 10x15, oil/linen panel is the first of what may become a regular series here in the studio during these coming hot, dog days.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Little Prince


Despite the fact that this little Buffo Frog has a face only a mother frog could love, that he has an abundance of upholstery, and that he is poisonous to dogs, I had to do this 6x6.5, oil/linen panel, anyway. This guy showed up here one day, sat still long enough for me to take a photo and then went on his way... no harm done. There is a lesson here somewhere...

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Wet Paint, Plein Air...

    The back lit glow of the early morning sun was my main interest in this 8x10, oil/ linen panel.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Wet Paint, Plein Air...

     This 10x15, oil/linen panel was an exercise in looking for the warm and cool values on the dormer and roof while keeping the colors clean. The simplicity of the subject matter was deceiving once I began dealing with the perspective and all the various reflections in the glass, the roof and even the shadowed areas ...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Clean Start

  I see this gentleman every Saturday morning when I paint downtown. He skillfully washes away the residue of Friday night's celebrations and provides a clean start for those who see the morning light. This is an alla prima oil/canvas, 18x18.