Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Auction: "Under the Pergola", Oil on Linen, 8" x 8"

These freshly cut lilacs looked so good in the bright sunlight under the pergola in my yard. The soft, bushy flowers and round vase are a nice compliment to the straight table boards and the horizontal shadows cast from the pergola.  This painting is listed for auction on Dailypaintworks.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Auction: "Nature's Bounty", Oil on Linen, 6" x 6"

Spring has sprung.  Everyday I walk around my garden to see which flowers and plants are coming back to life.  The bleeding hearts are growing about 8" a day.  It's really incredible to see.  The daffodils have opened up and most of the flowers are already dying off.  I'll need to do a daffodil painting soon, otherwise I'll miss my window of opportunity.  Within the next week, the lilacs will be in full bloom.

Work in Progress 1
Work in Progress II

 For now, I decided to do a painting of the humble dandelion.  They are sprinkled across my lawn, adding color and interest.  "Nature's Bounty" was painted from life in one sitting.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Artwork: "One by One", Oil on Linen, 19.5" x 15.5"

For a while now, I've thought about painting a still life using the complimentary colors of orange and blue.  When I found a handmade, blue bowl at a thrift shop, I knew that it would look great paired with mandarins.  

I blocked-in the painting in color, so that I could work out the composition as well as the color values and tones.  It also allowed me to decide whether I should keep the background fabric white or change it to a light blue color.  I think the white fabric makes the bowl and the oranges stand out and gives the painting a fresh and modern feel.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Painting: Autumn Shadows, Oil, 8" x 10"

This is another painting highlighting the effects of bright morning sunlight.  The strong shadow shapes are an essential part of the composition.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Artwork: "Fall Shadows", Oil on Linen, 9" x 12"

My kitchen comes alive every morning as the sunlight shines through my sliding doors, casting a warm hue on everything in its path and casting shadows off of everything that blocks it.  My painting emphasizes how this play of light creates a rhythmic composition of light and dark shapes.  It also highlights the mystery and drama in the lost and found edges.  Please contact the Lyme Art Association for purchase information: 860-434-7802.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Exhibit: "Deck the Walls", Lyme Art Association

Please join me at the "Deck the Walls" Opening Reception on Friday, November 18th, from 5-7pm.  My painting, "Snowflake on Red" will be available for purchase.  Eat, drink and be merry while viewing the perfect artwork for holiday gift-giving.

Exhibit:  November 11, 2016 - January 6, 2017
Reception:  Friday, November 18 from 5-7pm
Where:  Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

"Yellow Flag", Oil, 6" X 6"

A windy day at the beach. The hurricane is getting nearer.  The waves swell, the wind picks up, the sunlight is warm and inviting.  Can the water be that dangerous today?  The yellow flag tells us so.​

This is a study for a larger painting I'm going to paint on the subject.  My goal is to show how the gusts of the wind portend danger on an otherwise beautiful day at the ocean.