Monday, October 24, 2016

Foxboro Art Association Fall Member Show - First Prize

Hi all, I was very pleased to have received a First Place Blue Ribbon in the Foxboro Art Association Fall Member Show for my mixed media, pen and ink w/watercolor of The Pantheon in Paris, viewed through Ile St Louis.

This is a relatively new medium for me and I am enjoying sketching and painting these original pieces of artwork. I began with loose, plein air sketches of scenes in Paris and am now trying to capture the same lightness with scenes from Cape Cod.

For those of you who have seen them and, also, bought some of them, I appreciate your comments and support. Anyone else interested in them can check out more of them at this link, SKETCHES .

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Artist reception at Custom Art Framing Gallery in Norwood


          Hi Everyone, I'd like to invite you to an artist's reception at the Custom Art and Framing Gallery at 45 Central St in Norwood on Friday June 24th from 6-8pm. I will be exhibiting a number of my framed sketches from our recent trip to Paris. The sketches are my impressions of typical Parisian sites in pen and ink and pen and ink with watercolor. A portion of my proceeds will go to the Pan Mass Challenge in support of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

I will be sharing the gallery with Joe Mahoney who will have a display of a number of his oil paintings involving a variety of interesting subject matter.

We'd love to have you drop by the gallery.

The works will be on display for the month of July if you can't make it on Friday.

See you there.



Friday, September 25, 2015

Day 18 of 30 in 30

Looking through reference photos, I found of one of my old favorites, Tulips on Peach St. So, I decided to paint this scene again. Fond memories of that old house.

Spring Tulips

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Day 17 of 30 in 30

This is a little 4x12 inch study for a larger canvas I will start soon. I'm going to put this on an 18x40 or 24x48. Should be fun.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Day 16 of 30 in 30

I am continuing with this challenge, but to paraphrase my favorite Steven Wright joke, I will do 30 paintings in 30 days, but NOT IN A ROW...

Keepin' it Reel

Day 15 of 30 in 30

I saw this old tractor at a vegetable farm in Norfolk and always wanted to take a crack at painting it. Maybe I'll make a bigger version.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Day 14 of 30 in 30

Well, a couple more days go by and I'm trying to catch up. September is just too nice a month on Cape Cod with too many other activities, but I'll try to continue. Here is my latest.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Day 13 of 30 in 30

Well, I'm back at it after a couple of days off. I'm struggling to get one done a day and I'm not even half way through. I  had this photo of a beautiful sky at Sandy Neck beach and thought I'd try to reproduce it. Trust me, the photo was pretty good. The painting is not quite up to the photo. But it has got me going again and I'll try to get to number 14 right away.

Moonrise at Sunset 
Sandy Neck

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Day 12 of 30 in 30

As mentioned in a previous post, I caught a Striped Bass in the Canal the other day so I thought I would immortalize it in paint. (We had it for dinner). So I had small 4x12 canvas that fit this subject perfectly. I think I might do a Rainbow Trout too.


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Day 11 of 30 in 30

I am trying something a little different with this painting. I am using a palette knife to do the final touches. It isn't done yet but enough is there for me to consider it an "under painting". I'll try to clean it up and finish it tomorrow. It is Saturday night and we are going out for the evening.

Mill Creek