Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Some French Inspirations

 Here are a couple of new paintings inspired by our visits to France.

At the Market 
(inspired by a challenge from Carol Marine)

From Our Window
A view of the window across the street from us on Rue Bourg Tibourg in Paris

Here is a view of all 3 floors of the building across from us,

Friday, February 15, 2019

“Opposites Attract” exhibit at Cape Cod Art Center

I was pleased to hear that my painting, “Afternoon Light” was awarded an Honorable Mention at the Cape Cod Art Center juried member show entitled "Opposites Attract".
This painting is a larger version of one of my favorite subjects, the Yellow House.

The real Yellow House sits at the edge of Barnstable Village. Every time I drive by it I am struck by how the afternoon sun can produce so many variations of whites and yellow and each variation could be its own painting.

The exhibit is on display until March 18th at the Cape Cod Art Center on rte 6A in Barnstable.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Recent Work

Here are more of  my recent works. (Also, click on the Tabs above for more of my work.)

Afternoon Light
As seen on another post, this painting, Afternoon Light, was awarded an Honorable Mention at the Cape Cod Art Center Juried Show and an Honorable Mention at the Foxboro Art Association Spring Member Show

 At the Market

This is the view out our window on rue Bourg Tibourg in Paris. I am working on an 18x40 vertical of the windows on 3 floors. 
Out our Window

This painting was juried into the Bay State Open show at the Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable.
Cape Escape
Oil on Canvas

This fishing trawler was docked in Hyannis Harbor by the Art Shantys. I looked at it every day and was struck by the blue color with the contrasting rust and the reflections of the water.

 Hopper on Main
I've always been taken with this house on Main St in Sandwich which reminds me of a Hopper House.
House of Blues
I cropped a photo of a house in P-town until I had just this little section.

In From the Fog
After catching a few stripers in the canal one rainy morning, I saw this trawler coming in to the bulkhead to unload its catch. Took a photo and created this painting.

 Tied Up
I  really liked the reflection of this rowboat in the water.

What's for Lunch?
Foul Play

These were fun critters to capture. Both are oil on gallery wrap canvas.

 This is a bit of an abstract of cottages in Truro..
Summer Rental
Oil on Canvas

I started this En Plein Air in Rhode Island and finished at home. I was really taken by all the color on the tail end of this Rhode Island State Research Trawler.
Oil on Gallery Wrap

This was another fun painting of a Striper on the hunt for his lunch.
Lunch Time
Oil on Canvas

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

PMC Weekend

Team Noble Effort at Provincetown
This past weekend, I completed my 5th Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) as a member of Team Noble Effort. This is such a demanding, exhilarating and emotional couple of days. Over the past 6 years, TNE, through the Michael C Noble Cancer Research fund, has donated close to $500,000, via the Jimmy Fund, to Dr. Brian Wolpin. Dr. Wolpin is a leader in the research for early detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Donations to the MCN cancer research fund can be made by clicking this link. TD0145 Thanks to you all for your encouragement and support.

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.