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

Friday, September 11, 2015

Finished Product

Based on the Day 10 sketch, I did this painting on a 25x25 gallery wrap canvas.

Nice Day for the Beach

Day 10 of 30 in 30

Here's my Day 10 sketch of another beach/dune scene. I used my palette knife on the beach grass which I then used on a larger painting of the same scene. It is a bit of a crunch to get in a painting a day, especially in September when the weather is so good for outdoor activities. But this is a very useful challenge. I am "forced" to paint nearly every day and try new techniques and styles.
Here's Day 10

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Day 9 of 30 in 30

I took one of my old favorites and re-did it in sand dunes instead of red rocks. I am only 1/2 day behind. I am still trying to get some of the larger works done while I do these smaller ones. I am only spending a an hour or two on the small ones sort of as a "warm-up" for bigger paintings.

Rockin' the Dunes!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Days 7 and 8 of 30 in 30

Playing a little catch-up after a great weekend. Yesterday it was a couple of vehicles on the beach, Today it was a couple of garden scenes. In Hidden Garden, I tried to capture the dappled light under the rhododendron bush where Judy has a few  pieces of broken sculpture. In Enchanted Garden, I painted a trellis from a photo I took on the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. I think I'll stick to the vehicles. Hopefully I'll get number 9 up tomorrow and be back on track.

Hidden Garden

Enchanted Garden

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Day 6 on 30 in 30

This guy pulled in next to us at Race Point and set up his Bug for the night. He had a great spot to enjoy this terrific beach. We are already planning our next trip to P-town.

Life's a Beach

Day 5 of 30 in 30

Got a little behind over Labor Day Weekend. Golf and 2 trips to Race Point to cook out, fish and watch whales. Great weekend.
Anyway, saw this Ford pickup parked at the Beachcomber in Wellfleet and knew I had to take a crack at it. I'll try to refine this 5x7 later. Onto Day 6.
Ford Pick Up

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Day 4 of 30 in 30

I decided to jump right on the study I did of Rock Harbor and do a bigger version. This is a 25x25 square gallery wrap canvas and is pretty much done. Doing the study really helped and I was able to get to this point in a short time. The big change from the study is the sky. I added more clouds and drama (I think). I'll look at it for a few more days and decide if I need to keep working it until it is ruined.
Rock Harbor Tidal Flats

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Day 3 of 30 in 30

Switching themes, I decided to do a Cape Cod Tidal Flat scene. I intend to make a bigger version of  this sketch.We'll see how that comes out. This is a scene looking east from Rock Harbor in Orleans. Many of the beaches along this stretch have a low tide that goes forever.

Day 2 of 30 in 30

There are a few things I decided to do in this challenge. First, I thought I would follow several themes. I am going to do boats, beaches, vehicles, maybe birds, and buildings. All themes subject to change. I'll try to do a bunch of the same theme but will probably bounce around. The other thing is I will spend  up to two hours for the painting. I want to paint quickly and want to get out an do other things. Golf tomorrow and there are tons of striped bass in the Cape Cod Canal.
Here is my quick attempt at my friends' boat near Waquoit Bay.

Maybe another boat tomorrow or I may switch themes... Who knows.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

30 Paintings in 30 Days

I've decided to participate in a challenge put out by Leslie Saeta to do 30 new paintings in 30 days. So, along with my friends Kim, Joe, Kathy and Joanne, we will try to meet the goal of a painting a day for the month of September. The rules are pretty loose and accommodating in case we get behind for a day or two. September is a busy month with beachin', fishin', jeepin' and now "artin'", so I will need some discipline to meet this goal.
Here is my first entry for Day One.
I took a photo of this boat coming in with a load of crabs while I was fishing on the canal the other morning. Caught 3 stripers and kept one for dinner (released the others) but that's another story.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

2015 Pan Mass Challenge

I am in training for my 3rd PMC, this year in memory of our friend, Mike Noble, who passed away from pancreatic cancer last august. The PMC is a two day, 165 mile bike ride from Wellesley to Provincetown to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute. Scroll down to see last year's "wrap-up".
Thanks so much to all who have supported me. If you can help out, please click here . This will take you to my "Donate" page directly.
I'll update this post from time to time as the event gets closer.

Two Man Show at Palette Gallery

I'm pleased to announce that I will be part of a two man show at the Palette Fine Art Gallery, 4 Merchant Square in Sandwich (next to Cafe Chew). A reception will be on Saturday, June 13 from 5pm on. Palette Fine Art gallery was awarded the silver medal by Cape Cod Life in their "Best Of..." edition for 2015 as the number two art gallery on the Upper Cape.

The name of the show is Reflections. I will be teamed up with abstract photographer, John Whitmarsh, so it should be  interesting.

If you are on the cape or in the neighborhood, please stop by. Pass this on to your friends.

Also, look for my interview in the 2015 edition of Cape Cod Art magazine which comes out in early June.

Here are a couple of works that will be for sale at the show.

Lizzy's Barn
Sconset Village

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Foxboro Art Association Spring Member Show

Congratulations to Ann Gorbet for Best in Show and Kathy Hutchinson for her ribbons in Pastel. I was pleased to receive a Second Place ribbon in the Oil category for my painting, Low Tide.

Congrats to all the other entries in the show. It runs through March at the Boyden Library in Foxboro. Check it out.