The cottages in Dennisport, along Old Wharf Road, are remnants of an older Cape Cod, where small “summer places” were the norm and massive, rambling summer houses were the exception. Slowly, these small humble places are being razed and replaced, as is the simplicity of the landscape.
This piece evolved from a barn I came across in rural Massachusetts that had years of overgrowth growing up and around it. Initially the focus was to be on this overgrowth, with the green of the foliage that brushed up against the barn exterior casting a greenish tint to what had once been white paint.
Rural structures are full of history. Coming across an old barn, farmhouse, or beach cottage, you see it as it is now, either modernized, or dilapidated, surrounded by more modern stuff, or overgrown from disuse. Whatever the condition, there is an underlying beauty to their simplicity, and in how they fit in with their landscape.
As beautiful as the grayish monochromatic snowy landscape is outside, it’s always a bit better (in my opinion), once color slowly starts to emerge in the Spring, and then fully explodes in the Fall. My annual winter impatience usually kicks in around now, so the recently completed “Blue Ridge” is perhaps a bit of color
Just returned from delivering a commissioned piece, “Lower Meadow” 42 x 30, to buyer through Powers Gallery. Several months in the making, this piece was a bit of a challenge, but a LOT of fun, starting with use of the four-wheeler this fall to get around the property’s fields and meadows to get initial on-site
Recently completed piece, based on an old farm in a rural town west of Boston. The time of day created these huge shadows, made longer by the downward slope of the back meadow. Looking up, the barn, beyond these shadows, and the dramatic backdrop of the treeline, created a situation where the original subject of
It’s great to explore a newfound scene, viewing it from every angle, making quick sketches to capture the place. This small canvas, “Low Meadow” 12 x 12, was done to execute an idea sketched out in pastel, and potentially to become a larger canvas.
On a recent early morning walk along one of the Sound-side beaches of Cape Cod, a bank of clouds forming further up Cape, maybe over Buzzards Bay, sat on the horizon as a dark strip of grayish purple. But as the morning progressed, and the breezes pickup up, the sky darkened as the cloud bank
I was recently introduced to a great non profit in Acton, MA, Household Goods whose mission is to provide free furniture and home furnishings to men, women, and families in need. For these individuals looking to rebuild their lives following any number of setbacks, this organization provides a critical bridge to their starting over. I
The latest addition to the collection of limited edition prints, “Dune Light” is now available through the studio, and can be ordered as a print on paper (unframed), framed (in simple black 1-inch wood frame), or as a gallery wrap canvas. To inquire about framed or gallery wrap canvas prints, please contact the studio here: