Studio Updates

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Commission: “Timberline” 34 x 34

Just completed commission of local New Hampshire scene, for Boston area buyer…”Timberline” 34 x 34 oil on canvas.

Friday, May 11th, 2018

New: “May Fire” 48 x 48

There’s a brief period during the spring, when the pinkish maple buds and other sprouting things appear–under a late afternoon sun–almost fall-ish. When we think of Spring, we think green…which it mostly is. But even in the newest leaves of many trees and grasses start their lives as a soft blend of oranges, yellows and

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

“Morning Sun” 24 x 24

A recent early morning walk along the shore in West Dennis, on Cape Cod, inspired this piece, “Morning Sun,” as I ascended the beach up a small dune path. These coastal properties have withstood decades of hurricanes, nor’easters, and high storm tides, each time reshaping the landscape between them and the sea, but always returning

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

New: “Wild Cape” 48 x 48

The Cape Cod landscape is, at first glance, a mix of soft and hard lines, created by the omnipresent horizontal where sea meets sky. It’s palette of the soft green of sea grass, light ochre of sand, and the dark bluish green of cedars and scrub oak. But when the sun is low–just after sunrise

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

New: “Shore Road Dawn”

There’s nothing more beautiful than sunrise on the ocean, with the dramatic low-angle light and shadows of the rising sun. This scene, based on a strip of beach in Dennisport, MA, is greatly simplified from the actual landscape, but the dune fence extending from the cottage down towards the high tide line, captured the morning

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Work in progress

The process of going from inspiration, to reference, to composition and completed painting is always about simplifying details and exaggerating simplicity. In this work in progress, currently untitled, composition and light are modified during the sketching and painting process to create a hopefully single focal point, but often more than one aspect of the scene

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

New: “Four Cedars” 36 x 36

Came across this scene, years ago, in Brewster, MA, along Route 6a, and only recently did a quick sketch in preparation for a canvas. At first, the shed tucked up against the trees was what stood out, as the sun hit it’s white-painted doors. But as the charcoal sketch came together, the emphasis became the

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

New Commission: “High Meadow Dusk”

Recently completed commission for buyer who sought companion piece for another work previously purchased. This piece, “High Meadow Dusk” 48 x 48, is of the same scene in previously purchased painting, but from opposite side, and with a different palette.

Monday, February 26th, 2018

New: “Oak Grove” 40 x 30

Shadows can be taken for granted, as they’re the dark against the more dramatic light. But when considered for what they are, and looked at closely, these unlit areas of everything in light can easily become the subject of a composition. In this piece, “Oak Grove” the trees outside the composition created this multi-angle abstract

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

New: “Seaside” 36 x 36

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.

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