Studio Updates

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

New: “Tranquility” 48 x 48

Sometimes it’s important to strip away the clutter of life…especially when chaos is everywhere…and find a place where things are simple, quiet, and free of unnecessary stuff. This piece, recently completed, contained unnecessary stuff, which has been stripped away, to create an entirely different mood. “Tranquility” 48 x 48.

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

Rework: “Late Fall”

Everyone once in a while, a painting goes down a path it shouldn’t have…led by me,  and with good intention, but not-so-good outcome. A recent piece, “Late Fall” was such a piece. In the previous piece, there were two things wrong…the shadows were too much (almost looking like hot rod flames), and the foreground road

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

New: “Hillcrest” 36 x 36

I’ve always loved the Yankee practicality that prevailed decades, maybe a century or more, ago, when farm buildings were built where they were needed, rather than where they might look best on the property. Today’s architectural site planning is largely aesthetic. Siting a property is about curb appeal, much less so function. Came across this

Saturday, November 7th, 2020

Commission: “Late Fall” 40 x 30

This recent commission is out for approval with designer and client, and represents a good example of the process. My approach to commissions differs from others, as it works best when the desired parameters are few and broad…ie, reference to other works for palette, and other pieces for composition. From there…let the process be what

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

New: “Haven” 36 x 24

It’s easy to see how Vineyard Haven, on Martha’s Vineyard, got it’s name. As one of the two primary docking harbors on the Island (the other is in Oak Bluffs), Vineyard Haven was clearly, hundreds of years ago, seen as a place of safety and protection for ships and boaters. As you pass East and

Friday, October 30th, 2020

New Pastel: “Autumn Lake (study)”

This pastel study for “Autumn Lake” (commissioned oil) is now available through the pastel gallery. Click here to view pastel gallery

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Charcoal Studies Available

Prior to beginning a piece, I work out composition and lighting through quick charcoal sketches. I do quite a few of these, and am often asked if they are available for purchase. They are, and have been added to my online store, along with prints and pastels. To view the online catalog of charcoals, pastels,

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

New: “Interlude” 40 x 24

This old farm sits a couple miles from my house. Just before we moved to town, this was a working farm…the fields across the street were well maintained, planted in the spring, harvested in the late summer and fall, and between the house and barn the owners ran a humble, but popular, farm stand. Over

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

New: “East Chop” 24 x 24

As you sail into Vineyard Haven Harbor, two land masses welcome you…the first (if coming from Woods Hole) is West Chop…an exclusive section of the Island with stately old seaside mansions dotting the shore. The other is East Chop, which similarly is home to some of the Island’s oldest and grandest summer places. But East

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

New: “Island Meadow” 64 x 30

I came across this scene quite a few years ago, in Bridgehampton, Long Island. The expanse of meadow behind the barn looked like a scene from one of our inland New England rural landscapes. But, behind the distant row of trees, the land met the sea…giving the sky that pale blue look you often see

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