Studio Updates

Friday, March 17th, 2023

New: “Serene”

There are times when the pressures of responsibility for family and friends weighs us down, and daily duties and stresses buzz around your head like relentless mosquitos. These times come and go, fortunately, but when you’re in the midst of it…you might just want to get away, if even for a moment…to a place that

Friday, March 10th, 2023

New: “Fall Fire”

I know it’s too early to think about Fall, being that it’s two full seasons away. But I am, and decided to give this piece an autumn-inspired palette out of respect and admiration for the many sugar maples up here in New Hampshire, currently giving their  sap to the many area sugar shacks firing up

Sunday, March 5th, 2023

New: “Dune Hollow” color study

Some of my smaller pieces originate as color studies for larger pieces. Though complete paintings on their own, the smaller size allows for quicker execution, where the goal is to work out composition and palette, in preparation for working up a larger canvas. This piece is an example…a finished painting, but also an initial step

Saturday, March 4th, 2023

New: “Summer”

Appropriate that this piece should be completed following a fresh snowfall of about 8 inches up here in NH. Not too far away are the longer, warmer days of Spring, a few weeks of warm-up for the season that follows. “Summer” 72 x 35 o/c

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

New: “Shoreline”

This barn is part of a large farm on the shores of Cape Cod Bay, that a decade ago sold off many of it’s acreage for new home development. It’s a huge white structure, and depending on the weather and light, it adopts different tints as the sun, sea, and land reflect light at different

Friday, February 24th, 2023

New: “Cove”

On the shores of Cape Cod Bay, in Yarmouthport, there’s a small cottage compound that looks like it had a century ago. Twenty or so small buildings clustered across a couple acres of pristine shoreland. I came across this place earlier this month, at a time when the Cape is quiet and unpeopled. But in

Monday, February 20th, 2023

New: “Cranberry”

The Cape and surrounding regions of the south coast of Massachusetts are home to hundreds of cranberry bogs. In the fall, when the berries are a deep red, the bogs are flooded to float the berries for harvest. Channels cut around and through the bog–which sits a foot or so below the surrounding land– transports

Wednesday, February 15th, 2023

New: “Greenland” 24 x 24

I’ve never been one to plan a palette. Knowing (or thinking you know) what colors everything should be, ahead of starting a piece, seems (to me, anyway), very restrictive. I do have a sense of color, but for the most part, I just start…establishing the initial color somewhere in the composition. Once that initial color

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

New: “Highland Ridge”

This piece is a new painting, based on a composition I did for a commission 5 or 6 years ago. In the original piece, a looming mountain rose above the ridgeline. It was included in the composition as the buyers wanted to include one of the mountains in the Green Mountains of Vermont, near where

Saturday, February 4th, 2023

New: “Northern Slope”

On a recent trip to the southern part of the White Mountains, I came across a heavily overgrown and abandoned farm, with several aging structures somewhat hidden behind the many saplings growing in the old meadow. The barn and shed were barely visible through the trees, but their aged wood had a bluish tint to

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