Studio Updates

Sunday, September 24th, 2023

New: “Lagoon”

The nearby Bass River, which separates Yarmouth and Dennis (on Cape Cod) flows inland from Nantucket Sound heading North and narrowing along the way, ending as a saltwater pond close to Cape Cod Bay. At the mouth of the river, a sandspit lines the river’s entry and contains a small grove of weathered, wind-dwarfed white

Thursday, September 21st, 2023

New: “End of Summer”

We’re at that time of the year where Summer fades into Fall. Days begin with an Autumn coolness and clarity, and often end with the heat and haze of July. The color of the landscape begins to warm, with greens beginning to take on a warmer shade, and golds and yellows begin to emerge. For

Saturday, September 16th, 2023

New: “Early Morning”

A friend recently asked why I like sunrises. I said I just do. He replied, “Sleep in. Wait 12 hours and you’ll see pretty much the same thing.” Fair enough, and sort of true, but there’s something different about the first light of day, then the last. While I like both, early morning light is

Tuesday, September 12th, 2023

New: “Pacific”

The sense of peace, and calmness, found in rural settings makes them obvious retreats from more urban areas, as the unpeopled quiet of the countryside helps pacify the chaos and stress we all feel at one time or another. “Pacific” 24 x 24 o/c.

Sunday, September 10th, 2023

New: “Northern Meadow”

Rural landscapes are generally simple things. When you look at them often, and really study them, there is more complexity to them then you might think. This meadow is just down the road. I pass it multiple times a day, and have painted it before. Each time I look at it, and paint it, there

Saturday, September 9th, 2023

New: “Bridleway”

There’s an equestrian center about a mile from the studio, on the opposite side of a small pond and hill behind our house. A trail that ends pretty much in my back yard connects to a series of trails that lead back to the stables, after winding their way through woods, along an old railroad

Monday, September 4th, 2023

New: “Cedar Stand”

The Cape has an abundance of cedar trees, and they tend to grow in clusters, with separate trunks, but often forming a single canopy. This grouping was surrounded by many others that are outside the picture, with totality casting shade on the entire scene. That thin slice of light cutting through an opening in the

Friday, September 1st, 2023

New: “Hayfield”

Came across this scene recently and liked the contrast between the unmown meadow grass on one side of the old fence, and the more maintained land on the other. It’s mowing season here in New Hampshire, and next door in Vermont, so scenes like this are common, as the grasses are mowed and meadows are

Saturday, August 26th, 2023

New: “Temple Road”

I was recently asked about the process of composing and titling pieces, and whether these are “real” places, or imagined. They’re both. The inspiration is a real place, and that scene usually dictates the initial composition. But in the process of working up a charcoal sketch from the source, I modify to include things they

Saturday, August 19th, 2023

New: “Heath”

Another piece based on an old farm down the road, but with more of the meadow that, as mentioned in regards to the piece titled “Farm Meadow”, will soon likely be developed into a new neighborhood. I try to be fair with my complaints about development, as my own home was built on what was

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