Studio Updates

Monday, April 19th, 2021

New: “Wall’s End”

The section of my New Hampshire town, where my house sits, is surrounded by hundreds of miles of stone walls. Many of these walls line the roads we drive along…relics of the old farm roads of a century ago. But most of the stone walls that exist here extend beyond these roads, and disappear into

Friday, April 16th, 2021

New: “Portside (study)”

I discovered this abandoned home decades ago. It sits on Route 28 in Harwich, MA. Painted it many times…from different angles, in different light. I was recently out scouting for Cape scenes, and drove past this place. The blast of warm white of the early morning sun on the run-down clapboards gave the house a

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

New: “Calm Seas”

Life can get messy. Conflict boils the waters, and we can all feel it will never end. A close relative has endured such times, and continues to. As I’ve been alongside for the ride, for support, I can only reassure that there will come a time when things will settle down, when the boiling will

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

New: “Lowland Sun”

My house abuts hundreds of acres of woods, oak swamp and open fields. Years of walking through these woods, along the rural road that divides the neighbor’s farm from my land, my boots created a trail that, once discovered by the local conservation commission, has become a public trail. I don’t mind, as those who

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

New: “Fire and Light”

I came across this scene years ago…can’t remember where it is, maybe on the Cape, but I loved the looming spruce and the distant sea. Did a smaller piece based on the composition…which shared the deep purple/blue shaded wall and late-day amber sky. Decided to do it again, larger, but with more emphasis on color

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

New: “Ocean Edge” 32 x 30

Several years ago, while driving around the beach roads in Brewster, MA, I came across this old Cape cottage…overgrown with several years of neglect…as if the inhabitants no longer inhabited the place. It wasn’t much of a sight, but through the tall grasses, vines, and small trees, Cape Cod Bay could be seen beyond the

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

New: “Bramble”

While delivering a painting to a buyer in the hills of Woodstock, Vermont, I passed this old place, long abandoned, and overgrown with saplings, vines and bushes. There is something mysterious about abandoned structures…especially when nature begins to take them over. There is also something beautiful about the way nature and man-made things almost become

Monday, March 8th, 2021

New: “Coming Spring”

This week promises temps in the 60s…a welcome increase from the 10s, 20s and 30s…and with that comes thoughts of spring. Days grow warmer and color returns to the landscape. With these days ahead, this recently completed smaller piece attempts to capture the warmth to come. “Coming Spring” 12 x 12.

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Commission Preview: “Hemlock” 40 x 40

The origin for the title and one of the focal points of this recently completed commission (currently out for preview),comes from a farm a couple miles from the studio. The house and barn sits along the side of Spring Road, flanked with stone walls, and a huge 60-acre meadow that extends out about half a

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

New: “Upland Meadow”

Came across this scene several months ago, did a quick charcoal sketch, but only recently brought it to canvas. There is a time of day when light illuminates horizon and ridgelines as if under spotlights. I saw such light recently, and brought it to this piece. “Upland Meadow” 20 x 16

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