Studio Updates

Sunday, September 25th, 2022

New: “Azalea”



I’ve passed this old house countless times. It’s one of those old Cape Cod homes, built a century or two ago, that over the years has slowly fallen into a state of decay as its owners age. Years ago, with fresh paint, solid architecture and beautifully maintained grounds, it was at it’s peak of grandeur.




Sunday, September 18th, 2022

New: “November”



The transition from summer to fall seems to happen overnight. One day you’re on the beach, smell of suntan lotion in the air, next day, in a sweater, smell of smoke from a neighbor’s first fire of the season. I love watching the bright colors of spring and summer move from cool to warm. Meadowgrass




Friday, September 16th, 2022

New: “Bluff”



Living in coastal New England, particularly on the Cape and Martha’s Vineyard, you become well acquainted with yearly changes to the shoreline, and the distance land is from sea. Storms, waves, rain and time all descend on the fragile edges of land, where they turn to beach. The result is, more often than not…erosion and/or




Thursday, September 15th, 2022

New: “Provincelands”



The National Seashore, a long stretch of beach along the Atlantic shores of Cape Cod, is famous for it’s beauty, sandy beaches, and unpredictable surf. From the southern end, in Eastham, upwards to Provincetown, the coast is lined with a remarkable expanse of sand dunes, dotted with weather-beaten trees, shrubs and other vegetation that defy




Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

New: “Country Light”



There’s nothing like the clear, unobstructed light you see in the countryside. No buildings, smog, or other obstacles for it to navigagte around as it illuminates things…especially at higher altitudes, where the atmosphere is a thinner, and even more so in early morning, or late afternoon. “Country Light” 20 x 12 o/c




Saturday, September 10th, 2022

New: “Trees”



Came across this scene years ago. Loved the old barn, weathered in a way that gave the thing a bluish green tint. I took a picture of the location and have looked at it many times over the years, but never worked up a composition in preparation for painting. Looking at this reference again the




Thursday, September 8th, 2022

New: “Rural Road”



Our town works hard to maintain it’s rural quality. Nearly every road is lined by stone walls, and paved to accommodate modern life. Wherever possible, preservation efforts have kept several roads unpaved. The selection of certain roads to remain unpaved seems random. The town maintains a “Gravel Road Map”, and every few years it’s updated,




Thursday, September 1st, 2022

New: “Island Harbor”



The small fishing village of Menemsha, on Martha’s Vineyard, is one of the most well preserved, quaint villages you’ll find in New England. Sitting tucked in a small harbor, accessed via a dredged channel that enters from Vineyard Sound, and overlooking the Elizabeth Islands (Gosnold), the small weathered cottages and boat houses look much the




Sunday, August 28th, 2022

New: “Tide Stream”



The beaches on the Bay side of Dennis (Cape Cod, MA) are known for their sandbars and low tides, which can be in place close to a quarter mile from dry sand to the low tide water line. As the tide recedes, shallow areas in the sandbar are the last to drain, and as the




Thursday, August 25th, 2022

New: “Island Summer”



As you sail from Woods Hole (Cape Cod) across the sound to Martha’s Vineyard, the first land mass you approach is West Chop…an old, majestic section of Vineyard Haven. Many of the homes along this point of the Island are from a different era. Large, landscaped “cottages” with priceless water views and prestigious family names




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