Studio Updates

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

New: “Summer Dusk”

Summer’s underway, and here in New Hampshire the mornings are still somewhat cool, then the day heats up. By late afternoon, the lowering sun warms the light of sky, and cools the shade, creating a nice contrast in both the temperature of color, and color itself. “Summer Dusk” 24 x 24

Monday, June 20th, 2022

New: “Red Beech”

At the start of this piece, there was no tree…just the simple lines of the old farm, the shadows cast by trees outside the picture plane, and the thin shadows within the ells of the structure. I liked the simplicity, but it was too simple…something was missing. In the actual scene, there is an ancient

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

New: “Menemsha Blues”

During my several years living on Martha’s Vineyard, fishing for bluefish, or “blues” as they’re referred to, off the jetties at Menemsha was a favorite pastime…even if the fish weren’t biting. This iconic small fishing town, made more famous in the movie Jaws, is picture postcard quaint. The classic old Island architecture remains mostly unchanged…fishing

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

New: “Bayside”

Coastal light is unique. There’s something about it that distinguishes it from light in more inland areas. Probably due to the sea, which offers no obstructions to light cast across it, towards land. This is an old abandoned 19th Century house on Cape Cod. In reality, everything about it is worn down and tired. But

Friday, June 3rd, 2022

New: “Valleyland”

Many of the rural towns in Vermont are built low in the valleys between hills and mountains, usually by streams or other bodies of water…a logical location for the many farms that still stand where they were buildt decades, or even centuries, ago. I’ve always loved the drama of structures sitting on these low, flat

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

New: “Southside Dawn”

The South side of the mid Cape faces Nantucket Sound, and is lined with dozens (maybe hundreds) of beaches large and small, spanning from Hyannis to Chatham. Facing South, the sun rises over the long arm of land known as Monomoy, a huge spit of sand plain and dunes off Chatham, and is responsible for

Saturday, May 28th, 2022

New: “Outer Cape”

There’s a stretch of road the runs along the narrow Outer Cape region of Cape Cod… a sandy, windblown stretch of dunes and beach that connects the towns of Truro and Provincetown. It’s a pretty famous place for the row of small, identical beach cottages that sit just off Route 6A, steps from the ocean,

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

New: “Sisters”

In speaking with a buyer recently, she recounted several of her favorite pieces, including one that she referred to as one of the “sister barn” series. I’ve painted this scene many times…one of my favorite places. These side-by-side structures do have a human quality to them; they convey a sense of togetherness, unity, and sticking

Saturday, May 21st, 2022

New: “Lovelight”

Titles for pieces occasionally come from the music I play in the studio. While working on a piece, a lyric will stick. While finishing this piece, and looping the full Clinton Fearon library, his Love Light came on, and something clicked with the subject of the piece (light)…and the title came. His music, if you’ve

Sunday, May 15th, 2022

New: “Cloudland” 56 x 52

This recently completed commission is based off another commission…also recently completed. Both are of a scene in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC, and both are of the same perspective, but have subtle differences that make them unique. One difference, however, isn’t that subtle…”Cloudland” 56 x 52

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