Sunday, June 28, 2015


Oil, 6" x 6"
I met this little guy when I was out painting one day last week. Who could resist such a cute face? He's much more interesting than the landscape I painted...

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sketching on Benefit St.

Watercolor, pencil, ink, approx. 8" x 10"
Ed and I met on historic Benefit St. in Providence one day last week and realized we could spend a lot of time there this summer. Great architecture and quiet shady street. Email me for price.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

White buildings in the sun

Oil, 6" x 6"
I've had my eye on this building at the Providence Country Day School in East Providence for a while and finally got to paint it yesterday morning. I'm always seeing things when I'm driving that I think, I'd like to paint that, but I can't right then. I've started keeping a notebook in my car and writing them down so that when I have time to go out and paint I have a list of possibilities.

 $100.00 + $10. S/H

Monday, June 22, 2015

Portrait painting

My class "Painting Portraits in Four Colors" starts next Monday night, June 29 at the South County Art Association, Kingston RI. There's still room if you want to sign up. It's always fun, we work from live models and I start each class with a demonstration. Oils or acrylics.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Geranium- sold

Oil, 6" x 6"
Searching for something to paint in the backyard on a sunny day. This is a higher key painting than I usually do and it was fun.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Beach roses

Oil, 8" x 10"
Painting at Round Hill Beach in Dartmouth MA late yesterday. Lots of beach roses, pink and white, scenting the air. Fog rolled in toward the end, obliterating the distant shore.
I painted the roses first because I wanted that bright clean pink/magenta, then I painted the greens around it.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Iris are blooming

Oil, 6" x 6"
One of my favorite flowers...

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Portraits and a portrait class

(It was raining the night I left this class. Turns out that while rain doesn't hurt an oil painting, it will soak into the unpainted canvas paper around the edges and make it wrinkle...)

A few faces I've painted recently, in oil. If you're in the Rhode Island area, I'll be teaching a class this summer at the South County Art Association on Monday nights in mid-June and July. Two weeks of portrait drawing, and a month of painting portraits with a limited palette. You can sign up for the drawing and painting classes separately. Suitable for beginners, although some drawing experience is recommended. (The summer classes aren't listed yet on the website, but I'm sure they will be soon.)

Monday, May 11, 2015

Early morning, East Bay Bike Path

Oil, 8" x 10"
I actually started this a few weeks ago, but the light changed so fast that I knew I'd have to go back a second time to finish it. Lovely quiet spot in the morning, but the incredible amount of trash on the little beach speaks to late night get togethers with beer and fast food. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed myself. The birds were all chirping and the mosquitos aren't bad yet...
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Monday, May 4, 2015


Oil, 8" x 8"
I keep coming back to this street because the view up the hill intrigues me. I loved the contrast of the orangey-yellow of the forsythia against the cooler yellow of the house. Painted mostly while sitting in my car across the street.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Copley Society's Fresh Paint Event

"A walk on Castle Island", oil on canvas, 14" x 14"
Yesterday I participated in the Copley Society's annual "Fresh Paint" event for the first time. I went to Castle Island in South Boston with Kate Huntington and Johan Bjurman, fellow painter/members.  It was cold and gray, but we still had a really good time. I'm used to taking my work home and fussing with it, but that wasn't an option, it was going directly to the gallery.
Kate and Johan, finishing up.

We got back to the gallery around 4PM and before I knew it my painting was framed and hanging on the wall. The gala and silent auction happens on Saturday, May 9, but you can make bids on all the paintings now.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Music on a spring day

Oil, 8" x 6"
College students on the East Side of Providence make for good people watching.