Saturday, December 13, 2014


Oil, 8" x 10"
Painted this past summer in my backyard. This painting was a little larger but I cropped it. Geraniums are one of my favorite flowers, they make such bold color statements.

This painting by Childe Hassam has always been a favorite of mine...

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Art at the Copley

Some of the pieces I have at the Copley Society of Art's annual Holiday Small Works Show. It's up until Dec. 24.

Oil, 8" x 10"

Oil, 8" x 10"

Oil, 8" x 10"

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


...was our model last night.
Oil on canvas paper, 11" x 14"

Friday, November 28, 2014

Save the Bay Holiday Show

I have some paintings in the annual Save the Bay show-- opening is Thursday Dec. 4, 6- 8:30 PM. Tickets are $30.00, but the show is open for free during normal business hours. Buy a painting and benefit the environment- how can you go wrong?

House in Stonington, Oil, 8" x 10"

India Point Park, Oil, 8" x 10"

Blue Water, Oil, 8" x 10"

Warm Reflections, Oil, 6" x 6"

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cocktails at the club

Oil on gessobord, 6" x 6"
It's the season for holiday parties!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Watercolor sketches of ceramics

The Handicraft Club in Providence has a wonderful collection of ceramics in their dining room and I have wanted to do some paintings of them for a long time. I finally got some done this fall, getting there an hour before my class started. These are all watercolor, pen and pencil with some white gouache on Arches paper, 1"-3" high.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Over the years I've been fortunate enough to have my portrait done a few times, and I thought I'd share them. This was done by Kate Huntington, an extremely talented and devoted artist here in Providence RI. She made me look better than I actually do.
This was done by my high school art teacher, Mr. Chen, as a demonstration for the class.

And this was done by my friend April, the humor illustrator, when we worked for the card company and I had been asked to do "some quick watercolor illustrations"- 20 of them- in a week or so. I guess I seemed kind of stressed.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Waves and rocks- sold

Gouache on watercolor paper, approx. 7" x 9"
From my archives (meaning, I did this a couple of years ago and forgot I had it). I was at the Sachuest Wildlife Preserve, near Newport RI.

I really like gouache because it dries fast and can be worked over
immediately, or re-wet and wiped off. When I was an illustrator
I did a number of still life paintings at home to improve my skills
with the medium and with painting things like flowers.
I sent them to American Artist magazine and got my first (and only)
cover of a national magazine...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


This is the second time Rich has modeled for us in his top hat. He's an amazing model, barely moves and never takes a break.
I've been really happy teaching my portrait class at the Portsmouth (RI) Arts Guild. They're really getting into the swing of it. The top photo (below) is my 15-20 minute demo; the rest is my students work.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tanker and tug-sold

Oil on gessobord, 6" x 6"
Walking on the East Bay Bike Path the other day, I saw two huge tankers making their way into the harbor. I hung around and watched while this one pulled up to the dock and then was pushed to face the other way.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sketch at the diner

A quick sketch this morning at the Seaplane diner, catching up on the TV news. Pencil and white gouache on gray paper.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Skiff at sunset oil painting-sold

Oil on gessobord, 6" x 6".
Another in my skiff series, from a photo I took on Cape Cod this summer. I love the way the setting sun turns everything orange...