Thursday, May 29, 2008

Liquid lunch-sold

Oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
A recent trip to Boston yielded some nice photos of people enjoying the spring weather.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I took a workshop yesterday with Clayton Beck, a very good painter who is a protege of Richard Schmid. We worked on values- using a middle value as the lightest light in one sketch, the darkest dark on another. In the afternoon we did a long pose with our model and I chose to work with dark values. It's really hard not to reach for that white to make bright highlights! It was a great exercise in controlling values and I intend to try it some more.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Providence sunset III

Oil on board, 8" x 10"
This was actually painted just before the previous post.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

Tulips and rhododendrons-sold

Oil on canvas, 16" x 20"
While I have been trying to paint land/seascapes for Save the Bay, I keep trying to make time to paint some of the flowers now coming up in my yard. I painted most of this over a week ago and finally put the last few dabs of paint on it yesterday.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Fishing at Fort Wetherill-sold

Oil on canvasboard, 6" x 8"
Lately I've been trying to do more paintings either with water in them or relating somehow to marine themes for the upcoming Save the Bay show.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Sunset Providence-sold

Oil on panel, 8" x 10"
Another sky, painted from the overlook in East Providence.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Golf course sunset-sold

Oil on panel, 8" x 8"
For a long time now I've been thinking about doing more paintings of the sky. I went out the other night just before sunset and painted this. It probably took me about 20 minutes. Sometimes I like my fast paintings so much more than things I labor over for days.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Skiffs pulled up- sold

Oil on canvas, 11" x 14"
I went painting last week with Kris Donovan, former owner of the Donovan Gallery, at Little Compton harbor. Beautiful day, though a little chilly. The first painting I wiped off, but this one I worked on at home afterwards and am fairly happy with it.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Balcony with Flowers

Oil on canvas, 6" x 8"
Another California scene- this balcony was in Pasadena.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Breakfast All Day

Oil on canvas, 6" x 8"
I really had a hard time last week adjusting to being back after vacation. We took the red eye back Saturday night from LA to Detroit, had a 4 hour layover, and got back to RI around noon on Sunday. I think it took several days to get over missing that night's sleep. 
Anyhow, I think I'm back on track. I've been working on some little pieces from photos I took. This may be the first time I've painted a palm tree.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Morning, Bullock's Cove-sold

Oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
This cove is about a mile or so from my house. I really liked the grouping of the houses on the opposite shore.