Thursday, October 25, 2012

The jacket

Oil on panel, 8" x 6"
I met this gentleman at an event not long ago and couldn't resist asking him if I could take his picture, then did this little painting. Who could resist? Kind of like Santa wearing a flag. He's holding a jar of jelly from the church fair. I'm trying to decide if I should do a larger painting of him.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


I'm loving my class at the Portsmouth Art Guild, I've got a great group of students. I start each class with a short demo, trying to illustrate the planes of the face and how to use the limited color palette. The model yesterday gave me a great compliment, saying that she's modeled a lot and was really impressed with the work being done by this class and by the amount of attention I lavish on them. I'll be teaching it again in the spring, and we're discussing doing a plein air class with a model next summer. How great would that be! I'd sign up for that, if I wasn't already teaching it...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hats- sold

Oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
The RISD Alumni Sale happened recently. Several blocks on the east side of Providence get closed off so people can shop for paintings, jewelry and other good stuff. If it's a sunny day I like to go and take photos, the people watching is always good. I liked the hats on these two ladies, backlit by the sun.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


On my way out the door to teach my limited color portrait class. Here's the one I did last night at the Mill Gallery in Pawtucket RI. Tuesday nights from 7-10PM if you want to join us. Alternating nude and clothed models.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Camden Harbor

Oil on panel, approx. 5" x 8"
A quick sketch done in Camden with the threat of rain. I really didn't know what to do with all those boats in the harbor. Can you tell?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Approaching storm

Oil on canvas board, approx. 6" x 7"
I was in Maine last week, painting on the coast. This is at a beautiful beach called Birch Point State Park, near Rockland. It was a gorgeous sunny day with a 10% chance of rain. Then this storm rolled in and suddenly it was raining. An hour later, the sun was shining.