Friday, August 30, 2013

Geraniums and tea kettle oil painting-sold

Oil on canvas, 20" x 24"
I got a small studio at the beginning of the year with big windows facing north, figuring it would be great for painting still lives, but haven't been spending much time there. It's hot (on the third floor) in the summer, and there are too many other temptations. I did manage to finish this, though. Available through the Donovan Gallery.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Oil on canvas paper, 9" x 12"
Local Rhode Island celebrity musician/ songwriter/ columnist Rudy Cheeks was our portrait model recently. He'll be hosting a show on RI PBS come October called "Meet me at the Met". Check it out!

I'll be teaching a portrait class at the South County Art Association toward the end of September, Thursday afternoons. We'll draw for 3 weeks, then paint using a limited palette of white, black, cad. red light and yellow ochre.

On the painting above, I added venetian red and cerulean blue to my usually limited palette. The venetian was more of a short-cut color, but I wanted to use blue to get a little lavender in the shadows. When mixed with yellow ochre, it also made some nice greens .

Sunday, August 25, 2013

On the coast of Maine-sold

Oil on board, 6" x 6"
Just back from a short trip to Maine to visit a friend. I didn't manage to get much painting done, and most of what I did I don't like, but I was kind of happy with this one, a view from Linda's porch.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Morning in Jamestown- sold

Oil on panel, 6" x 8"
The weather has been great lately and I finally got out to Jamestown to do a little landscape painting.
$100.00 plus shipping

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Duck duck duck-sold

Oil painting on panel, 5" x 7"
$100.00 plus shipping
We spent part of last week in Maine and got to visit a neighbor's barn. A pig with piglets, sheep that had just been shorn, ducks (I loved the renaissance lighting in the barn), hens, and the former girlfriend of our host's dog (after a visit to the vet, she no longer was interested in romance).
Only in your dreams, Remy...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New Gallery

I have a new gallery on Cape Cod- the Elizabeth Rowley Gallery in Orleans. My assignment, should I choose to accept it- paintings of local bars and restaurants, such as the popular watering hole called the Land Ho. The research I have to do for these paintings is tough, but someone has to do it.

Oil on panel, 8" x 10" SOLD

Oil on panel, 10" x 8" SOLD

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sketching, for a change

I spent a great morning sketching with my friend Ed Huff in lovely Hope Valley, RI. Ed has been dedicated to an on-line ink sketch challenge and has been doing some great work. I was a wimp and used pencil, although I tried to be really focused and not to use the eraser very much.

 I started with this Victorian, and broke out the color pencils to do this detail of the flag and gingerbread. I somehow missed one of the decorative cutouts at the top.

Turned around and saw this cute little old millworker house.

Then we headed back to Providence to draw this asphalt plant on Allens Ave. Quite a challenge.