Friday, November 29, 2013

Demo at Rowley Gallery-sold

Oil on board, 5" x 7"  Available at the Rowley Gallery.
I'll be doing a painting demo at the Rowley Gallery on Saturday, November 30 at 1 PM. Liz has lined up some live models dressed as chefs, so this could be interesting. In addition to the demo, there's also music, champagne and pate, and a lot of great paintings by other talented artists. (And, it's free.)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A last hurrah

Oil on linen, 8" x 10"
I've been showing work at the Donovan Gallery at Tiverton Four Corners, RI, for many years. The owner is retiring and the gallery will be closing as of Christmas Eve. Hard to imagine Four Corners without it! There is an opening for the newest, and last, show this Sunday, Dec. 1 from 1-5PM. My last two skiff paintings will be there.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Rhode Island red- sold

Oil on board, 5" x 7"
I photographed these chickens at Coggeshall Farm, which is actually a museum- a "living history farm"- with costumed interpreters, animals and heirloom plants. I was there for the Harvest Fair, and these poor chickens were being chased all over by lots of little kids who were totally fascinated with them.

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Oil on board, 5" x 7"
Going through some old photos, I found some pictures of chickens, and it just suited the mood I was in to paint them. Here's the first.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Another skiff- sold

Oil on panel, 8" x 10"
Another skiff, from this past summer. I like the simple masses and the strong colors. Here's a great quote from David Leffel:
 "A painting comprised of many small area of lights and darks will look petty and small. Conversely, a painting with a few major masses will look big, simple, and powerful."

Friday, November 15, 2013


Oil on canvas panel, 12" x 9"
Jessica was our portrait model last week at Kate Huntington's Monday night portrait group.

Yesterday my "Intro to Portraiture" class at the South County Art Association in Kingston RI ended. It was a great group that I really enjoyed teaching. (You can see a couple of the limited palette color charts that we did- useful for referring to if you're not used to mixing flesh/hair tones.) The studio is in a building that was used as a schoolhouse, built in 1759! 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sunrise at the Seaplane

Oil on board, 5" x 10"
Ed and I went to the Seaplane Diner a few mornings ago to sketch. It was dark when we got there, the sun was rising when we left an hour later. I snapped a photo and did this little painting later.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Tending bar- sold

There's something about paintings of chefs, bartenders and waitresses that people like. I'm not sure why, but that's OK. I like doing them.
Oil on canvas, 8" x 6"

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Lily garden-sold

Oil on panel, 8" x 10"
I had put this painting away after I first did it because I wasn't quite happy with it, then found it a few days ago and realized all it needed was a lighter sky. I'm rather happy with it now.