Saturday, November 16, 2013

Two very recent paintings

 "Supper Time"  oil on canvas 14" x 14"  $500.00

This is an invented scene.  I was thinking about when I was young and walking home on a cold early winter evening.  Sometimes there was very little sound or traffic in my little city, and the cold was beginning to sting my ears.  Maybe a dog was barking down some side street, and the few windows that glowed with life made me wonder if anyone was going to be home when I got there.

"Valley Sky" oil on canvas 14" x 14"   $500.00

I first started this painting in 2004.  I was not happy with it, and there it sat in my burn pile. It rose to the surface last week and I saw something that made me want another go at it.  Very little, if anything, is left of the original save the composition.  I changed the light and re-invented the landscape.  I was thinking about the background landscapes behind the formal portraits from the Renaissance.  There is something Tuscan (and maybe even a little Dutch) about this Massachusetts happy-valley landscape.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Etsy? For Real?

Yes, for real...  I have decided to give Etsy a go.  I've never really tried to market my easel paintings beyond the occassional exhibit somewhere.  I think I am making quality work, and given what I see on Etsy, I think my stuff is a cut above.  We shall see if the market thinks so as well... so, that said,

Please visit my Etsy Gallery!  Have a look around and enjoy yourselves.  I'll be right over here if you have any questions...

Friday, July 12, 2013

New Paintings

Yes, I am still painting... mysterious abstracted squares with patterns and invented imagery...

but also enjoying this summer weather painting outside!

South From Front Porch
6" x 5" oil on 8ply  ragboard

Clark Pond with No Clark
12" x 18" oil on 8ply ragboard

Three Old Friends
12" x 12" oil on Dibond

These last two were painted on the grounds of The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA as part of their Summer Family Day event.  It was a good excercise for me to paint in  crowd as I typically avoid people while painting.  

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Monday, April 23, 2012

Artspace Auction

For those of you who are not Facebookies, I have donated this painting to the Artspace Greenfield "Hearts on Fire" Auction tonight at Hope & Olive - 5:30pm 

I made this painting a few years ago looking out the window of my studio directly into the morning sun down the Green River. It's really hard to get a good photo of this, there is a lot more going on in the dark hillside of trees than you can see here. It is 11" x 14" and is framed. This size usually retails for $600. The reserve bid is $200. If you want to benefit a great community resource, and own this painting too, feel free to email or call Artspace directly if you cant make it to Hope & Olive.... 413-772-6811

Thanks! Hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Updated website

I have finally updated my portfolio website:

While it is still not perfect, it's not too bad for a free google site.

Check it out, and like it on facebook!

Friday, July 01, 2011

"Mind & Matter" @ Grappone Hall, NHTI Concord NH

The installation of Mind & Matter at Grappone Hall, NHTI Concord NH went smooth as could be. I am very pleased with how it all turned out. I was a unsure and a little apprehensive about installing into the curved the wall, but other than some small undulations to the wall, the system worked perfectly. I now hope the students will choose to meet "at the big brain."