Finalist - Outstanding Acrylic
June 2010

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Winter Morning in South Berwick

This acrylic on panel is 8 x 10" and is currently showing at the Wright Gallery in Cape
Porpoise, ME. It won a finalist award in acrylics for the November contest by Fine Art Studio On Line.
Just click on the link to see the winners.
It is my second award for an acrylic painting in the contest. I won in Sept. for "Winter at Perkins Cove".

A Sunny Winter Morning

This is an acrylic painting 5 x 7" of Essex, MA near Gloucester where I grew up.
This is not today's weather that's for sure. It is a soggy rainy day here today in North Berwick and it is washing away most of the snow. I don't like that. Might be a snow storm next weekend though so that will fix things. As most of you know I love to paint snow! Like most Cape Ann artists, it is my favorite season!
Today I will accept email offers on this one. Just send me an email at
I used to list some of these smaller works on Ebay from time to time. I won't be doing that anymore. There is such a large amount of really bad art on there and it is very difficult to find work there. Many of my collectors have told me this. I tried a search myself and I had titled several of my listings with "New England" in the title.They did not show up at all!
So please visit my blog or web site to follow my work. You can also join my news letter mailing list for announcements of workshops, gallery openings and new work.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Frozen Cove at Stonington, ME

Here is a small 6 x 6" acrylic on panel. You can bid on this one at auction here.
There are a few other small paintings also listed some with donations for charity for the Christmas season.
Happy Holidays to all.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sunny morning in December

Here is the painting as it looks now back in the studio. I haven't really done much to it except to refine some of the shadows and redesign the sky back to where it was in the early stages. I had been tempted to change the sky on location, but it would have meant a different mood for the painting and it would have been "chasing the light". Not a good idea.

Clouds move in

In this photo the clouds have really moved in and changed everything about the scene.
In the early stages it had been sunny and the snow covered roofs had been a darker value than the sky. Now it was the opposite and it was time to pack it up. I didn't want to repaint the whole scene with that mood. It would have changed my whole original concept.

The middle stages

This is about half way through the session and the cloud cover was beginning to move in now.
I started to indicate that in the sky and found myself caught up in that mood.
This location is on the Morrill Mills Road in North Berwick, Maine.

The block in

Well here is a painting I did on Sunday morning. The sun was out to start the painting, and I focused on the shadows as you can see along with the frozen small pond in the foreground. This was a warm grey tone which was in harmony with the reflected light on the houses and barns.
This oil is 30 x 30" square .

Monday, December 07, 2009

First Snow at Doughty Falls

The painting is the largest I have done on that location, 26 x 32", and I have always wanted to work larger there. It was exciting to be out on the first day of snow this season. I had really been looking forward to it. It was a pretty warm morning too and I was a bit overdressed with my coveralls suit , hat and boots that are good to 30 below.
I had to remind myself to take the photos as I worked so I could show the stages. First time I have thought of doing this.
Just a few minor adjustments and it will be off to the gallery.

Painting and the scene

Well here it is set up on the easel before I packed up and headed home. It was about noon when I finished working. The painting is 26 x 32" in oils on canvas.
It will be on exhibit at the Wright Gallery in Cape Porpoise, Maine later this week.

Middle Stage of the painting

This is the painting about half way through. You can glimpse the falls behind the canvas.
In the next shot I will show both the scene and the painting on my easel.

First Snow at Doughty Falls - the block in

This is the first block in of shapes on my painting yesterday morning at the Doughty Falls in North Berwick. It was a bright sunny day after the snow storm of the day before. I have always wanted to do a large canvas at the Falls.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

View from the Bridge at Perkins Cove

This 8 x 8" acrylic on panel along with many of my daily paintings from the last couple of years , will be on display at my home and gallery at 33 Wells Street in North Berwick, Maine.
A reception with refreshments will be today- Saturday Nov. 14- from 2-6pm. There are more than 150 small works on exhibit along with my larger paintings. I will have ths show up through Dec. 31, 2009.
After today however it will be by appointment only so call or email ahead .
Just a few words on the whole daily painter internet world. There have been individuals who have attempted to gather up groups of daily painters for a blog or online gallery. Some of these people have been out to just make money for themselves so I would warn all daily painters to keep in mind you can promote your own work if you take the time and effort. Beware of some of these. They all start out the same a free space to exhibit and post you daily painting that leads to "oh now we will be charging $14.00 a month" to be on this site. I have left two of them so far for this reason.
I have my own email newsletter on my web site for those who would like to see my work and get email updates.
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Saturday, November 07, 2009

November Morning on Summer Street

This painting was done on location in Kennebunk, Maine with my class for the River tree Center for the Arts. The painting class is plein air and meets every Wednesday from 9am-12 noon. It is an oil on canvas, 10 x 12''.
See my web site for details and pricing for this painting . Giclee prints orders are now being accepted for the holiday season.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Autumn Colors -Shaw's Barn

This painting was done on location on the Valley Road here in North Berwick, Maine.
It is an oil on canvas panel, 11 x 14". The owner of the barn, Mr. Shaw, gave me permission to park in his lumber mill. This was much appreciated as my car was parked on the side of a busy country road.
Oakwoods Road has always been one of my favorite painting areas especially in the fall. This barn is at the corner of Oakwoods and Valley roads.
For purchase info see my web site at

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Farm on Top of the Hill

This painting is an oil on canvas done on location in Rollingsford, NH on a bright fall day. The morning light on the hill was my interest in this farm scene. It is 12 x 16" .

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Clouds of October

A new 8 x 10" acrylic on panel of some barns here in North Berwick, Maine.
Contact me through my web site for pricing.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Essex Boat Yard at Dusk

An acrylic on canvas 16 x 20".
See my web site for more details. This was an award winner at Rockport Art Association.

Friday, October 02, 2009

September Light

This oil on canvas was painted on location at Wells Beach looking toward the harbor master's building and docks. This was done as a demonstration for the class I was teaching there last Saturday morning.
It is a 9 x 12" oil on canvas . For info just visit my web site at

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Morning Reflections Gloucester

An acrylic on illustration board 6 x 8" of Gloucester, MA.
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Still life With Copper Jug

This is an oil on canvas 12 x 9".
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Old Glory and Pumpkins

This fall painting is a 16 x 20' acrylic on canvas . This painting was featured on the cover of Seacoast Living,a Portsmouth, N.H. publication.
For purchase info please visit my web site at

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Westward Glow, Gloucester

This painting is 12 x 8" in acrylic on panel. The Westward is from Rockland, ME and this is the second time I have painted it in Gloucester, MA. The last time it was on the railways at Rocky Neck.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Evening at Owls Head

This painting can be seen at the Wright Gallery in Cape Porpoise, Maine.
It is 24 x 36" in acrylics on canvas.
For information:The Wright Gallery
Or visit my web site at :

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Winter Sky at Perkins Cove

This painting is a 16 x 20" acrylic on canvas. It has won the Carleen Muniz Memorial award at the 4th summer juried show at the Rockport Art Association (MA).
This award is special to me because Carleen and I had painted together over the years and were friends. She passed away in June of this year.
This painting was also shown in July at the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit in their annual juried exhibit. For the purchase info just visit the Rockport Art Association during the show (through Sept. 24, 2009) or visit my site at:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sundown at Rockland Harbor

Here is a painting that was done as a demonstration at the Woburn Art Association.
It is a 16 x 20'' oil on canvas.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Overcast, Gloucester Harbor

This painting was sold at the North Shore Arts Association auction in Gloucester,MA on August 8, 2009.
It was painted on the Gloucester waterfront on a cold and overcast day. It is a 9 x 12" in oils on canvas.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Summer Clouds

This painting is a 10 x 12" oil on canvas panel that was done on location along the Morrills Mills road in North Berwick, Maine. For purchase information visit my web site at

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Morning at Deer Isle

This 20 x 24" painting was sold this week for $2,600.00 at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery in Blue Hill, Maine. There is a 6 x 8" study for this painting still available at the Wright Gallery in Cape Porpoise, Maine. Be sure to visit both of these fine galleries if you are in Maine this summer and fall.
For links to these and all my galleries just visit my web site at

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Quiet Cove at Newcastle, NH

This painting was done from an oil study painted in a beautiful setting in a backyard in Newcastle, NH. The owners of the home had bought one of my paintings and we also had a few classes that summer. This is an acrylic on panel with glazes and washes for a soft egg tempera feeling , but without the eggs!
For more info: see my web site.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Friday, July 03, 2009

Perkins Cove Reflections

A 5 x 7" acrylic that was sold recently at the North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester, MA.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Summer Evening at Rockland, Maine

This painting is an acrylic on panel, 11 x 14".
It is one in a series of Rockland, Maine.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Morning at the Town Landing

This small 6 x 6" acrylic on panel is a color study for a larger painting.
Visit my web site for purchase information.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Through the Trees

This painting was done on location with the light of spring and a view through the trees . The painting is an oil on canvas and is 12 x 9".
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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Evening at Owl's Head

This painting is an acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36". It is on display here at my home and gallery.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Dory at the North End Boatyard (Rockland, ME)

This is a 4 x 4" mini of a dory at the North End boatyard in Rockland, Maine.
To purchase this painting just visit my web site.