Finalist - Outstanding Acrylic
June 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Olde Woolen Mill

This is the final version of the Mill painting after a bit of work in the studio refining some edges and working up the drawing more.
Information on this painting is on my web site.

Eastern Shore Line

This painting is in acrylic and is a 6 x 6" on panel.
You may bid on this by clicking here.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ready for the gallery

This is the final working of "Winter Afternoon at Segal Farm". I added the cattle and just refined some of the edges of the trees and shadows. This 25 x 31" oil will be on exhibit at the Walsingham Gallery in Newburyport by the weekend.

Photo of the Mill

Here is a photo of my scene. I was really hoping for a bit of sun but with the rains moving in, it was not to be. The overcast skies made the snow appear lighter than the skies, and it reminded me of one of my current favorite artists- Edward Redfield. A gray day in winter is a beautiful thing to paint.

The Olde Woolen Mill

This painting was started on Sunday afternoon. I wanted to get those ice flows before they all washed away in the rains. This is 20 x 16" in oil on canvas. Next I will post the photo of the scene and later the painting after just a few minor adjustments in the studio on Monday.
I have been enjoying working larger on site this winter.
This old mill is in North Berwick just down the street from my house. I painted it right on the bridge looking down into the river.

The Blue Vase

This still life with a blue vase is a 12 x 16" oil on canvas. To bid on this just click here.
Most of the snow has washed away so I am working in the studio on many of the large canvases that I worked on last week. I will post some of these in stages.
There is still room in my outdoor "winter workshop" in February. Email for information .
Also a Saturday class is forming for outdoor work ,again just check my web site for details.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Segal Farm in Winter

This is the final stage before I packed up. This is oil on canvas 25 x 31" . I will refine it more in the studio but I feel that it is 90 % done on location.
I won another award on Fine Art Views Competition for the month of December. I placed in the Favorite 15%.

Midway through the painting

This is about halfway through the painting. The shadows just got better and better and the sky was great too. A really nice winter afternoon.

Block in at Segal Farm

Here is the block in of a painting I did today on Tatnic Road in Wells, ME.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

White Horse

This painting can be yours framed in a nice natural wood tone. To make me an offer on this just send me an email.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Old Barn in South Berwick

And here we have the painting at the end of the three hours on location. There may be a few refinements added in the studio, but for the most part it is finished on location.
I will be teaching a winter workshop outdoors for those who may be interested. Most of what I paint is in a nearby area of less than 15 miles...
Lodging is available near my home and studio. Indoor sessions will be at my studio if it is way too cold or in snow or rain but I am hoping to have the classes outdoors to share my on site teaching methods. Of course proper winter clothing will be needed. I can list that for you if you need it and post photos and links for the best outlets. Carhart makes a good winter suit but there are plenty of other suits that work fine too. Mine is called "Blizzard Pruf" by Walls. I wouldn't go out without it!
The details will be posted on my web site or you may email me at for more info.
I will have the first weekend session on February 19-21.
Classes will run from 10am -4pm each day.

Second stage of the painting

This is about an hour or so into it. I was working up the values in the shadows of the snow and the colors of the barnboards. The trees are still a simple silhouette and mass against the sky. As it got closer to noon it was getting warmer near 22-24 degrees. Started feeling pretty warm to me. It was about 15 when I started at 9am.

On location in South Berwick

Here is the initial block in for a 20 x 24" canvas in oils started yesterday morning in South Berwick, ME. The barn had a patch work quilt feeling with the weathered old boards and faded red color.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Friday, January 08, 2010

Warm Glow, Stonington

This is a 6 x 8" acrylic painting that is going to an exhibit in Boston at the Copley Society of Art where I am a member. It is a small works show with the theme of "nocturne".
This is from my painting trip to Stonington in February of 2009.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

New Dawn Fades ( Storm Surf)

This painting is an acrylic on illustration board 8 x 12".
To bid on this one click here.
The title comes from a track on Unknown Pleasures by the band Joy Division, one of my favorites.
It fits the mood of the painting.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!

To all my friends, and followers - a very happy and healthy New Year! May all our lives be brighter in 2010!
This is a 6 x 8" acrylic on illustration board of an evening sky over Peacham, VT.
I have two larger oil versions of this painting . One was done on location and a larger 20x 24" was worked up in the studio. They are both at my website
This painting is currently in an auction and you can bid here.
If it isn't sold, it will be going to a winter show with the theme of "Nocturnes".
I have been working up several small paintings with this theme and studying the work of George Sotter, Maxfield Parrish, and Rockwell Kent to name a few. All of these artists did some wonderful evening winter paintings.