Thursday, June 29, 2006

Orange Clams with Feather

Here's the one I mentioned off the easel. A picture of my very messy setup as well...Oddly I'm pretty neat and tidy about most things.There's just something about painting..especially when I'm on a roll...that brings out the slob in me! This is a 9x12 oil on panel

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Beached Glasses

A 9x12 oil on panel of sunglasses...a subject I return to periodically. I actually have a large platter of sand on my worktable that I use for reference with these beachy paintings. I have another seashell work in progress that should be completed tomorrow, I'll try to remember to take a pic of the setup. I only have a few more days of oil painting before the outdoor show in Cape May. I have about a half a dozen more small panels I want to complete. The smaller beachy paintings sold really well last year.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

More Bivalves

It may appear that I am Sunday Painter these days, but I spent much time this week framing, organizing, preparing surfaces and other less fun aspects of being an artist. My first outdoor show is in two weeks...the Cape May Promenade...weekned of July 9th.
Here are three more studies of Angel Wing Shells...all 4x6

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Happy Father's Day

Here's a card I just completed for my Dad for Father's Day. It is a 5x7 charcoal study of the Des Moines in the port of VilleFranche on the French Riviera...the ship he was stationed on when and where I was born; Nice France, 1960. Thought he might like wasn't too great so I kept it kind of vague...not easy for a detail lover like me!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

AngelWings on Board

Here 'tis just about complete...these are like the child of the much larger Clams II that I did this time last year. 24x12 oil/canvas.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


OK OK I know I try not to post works in progress on the blog...but here's the start of the Angel Wings...about and hour and a half. I love these shells..I did a painting of a really large one I found in Nags Head when I was fresh out of of my very first shell 28 years later I'm doing the second Angewing painting. These are really small...I was thrilled when I found them...they're actually are a bay shell...they live in mud flats. Very fragile and worthy of their name.

Feather and Mussels

I'm finally getting back into a rhythm with painting. Here's one just completed 14x18 oil on canvas. Started another of Angel Wing shells today...gonna be a goody I think...good start anyway