Monday, October 27, 2008

Second Day At Birch Grove Park


It was truly an audaciuos Afternoon! 8x10

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fall Geese

I think it takes a certain audacity to try and do paintings of God's Fall Palette. I'm not sure I have the skill level yet to pull it off, but it was just too pretty out today and I was feeling too good not to try. Unfortunately as I rushed out to Birch Grove Park I picked up an improperly primed panel ( it was resisting the oil paint.) frustrating...I may wipe this Gaugainesque effort off. Will try again tomorrow!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Onward to the Sea: From the Vault

I got myself a new printer with a scanner. For many years I kept journals filled with writing and sketches. I've thought about trying to publish some of them..I may start a new blog for just that. Meanhwile here is one from The Outer Banks of North Carolina, 1979.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Belhaven at Sunset

My father went to this school way back in the 1940s. I started to depict the entire front of the building, but finally just honed in on the silhouette with the "1908".

Monday, October 20, 2008


A red tailed hawk nabbed this little one, but dropped him. Such is life. Now I would love to have hawk to paint! 5x7

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Tall Leaves

A work in progress. My back problems really interfered with my painting. Things are improving ....with the back. Now the painting needs to catch up! 16x8

Monday, October 13, 2008

Shot Gun Shells

Surely I was thinking of Wayne Thiebaud's Lipsticks on this set up. An odd juxtoposition with my Dad's shotgun shells. I never did like hunting much...I always wanted to keep the animals alive and take them home as pets. I used to play with the empty shells all the time when I was a small kid.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Dad's Garage

I'm watching my parent's house while they take their yearly visit to the North Woods of Maine. My father is a commercial fisherman, hunter/outdoorsman and his garage has been on my mind as a subject for a while now. It's kind of of a scary smelly place...but very interesting.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Last Light on the Window Sill

A pesky back problem has been keeping me from painting since Sunday. I just dashed this one looks that way too!

Monday, October 06, 2008

View from Under the Bridge

I decided after bringing this one home that I'm going to go back for a second session...I want to do a little more detail with the grassy knoll. 8x16
Oh and here is the Bridge

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Skull's Bay Sunrise #8

I'm winding down with this sunrise series...other subjects beckon as fall comes to call. When I started these early last summer the sun was rising directly over the it's so to the right I can no longer get it into the picture. Doing these early morning paintings out on the wetlands has really tuned me into the natural world. That's the Atlantic City skyline in the distance. Not one of my favorite towns in the world, but it looks nice from far away. Later this week I plan to post all the sunrise paintings together, with some commentary about painting in a series, a hot topic over at Katherine Tyrrell's Blog, Making a Mark.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Golf View #1


I was rusty, but it was a beautiful day!