Sunday, August 31, 2008

Scull's Bay Sunrise #4

SOLD
The camera insists on reading the orange reflection as darker in value...it's actually quite light. I just love going down to this spot to watch and paint the sunrise...it's very serene. 5x7

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Yellow House at High Tide


... different yellow house, but yellow none-the-less.
5x7

Sunday, August 17, 2008

In Memorium


Here is an unfinished piece from the early 90s. It is of my Cat Owen. Owen died today. He was sixteen. He was named after the character Owen Meany from the John Irving novel " A prayer for Owen Meany " He was not much like Irving's character, but he was a Meany for sure. He will be missed.
approx 30x30

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Red Hat


My friend Karen agreed to sit for a spell while I painted her in this red hat. I cropped off the unfinished part at the bottom of the painting. I've spent many hours ( and dollars) doing life drawing sessions, I think it's time I got past my insecurities with figure painting. Karen has agreed to model in return for credits towards one of my paintings...a win win situation.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Beneath The Surface


An exhibit by the Signature Artist Members of the Noyes Musuem from now thru October. I like taking advantage of the Noyes ( pronounced noise ) to show some of my social commentary and less-then-happy paintings. This piece is a comment on alcoholism, a condition that is often kept beneath the surface. I felt that depicting a bottle under water also envokes the idea of drowning, the dead sea skate further enforcing the idea. The title: "Quicker" approx 17" x 28
...My camera is being sent back this week so the "Happier" paintings will resume in a few days!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Collecting Art

It seems that my own desire to collect internet paintings has been stimulated in the last few weeks. It began when I purchased a Creepy Drawing from Craig Stephens. A perfect keep-sake gag gift for my friend and companion Jack who has just turned fifty today ( he really liked it!).

Then after almost three years of trying I won a bid on one of Duane Keiser's Oddments. Keiser is one of ( if not the first) of daily blog painters and takes credit for being one of the inovators of this modern movement in painting. Needless to say I'm thrilled to add the little painting to my collection of art. I consider Mr Keiser to be a major influence on my decision to begin painting pictures in a smaller ( 5"x7") format. A choice that has changed my work considerabley over the last two years.

Now Jeff Hayes is having a contest to win one of his small but perfect oil pantings. To enter all one needs to do is add Jeff's blog link ( blogrolling ) to thier own link list. I've long been a fan of Jeff's work and gladly add him to my links.

My own blog sales have been on an upswing after a fallow year. This blog was started not as a marketing tool, but as a way for my friends ( and my few collectors ) to follow my weekly output. The selling part came almost as a suprise when I naively began what I thought was just an online diary. Blogging my art has become an essential element in the process for me. It's really great to be part of all this. As my own paintings sell I'm able to purchase the work of others that I admire, something I have great passion for.

Friday, August 01, 2008