Saturday, October 31, 2009

East Point Lighthouse

Memory of a fine summer day. 5x7

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Purple flowers,Yellow crab apples


It was probably about two years ago when I built the little shadow box I've been using for these dramatically lit still lifes. They've been fun to do. I'm curious to see how my collectors will react to them.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pewter and Grapes


One of my rainy day still lifes...looks like I'l be doing more today! 5x7

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bread, Knife, Grapes and Cranberries

I used the stormy days to do several small still lifes and to finish up a commission that I've been putting off. I must admit I was thinking of Julian Merrow-Smith when I set up this still life. Postcard from Provence is one of my favorite blogs. Julian is one of the original daily painters and he still puts out top quality work on a very regular basis. 5x7

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Full Fall Throttle


Fresh off the easel. A few minor adjustments may yet be made. I made sure to go out and paint today as this was the last clear day for a while. We are expecting two back to back "Nor'easters" ....rain, cold air and high winds for the next six days! Kind of cool really. 8x10

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Heavy clouds and a minor cold kept me indoors yesterday. I love the colors of mussel shells and I always return to them from time to time. 5x7

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Monti Casino

I was really interested in the little white flowers ( monti as we call it in the flower business )...but the pine tree kind of took center stage...then it got dark really quick.

Friday, October 09, 2009

October Bouquet

Sunrises, sunsets...sunflowers! This is the first time I arranged florals since last June...they were much more fun ( and challenging ) to paint ! 16x12

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Sunset from the Beesley's Point Bridge

This was fun, but I'm growing a little weary around the edges of doing unadorned sunrise/sunset paintings. It's time to sink my brush into something a little more challenging. Just began a studio version of of the mist at Estelle Manor...I love that orange mist and really wanted to explore it a bit more. Will post that work in progress soon.

Monday, October 05, 2009