Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Holiday in Back Bay

Holiday in Back Bay
10" x 8"
Oil with a palette knife on Blick Studio Artist Board

Here is another painting I completed for the holiday show starting this Saturday, November 18 at the Zullo Gallery in Medfield. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, this welcoming doorstep in the Back Bay of Boston will be a common site very soon.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Brant Point Light

Brant Point Light, Nantucket
8" x 8"
Oil with a palette knife on Blick Studio Artist Board

I'm getting ready for a holiday show at the Zullo Gallery in Medfield, MA so the next several posts will be showcasing 6 new paintings I created especially for the show. This painting was inspired by a photo I took while on Nantucket this past September of the famous beacon of light as you enter Nantucket harbor on the ferry.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Paddle Board Dog

Sean and Oliver
11" x 14"
Oil with a palette knife on board

This was another commission I painted of Oliver (see previous post by clicking here). This time with his owner Sean on a paddle board in Provincetown harbor. I painted this during the summer but was waiting to post it until the recipient received it as a surprise gift from his friend.

Here is the beautiful setting I was enjoying while painting it. Ahhh, I miss summer already.

And here is my painting set up on the patio.

And just for fun, since it's Halloween time, I have to share some funny photos of Oliver in various forms of costume that Sean made him wear over the years. So cute.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Nubble Light in Winter, again

Nubble Light in Winter II
8" x 10"
Oil with a palette knife on Blick Studio Artist Board

I am getting ready for a Holiday Show and Sale at Zullo Art Gallery in Medfield. This is the first of a few new paintings I've done for the show. While I am not ready for winter just yet, I can deal with a beautiful light coating of snow on this very pretty scene in York, Maine.

Monday, October 2, 2017

A beach wedding flower arrangements

While on Nantucket, Haydi took us to the Nantucket Yacht Club where they had been setting up for a wedding. She wanted us to see these beautiful flower arrangements that the mother of the bride had made. But look closer, they are all made from shells she collected on the beaches of Nantucket. So astoundingly creative and artistically crafted. They greatly appealed to my assemblage side. Have a closer look...


Friday, September 29, 2017

An afternoon in Siasconset

Front Street, Sconset
11" x 14" x 1.5"
Oil with a palette knife cradled board

This was the second painting I painted plein air during our trip to Nantucket inspired by the picturesque town of Siasconset (pronounced and sometimes also seen spelled Sconset).

Here was my set up and view.

Polo's set up right next to mine.

Here are a few more images of this beautiful place.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Nantucket Easy Street

Easy Street, Nantucket
10" x 10" x 1.5"
Oil with a palette knife on Blick Studio Artists Board

I painted this plein air while on Nantucket during a wonderful trip with my painting group, the Neponset Valley Artists (NVA). It will have a permanent home on Nantucket as it was given as a thank you gift to our hostess, Haydi.

Here are a few other shots from that day..

This photo shows my set up and view and my painting in progress.
Me-almost done with my painting.

And here is the group all set up and busy painting.

We had picture perfect weather with glorious blue skies the entire weekend. I will post more pictures from the trip as well as the other painting I did the next day in a future post.

Friday, September 22, 2017

The NVA on Nantucket

There will be several upcoming posts about our recent painting excursion to Nantucket with our painting group, The Neponset Valley Artists (NVA). To start, above is a photo of some of us at the Nantucket Whaling Museum. I think its a hoot.

In anticipation of our trip, I designed and created this sticker to give to everyone as a souvenir of our great adventure.
And here are some photos of the group in several of the beautiful places we visited and enjoyed together. What a trip with a great group of friends.

Monday, September 18, 2017

At The Flower Shop

At The Flower Shop
48" x 36"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas

This is my first painting this large in a very long time. I thought it would be intimidating but I actually found it very freeing. I bought a larger palette knife to paint this with which made it easier to paint the large shapes and keep it loose. I completed this in the two days while working at the new expanded art gallery location at Patriot Place.

Here are a few progress shots.

The sketch stage

Before the flowers were painted 

My set up

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