Monday, April 1, 2019

Mother’s Day, 1954

Mother’s Day, 1954
16” x 16” 
oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord

This past weekend, I put the finishing touches on this painting of my mother and my grandmother by painting in the white border and date. The photo that inspired this painting had no date so I made one up. I imagined my mother being about 20 years old, celebrating Mother's Day with her mother, all dressed up for brunch.

In this image below you can see that the original photo was black and white and had a terrible crease in the center. So when I painted it I imagined some fifties looking colors and went to town using my usual orange base color.

I took this photo after I finished the color part but before I added the white border and date.  I loved how the shadows looked on the painting the afternoon that I finished up.

This painting will be hung along side my First Communion painting for the month of April at the Walpole Public Library. I will be showing my work there along with 12 other Walpole artists.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The G.O.A.T

Well Hello There! (I'm Still Here)
8" x 6"
Oil with a palette knife on panel

I painted this for fun on Super Bowl Sunday while working at the Artist's Studio and Gallery at Patriot Place. Tom Brady and company proved once again that they are the Greatest Of All Time by winning their 6th Lombardi Trophy.

Yesterday, 1.5 million people lined the streets of Boston to see the 12th duck boat parade to roll down Boylston Street (The Canyon of Heroes) celebrating Boston sports teams championships. What a run.

Congratulations to the New England Patriots!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Colorful Provincetown

Colorful Provincetown
24" x 36"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord

This painting was inspired by the view from the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown. It was our first time climbing to the top and boy was it worth it. You can see a gorgeous 360 degree view of Provincetown and the surrounding area. I liked how they have Boston area town signs carved into the walls all the way up. It keeps you busy while you are climbing and you forget how many steps it is. We were excited when we found the Walpole sign.

Here are some photos of the painting in progress as well as some close up shots that show the painting texture.

For those of you who don't know what the Pilgrim Monument looks like, click here to see a painting I did of it back in 2014.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Lulu's kids

Lulu's Kids
9" x 12"
Oil with a palette knife

This was a Christmas gift for my aunt painted from a photo of her and her grandkids enjoying some time together by the hot tub. Fun faces and colors to paint.

And as usual, here are some fun close ups.

Monday, January 7, 2019

My 10 year blogiversary!

Summer Flowers
8" x 6"
Oil with a palette knife

I can't believe I started this blog 10 years ago! I thought it fitting to post one of the very first paintings I did with the palette knife back in 2007. I remember buying this bouquet of summer flowers from the farmers market in town and setting it up on the kitchen table at home. That was the start of it all. This painting is framed now sits in my office as a reminder of where I have been.

Happy New Year to you and yours from me and my blog.
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