Friday, December 29, 2017

It's all about Eve

14" x 11"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord

This was a Christmas commission that I had painted back in October but had to wait to post so as not to spoil the surprise. This little cutie's name is Eve and I think she looks so angelic with her red hair among the purple field of flowers.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Santa's in the house

Santa Face
4" x 4" x 1.5"
Oil with a palette knife on cradled artist board

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas one and all.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Patriot Hats

Patriot Hat 1
7" x 5"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas board

Patriot Hat 2
7" x 5"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas board

Patriot Hat 3
7" x 5"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas board

It's football season, and time to cheer on the favorite football team here in New England, the Patriots. I see fans all over wearing these knits hats with the big pom poms and I thought it might be fun to paint a few as still lifes.  Tom Brady wears one during most of his post game conferences and I think that's why the fans started wearing them too. Plus it keeps your head warm during these cold months. 
Will we see the Pats in the Super Bowl this year? The next few weeks will tell.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Time to deck the tree

Vintage Ornaments
8" x 10"
Oil with a palette knife on Blick Studio Artist Board

We haven't gotten our tree yet this year, but will soon. We like to go to a local Christmas tree farm and cut down our own tree. The trees seem to stay fresher longer that way meaning less needles to clean up along the way.

I hope you are getting in to the Christmas spirit and decking your halls with lots of pretty things.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year

8" x 10"
Oil with a palette knife on Blick Studio Artist Board

Flowers are always fun to paint with a palette knife and poinsettias are no exception. I just love the leaf shapes and the bright colors in this composition. A sure sign that Christmas is coming!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Joy Street, Boston

Joy Street, Boston
12" x 12"
Oil with a palette knife on Blick Studio Artist Board

This is the view from the Boston Common looking up the steps towards Beacon Street and Joy Street. To the right of this scene is the State House. I had been wanting to get back to painting Boston scenes again. I really love the painting the architecture and the windows always provide a nice challenge.

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.

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