Thursday, October 22, 2020

Cheers to Boston!


Where Everybody Knows Your Name

10" x 8" 

Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord


This is an iconic landmark here in Boston. On the TV show Cheers, it is the outside of the bar where Sam, Diane, Carla, Woody and the gang descended the stairs to go to work, and where Norm and Cliff hung out and drank beer inside. Of course they didn't really film the inside here, but nevertheless is it a great place to visit if you are ever in Boston. The Hampshire House hotel sits above the bar here on Beacon Street.

As usual, I took some progress shots and a few details along the way as I painted.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

New Boston Public Garden painting

Entering The Public Garden II

6" x 12" x 2"

Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord


I am currently working on a series of small Boston paintings in preparation for the upcoming holidays. This is Boston painting number 2 of 12 that I hope to complete by November. I had painted a larger version of this a few years ago inspired from a photo that I took at the entrance to the Public Gardens in Boston. I just loved the fall colors of the trees against the skyline. Painting with palette knives at this small size forces me to not get too caught up in all the details. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

New Boston painting: The Custom House

The Custom House, Boston

6" x 12" x 2"

Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord


I'm working on a series of Boston paintings inspired by lunch time walks when I used to work downtown. Here is the first in the series, The Custom House. At the top of this building there is an observatory that has incredible 360 views of Boston. It's a hidden secret that not many people know or talk about. I took these images from a recent visit.

This observation viewfinder looked like a lady's face to me.
They even have a Peregrine falcon cam where you can watch the nest of some resident falcons. 

Here are are few close ups of the painting.


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