Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Red Inn number 41/58

The Red Inn in Summer

6" x 12"

Oil with palette knives on board

SOLD

Toni saw a red inn commission that I posted to Wescover and asked if I would paint a smaller version to give to her wife as a gift. They both love the red inn in Provincetown and wanted to have a special painting to remind them of their favorite memories there.

Although I've painted this inn 41 times (58 versions total in and around the inn), this was a new size for me. A small more intimate size but I was still able to get a lot of detail.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Come Read With Me

Come Read With Me

14" x 11"

Oil with palette knives on board

Next up in my series of girl paintings, is this little girl reading. There was something about her pose, sitting in the chair that looked so natural to me. We've probably all sat in a chair like that when we were kids. Or maybe even as adults. The stuffed animal friend tucked behind her was also captivating to me. So sweet.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Christmas is coming!

Make a Wish
9" x 12" 
oil with palette knives on board

It's that time of year again. The magic of Christmas is just around the corner. But first, let's enjoy the wonderful holiday of Thanksgiving to be with family and loved ones and simply enjoy a good meal and be thankful for what we have.

I loved this image because I knew it would be a challenge to paint the glow on the little girls face as well as capturing the candlelight while still getting detail in the darks.



Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Catch and release

Learning To Fish
14" x 11"
oil with palette knives on board

Next up in my series I call "Las Ninas" is this young girl learning how to fish. I loved the light depicted in this image as it makes both her and the rocks glow. I bet she catches something soon.


Thursday, November 9, 2023

Peak contemplation


Dream Like A Girl
14" x 11"
oil with palette knives on board

I found the image I used as my inspiration for this painting on Unsplash.com. It's a great resource for artists since the images can be used copyright free. I loved this girls pose, outfit, not to mention the gorgeous background. I knew it would be a perfect choice to utilize my palette knife techniques.

Friday, November 3, 2023

Shelby 2

Shelby at the Beach
9" x 12"
Oil with palette knives on board

I've painted this cute pup before, but in her honor, there was a request to paint her again. She deserves to be captured in this moment of happiness with her tongue and tail wagging playing in the waves with her tennis ball.


Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Historic (perhaps haunted?) homes in Newport, RI

Cross Street Colonials
6" x 6"
oil with palette knives on board
SOLD

Happy Halloween!
I spotted this trio of homes while walking around historic Newport RI. This is the corner of Cross Street and Elm Street. The colors, shadows, details as well as the clouds captured my attention. It was fun to paint this scene at such a wee size. I was still able to get enough detail in the architecture to capture that historic feel. Imagine all of the souls who have lived in these homes over the years!!


Wednesday, October 25, 2023

View From the Provincetown Inn

Looking East (from the Provincetown Inn)
12" x 24" 
oil with palette knives on board
SOLD

Last April when we made the trip up to Provincetown to drop artwork off at the Red Inn, we stayed overnight at the historic Provincetown Inn. What an incredible view you get from the very end of Commercial Street. We also happened to have gorgeous weather so of course I got inspired to paint a scene from their beach. You can also see both the Red Inn and the Pilgrim monument from here which is so cool.



Sunday, October 22, 2023

Lambie

Little Lamb
6" x 6"
Oil with palette knives on board

I couldn't resist painting this cute face.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Unique buildings in Newport RI

On Bellevue
6" x 6"
Oil with palette knives on board
SOLD

Whenever we visit Newport RI, this row of buildings on Bellevue Ave always capture my attention. Maybe because yellow and red is one of my favorite color combinations. Wouldn't you love to live in this wee house?

Monday, October 16, 2023

Beach Glow

Happy Dance

11" x 14"

oil with palette knives on board

I found the image inspiration for this painting on Unsplash.com, a site that offers images free to use without permission. I just loved this girl's happy pose, her outfit, and the wonderful late afternoon light.


Friday, October 13, 2023

New Entering Sign

Entering Eastham
16" x 16"
Oil with palette knives on board
SOLD
I am working my way through all of the towns on Cape Cod. Of the 15 towns, I have painted these signs for about half of them. Phew. This painting was sold to a lovely family who is lucky enough to have a home in Eastham. The Coast Guard Station at Coast Guard Beach on the National Seashore is what is pictured in the background.

Thursday, October 5, 2023

NEW Yellow Lab portrait

Shelby 1

9" x 12" 

oil with palette knives on board

Bill asked me to paint this portrait for his friend who lost his beloved companion Shelby earlier this summer. Love her sweet face.


Sunday, October 1, 2023

Are you ready for winter?

Snowy Owl
6" x 6"
oil with palette knives on board
SOLD

I painted this on a very hot day back in September. I think it reached 96 degrees that day. So painting this scene was quite opposite of what was going on outside. I just loved this owl's eyes and his spotted feathers. He just looks so regal sitting on this blanket of snow.

If you are a birder, you've probably tried to capture photos of this illusive bird. They make their nests on some of the beaches here in Massachusetts and it's quite a scene when one is spotted.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Backyard nemesis? or cute creature?

Hello Bunny

6" x 6"

oil with palette knives on board

SOLD

If you were like us this summer, you saw a lot of these in your yard this year. Did you know it's the year of the rabbit according to the Chinese calendar. Well they took full advantage of that and proceeded to eat everything in our yards-perennials, annuals, grass, bushes, trees. 

Darn it, they sure are cute though.

Monday, September 25, 2023

A visit to the cranberry bog

Danielle and PJ at the Cranberry Bog

11" x 14" 

oil with palette knives on board

This is a new commission of two good friends of ours. They took at tour at the Ocean Spray cranberry bog that is located in Lakeville MA and got some great shots. I just loved the colors of the bog, the trees, as well as their outfits. 


Friday, September 22, 2023

Lighting the way to Christmas

This Little Light of Mine

14" x 11" x 1.5"

oil with palette knives on board

As artists, we need to start thinking early about Christmas. I've had this image on the waiting list to paint for awhile now, and I decided now was the time to do it. 

I just loved this girl's outfit-the red tulle skirt and matching hat and scarf as well as the slightly oversized fleece jacket. The background trees and bushes also attracted me to paint this scene. The lantern light was a little bit of challenge to make it appear to "glow" but I think the yellow is a nice contrast to the red.

I'll be making these into Christmas cards very soon.


Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Cute baby penguins

Penguin Parents

8x8

oil with palette knives on board

I've been wanting to paint penguins for awhile now and when I spotted this cute image on Pixabay.com I knew this was the one. We get quite a few requests at the gallery for penguin paintings. I think they are very popular. And I can see why. They are so darn fun and the babies are so cute!

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Doggies love the beach

Juneau and Yukon at Ballston Beach

9x12

oil with palette knives on board

Bill asked if I would paint this portrait for his neighbors. They recently lost these two beautiful companions and he wanted them to have a special gift to help memorialize them. They loved the beach and this image captured that.

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Nice pair of um.... boots

Nice Pair

8x8

oil with palette knives on board

I recently sold all 3 of my boot paintings within a month at the Art Gallery at Patriot Place which got be excited to paint another one. I loved the kitschy design of the cowgirl on these boots that I saw on Christy's website bootitude.com.


Sunday, August 20, 2023

New pet portrait with a dog and a cat together

Tumble and Azzi

12" x 16"

Oil with palette knives on board

Back in February, I had done a portrait of two cats for Dan. He wanted another painting of his other cat Tumble, who had recently passed, along with their dog Azzi. 

He described for me when the two of them used to touch noses as a greeting and show of mutual respect and wanted that to be the image in the painting. I didn't have any reference images of this exact pose so I had to do a compilation of several images in order to get the proportions, positions, and sizing of the animals correct.

Since the animals were both black, I think the rug and the wood floor help to bring out their colors.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

The Red Inn at Twilight II

The Red Inn at Twilight II

12" x 24"

Oil with palette knives on board

SOLD

Can you believe that this is the 57th painting I've done of the Red Inn? This list of paintings includes scenes in and around this beautiful place. It just shows you how much it means to all those that visit it every year at the very tip of Cape Cod in beautiful Provincetown, MA.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Vacation Reflections

Pretty in Pink

16" x 20"

Oil with palette knives on board

We are heading to this beautiful place soon and I can't wait. The water, the light, the cottages, and the beach are all so relaxing.

Monday, August 7, 2023

Bowen's Wharf, Newport RI

Hydrangea Heaven

14" x 11"

Oil with palette knives on board

SOLD

While in Newport delivering a painting to a customer, Polo and I decided to enjoy the beautiful day and have lunch in town. This storefront on Bowen's Wharf caught my attention with its gorgeous display of hydrangeas and its colorful nautical flag.  I knew it would make a nice subject for my palette knife painting technique.


Friday, August 4, 2023

It's Fri-Yay : : martini time again!

Martini Time II

8" x 8"

Oil with palette knives on board

SOLD

Nancy loved the first Martini Time painting I had done for the Red Inn back in April. But when she went back to purchase it, it had already been sold. So she asked me if I would paint her another one. Of course I said yes.

The inspiration came from a photo I took while Polo and I were dining at the inn last year. The inn makes the best martinis!

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Kasey

Kasey

10" x 10"

Oil with palette knives on board

Bill's sister was very jealous of the 3 paintings I had done of his dog Foxy, and wanted to memorialize her precious Kasey with a portrait of her own. She said she liked this picture of her because she was "Staring up at me telling me how much she loves me. That look. Says it all. I love you mommy."

Kasey looked like a beautiful Shetland sheepdog. She will be missed.

Friday, July 14, 2023

Red Inn painting number 50 something!?

The Red Inn in Summer

8" x 24"

Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord

SOLD

Robert saw a print of the Red Inn that I had for sale but really wanted an original oil painting. So I created this one just for him. He requested a few more colorful flowers to be added and a little more ocean showing at the left. I really like this unique size and composition.

Someone asked me how many times I have painted The Red Inn so I decided to start a tally sheet. This painting is the 56th one I have done of the inn including scenes inside and around the inn. Can you believe it? I sure can't.

I hope everyone's summer is going great so far. If you are anywhere near Provincetown on Cape Cod this summer, stop in to this beautiful inn at the very tip for dinner or drinks. You'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

On daddy's shoulders

Danny and Daddy

14" x 11"

Oil with palette knives on board

Patricia asked if I would paint this cute painting as a present for her daughter, This is her son in law, Daniel and his new baby Danny. He's holding a little dinosaur so I decided to make matching dinosaur socks. 

I bet the view up their on daddy's shoulders is pretty sweet. 

Saturday, July 8, 2023

All tucked in

Tucked In

14" x 11"

Oil with palette knives on board

SOLD

I painted this scene from Newport RI during an event at the Renaissance Hotel at Patriot Place. I painted live while hotel guests sampled craft beer and whiskey from local vendors for their international Global Day of Discovery. When I finished the painting, I posted it to Instagram, and the owner of the sailboat recognized his boat, Leo, and his wife contacted me to purchase the painting as a gift for him for Father's Day. How fun is that?

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Happy Fourth!

Sea Watcher
16" x 20"
Oil with palette knives on board
Available

I hope you are enjoying the long 4th of July weekend at some place like this with a gorgeous view of the ocean. Shouldn't we all be so lucky? This is the porch at a friend's house on Nantucket that I have have been fortunate to enjoy several times in the past.

Have a great day everyone!



Friday, June 30, 2023

Room with a view


Nantucket Morning

16" x 20" 

Oil with palette knife on board

SOLD

I was lucky enough to wake up to this view a few years ago while staying at a friend's house on Nantucket. It doesn't get much better than this!

Monday, June 26, 2023

New CAT painting

Dancer III

24" x 18"

Acrylic with gesso

Available

Here is the latest in my series of paintings under my pseudonym CAT. My technique here is fun because it gets me to loosen up a bit from painting with palette knives all the time. I first paint on a black canvas with colorful acrylic paints, then put a layer of this gesso on top. I then use the end of a paint brush to draw the figure which "carves" out the gesso and reveals the color underneath.


Friday, June 23, 2023

A little bit of autumn in the summer

World's End Hingham in the Fall

11" x 14"

Oil with palette knives on board

SOLD

My friend Jeremy asked if I would paint from an image he took while visiting World's End in Hingham Ma. If you've never been, it is a beautiful place with lots of trees and views of the ocean. He was visiting in the fall and captured this scene of the light coming through the trees and the colorful leaves on the ground.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Five sisters

Bobbi's Family

11" x 14"

Oil with palette knives on board

Bobbi (the little blonde girl on daddy's knee in the painting) is the youngest of five sisters. She had this wonderful photo of her sisters and her mom and dad on the porch of her grandmother's house and she asked if I would paint it for her. The photo was black and white but I decided to "colorize" it. It was such fun imagining what the outfits might look like in color. 

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Foxy's Sign

Foxy's

2 sided, hand-painted sign

20" x 8"

Acrylic on wood


This is the third installment of Bill's tribute to Foxy, his beloved dog he lost a few months ago. He pictured a pub like sign in her honor that would display near his Provincetown pool where Foxy loved to hang out.

Here is a photo of my work in progress. I painted the two sided sign using acrylic paints and brushes (gasp) so I was a little rusty but it worked out great.

Here are Bill and Dan trying to figure out how the sign will hang off the poolside bar. Can't wait to see it finally hung!

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Foxy at the Beach

Foxy at the Beach

9"x 12"

Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord

This is the second portrait for Bill who lost his greatest companion Foxy a few months ago. This will be heading to Provincetown soon to spend the summer there and hopefully help Bill get through the tough months ahead without her by his side.

Friday, May 19, 2023

Foxy by the Pool


Foxy by the Pool

9" x 12"

Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord

Bill recently lost his best friend Foxy and asked me to do a couple of portraits of her. This is the first one showing her looking so regal guarding the pool and supervising all of the poolside activities.

Summer is almost here so these portraits will be heading up to Provincetown very soon.

Friday, April 28, 2023

Who's ready for a martini?

Martini Time
8" x 8"
Oil with palette knives on board
SOLD

This week we made our annual day trip to Provincetown to drop off new artwork at The Red Inn. They opened for dinner yesterday and they make really good martinis. So the next time you are looking for the perfect spot to enjoy a beverage in Provincetown, make your way all the way down Commercial Street to this amazing place. You will not be disappointed.

And while your are there, check out Polo and my artwork hanging on the walls!

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

A new panorama of Provincetown

Four Towers

12" x 24"

Oil with palette knives on cradled board

SOLD

This view from Fanizzi's restaurant caught our attention while we were having a fabulous meal there. We noticed that you can see all four of the familiar towers that identify Provincetown. Polo and I decided to each do our own version of this same scene at the same size and scale so they can hang together at The Red Inn. 

I really amped up the beautiful sunset colors in my version. Polo is working on his version now so I'll keep you posted on that.

Monday, April 24, 2023

Wharf House Pride

Wharf House Pride

16" x 8

Oil with palette knives on cradled board

SOLD

This house on Commercial Street is one of the most photographed in Provincetown. I've painted it several times but this is the first time painting it with the rainbow flag. It usually displays a big American flag. I heard this called the Wharf House but most recently I've seen people referring to it as the Flag House. Either way, it has such a cool summer beach vibe don't you think?

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Lunch at the Red Inn


Lunch at the Red Inn

Approx. 8.5" x 11"

Oil with palette knives on rough birch panel

I like to paint on these rough birch wood panels when I think the subject matter can be enhanced by it. In this case, the cozy interior of The Red Inn in Provincetown lends itself well.

I always have a hard time photographing these painting to capture the correct color so I'm adding another photo I took in case this one helps show the warmth better.


Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Cap'n Jacks

Cap'n Jacks

10"  10"

oil with palette knives on board

SOLD

A favorite spot in Provincetown, MA is Cap'n Jack's Wharf. I've painted this unique place several times but this is a new view for me that shows the entrance off Commercial Street that leads you down to the beach. I'd love to be able to stay in one of the fun and artistic rooms at this place, but of course they are very difficult to book. So in the mean time, I'll just keep painting it.

Monday, April 3, 2023

A sailing adventure awaits

 

Waiting To Board

8x10

oil with palette knives on board

Last September, Polo and I took a wonderful 2 hour sailboat ride on the Bay Lady II. This painting is inspired by that trip as this is where you board at MacMillan Pier in Provincetown, MA on Cape Cod. In the background you can see the Pilgrim Monument and the Portuguese Flags flying on the little colorful sheds.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Entering Provincetown : : a NEW technique


Entering Provincetown

16" x 16"

oil with palette knives on cradled board

SOLD

I've painted this sign many times but I decided to try a new technique with this painting. I ordered a canvas that had the sides painted white instead of the usual natural wood sides so I extended the painting to all 4 sides instead of stopping at the edge.

Here are some photos that show you what I'm talking about:



I'm really happy how this came out so I might try it on some future signs that I paint.

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