Friday, February 26, 2010

Hale Bop Comet

Remember Hale Bop? This was the view from our house as Hale Bop headed over the mountain one winter night.  oil on canvas 24x20"

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snow Day

So this is what it looks like here today....Where are my paints?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Portraits of The People I Loved to Paint

There are many other people that I loved to paint too numerous to hang in one show...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Garden of Eden

This painting was done at Lew Scheffey's house in Monterey Ma.  Boy does it feel good to see flowers blooming...It looks like another planet at this point...not that I don't love the snow.....oil on canvas24x30"

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Portrait of Steve

Another portrait from the show.Steve posed at the studio several weeks ago.You can see it in the window of the gallery. Steve's wife, Diana, is one of my students, sometimes my students bring their husbands, wives and children. Works for me.... oil on canvas 24x24"

Monday, February 15, 2010

Red Squirrel and Pine Cone

I found this little red squirrel on the way to the studio one cold morning a few weeks ago lying in the road and brought it in to paint it. It ended up on top of a book of Matisses ( one which I was reproducing,interpreting for a friend). When do I ever get a squirrel to pose for me? Unfortunately only when it cannot run away...The pine cone had been kicking around the studio for a while.... oil on canvas  20x24" Oh by the way today is my birthday...59...that's amazing,

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Billy and the Paperwhites

Sounds like a rock band right? Well Bill really is in a band and when he is not playing his guitar he is posing for me and fighting cancer or doing his favorite thing, taking care of his beautiful 1+ year old grand daughter,Gianna ...He was kind enough to come to the studio the other morning and it was wonderful to see him and get to talk to him....Today is the opening of my new show at Front St Gallery...        " Portraits of the People I Loved to Paint" this painting is in the show....reception noon-6pm
please come on down and say hi I would love to see you!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lilies and Blue Check Table Cloth

This painting will be auctioned off Sunday in Pittsfield at the Colonial Theater with a bunch of other paintings donated by other local artists.... Haiti fund raiser  oil on canvas  20x16

Monday, February 8, 2010

Collage I

Here is a piece of work I did when I was going to school in Palm Beach Fla., Graham Eckes to be exact...These were the modern days...3'x4' New York Times in the middle of the yellow disc and surounding...I was inspired by a fellow student so I did  several of this size and idea....It won a prize in the local museum, 1st place...I was 13,14 at the time, recently it was purchased and added to an impressive art collection by a lovely couple, after 40+ years of me taking care of it! Never give up before the miracle...

Sunday, February 7, 2010


I noticed that my pansies planted by the front door were now officially dead? frozen? well as I looked at them I thought will not be long before they are blooming again....hope springs eternal...a good thought for a day spent skiing on nothing but a sea of white snow...on top of the world...oil on canvas   14x11"

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Rocks and Weeds in the Farm Pasture

I was reminded of this painting done years ago at Wilcox's farm after looking at Josie Merck's beautiful new work  "Weeds, Rocks and Rails" which is showing at the Atlantic Gallery 135 West 29th St  6th floor.Feb2-27....or go to her web site and see a great video of her  anyway it all made me think about how wonderfully simple our inspiration can be....Thank you again Josie....oil on canvas 24x20"

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Spring House Pond

Well I managed to miss a few days of "blogging", a good example of, "where does the time go?"
It snowed last night here and I thought it would be a good day to look at some unfrozen water....The pond in front of the Spring House on Block Island has always been an interesting study in painting two completely different bodies of water in the same light....painted spring of 09...oil on canvas 11x14"