Monday, March 29, 2010

A Matisse for a friend

An old friend gave me the canvas  and his wife asked for a copy of this Matisse painting....she had a poster of it that had disintegrated and so I did a long lasting oil for them on linen canvas.....32x40" Forgery commisions accepted.....they will never be perfect....just very good

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Class at Front St Studio

Everyone was working really hard this morning.... lots of good painting going on....

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Entrance and Winding Staircase Hotel St Simon Paris

It is hard not to love this place....everything is so beautiful...when I spend time painting it is like being there so I paint!   watercolor goauche 22x30"

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Lobby at Hotel St Simon Paris

Well this is still in the works but I thought I would give it a preview....I see everything that needs to be tweeked....Such an incredibly beautiful place.... more studies of Paris to come .....watercolor..22x30"

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Another AJ

What I liked about doing these paintings was that AJ never posed for me,  and he really didn't pay any attention to what I was  doing, so I didn't have to worry about him seeing the portraits or care about whether it was a good likeness or not....he looks very different in each one for the most part....watercolor 12x16"

Friday, March 19, 2010

Portrait of AJ

I spent many months tutoring AJ for art and in turn I did a quick sketch of him each is one of many....watercolor 12x16

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hotel Saint Simon Paris

This is the view from our room in Paris....the patio out side.... it was too cold to sit out there but it was lovely to look at and be able to walk out there.....watercolor  12x16"

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Grapetree Cramer Park

May as well stay in the islands as long as possible....still no painting in Paris but looking at alot of paintings....and sculpture....and everything beautiful.... this is a watercolor  12x16"

Monday, March 8, 2010

Carambola Hills St Croix

I had just gotten stung by a bee after we went for a swim and I was waiting to see if I would have an allergic I painted this scene....We are now in Paris and hope to do some painting here to show you....very tired right now....watercolor 12x16

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sun Going Down at Grapetree Bay

This was a beautiful afternoon at the beach...late afternoon...water temp @ 83? Now at Charlotte NC on the way back to Hartford CT ....then on to Paris tomorrow?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Chenay Bay

This the view, one of many , from our cottage by the sea,  in the Carribean now....87 degrees and the water is the same .....lots of swimming  and painting...I am so inspired by tropical breezees and the look and feel of this foriegn place... more to come