Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Class

We went to Iska's house to paint... worked and then  all sat down for lunch...here they are...all the great arist's of the world....well some of them.....I'm sorry I do not have pictures of all their good work  ....thank you Iska!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Pigasso Farm, Really

Heading south on Rt 22 from Hillsdale NY, after you have passed the turn off for Copake there is a wonderful pig farm....I have had my eye on it for the past three years...always wanted to stop and paint (never give up) so I finally found the time this week to go down and have a try at it...the farmer warned me they wouldn't stand still....I told him it wasn't my first time out with a pig....So this is what I saw, well I did alot of editing....or rather composing...oil on canvas 24x36"

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Little Chipmunk that didn't make it across the road....

But it did make it into my studio....I feel so badly for these little creatures that get run down...yesterday I found two next to each other in the road....Mother and child?  We will never know...I bury them in the tall grass....watercolor on paper 16x20"

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Iska's House with Spring Bouquet

The class went over to Iska's house last week to paint...I love her house and have done quite a few interior studies there in the past....so I tried this view ....her house is a museum of great art, relics from her home in Poland, and the opera is always playing as I paint...I am transported to another era another world...watercolor 22x30"

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Block Island Farm

Springtime on the farm with all the greens and grass and horses grazing ....I painted this on the island a couple of Springs ago and I really like it....especially the big Purple Martin bird house on the pole....watercolor 22x30"

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Spring Flowers and Old Blue Chair

In the studio today....I was working on about five things at once...framed and signed the portrait of the headmaster...will deliver tomorrow...watercolor of lilacs....oil study of lily of the valley....oil study I did a year  ago of wild cherry blossoms I revamped...much better now...and finished the new circus painting of the elephants..... on to the next??? will it rain tomorrow? painting inside or out? oil on canvas 24x36"

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Studies of Some of my Favorite Artists

Lautrec....Bonnard...Van Gogh
I do these watercolors when I am at work teaching at the retirement community Kimball Farms....while everyone is painting so am I.....I think it helps to  really try and follow how these artists created what they did  ....I have done dozens of them...freehand.....and always learn something....like painting with someone else's brush....actually just finished a big Kandinsky this week....show you sometime....this is not easy for me to do....but a wonderful way to spend time painting

Friday, May 13, 2011

Our Block Island Porch

I painted this picture last summer...someone just came in the gallery the other day and bought it....sorry to see it go...strange need to earn a living and then have to let the thing you love go....I will have to do another....watercolor 22x30"

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Horses under the Big Top

It is hard to believe how great the circus is....What a show....this was the Big Apple several years ago...What drama! I just love the colors and composition and feeling.....well I guess that just about covers it all.....watercolor 22x30"

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Green Peppers , Tomatoes and Eggplant

So here I am again....In love with some random vegitables....well actually the colors and shapes of the vegitables....more love....but so what? Is it enough that I love them? I paint to get through the long days which are very tricky without something that fills me with love.....as opposed to the alternative...So please bear with me as I fill canvas after canvas with more paint and .....more love.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Paris Landscape

Last week Jack and Sam were in Paris....so I thought I would join them....at the Louvre...This is one of my favorite Mailliol sculptures so here is my interpretation of it.... watercolor  22x30"