Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Mill and Housatonic River Reflections

I painted this study from the bridge...a sunny autumn afternoon...I like the composition and colors of the reflections in the moving water...oil on canvas ...24x36"

Friday, November 25, 2011

Self Portrait I In the Studio

So here I am looking into the mirror and seeing all the things around me, which are many, I could paint self portraits endlessly because I am an easy model....not easy to paint though...found this canvas in the basement...the mice had chewed on the bottom of it so I just filled it in with more paint..oil on canvas (chewed that is) 24x36"

Friday, November 18, 2011

Two Studies of Walnuts and Quince

I picked these walnuts up along side the road...still in their bright green skin...and then Jean Francois gave me the Quince...so here they are in all their glory...oil on canvas 16x20"

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sam with Guitar and Case Reflections

I have a great model every Monday morning...Sam comes to the studio to play...so I try to see what I can see....I really love the guitar shapes and the shoes are good too...just realized the reflections in the case were actually the paintings on the gallery wall...gotta love it...Braque did a more thorough job...oil on canvas 30x30"

Monday, November 14, 2011

And yet Another White Urn with Flowers

Here you can see another view of this most marvelous still life....I could not resist...it was actuallly outside on a table in the sun...I love the little fig that dropped off the vine....oil on canvas 30x30"

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Most Amazing Arrangement

I arrived at the studio the other day to find this urn filled with a glorious arrangement of inspiring food and flowers....figs and garlic and artichokes and peonies, turnips and cabbages and too many other wonders...left by Crocus Hale Florist...oh thank you great one...I felt like I was painting back in the 1700's in Holland...all that was missing was the bee on the blossoms...oil on canvas 24x36"

Friday, November 11, 2011

Dories Cove Looking South and North

What a difference a few hours makes in the sky on Block Island...Afternoon silver clouds on a dark sky,looking south....then early morning pink clouds on the horizon looking north toward the mainland...put them together and you have a typical day at Dories Cove...see earlier blog entry for the sunset, looking West! watercolor and goauche 22x30"

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Last of the Nasturtiums

There is something about a Nasturtium that really attracts me...the color? shape? the way they seem to dance? well whatever it is these watercolors were my response to those beautiful annual blooms now gone with the winter freeze...watercolor and gouache 16x20"