Friday, May 25, 2012

View from the Studio Door, Springtime

The pansies and chives are blooming in the old whiskey barrel...the Berkshire Hills are turning that brilliant green that only happens in May....and the train tracks are waiting for the next freight to come through Housatonic while the weeds get a fresh start growing up in the trap rock around the railroad ties...oil on canvas 36x24"

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Plant in the Studio

I don't know what kind of plant this is...except when I saw it at the greenhouse I wanted to paint it...and so I did...finally after looking  at it for a week or more I was able to do this study of it....I loved the cloth with the roses on it   oil on canvas 20x20

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Night Time Canal in Venice

This painting speaks for itself....Wonderful light on the water at night...and the inevitable tower looming...there is the sense of mystery in the ancient buildings....watercolor gouache 22x30"

Friday, May 11, 2012

Tulips on the way out

I cannot believe a week has gone by since I posted many paintings, so little time to post them...well here is a study of the dying tulips and the new chair in the belonged to my student's mother, who has just died....and so it finds a new home and is added to the subject of paintings....last weekend I was involved in three gallery openings...hanging the shows and doing the party....way too it goes....wish you had been there....and if you were , thank you.....oil on canvas 30x30"

Friday, May 4, 2012

The View From the Gondola

As you can see, this is what I saw from where I sat in the  gondola...quite a nice view of the quiet canals weaving in and out of the ancient buildings...a wonderful way to spend some time in Venice...watercolor 22x30"