Friday, June 29, 2012

What a Difference a Day Makes

So this is what I look at out my studio window...and when a summer storm comes blowing into town...well things change....all day long the view changes...the light changes ....but my feeling for this place doesn't really change...I just keep loving it....oil on canvas  24x36" 36x36"

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Farm House by the Sea

This old farm house is on Block Island...I can see it from our house...I have always loved the way it looks  facing out to sea...imagine all of those sunsets it has witnessed over the hundreds of years it has stood there strong and solid like the stone wall leading up to it....can you see the sun setting over the water?...oil on canvas   11x14"

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flag Day

Today is my mother's birthday and in her honor I will post a painting of the flag flying at our home on Block Island...her ashes were buried around this pole....I don't know what the flag is but I did this quick study a few weeks ago at sunset while on the is an oil on canvas 16x20"? I can't remember the exact size...

Arlo Guthrie's Church

    The class went out landscape painting today and ended up down the road from the studio in Van Deusenville(now  part of Gt Barrington Ma)...This church belongs to Arlo Guthrie and it is a music center and spiritual center, it was also made famous in a film back in the 60's... This is the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie's life, celebrated here all summer....I've been meaning to paint this building for about 30 years ...finally did...hope to again soon...I have done alot of painting this week and had  to hang several shows....come check out the student show at Front St Gallery...great work...there until July 1....oil on canvas 30x30"

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Ball Jar is Full of Springtime

First came the daffodils then came the apple blossoms...both of them filled the Ball Jar just fine...It was a great year for the daffodils, they lasted for weeks....and the trees were full to the brim with apple blosssoms....after spending the morning working on a Venice watercolor I had to get back to the real world so I would do one of these oil studies....I love the way the water looks in the jar....both are 16x20"

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Horses of Block Island

Today we had to leave the island ...but for several days all I did was paint what I saw, and I saw these well as many other things....these are sketches, oil sketches...done very quickly on they are NOT perfect...but an impression...the colors tend to be exagerated....they are small...16x20 20x20"