Saturday, March 27, 2010


Good Morning!
C'est le coq ;-)
...and that is about the extend of my French.
I had a little fun with the graphics in the background on this. The painting ix 11 x 14 on canvas.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

For the Guests

I was commissioned to paint our town's iconic clocktower on aceo size canvas. The bride and groom are making gift bags for their out of town guests and they thought these would be the perfect item to represent the grooms hometown.
I think this is a great way to uses ACEOs!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Patricks Day

May your blessings outnumber, The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you, Wherever you go

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New England Coast

I love to paint seascapes. This one is 12 x 16" and its my second entry in the upcoming Hudson Society of Artists Juried Members show. I used a wide plein air gold frame.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Oklahoma Morning

"Oklahoma Morning"
12 x 24"
This is one of my entries in the Mid Winter Members Show. I think all the cold snowy weather motivated me to paint something birght and colorful.

Here are some detailed close ups:

Monday, March 1, 2010

Negative space

I was working at the Hudson Society of Artists mid winter members show and was wowed by Kitty Waybright's entry. She generously explained her technique for her fabulous paintings. Kitty pours liquid acrylic paint and swirls t being careful to not let the colors get muddy. When its dry she 'finds' the patterns that there and paints the negative space a solid color. When the show opens I will try to get a photo of her work.
There were many fantastic entries into the show which opens Saturday night.
Of course I had to come home and try an aceo a la Kitty. The reds and yellows are paint that was poured and swirled. I decided that birds were there and painted the blues so there would show up.