Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hey there Dahlila

Dahlila 20x24" 

As I sit at this blog and type I am always considering what, if any of  my personal life and emotions to share. Do I go the safe route and just talk of the painting and maybe pass on learned insights from the process of creating it? Do I speak of the rough seas of life and how they have developed calluses that i can only hope will soften over time??
 Well, I guess I'll continue to mull that over and just share a quote. Hope you enjoy the painting. These flowers are Dahlias painted from a local farm.

Quote: "The Earth laughs in flowers" Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Lobster Lunch

Waiting on Red 12x16" 
My never ending aspirations of simplification were amplified by the temptation of this crustacean.

Quote: "If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself." Einstein

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sometimes The Sun

Sometimes the Sun 36x72" Available at Camden Falls Gallery

"Sometimes the Sun " 36x60" Is the result of many morning sketches looking across the water at North Haven for Sunrise. Even on cloudy days the beauty from that island steals my heart and I try to sketch it.. I hope to be able to go back someday.

Quote: "If you're lucky enough to live by the ocean, you're lucky enough."

Just wanted to say..  this painting was/is near impossible for me to photograph, consider seeing it in person at Camden Falls Gallery

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Five Seasons a Year and Show Announcement!

Five Seasons a Year 48x60"
Finally!! I can put out some high quality images of what I've been working on.  This piece "Five Seasons a Year" 48x60" is the center piece of my half of the two person show "New Works" with Abbie Williams  , opening this Saturday (June 28) at Maine Art Gallery in Kennebunk. I enjoy Abbie's love for color and subject, I think our work will hang great together and can't wait to see it up and lit nicely like this gallery does.  Thank you Maine Art and Abbie! See you Saturday.

Link to my new work

Well its a goal right.?.
"And after drawing comes composition. A well-composed painting is half done." Pierre Bonnard

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Moxie, You've Got It

Moxie #1 "Glossy"
  I have been occasionally adding a small piece or two onto my ETSY store. These recently added pieces have been smallish works, oil on Arches Oil paper. One sold before this post was even up.. Thank you!

I have been having fun getting the warm and cool variations of the intense colors of the can to work. Hope you enjoy!
Moxie #2 "You've got it" SOLD

Monday, June 16, 2014

Scooter Dogs and the Return of Color

Scooter Dogs 26x36" available at Camden Falls Gallery

Scooter Dogs Detail
One of my favorite parts of the summer season is the return of businesses like Scooter Dogs and getting to paint all that fun color. I was very fired up to paint the battle of "loud vs quiet color harmony" that is represented by the foreground and background in this piece.

If you're in Rockland and want a fun way to tour the local coast see Marty at Scooter Dogs. Tell him i sent you and he will most likely not give you a discount but tell you of all food I buy from the local Vietnamese food truck, "Pho Sizzle".

"All means (in painting) are sacred when they are dictated by inner necessity. All means are not reprehensible when they do not spring from the fountain of inner necessity..." W Kandinsky

Monday, April 28, 2014

Snow More, Snow. No

I was recently (finally) organizing some photos and stumbled upon these images and thought it was rare for me to have a clear detail shot showing the abstract patterns in my brushwork. The abstract that goes into making realism.  (yes, i use that term "realism" loosely)

If that is an effect you desire in your work try stepping back. Try only making strokes that help from that distance don't get bogged down with one foot away details.. Remember, poems, not lectures. Happy Painting
Sun Fence 18x24"